Christmas Lights in London

Regent Street Christmas lights

I’m loving Christmas this year, and all the festivities and build up to it. Last weekend James and I walked around London to check out all of the Christmas lights. Here’s the lowdown on my favourite lights this year…

Oxford Street Christmas lights

Oxford Street

The glowing orbs are back for a fourth year, but with an extra addition. There are 1778 snowball-like decorations, with over 750,000 LED lightbulbs. It’s back for the 57th year this year; the charity partner this year is the NSPCC. Londoners can donate £5 to one of the star-shaped lights to a loved one. You can see these Christmas lights just as you come out of Oxford Circus. The lights look even prettier at night time!


Regent Street Christmas lights in London

Regent Street

I think this is my favourite set of Christmas lights in London! The street is covered in garlands of lights, the whole length of the road. The display this year is a throwback to Regent Street’s first ever set of Christmas lights in 1954. You can access Regent’s Street by a short walk from Oxford Circus, just head in the direction of Hamleys. There’s a little pathway in the middle of the road to get some good shots!


Carnaby Christmas lights

Carnaby Street Christmas lights

Carnaby Street

Carnaby’s Christmas lights inspiration comes from the V&A’s new exhibition called ‘You Say You Want a Revolution? Records and Rebels 1966-1970’. These Christmas lights are the least traditional ones but they are very distinctive. The Christmas lights are dotted around various side streets, so have a good explore around! You can access Carnaby Street via a walk from Oxford Circus.


Leicester Square Christmas lights

Leicester Square

I can’t seem to find much information on the Christmas lights in Leicester Square, but they’re super pretty this year! There is however a Christmas market in the middle of Leicester Square this year, which is nice to walk around but I wouldn’t necessarily go out of my way to visit it again. It’s a short walk away from Chinatown though, where I had the best Chinese meal last week at Little Hong Kong!


Covent Garden Christmas

Covent Garden Christmas lights in London

Covent Garden

These lights are just outside of Covent Garden square along the side streets, but I couldn’t help but stop to snap them, they’re so beautiful! The dainty mistletoe decorations compliment the square so well, but I loved the intertwined tinsel-like decorations! The colour was so vibrant and bright, and it just felt super Christmassy. You can access this street from Covent Garden station, it’s a short walk away from the square.


Covent Garden Christmas lights in the market

Covent Garden Christmas tree

Covent Garden

Covent Garden’s theme this year is mistletoe, with over 40 hanging mistletoe chandeliers on the streets and pretty market buildings. There’s a super huge decorated Christmas tree on the west side of the square, so you can’t miss it! But we did miss the silver reindeer sat on a pile of gifts, and a Lego train made from 500,000 Lego bricks… so if you spot those, be sure to tweet me a photo! You can access this via Covent Garden station.

I loved going round London and checking out all the Christmas lights!

What ones are your favourite?


  1. Vanessa Spring Lilies
    December 5, 2016 / 5:59 pm

    Amazing pictures! I hadn't seen the mistletoe in Leicester Square, its so cute!

    Vanessa x |

  2. December 5, 2016 / 7:48 pm

    these lights are so pretty!

  3. December 5, 2016 / 8:06 pm

    OMG these lights are breathtaking! I love this time of the year x

    Öku Möku

  4. Jessie-Ann Lewis
    December 5, 2016 / 9:49 pm

    London at Christmas time is so beautiful! xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

  5. December 6, 2016 / 3:48 pm

    Aww, love your post. I only saw the ones on Oxford Street. I like the ones like a light bulb, really unique and interesting.

  6. December 6, 2016 / 6:34 pm

    What a fabulous tour of the lights! I've seen a few of these over the past couple of weeks, though have definitely missed out on some gorgeous ones by the looks of it. The first photo in this post is SO perfect by the way! 🙂

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

  7. December 6, 2016 / 11:42 pm

    Excellent photos of the lights! This will be my first non-London Christmas season in 6 years so it was lovely to see these photos. Covent Garden is usually my favourite. xx

  8. December 7, 2016 / 9:58 am

    Yayy, I am so excited!!! We are travelling to London in two weeks and I cannot wait!!!! Your photos are amazing and got me in the mood 🙂


  9. Frock Me I'm Famous
    December 12, 2016 / 12:18 pm

    Girl I adore this post – your pictures are just so festive! I really need to spend some festive time in London, exploring the Christmas markets and drinking hot chocolate on South bank! 🙂

    Hayley xo

  10. December 13, 2016 / 1:23 pm

    I got to be in London for Christmas one year and it was so lovely!

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