Tottenham Court Road turns into pinball alley as high-winds send Christmas decorations rolling

1 November 2022, 12:23 | Updated: 1 November 2022, 12:47

The giant baubles can be seen careering down through central London
The giant baubles can be seen careering down through central London. Picture: Twitter

By Danielle DeWolfe

Footage has emerged showing Christmas decorations rolling through central London, as high winds battered the capital during the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Two giant baubles were seen careering down Tottenham Court Road – one still fully lit, as drivers attempted to dodge the oncoming ornaments.

It comes as the Met Office issued a yellow weather warning for wind, as Storm Claudio hits Britain, bringing gale force winds and torrential rain.

Read more: Yellow weather warning as Storm Claudio hits with gale force winds and torrential rain to sweep across UK

Read more: Fireworks war sees Dundee descend into chaos as Halloween horror breaks out across city

The video also shows giant metallic bows being blown against the curb, as motorists slow to avoid the oncoming objects.

The video, which was uploaded to Twitter by London & UK Street News, received a warm reception, with viewers likening the incident to a scene from the Indiana Jones film franchise.

One commenter added: "This is why you don't put your Christmas decorations up early, FFS".

It comes on the eve of the annual Oxford Street Christmas light switch-on, which attracts thousands of visitors to central London.

It’s believed the ornaments were brought under control shortly after.

More Latest News

See more More Latest News

Israel Palestinians

Israel announces resumption of combat in Gaza Strip as truce with Hamas expires

Israel says fighting has resumed with Hamas

Israel says war with Hamas has restarted as truce deadline expires, after IDF intercepts missile fired from Gaza

Released prisoner

Israeli military confirms release of six more hostages in Gaza Strip

Rishi Sunak will call for an "era of action" on the climate

Sunak to call for 'era of action' on climate at Cop28 - despite watering down green measures at home

Omid Scobie has insisted he never sent out a book including two royals' names amid racism allegations

Dutch translator on Omid Scobie's Endgame insists she was sent manuscript with two royals' names in race row

Lloyds banking group is closing more branches in 2024.

Lloyds group to close 45 branches as Labour pledges to keep banks back on the high street - is your local affected?

Hall and Oates

Hall and Oates row: Judge extends pause on Oates’ sale of stake in business

Hamas has claimed Israel is refusing to take back the bodies of the Bibas family

Hamas releases propaganda video of father of 10-month-old Kfir Bibas saying Israel refuses to take his family's bodies

Police clashed with Legia Warsaw fans

Three officers injured as Polish football fans unleash 'planned and systematic violence' on police ahead of Villa game

William and Kate dazzled on the red carpet as they brushed off Scobie's claims

William and Kate all smiles on red carpet as royals brush aside storm around Omid Scobie's book Endgame

Opec sign

Saudi Arabia extends cut in oil it sends to world in bid to boost prices

An 18-month row over pay, job security and conditions has come to an end, for now

'Provoke us again and we will respond in kind': Mick Lynch issues new threat to government after pay deal halts strikes

Matt Hancock appeared at the Covid inquiry on Thursday

Cummings a 'malign actor' and 'missed opportunities': 11 revelations from Matt Hancock's Covid inquiry appearance

Phillip Hancock

Man executed in Oklahoma over double killing in 2001

Milei has backed his country's claim to the Falklands

Britain 'stands firmly' with Falkland Islands as minister pays visit in fresh warning to Argentina's eccentric president

Matt Hancock gave evidence on Thursday.

Matt Hancock insists he is 'no liar' as he blames 'toxic culture' in No10 for Covid failings