Christmas Lights and Decorations in London


When Christmas lights and shops put up their window decorations in London, we know that the Christmas season is coming. I know we have been reminded ever since mid to end of October (I saw Next windows decorated in the City back then) and that it is too commercial, etc. But, isn’t it lovely to have them? They certainly cheer me up, so I thought I would publish here some of the Christmas decorations that I have seen in London recently.

On Regent Street, the theme for this year is the new DreamWorks comedy Mr Peabody and Sherman. They got Leona Lewis, some of the former Spice Girls and others to perform live for free.

Christmas Lights and Decorations in London - Regent Street

On Oxford Street, it was Jessie J who performed live with Conor Maynard. This display has cost £1.5m, and it has changed from last year.

Christmas Lights and Decorations in London - Oxford Street

It is the Year of the Robin on the 13 streets that form Carnaby Street.

Christmas Lights and Decorations in London - Carnaby Street

This year, many streets have changed their Christmas decorations, as opposed to last year, when I could see the same or, at least, really similar decorations. This one is from Tottenham Court Road.

Christmas Lights and Decorations in London - Tottenham Court Road

In Covent Garden area, there’s always a brilliant grotto, tree, etc. This is the tree and the decoration that they put up to celebrate 50 years of Lego. I will update this post soon with more pictures from that area.

Christmas Lights and Decorations in London - Covent Garden

The idea of the ‘bubble’ was popular. The Eros statue on Piccadilly Circus was covered with one, also providing some more advertising space.

Christmas Lights and Decorations in London - Piccadilly

Some shop windows in London tend to be brilliant fun sometimes, from a design/ artistic viewpoint. These pictures are from Fortnum and Mason. Everybody wanted a picture!

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In the Camden Lock market, they warn visitors that their entering the ‘people’s republic of Christmas’!

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This is Hamley’s, by far my favourite shop in London.

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Thanks for reading this post!

A Londoner from Afar

 

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Cheese & choc lover, marketer and linguist who would like to explore and share those aspects that still have the power to make her stay in the amazingly vibrant city of London after nearly 10 years.
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7 Responses to Christmas Lights and Decorations in London

  1. I have to say that was a real treat to see. There are always lots of pics of Christmas in New York and Washington and I can see Toronto for myself but I have never seen London. It’s lovely. Does Harrods do anything?

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  2. Wanderlust23 says:

    I’ve seen all of these signs and decorations around London! My favorite is the Camden sign :)

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  3. bookmole says:

    I dreamt that Husband and I stayed in a hotel in the centre of London, just so we could see all the lights without lots of people. We’ve always drunk too much to drive round on Christmas evening, which would be the best time to go see them.

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  4. Mandy says:

    I love all the Christmassy displays but I love Camden’s humour the best!!!!

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