The best Christmas lights in London
You know Christmas is coming when Oxford Street is transformed by sparkly, glowing lights. From early November, the twinkling lights are the perfect backdrop for a spot of Christmas shopping. The switch on usually attracts over one million Christmas-lovers and the odd famous face.
Carnaby's Christmas decorations are usually among the most distinctive in town. Last year's theme had Freddie Mercury’s lyrics shining brightly in giant colourful neon over the street. This year's lights will be just as dazzling, so get yourself down there from early November for an Instagrammable Christmas-lights experience.
Christmas at Kew brings illuminations to light up the buildings and plants. Feast your eyes on over a million sparkling pea-lights, thousands of laser beams and tree canopies flooded with festive colour.
Each year, Syon Park’s Enchanted Woodland transforms the 600-year-old gardens with a light display, completely illuminating the Great Conservatory in the centre of the historic arboretum. The glittering walk can be completed in half an hour by those with a brisk pace, but it’s better to allow longer for photo-taking, admiring the installations and playing with the interactive lights along the way.
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