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As part of the 3 November fun, St Pauls Cathedral Choir will invite Londoners to try to set a Guinness World Record with a massive carol singalong. Hoskins said: Its a fantastic privilege to be involved. London will host a series of Dickensian-themed events in the run-up to Christmas, including storytelling at Tower Bridge and British Museum talks. STARS such as Lily Allen, Rihanna and Katy Perry have sparked a surge in sales of stockings and suspenders. The trend, highlighted in the London Lite at Paris flash em week on Friday, has seen London retailers increase sales by up to a third in recent weeks. Turnover of suspender belts and knickers with suspenders attached is up 40 per cent. Agent Provocateur has seen stockings sales rise 14 per cent, and silk stockings with seams are particular bestsellers. At Figleaves, where the online underwear stores sales of stockings and hold-ups are up 35 per cent on last year, head of marketing Jess Burnett said: In the recession, women are buying something sexy to improve their mood. Room to party: one of eight reception rooms in the gadget-packed James Bond house Eating out: a courtyard at the house A GADGET-PACKED James Bond house is available to rent at up to 40,000 a week. The three-storey, seven-bed- room Mayfair property is seen as an indication that property prices are bouncing back. Letting values for top-end homes had plummeted by up to 20 per cent as the banking system collapsed early last year. But rents are now bouncing back to pre-credit crunch levels, showing confidence in the City, say estate agents. The Mayfair house is poised to be rented for a record-breaking 30,000 a week for a long let or 40,000 short-term. The Victorian property, on Brick Street, has eight reception rooms, an under- ground car park, car lift, swim- ming pool, gym and cinema. Mayfair agent Peter Wetherell said: I have always known it as the James Bond house. It has all the gadgets. Lucy Morton of WA Ellis, which markets the property, said: This level of rent is a first. The market is really strengthening. Lettings are a key barometer of how the City is doing. The fact that some reluctant landlords are moving back into the sales market is also creating a shortage of rental property, which is push- ing up prices. Emilie Thysse, lettings director at Marsh & Parsons, said rents for smaller bachelor pads are also back to peak levels. She said demand for one- and two-bed flats is starting to outstrip supply for the first time in more than 18 months, adding: Weve done more corporate lets in October so far than we did in the whole of September. BY KEVIN WIDDOP ourLite:Leading ets el rize thsinoffice Paris flash em week Lilyjoins theusual SUSpects SEE PAGE NINE Lil black dress: Lily Allen, fresh from Paris Fashion Week, outside The Groucho Club last night in recent weeks as a possible recipi- ent, many believed it was too early for him to be given the prize. But today the Norwegian Nobel Committee made the surprise announcement, praising Mr Obamas Continued on Page 5 index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html