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Top 6 Christmas Lights in London

Celebrate the most magical time of the year as London sparkles with magnificent Christmas lights over the festive season.

From the shimmering lights on Oxford Street to the beautiful decorations illuminating Covent Garden, a visit to the capital at Christmas just isn’t complete without admiring the world-famous London Christmas lights.

Experience plenty of festive cheer and see some of the best Christmas lights in London, as the city is gloriously decked out for Christmas.

Oxford Street Christmas Lights

Be dazzled by the spectacular Christmas lights and seasonal window displays lining the iconic Oxford Street. In partnership with the NSPCC and their Little Stars Campaign, the must-see Oxford Street Christmas lights feature glittering gold and silver baubles mixed with thousands of magical stars twinkling in the skies. You can see the picture-perfect decorations while ticking items off your Christmas shopping list in Oxford Street’s department stores. 6 Nov-5 Jan

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Regent Street Christmas Lights

Experience the magic of Christmas as the beautiful Regent Street Christmas Lights set the West End alight with a seasonal sparkle. The largest Christmas lights installation in London, the gorgeous Regent Street shines with more than 300,000 Christmas lights and 16 magnificent spirits over the festive season. Glittering above the entire length of Regent Street and spreading further into Piccadilly, admire the Christmas lights during an evening stroll with a bag of roasted chestnuts or enjoy the festive display while hunting for Christmas gifts. 17 Nov-5 Jan

Carnaby Christmas Lights

Kick-start the Christmas season with a visit to the rebellious Carnaby Christmas lights. Carnaby’s biggest Christmas display yet, the quirky Christmas lights look back to the Swinging Sixties with vibrant colours, glitzy lights and iconic images inspired by The Victoria and Albert Museum's You Say You Want a Revolution? Records and Rebels 1966-70 exhibition. After exploring each of the area's 13 glowing streets, stop off at one of the diverse restaurants or check out the district's cool independent boutiques and international brands during a spot of Christmas shopping. 10 Nov-8 Jan

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Bond Street Christmas Lights

See one of London’s most luxurious shopping districts garlanded with magnificent Christmas lights in the run-up to Christmas. The opulent Bond Street Christmas lights showcase a dazzling peacock-themed display, sparkling with more than 250,000 lights and plumes of elegant feathers spreading across the stylish shopping street. Once you’ve admired the Christmas lights glowing above Bond Street, look out for the exclusive stores draped in grand decorations and gaze at window displays dressed in their Christmas finest. 10 Nov-3 Jan

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Covent Garden Christmas Lights

Amble around the cobbled streets of Covent Garden, which are transformed into a winter wonderland over the festive period. The beautiful Covent Garden Christmas lights welcomes a 22-foot (6.7 metre) reindeer, an enormous Christmas tree and festive sprigs of mistletoe. Marvel at the twinkling Christmas lights illuminating the 19th-century Piazza while picking up stocking fillers from the market, before soaking up the festive atmosphere with a warming mulled wine in The Opera Quarter as night falls over London. 15 Nov-8 Jan

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Southbank Centre Christmas Lights

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 also hosts an enormous Christmas tree gifted by the Norwegian Embassy and hundreds of smaller spruces sparkling along the banks of the river Thames. See the Southbank Centre's Winter Market glisten as you browse the wooden chalets for Christmas trinkets and seasonal treats, or stop off for a festive drink at The Hoplocker Bar and see the capital twinkle from above on the nearby Coca-Cola London Eye. 11 Nov-25 Jan

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Discover the many other enchanting Christmas lights in London, or find plenty more festive things to do with our guide to Christmas in London.