Poirot solves mystery of Christmas lights switch-on at St Katharine’s Docks
- Credit: Lucy Young
It took Agatha Christie’s private sleuth Hercule Poirot to use his little grey cells to turn St Katharine’s Docks into a blaze of colour.
Renowned actor David Suchet, best known for his role as the Belgian detective operating in 1930s London in the long-running ITV series, threw the switch for the festive Christmas tree lights.
St Katharine’s marina by the Tower of London has now been transformed by sparkling lights and a dazzling display of seasonal decorations.
These include a 15ft-high Santa hat which has proved an attraction for visitors to pose for pictures and a large fairy-lit anchor on Marble Quay.
The quayside was packed when Suchet turned on the festive lights on Thursday evening.
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Carol singing was led by the City Chamber Choir while mulled wine and mince pies were being served for the start of St Kat’s Christmas season.
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