London is wonderful at any time of the year but it is magical in the festive season. There are wonderful Christmas decorations and beautifully decorated Christmas trees. I’ve visited London recently (in mid November). I was lucky that (almost) all the beautiful Christmas lights were already switched on. So, let me take you on a photo tour of London’s Christmas lights.
6 Beautiful Christmas lights in London 2022
Carnaby street, Soho
I have never seen more outrageous Christmas lights than in Carnaby street. These decorations are rock’n’roll of Christmas lights. This year Carnaby street celebrates 25 years of Christmas light displays.
St James’s, Piccadilly and Regent’s street
Famous angel like “Spirit of Christmas lights” hang over the Regent’s street and St. James’s. Similar winged creatures adorn Piccadilly area. Of course, the famous department store Fortnum & Mason has charming and ingenious Christmas windows.
It seems like the crown jewels are above your head as you walk down the Bond street. That’s if you manage to pull up your gaze from the impressive shop windows of quite expensive shops in this street. The usual feathers are replaced by royal themed illuminations, perhaps inspired by the crown jewels.
South Molton street, Mayfair
Stunning blue arches in this street, just off Oxford street. If you walk down the street a bit further you’ll come across Christmassy decorated Claridge’s hotel which even has a light illusion of snowfall.
Sparkly little stars illuminate dark afternoons for shoppers in busy Oxford street. Many shops have beautiful and interesting Christmas windows.
A huge Christmas tree and beautiful festive decorations are a part of Covent garden as much as its street performers. Covent garden is always buzzing with life. I still remember how wonderful it was on my first ever visit to London. If you are lucky, you’ll even see snow;)
Other beautiful Christmas lights locations include Kew gardens, Seven dials, area around and including Leicester square, Winter Wonderland at Hyde park etc. I’ve visited Christmas market at Leicester square and at Trafalgar square. I liked more the smaller Christmas market at Trafalgar square.
Have you ever been to London during the festive season? Which Christmas lights do you like best?