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Top 8 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 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.

Head to the locations below to spot some of London's top Christmas lights. Most switch-on events usually take place in November β€“ check back soon for more confirmed details of London's best Christmas lights as they're announced. 

Christmas at Kew

Explore a twinkling mile-long trail with Christmas at Kew. Look out for dazzling immersive installations, take a selfie surrounded by thousands of pea-lights and watch the spectacular finale light up the Palm House, before warming up with mulled wine and mince pies this Christmas in London. Book now

South Bank Christmas lights

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Southbank, London

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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 lovely Winter Market, catch a performance of Circus 1903 or surround yourself with 200 glowing lights as part of Squidsoup's Insta-worthy installation. 

Carnaby Christmas lights

Head over to one of the capital's coolest areas for a quirky festive installation as part of the Carnaby Christmas lights. Last year's display saw Freddie Mercury's iconic Bohemian Rhapsody lyrics written in bright neon over Carnaby's 14 glowing streets, which are filled with independent boutiques β€“ perfect for a spot of Christmas shopping

Join the lively switch-on party on 7 November for hot music acts and entertainment, as well as exclusive promotions in more than 100 shops, bars and restaurants.

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.

Be part of the star-studded switch-on event on 14 November, featuring famous musical acts, fun activities and an exclusive shopping evening from 4pm to 9pm. 

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 Christmas tree and 100,000 twinkling Covent Garden Christmas lights illuminating the 19th-century Piazza.

Make sure to drop by on 12 November to experience the magical switch-on event and enjoy an evening packed with festive fun.

Bond Street Christmas lights

See Bond Street, 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. 2019 details TBC

Explore the capital's picture-perfect Christmas markets, or find plenty more festive things to do with our guide to Christmas in London.

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