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Top 14 Christmas lights in London 2022

Celebrate the most magical time of the year as London Christmas lights sparkle over the festive season.

From the twinkling Oxford Street Christmas lights to the beautiful decorations illuminating Covent Garden and the shimmering spirits on Regent Street, see the world-famous London Christmas lights as the city is gloriously decked out for Christmas

The locations below usually host some of London's top Christmas lights, which you can see from November until early January  check back later for confirmed details of the best London Christmas lights for 2022.

Christmas at Kew

Blue laser-style lights spread out from the Palm House at Kew Gardens at night.
Christmas at Kew © RBG Kew. Image courtesy of Kew Gardens.

Explore a twinkling trail with Christmas at Kew, where you can enjoy dazzling immersive installations, trees bathed in light and a spectacular finale lighting up the Palm House. Finish off the enchanting experience with a warming mulled wine and mince pies this Christmas in London. 2022 TBC

Carnaby Christmas lights

Butterfly light installations flutter above the streets of Carnaby as crowds look on at the display.
Christmas lights in Carnaby. Image courtesy of Sister London.

Smile at every step you make around one of the capital's coolest areas, as it glows with a themed display each year as part of Carnaby Christmas lights. Last year's installation featured sparkling neon butterflies fluttering above Carnaby Street, which is filled with independent boutiques – perfect for some Christmas shopping! 2022 TBC

South Bank Christmas lights

Garlands of Christmas lights illuminate the riverside area of the South Bank with wooden chalets in front of the Royal Festival Hall
Southbank Centre Winter Market. Credit: India Roper-Evans. Image courtesy of Southbank Centre.

Stroll along the South Bank to see the riverside area beautifully illuminated with garlands of glittering Christmas lights. You can usually admire art installations with a mulled wine in hand, browse wooden chalets at Southbank Centre's Winter Market or catch a festive performance at the Royal Festival Hall. 2022 TBC

Covent Garden Christmas lights

Mistletoe chandeliers, mirror balls and lights sparkle above crowds in Covent Garden's market building at Christmas
Christmas in Covent Garden. Copyright: visitlondon.com/Ben Pipe. Image courtesy of visitlondon.com/Ben Pipe.

Amble around the cobbled streets of Covent Garden, which are transformed into a winter wonderland over the festive period. Marvel at mistletoe chandeliers, a magnificent Christmas tree and thousands of twinkling Covent Garden Christmas lights illuminating the 19th-century piazza. 2022 TBC

Mayfair and Belgravia Christmas lights

Huge arches of blue LED Christmas lights covered in tiny lights and huge stars.
Mayfair and Belgravia Christmas lights. Image courtesy of Four Communications.

Gaze at the picture-pretty white lights decorating boutique-filled Belgravia and Mayfair. You can usually spot an array of dazzling displays across the area and the iconic arch illuminating South Molton Street, before indulging in some Christmas shopping. 2022 TBC

Regent Street Christmas lights

Angel-shaped white and yellow lights hang above Regent Street at night.
Regent Street Christmas lights © Shutterstock

Experience the magic of Christmas as the beautiful Regent Street Christmas lights set the West End alight with a seasonal sparkle. See magnificent spirits glittering above the entire length of Regent Street and its surrounding streets, while hunting for luxury gifts and London Christmas ornaments. 2022 TBC

St James's and Piccadilly Christmas lights

A Christmas tree with dazzling warm white lights and red ornaments in the foreground. Red buses beneath shining 'spirits' of Christmas and stars.
The Spirit of Christmas at Regent Street and St James's. Image courtesy of The Crown Estate.

Take a stroll around St James's and Piccadilly to discover picture-pretty Christmas lights inspired by the statue of Anteros – the Greek god of requited love. Afterwards, you can enjoy more seasonal fun by popping into Fortnum & Mason for a spot of Christmas shopping or sipping on a festive tipple at The Ritz. 2022 TBC

Bond Street Christmas lights

A blue-lit Christmas light installation hanging above Bond Street by night.
Visit Bond Street's stores without leaving the house this weekend. © Tareq Mooradun.

See Bond Street, one of the capital's most luxurious shopping districts, garlanded with spectacular London Christmas lights. Once you've admired the glow of the Bond Street Christmas lights, look out for the exclusive stores draped in grand decorations and window displays dressed in their festive finest. 2022 TBC

Leicester Square Christmas lights

Crowds of people walking between festive Christmas markets at Leicester Square
Leicester Square Christmas market. Image courtesy of Leicester Square.
Get in the Christmas spirit at Leicester Square this winter. Large lit-up stars stretched along the area's streets usually create a joyful scene over the festive season. Make sure to also drop by Christmas in Leicester Square to browse the wooden chalets for gifts or catch a show in the Spiegeltent. 2022 TBC

Oxford Street Christmas lights

Christmas lights above Oxford Street, London, at night
Christmas lights on Oxford Street. Image courtesy of Shutterstock.

Be amazed by some of the most spectacular Christmas lights in London and admire the seasonal window displays across Oxford Street. Last year's Oxford Street Christmas lights lit up the skies above the famous street with rows of shining stars. 2022 TBC

Seven Dials Christmas lights

Twinkling Christmas lights circle the iconic roundabout in Seven Dials above crowds of people
Seven Dials Christmas lights. Image courtesy of Mischief PR.

Head to Seven Dials’ pretty cobbled streets for its annual Christmas lights display. Full of hidden gems, quirky boutiques and eclectic eateries, the area's festive installation usually sees twinkling decorations and baubles weaved around the famous roundabout. 2022 TBC

King’s Cross and Coal Drops Yard Christmas lights

Christmas shoppers at Coal Drops Yard, King's Cross, London, at dusk
Christmas shoppers at Coal Drops Yard © John Sturrock/Coal Drops Yard

Visit King's Cross and Coal Drops Yard dazzling with cool installations for Christmas in London. Last year's festive fun included a colourfully industrial take on a traditional Christmas tree and a bustling Christmas market located under the bright bulbs of Lower Stable Street. 2022 TBC

Shard Lights

London lit up beside the Thames with the top of the Shard crowned in blue lights.
The Shard Christmas lights. Image courtesy of REM Limited.

Celebrate the spirit of togetherness with The Shard's annual Christmas lights show  Shard Lights. Three dazzling sequences usually light up the highest point of the London skyline, illuminating the top 20 floors of the landmark in colour. 2022 TBC

London Eye

Watch as the London Eye shines in an array of festive colours. Last year's Insta-worthy light show celebrated the countdown to Christmas with five seasonal themes, including starry skies, snowfall and Santa. 2022 TBC

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Be sure to explore the capital's picture-perfect Christmas markets and find plenty more festive things to do this Christmas in London.

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