>>854 He did use his car, you're right. I thought it was bizarre he didn't get it to pick them both up. Cuts out all that waiting and "which is our cab" nonsense.
I'd rather use a cab than the tube any day - especially with London on a high terrorist alert. However if a lot of people are thinking the same, waiting for a cab may be a less preferable option than blending into a fast-moving crowd. Also he uses the tube - and did on the way to pap night according to Twitter - so maybe he has shown her where to go. His house is very close to a tube station and there is no doubt it would be quicker than driving on a night like this.
>>853 Torrilla also I think has the article.
Not surprised he was in Oxford. Christmas visit to his father I guess. Mum on Christmas Day, Dad on Boxing Day or thenabouts, and on New Year's Eve - the last episode of Downton Abbey he has recorded on his TiVo..... ;)