London is looking decidedly more red that usual at the start of the autumnal season.
President Xi Jinping of China arrives today for the start of a very high profile 4 day State Visit.
The Mall is now intermingled and lined with massive UK and Chinese flags. It is on the route from Horse Guards Parade where he will be officially welcomed and travel the short distance by carriage to Buckingham Palace, where President Xi will be staying for most of his time whilst in the UK.
His trip includes a State Banquet at Buckingham Palace with the Queen as the host.