From Carnaby Street to Covent Garden, these are the best Christmas lights in London this year
The countdown to Christmas is on, and London’s busiest and most beautiful streets are already dressing up for the occasion. Here’s where you can see the best Christmas lights in London 2019.
Oxford Street Christmas lights
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
This year’s Christmas lights display on Regent Street pays homage to the 200th anniversary since the creation of the road itself. The golden angels have also made a comeback, and they look truly spectacular.
Carnaby Street Christmas lights
Always one to buck the trend, Carnaby Street has collaborated with ocean conservation charity Project 0 this year to create a stunning sustainable display, which has been made using reusable and recycled materials. Featuring 200 illuminated vampire squid, giant clusters of jellyfish, and – remarkably – a five-metre long whale that blows bubble, this festive installation is sure to go down as one the capital’s finest.
Covent Garden Christmas lights
Covent Garden’s Christmas lights were switched on by the stars of Last Christmas, Dame Emma Thompson, actress Emilia Clarke and director Paul Feig. The iconic 55-foot Christmas tree has – naturally – returned, decorated with over 30,000 lights. Look out for the ‘infinity chamber’ light installation in Conduit Court, too.
Connaught Village Christmas lights
Luxury retail quarter Connaught Village (near Hyde Park) is already sparkling proudly – and those who still need to tick off those final few Christmas presents will be well served at the area’s shopping evening on Sunday 8 December, where there’ll be a range of discounts and promotions available.
Seven Dials Christmas lights
The Christmas lights switch-on at Seven Dials was – as ever – a huge festive occasion, unveiling the area’s interactive ‘Starry Night’ installation in partnership with homeless charity Shelter. Families simply need to visit a special charity ‘tap’ point on Earlham Street to donate £3 – and each donation will make the lights twinkle.
South Molton Street Christmas lights
This sophisticated shopping spot near Bond Street now has even more sparkle, as these illuminated blue arches take centre stage until January.
Marylebone Village Christmas lights
Ricky Wilson from Kaiser Chiefs pushed the button at this year’s Christmas lights switch-on in Marylebone, which also included live musical performances and a host of festive activities.
Chelsea Christmas lights
The King’s Road in Chelsea saw its brand new Christmas display light up on Saturday 23 November, complete with carol singers, fabulous performances, and an appearance from the man in red himself.
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