Christmas lights are the ultimate way to get into the Christmas spirit. Londoner’s pride themselves on the vast range of displays dotted around the city, so we’ve compiled our top 10 London lights worth a visit this year…
1 Oxford Street
With over 200 million visitors a year, more than 300 shops and 5 million square feet of retail space, Oxford Street lays claim to being London’s busiest street. If you’re only in the mood to visit 1 set of chritmas lights, this is the one to go to!
2 Carnaby Street
Just an 8 minute walk from Oxford Street, why not also enjoy the annually themed display on Carnaby Street. One of London’s quirky corners, the Caranaby Street lights never fail to send out poignant messages to passers-by.
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3 Bond Street
This year, Bond St have based their parade around a stunning display of peacock-inspired lights. The illuminated feathers shine brightly, reminding us to take pleasure in life, as peacocks are typically a symbol of beauty.
4 Covent Garden
Wander along the cobbled streets of Covent Garden to see the gorgeous 19th-century Piazza and its surrounding area magnificently transformed for their annual Christmas extravaganza. Admire an enormous hand-picked Christmas tree, 80,000 twinkling pea lights and stunning garlands of mistletoe glittering throughout the Apple Market.
Thank you to everyone who came to watch our Christmas Lights switch on moment! The Piazza was full, the mulled wine was flowing and the Royal Opera House performance was exquisite. When will you be coming to see the decorations? #coventgarden #coventgardenchristmas #christmastree
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The home of many famous residents, Marylebone is known as another cherished fashionable shopping destination. Adding just a classy touch of sparkle around the area, why not make a day of it; visiting Madame Tussauds or the Sherlock Holme’s museum before wandering around under the shimmering lights.
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6 Regent Street
‘The Spirit of Christmas’ is the theme behind this year’s Christmas lights installation on Regents Street. Set to be bigger and more twinkling than ever, the lights will be running the length of Regent Street and across Piccadilly into St James’s, finishing at Waterloo Place. While the incredible display of 300,000 sparkling LED lights will be dressing Regent Street from October, the highly-anticipated celebrity switch-on event will take place in mid-November.
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7 Seven Dials
Seven Dials Christmas is back and this year they’re launching a brand new enchanted Christmas lights installation. Planted perfectly around the junction, the lights guide the way along the specatular variety of shops, restaurants, bars and cafe’s to provide the perfect winter evening.
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8 Duke of York Square
If you’re in need of somewhere with international fashion, food and culture, why not make a trip to Duke of York square. Their lights are chique, elegant and give off a traditionally Christmas-feel!
9 Syon Park’s Enchanted Woodland
For an eye-catching and colourful arrangement of lights, the Enchanted Woodland at Syon Park is exactly where you need to be. Using the surrounding woodland to create an innovative display, Syon Park’s annual event will be taking place from 9 November until early December.
10 Kew Gardens
There’s something for everyone as Kew Garden’s one mile sparkling path winds its way through the Gardens in a magical after dark experience. A botanical wonderland awaits, with brightly coloured laser beams dancing over water, a Tunnel of Lights, scented Fire Garden and fairy-tale avenues of flora. Santa and his elves will be in the North Pole village, plus favourite vintage rides, Christmas gifts and traditional festive fare.