From the shimmering lights on Oxford Street to the beautiful decorations illuminating Covent Garden, don't miss the world-famous London Christmas lights as the city is gloriously decked out for Christmas.
The locations listed below feature some of London' best Christmas lights display every year, with most switch-on events taking place in November. Check back later for confirmed dates, locations and themes for London's top Christmas lights in 2017.
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, last year, the must-see Oxford Street Christmas lights featured glittering gold and silver baubles mixed with thousands of magical stars. Enjoy the picture-perfect decorations while ticking items off your Christmas shopping list in the famous shopping street.
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. Last year, Regent Street put on the largest Christmas lights installation in London, with more than 300,000 lights and 16 magnificent spirits. 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.
Carnaby Christmas Lights
Discover an alternative take on Christmas lights with a visit to the rebellious Carnaby. Last year, Carnaby's quirky Christmas display looked back to the Swinging Sixties with vibrant colours and iconic images inspired by The Victoria and Albert Museum's 1960s 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.
Bond Street Christmas Lights
See one of London’s most luxurious shopping districts garlanded with magnificent Christmas lights in the run-up to Christmas. In 2016, Bond Street showcased a dazzling peacock-themed display, sparkling with more than 250,000 lights and plumes of elegant feathers. Once you’ve admired the Christmas lights glowing above the shopping street, look out for the exclusive stores draped in grand decorations and gaze at window displays dressed in their Christmas finest.
Covent Garden Christmas Lights
Amble around the cobbled streets of Covent Garden, which are transformed into a winter wonderland over the festive period. Last year, the beautiful Covent Garden Christmas lights welcomed 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.
South Bank Christmas Lights
Take a walk along the South Bank to see the riverside area beautifully illuminated with garlands of glittering Christmas lights. See the Southbank Centre glisten as you browse the wooden chalets for Christmas trinkets and seasonal treats at the annual Winter Festival at Southbank Centre, or see the capital twinkle from above on the nearby Coca-Cola London Eye.