Lumiere London was the capital’s largest-ever light festival that took place from 14 to 17 January 2016. An estimated one million people came to see the free event.

Produced by Artichoke and supported by the Mayor of London, the festival brought together a spectacular array of artists whose work illuminated the city.

Thirty installations transformed the capital into a magical playground in King’s Cross, Leicester Square, Piccadilly, Regent Street, St James’s and Carnaby. See the names and artists for each installation below.

Lumiere London had founding support from Atom Bank, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Heart of London Business Alliance, London & Partners and King’s Cross, plus additional support from a host of partners and sponsors, including Westminster City Council.

Bloomberg Philanthropies and Artichoke hosted a sold-out Lumiere London Symposium, “The Heart and Soul of the City”, during the festival. Inspiring speakers included Lumiere London artists, cultural pioneers and leading policy makers, who shared their visions for the public realm and how artists and communities can transform it.

More than 200 volunteers from across the capital were recruited to support the festival through Team London, the Mayor’s volunteering programme. Their local expertise and knowledge of the artworks helped make the festival a success.

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Platonic Spin by Nathaniel Rackowe


1.8 London by Janet Echelman / Studio Echelman

Les Voyageurs (The Travellers) by Cédric Le Borgne

Neon Dogs by Deepa Mann-Kler

Dissect I and Dissect II by Sarah Blood

Lightbenches by Bernd Spiecker for LBO LichtBankObjekte

Joining the Dots by Cleary Connolly

Light Graffiti by Floating Pictures

Litre of Light by Mick Stephenson, Central Saint Martins, UAL, MyShelter Foundation

Garden of Light by TILT

Shaida Walking. 2015 by Julian Opie

195 Piccadilly by NOVAK

Plastic Islands by Luzinterruptus

The Light of The Spirit by Patrice Warrener

Spinning Night in Living Colour by Elaine Buckholtz

Aquarium by Benedetto Bufalino & Benoit Deseille

Pipette – King’s Cross Tunnel by Miriam Sleeman, Tom Sloan, Allies & Morrison, Speirs + Major

binaryWaves by LAB[au]

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Luminéoles by Porté par le vent

Keyframes by Groupe LAPS

I Haven't Changed My Mind in a Thousand Years by Beth J Ross

Centre Point Lights

Sanctuary by Sarah Blood

Brothers & Sisters by Ron Haselden

IFO (Identified Flying Object) by Jacques Rival

Dresses by Tae gon KIM

Circus of Light by Ocubo

Diver by Ron Haselden

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