From the twinkling Oxford Street Christmas lights to the beautiful decorations illuminating Covent Garden and the shimmering spirits on Regent Street, don't miss the chance to see the world-famous London Christmas lights as the city is gloriously decked out for Christmas.
Last year, the locations listed below hosted some of London's top Christmas lights. Most switch-on events usually take place in November – check back later in the year for confirmed locations and details of London's best Christmas lights in 2019.
Carnaby Christmas lights
Look up to the skies and see a quirky Queen-inspired installation as part of the Carnaby Christmas lights. Find Freddie Mercury's iconic Bohemian Rhapsody lyrics written in bright neon over Carnaby's 14 glowing streets, which are filled with independent boutiques – perfect for a spot of Christmas shopping.
Oxford Street Christmas lights
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. See the return of the magnificent spirits glittering above the entire length of Regent Street and its surrounding streets, while hunting for luxury gifts and London Christmas ornaments.
Covent Garden Christmas lights
Amble around the cobbled streets of Covent Garden, which are transformed into a winter wonderland over the festive period. Marvel at mistletoe chandeliers, a magnificent reindeer statue and a huge Christmas tree, as well as 100,000 twinkling Covent Garden Christmas lights illuminating the 19th-century Piazza.
Bond Street Christmas lights
See one of London’s most luxurious shopping districts garlanded with spectacular Christmas lights in the run-up to Christmas. Once you've admired the glow of the Bond Street Christmas lights, look out for the exclusive stores draped in grand decorations and window displays dressed in their festive finest.
South Bank Christmas lights
Stroll along the South Bank to see the riverside area beautifully illuminated with garlands of glittering Christmas lights. Browse the wooden chalets at Southbank Centre's Instagram-worthy Winter Festival, before admiring the seasonal scene from the warmth of an alpine-themed igloo at Jimmy's Lodge.
Christmas at ZSL London Zoo
Follow a festive light trail during Christmas at ZSL London Zoo. The zoo is illuminated with twinkling decorations, animal sculptures, light tunnels and colourful fountains at the penguin pool. Afterwards, warm up with a mulled wine or enjoy a ride on the traditional carousel.
Check out the Visit London app to find a handy map of London Christmas lights.