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Christmas lights in London

See the city at its most sparkly once London's switched on its Christmas lights for 2019


Is there anything more magical than London getting its annual festive facelift? Whether you’re planning to go ice skating, popping into one of the many Christmas markets and fairs or doing a spot of shopping at one of London’s best Christmas shops, take a break to stare in awe at the illuminations gracing our city. Don your woolliest hats and scarves and get ready to see London all lit up.

We’ll be updating this page with more events for Christmas 2019 as they are announced.

RECOMMENDED: See our full festive guide to Christmas in London

The best Christmas lights in London

Oxford Street Christmas Lights
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Oxford Street Christmas Lights

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 Christmas lights

Carnaby Christmas Lights

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.

<p>Christmas at Kew</p>
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Christmas at Kew Gardens

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.  

<p>The Enchanted Woodland at Syon Park</p>
Things to do, Walks and tours

The Enchanted Woodland

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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