Then of course there was carol singing (Well we called it that), snow clearing and penny for the guy. Usually set up outside NB station or one of the pubs. Had a decent guy in those days, not a teddy bear with a mask on.
The storm grids outside the Chelsea Reach (Ferry Hotel) were a good place to find money and easy to lift up as well. You could also get a tanner if someone let you take their deck chair back and they gave you the ticket. Dive bomber at bottom of tower grounds used to shower cash all over the place as well.