On a dark cold winter’s evening, take a walk along the main shopping areas to brighten the spirit and enjoy the festive season.
Whilst many shopping areas will have lights, the most spectacular are within the West End of London.
Oxford Street Christmas Lights – .6th November to 5th January 2017
One of the most spectacular Christmas lights and seasonal window displays are along Oxford Street. Oxford Street Christmas lights feature gold and silver baubles mixed with thousands of stars twinkling in the skies.
Regent Street Christmas Lights – 17th November to 5th January 2017
Considered the largest Christmas lights installation in London, Regent Street glows with more than 300,000 Christmas lights above the entire length of Regent Street and into Piccadilly.
Carnaby Christmas Lights – 10th November 2016 to 8th January 2017
With a nod to its heyday, Carnaby Street’s biggest Christmas display yet, looks back to the Swinging Sixties with psychedelic colours, bright lights and iconic messages.
Bond Street Christmas Lights – 10th November 2016 to 3rd January 2017
One of London’s most luxurious shopping districts is Bond Street whose Christmas lights showcase a peacock-themed display with more than 250,000 lights spreading across the shopping street.
Covent Garden Christmas Lights – 15th November 2016 to 8th January 2017
Covent Garden is a tourist hot spot and provides a winter wonderland over the festive period. The dazzling lights, a 22-foot (6.7 metre) reindeer, an enormous Christmas tree and much more will delight visitors.
Southbank Centre Christmas Lights – 11th November 2016 to 25th January 2017
Take a walk along the South Bank during the countdown to Christmas, as the riverside area is beautifully illuminated with garlands of glittering Christmas lights. The annual Winter Festival at Southbank Centre creates a winter wonderland with one enormous Christmas tree and hundreds of smaller trees along the riverfront, all decorated with thousands of lights.
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