Dig out your warmest gloves and scarves; we’ve rounded up the best spots to see Christmas lights in London this winter

Words Jada De Cinque

Christmas is coming and the glow of seasonal Christmas lights will illuminate much of Central London very soon. Whether you’re hitting the ice at one of the city’s many ice rink or you’re popping into Christmas markets, London’s twinkling Christmas make the festive season that much merrier. These are eight of our favourite places to see Christmas lights in London.

Carnaby Street

Influenced by Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody, Carnaby Street takes on a neon sensation to lighten up those dark winter nights!

Carnaby Street Queen-themed Christmas Lights

Oxford Street

With a theme of ‘Christmas is Calling”, London’s biggest shopping location is set to shimmer once again this winter.

November 6, Oxford Street Christmas Lights

Marylebone Village

Not only illuminating Christmas lights, but live music and other entertainment will hit the streets of the boutique-filled neighbourhood of Marylebone Village. Roger Daltrey from The Who is the celeb doing the honours of switching on the lights this month.

November 14, Marylebone Christmas Lights

Covent Garden 

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Christmas at Covent Garden is almost here! The cobbled streets of Covent Garden will transform into London’s very own Winter Wonderland. With mistletoe chandeliers, a remarkable reindeer statue and a magnificent Christmas tree, the touch of twinkling Covent Garden Christmas lights will illuminate the Piazza this winter from 13 November.

November 13, coventgarden.london

Regent Street

‘The Spirit of Christmas’ in Central London is one Christmas light display not to miss this winter. The entire Regent Street will be bursting with musical performances and a festive makeover with a wreath of glowing Christmas lights that will light up your path down Regent Street.

November 15, Regent Street Christmas Lights

Seven Dials

Head to the roundabout next to Convent Garden to experience the ultimate Christmas spirit with London’s one-night Christmas shopping event alongside an alluring switch-on event of Christmas lights.

November 15, Seven Dials Christmas Lights

Christmas at Kew Gardens

Christmas at Kew Gardens is promising an array of One Millions Christmas lights! Kew Gardens will be shimmering over a two-kilometre trail with giant baubles and a scented fire garden. This Christmas a moonlight Laser Garden will foresee the spirit of Christmas alongside glowing boats on the lake of the Gardens. Sounds romantic!

November 22, Christmas at Kew Gardens

London Zoo Light Trail, Regents Park

London Zoo is putting on quite a show this winter with a long trail of animal illuminations. London’s Zoo will be sparkling with animal sculptures and singing trees filling our Christmas spirit with a welcoming warmth.

November 22, London Zoo Light Trail