The countdown to Christmas has begun in London, as this year’s festive lights have been turned on in the capital’s iconic shopping street
The Regent Street lights are on!
Sponsored by Jo Malone London, which recently opened its flagship store on the street, this year’s display has been titled ‘Timeless Elegance.’ To mark the occasion, Darcey Bussell was invited to do the all important switch on.
The ballet dancer and Strictly Come Dancing judge was joined by Classic FM presenters Aled Jones and Myleene Klass as well as the cast of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, soprano star Laura Wright and British trumpet soloist Alison Balsom, who performed live with the Philharmonia Orchestra.
If you’re not quite ready to face Christmas shopping in central London just yet, here’s a preview of the festive display…