London is a fantastic place to be during the Christmas season. The whole city gets into the holiday spirit with Christmas lights, decorations, and markets.
All the glimmering Christmas lights in London brighten up the night and help make the dark less gloomy.
There are many great places to see the Christmas lights around the city. Of course, such spots are all pretty popular, but they’re popular for a reason, right?
To avoid the crowds, I’d recommend seeing the lights on weeknights and earlier in the evening before everyone is off work, or late at night when many people have gone home from these spots.
If you’re looking for something to help you decide which places to visit, or you just want to enjoy the Christmas lights in London from the comfort of your own home, this is the post for you.
This article features photos mostly from 2019, but they give a good idea on what you can expect from each spot.
1. Regent Street
Regent Street’s world-famous angels
2. Carnaby Street
Carnaby Street’s ocean-themed decorations
3. Bond Street
Even during the day, Bond Street’s decorations are charming
4. Covent Garden
Christmas decorations around Covent Garden
5. Leicester Square Christmas Market
Sights around Leicester Square Christmas Market
6. Trafalgar Square Christmas Market
Trafalgar Square at Christmas time
Some stalls around the Trafalgar Square Christmas Market
7. Southbank Centre Winter Market
Stalls selling all sorts of foods
Food, drinks, and rides galore
8. Winter Wonderland
The Bavarian Village at Winter Wonderland
Winter Wonderland has activities for everyone, from families with young children to couples going out for a date. It also has its own Christmas Market, with little stalls selling Christmas-related wares.
Even if you’re not interested in the rides, it’s still quite fun to walk around and see everything. Plus you can easily find something to delicious to eat or drink.
Rides, games, and more around Winter Wonderland
9. Oxford Street
Oxford Street is another famous shopping street that is also renowned for its Christmas decorations.
Oxford Street has had different Christmas light displays over the past couple of years. This year, the street is lit up by a myriad of warm stars. In 2019, the decorations were a bit less exciting, basically shimmering banners made out of LED lights. The displays had the ability to change, for instance showing varying holiday messages.
Unfortunately, I don’t seem to have taken any photos of Oxford Street in 2019, and I’m not in London this holiday season to see the stars (which look very magical).
But the Christmas lights at Oxford Street definitely worth going to see, especially if you’re already in the area!
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