Top places to see the Christmas Lights in Central London

Posted December 6, 2017

Written by Ryan (Astor Hyde Park)


One of the highlights of London’s cold December is the city at its most beautiful due to the many Christmas lights that line its streets. The plethora of lights around the capital continue to grow in numbers and uniqueness each and every year, and 2017 is no different.


For the 58th year in a row, the famous shopping strip that is Oxford Street is lit up and as beautiful as ever. Following the November 7th switch on, Oxford Street’s nights have been illuminated by some 750,000 LED lights, pleasing millions of patrons in the weeks leading up to Christmas.

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Some of the most unique and colourful lights in London can be found in the hip Carnaby Street. On until the 5th of January, the Carnaby lights can’t be missed. A cool area for travellers and locals alike, Carnaby Street at night should definitely be top of the list for those in London this festive season.


Whether you’re in the area to do some shopping, see a show, or just a general muse, the Seven Dials provides a different take on the usual views of Christmas lights. Situated on a roundabout with seven different directions, the Seven Dials provides a great vantage point for many of London’s best Christmas displays from one convenient location.


Arguably the most extravagant of the London lights, Regent Street’s lights need to be seen in person to truly be appreciated. With a variety of colours and displays that link up to much of Central London, the Regent Street lights are more than enough to satisfy you for a night of Christmas light viewing.


Whether you’re looking to do some Christmas shopping at the market or just to take in some of the lights, St. James market is a nice, quaint place to do both. Situated in the ever-happening Soho, you can also take in a meal or a drink and make a night of it.