Christmas Lights in London: A Festive Guide for Hotel Indigo London Paddington Guests
If you are looking for a magical way to celebrate the festive season in London, you should not miss the dazzling displays of Christmas lights that illuminate the city. London is famous for its spectacular Christmas lights, which add a touch of sparkle and joy to the streets and attractions. Whether you want to see the classic stars and angels on Oxford Street and Regent Street, or the themed installations on Carnaby Street and Covent Garden, you will find something to suit your taste and mood. Here are some of the best places to see the Christmas lights in London, all within walking distance or a short tube ride from Hotel Indigo London Paddington, a boutique hotel near Hyde Park.
Oxford Street Christmas Lights
Oxford Street is one of the most popular shopping destinations in London, and it is also one of the first places to switch on its Christmas lights each year. This year, the Oxford Street Christmas lights feature the return of sustainable shining stars brightening up the skies above the famous street. The lights are made with eco-friendly materials, including 300,000 LED light bulbs and recycled plastic, making them 75 percent more efficient than traditional bulbs. The big switch on is happening on Thursday November 2.
Regent Street Christmas Lights
Regent Street is another iconic shopping street in London, and it boasts one of the most impressive displays of Christmas lights in the city. Featuring 45 large-scale positioned as if playing trumpets, the ‘Spirits of Christmas’ light display covers Regent’s Street and St James and is made up of hundreds of thousands of individual LED lights. The big switch-on takes place on Thursday November 9, with the lights shining from 3pm to 11pm throughout the festive period.
Carnaby Street Christmas Lights
Carnaby Street is one of the coolest and most colourful areas in London, and it always has a themed display of Christmas lights that reflects its quirky and creative spirit. This year, the theme is Carnaby Universe, an out-of-this-world display of planets, stars, rockets and astronauts lining Carnaby Street and the surrounding streets. The display is inspired by the 50th anniversary of the moon landing and the launch of the new Science Museum exhibition, The Sun: Living With Our Star. The display is switched on on Wednesday November 8.
Covent Garden Christmas Lights
Covent Garden is a charming and historic area in London, with a lively piazza, a market, and many shops and restaurants. It is also a great place to see the Christmas lights, as it features gigantic bells, baubles and mirror balls illuminating the 19th-century buildings. You can also admire the magnificent Christmas tree, which stands at 55 feet tall and is decorated with 30,000 lights. The lights are switched on on Tuesday November 7.
These are just some of the places where you can see the Christmas lights in London, but there are many more to discover. And after a night of admiring the lights, you can relax and unwind at Hotel Indigo London Paddington, where you can enjoy a cosy room with modern amenities, a gym, a garden terrace and a Bella Italia restaurant. Book your stay today and discover why Hotel Indigo London Paddington is one of the best hotels in London.Book Now