I had to go to London today, and when the sun came out I went to the James Street area. The smokers were having a wonderful time outside the Lamb and Flag: really enjoying themselve after their day in their fresh air offices (air conditioned) Their emission, however, were nothing to those emanating from the cars and taxis queuing along James Street to enter Oxford Street. Presumably the non-smokers were also enjoying their smoke free room inside, except for the Hand Wafters outside (with that peculiar facial grimace which always accompanies the Hand Wafting ) , unless, of course, they were actually upset by the far more dangerous exhaust fumes. Continuing into St Christopher's Place and Aldburgh Mews the outside enjoyment continued. Every single restaurant in this area had loads more tables outside, all dressed with ashtrays and happy souls. So, all in all, a lovely time for the smokers, outside enjoying the sunshine and company, and presumably the non-smokers enjoying their clean air inside. Pubs and restaurants in London's West End? Not boring at all!