Best time to go to London

London Christmas Lights 2019-2020

The capital of UK glows and shines getting ready for the holidays

London Christmas Lights in London 2019 - Best Time
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Seasonal street lights are one of the biggest joys of Christmas, they warm up people's hearts and fill them with holiday spirit. London features some of the most prominent displays in popular shopping destinations like Oxford Street and Regent Street as well as in numerous parks and gardens.

London Christmas Lights in London - Best Season 2019

The Oxford Street lights are usually the first to switch on in London, accompanied by special entertainment, in-store promotions, and performances. The big switch-on ceremony attracts about 1 million people. Every year, the decoration follows a new theme. Altogether there are about 750,000 lights and almost 1,800 decorations.

Oxford Street 2019
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Oxford Street
Oxford Street at Christmas 2019
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Oxford Street at Christmas

Regent Street is also all dressed up for Christmas, with garlands of lights. The decorations run all the way from Oxford Circus to Waterloo Place, making it a perfect destination for an evening stroll.

Christmas Angels in Regent Street 2019
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Christmas Angels in Regent Street

Covent Garden Christmas lights mean that lots of Christmas activities are about to start. Headliners of the switch-on ceremony have welcomed stars like Kylie Minogue. In the past years, dozens of mistletoe chandeliers were hanging over the alleys.

Covent Garden 2019
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Covent Garden

Carnaby Christmas lights illuminate one of the most fashionable areas of London, also kicking off special programs and sales in local shops and restaurants. Every year, a new theme is chosen, like, for example, Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody.

Carnaby Street 2019
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Carnaby Street
Christmas lights in Sloane Square 2019
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Christmas lights in Sloane Square

Syon Park's Enchanted Woodland in Brentford End shows a light display in a natural setting. The illuminated Great Conservatory is especially stunning. A walk through the park's illuminated trail may take about one hour.