Where To See The Best Christmas Lights In London

As soon as the much awaited Christmas lights in London are switched on throughout the capital, London is bursting with festive cheer!  

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Highlights include the Oxford Street lights switch on amongst other famous landmarks throughout London:

Oxford Street

When? Sunday 6th November – Saturday 31st December 2016. Nearest Tube: Bond Street Station.

This breath-taking display includes a staggering 1778 snowball inspired decorations featuring 750,000 LED light bulbs.

Covent Garden

When? Tuesday 15th November – Monday 2nd January 2016. Nearest Tube: Covent Garden Station, Leicester Square Station, Charing Cross Station.

Another highlight this year is the return of the glorious Covent Garden Christmas theme. Covent Garden’s cobbled piazza transforms into a spectacular array of decorations with a mistletoe theme for 2016. Over 40 mistletoe chandeliers are hanging over the excited shoppers and visitors throughout the beautiful area of central London. Once again the huge Christmas tree has made an appearance along with the exceptional giant silver reindeer and its selection of gifts.

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Another highlight of the Covent Garden Christmas display is the Lego Santa Express train made up of 500,000 Lego bricks and features lights, sounds and smoke coming from its funnel.

Regents Street

When? Thursday 17th November – Saturday 31st December 2016. Nearest Tube: Oxford Circus Station.

The ultimate Christmas throwback is taking place this year with the stunning Regents Street Christmas makeover. Gracing one of the major shopping streets in the west end of London is a display based on the first set of Christmas lights which went up in 1954. This extravagant display will run all the way from Oxford Circus to Waterloo Place via Piccadilly and form part of a wider display.

Trafalgar Square

When? Thursday 1st December – Thursday 5th January 2017. Nearest Tube: Charing Cross Station, Leicester Square Station, Embankment Underground Station, Piccadilly Circus Station.

A legendary giant Norwegian spruce has been an annual gift to London from the people of Norway since 1947 a gift to symbolise the appreciation of Britain’s support during the Second World War.

Rising 25 metres above the crowds of Trafalgar Square, the famous tree will be decorated with around 900 light bulbs as spectators soak up the magical atmosphere throughout the month of festivities.

The Easiest Way To See Christmas Lights In London

christmas lights in london 2016

Christmas offers the perfect excuse to reward those which have worked hard throughout the year and the perfect excuse for a celebration. We all know the standard Christmas party set up can be a bit repetitive and tedious, so why not treat your team to an unforgettable Christmas celebration! Our Yuletide Treasure Hunts provide the perfect way to witness some of the magical Christmas lights throughout London.

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Teams must explore areas such as Covent Garden and Trafalgar Square solving clues and uncovering hidden truths about the capital. Location based questions, general knowledge trivia fun filled photo challenges will lead teams around the beautiful festive streets of London in a fast-paced Christmas themed festive challenge. Combining the challenge with a delicious Christmas meal in a cosy wine bar is a great way to reward staff throughout December.  

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