The Best Christmas Lights in London for 2022 to Visit With The Kids

From Carnaby Street to Covent Garden, these are the best Christmas lights in London this year to visit with the kids.

Regent Street Christmas lights. Credit: Unsplash

The countdown to Christmas is on, and London’s busiest and most beautiful streets are already dressing up for the occasion. So grab your coat, scarf and gloves, because we’ve curated a list of the best places where you can see the most magical Christmas lights in London 2022 with the kids.

The Best Christmas Lights in London for 2022

Bond Street Christmas Lights 2022

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We just had to kick off this list with the Bond Street Christmas lights 2022 as they’re a tribute to the late Queen Elizabeth II. Inspired by the imperial state crown jewels, this magnificent display lights up the Mayfair street – be sure to catch a glimpse of this historic installation.

Oxford Street Christmas Lights 2022

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The new-look Christmas lights on Oxford Street have been glittering away since Thursday 21 November, with 27 LED light curtains (made up of over 220,000 sparkling lights) draped over the length of London’s busiest shopping hub.

Regent Street Christmas Lights 2022

Photography: Jeff Moore

This year’s Christmas lights display on Regent Street sees the return of the ‘Spirit of Christmas’ theme, with the stunning and famous golden angels soaring through the skies above the Regent Street and St James’ neighbourhoods.

Carnaby Street Christmas Lights 2022

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Always one to buck the trend, Carnaby Street has come up with something completely unexpected for 2022. Carnaby Street is celebrating an amazing 25 years of Christmas lights and installations so are merging some of its most-loved pieces from 14 themes of the past.

Features include neon lyrics from Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody,  Rolling Stones tongues, fan favourites such as oversized robins, a giant snowman, colourful palm trees from Carnaby Carnival as well as underwater scenes from the unforgettable Under The Sea.

South Bank Christmas Lights 2022

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Stroll along the banks of the Thames under twinkling Christmas lights and visit the Winter Festival at South Bank. There are a ton of fun things to do, including alpine-themed curling and marshmallow toasting, and you can also find delicious seasonal treats in the wooden chalets. Look out for the beautifully unique David Ogle: Loomin installation turning the tree canopies neon.

Covent Garden Christmas Lights 2022

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The famous Covent Garden Christmas lights are back and will be twinkling away until January 3rd 2023! The iconic giant Christmas tree has returned along with festive markets. Plus, starting from December 1st, visit Covent Garden for a white Christmas with their daily, hourly snow showers from midday until 9pm up until New Year’s Eve!

South Molton Street (Bond Street) Christmas Lights 2022

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This sophisticated shopping spot near Bond Street in Mayfair now has even more sparkle. Returning for the third year, these illuminated blue arches take centre stage until January 2023.

Marylebone Village Christmas Lights 2022


Thursday 10th November saw Marylebone Village turn on their Christmas lights! This year, the event was in support of the mental health charity partner Mind in Brent, Wandsworth and Westminster.

Chelsea Christmas Lights 2022


The King’s Road in Chelsea saw its 2022 Christmas display light up on Saturday 19th November, complete with carol singers, Santa’s reindeer and his grotto, a Christmas market, a Bavarian curling rink and more! Pop over to this neighbourhood to see sparkling lights on beautifully decorated buildings and trees as well as a fine food market every Saturday. You can still book tickets to have a go at Bavarian curling and to meet Santa in the grotto! 

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