By AMANDA GEGG, NOVEMBER 2018
You can always rely on London to add that extra bit of sparkle to your life at Christmas time. Perhaps after being overlooked in the past, the city is now a force to be reckoned with when it comes to its extraordinary light installations, which start popping up as soon as the darker nights set in.
Some are so impressive they’re hard to miss, whilst others make you work a little harder to find them. Either way, London’s festive feels have never been stronger and here we have for you London Revealed’s top 5 must-sees:
1. Carnaby StreetSwiftly taking over as the most anticipated Christmas lights in the city, the guys at Carnaby London love nothing more than wowing their fellow Londoners with their gloriously colourful displays. After last year’s carnival theme you can expect a showstopper at the big switch-on, which takes place end of October.
2. Oxford Street
It can come as no surprise that one of Europe’s top-ranked shopping locations plays host to some of the most jaw-dropping Christmas lights in the world. Every year the Oxford Street get lights bigger and better and 2018 will be no exception.
3. Regent Street
Just because Oxford Street gets slightly more attention it would be a huge mistake to underestimate the splendour of Regent Street, situated just around the corner. Last year’s captivating angel display was a magnificent sight to behold and 2018 will undoubtedly follow suit.
4. Covent Garden
There are few European destinations that rival the beauty of the cobbled piazza in Covent Garden. Add to this the renowned flare of its beloved Christmas tree and astounding festive light installations and you and your whole family will find yourselves mesmerised.
4. Seven Dials
For those seeking out a more intimate Christmas lights set-up, Seven Dials has gained more and more popularity in recent years. This is largely thanks to the endearing installations that light up each of its gorgeous streets to make your shopping experience all the more magical.