Christmas is one of the most magical times of the year to visit London. The streets are busier, shops are full of festive items and delicious food and everything has an extra sparkle to it, especially given the fact that in many areas, tremendous light displays are put up to welcome in this time of year.
The holiday light displays in London are truly spectacular, and with so many places to go and see them, you could spend an entire evening touring the most glistening parts of the city.
Children will love looking at all of the twinkling displays so it’s perfect for a family night out. Be sure to wrap up warm and put your comfiest shoes on before you set out to see London lit up in the most festive way.
After an evening of light gazing, your room at the Grand Hotel Hyde Park London will serve as the perfect cosy retreat from the cold.
The Oxford Street Christmas lights :-
When it comes to Christmas, there is nowhere in London quite as good as Oxford Street for getting in that festive mood. This iconic shopping street is busy all year round and at Christmas time even more so. Many come to hit the shops and buy gifts for their loved ones while others are here to marvel at the twinkly light displays that line the streets. This year there are to be 1,778 decorations all inspired by falling snowflakes. After you and your family have taken in all of the lighting on display and perhaps even got some inspiration for some lights at home, why not hit the many high street shops on Oxford Street for some last minute Christmas shopping?
The Enchanted Woodland :-
Syon Park, Brentford TW8 8JF
Great for children who love fairy tales and stories of magical lands, this light display takes place in Syon’s Park and sees the 600-year-old gardens completely transformed. The light display is in its twelve year and spans across the historical arboretum as well as the Great Conservatory. If you’re a brisk walker the route can be completed in around half an hour, but we suggest taking your time and stopping off for some gorgeous family photos.
Feeling peckish? We consider ourselves to be one of the best London restaurants so why not come and enjoy one of our gorgeous afternoon teas? Tuck into a selection of sweet treats and sandwiches and if you’re feeling especially festive, enjoy a glass of bubbly as well.
The Covent Garden Christmas lights :-
Covent Garden is always magical at Christmas, and it looks as though this year will be no exception. The cobbled piazza and market buildings are to be covered in Christmas lights with a mistletoe theme. Expect to see over 40 stunning mistletoe chandeliers hanging over the streets in the area and all of the pretty market buildings.