LONDON's Best Christmas
LIGHTS to SEE in 2022
Make Christmas magical this year with our guide to London's Best Christmas Light Displays to see in 2022.
1. Oxford Street - 2nd November
Running through the City of Westminster, Oxford Street is a shopper’s paradise with grand buildings parading the latest in designer fashions, homewares and gifts. Each year visitors flock to see the impressive Christmas light displays and immerse themselves in the traditional festive atmosphere. As well as the high-street stores, you’ll find pop-up markets, fairground rides and delicious street foods.
2. Regent Street - 9th November
Regent Street is located in London’s popular West End and is home to flagship stores, world-class restaurants and bars. From the 9th November, ‘The Spirit of Christmas’ lights will illuminate the sky above Regent Street and the stores will sparkle with seasonal displays. If you fancy giving your feet a rest, hop on a Christmas lights bus tour or pop into one of the restaurants to sample the seasonal menus.
3. Marylebone - 10th November
This stylish village is home to independent shops and boujee restaurants and from November you’ll experience dazzling Christmas lights, live music, food and gift stalls and fairground rides. You can also enjoy lots of exclusive offers throughout the stores and take a break from shopping with festive menus. And a trip to Santa’s grotto is sure to keep the little ones happy.
4. Churchill Arms - 15th November
Combine real ales, Churchill memorabilia and a Thai menu and you have the extraordinary Churchill Arms, once a regular haunt of his grandparents. At Christmas, the iconic flower-strewn exterior is replaced with over 80 Christmas trees hung with a whopping 22,000 lights! Now that’s a festive sight that’s worth celebrating with a drink.
5. South Bank - 3rd November
Home to some of the city’s most iconic attractions, The Southbank really comes into its own at Christmas with fun events and winter activities. Enjoy the winter festival ‘Frostival’ with champagne and cocktails on the London Eye, test your skating skills on the riverside ice rink or browse the Christmas market for unique gifts.
6. South Molton Street
Located in the exclusive Mayfair district, South Molten Street is an attractive shopping area with independent boutiques and luxury stores. The Christmas lights are a real spectacle and shop windows are elegantly dressed for the season. Search for the perfect gifts as you’re serenaded by carol singers and tuck into complimentary mince pies and mulled wine offered by selected stores.
7. Carnaby Street
Winding its way through London’s trendy Soho in the heart of the West End, Carnaby Street is a pedestrianised shopping area filled with fashion boutiques, restaurants, bars and pavement cafes. From the colourful Christmas lights to the lively Kingly Court where you can indulge in three storeys of global cuisines, this is a must for getting into the festive spirit.
8. Covent Garden
Covent Garden is one of the most vibrant and atmospheric areas in London with its fabulous dining, street entertainment, fashion stores and craft stalls. At Christmas you’re treated to even more magic as the streets are filled with festive markets, daily snow showers and pop-up shops throughout the Piazza.
9. Seven Dials
Located close to Covent Garden, this colourful destination is home to flagships stores, concept stores, beauty boutiques, boutique hotels, theatres and a plethora of contemporary cafes, restaurants, bars and pubs. This is a slower-paced London for those who still want the benefits of luxury and creativity. If you love street food, look no further than Seven Dials Market which has a diverse offering of independent food businesses all under one roof.
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