There is no mightier sight than that of the beautiful Christmas lights being strung up across the nation. From our little corner of the world, in Wimbledon, to the bustling streets of Oxford Circus we count down our top 5 Christmas lights switch on events. Perfect for you, the family and friends.
Whether you’re travelling to see the lights or do a spot of early bird shopping the streets of Oxford Circus are just as magnificent to behold by day as they are by night.
The Royal Exchange
If you’d rather enjoy the Christmas lights in a more relaxed, cosier setting then head down to The Royal Exchange where this years’ lighting ceremony also coincided with the grand opening of Fortnum & Mason.
The Royal Exchange Bank, City Of London, EC3V 3LR
Has there ever been more of a regal sight than that of the Royal Botanic Gardens in winter? See the gardens light up in an after-dark festive trail of lights between November the 22nd and January 5th.
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, TW9 3AB
St. Martin’s Courtyard – Covent Garden
Whether it’s the evening or the weekend take some time off to visit London’s main theatre and entertainment area. St. Martin’s Courtyard in Covent Garden is home to fashion stores, the Royal Opera House, exquisite restaurants and more.
St Martin’s Courtyard, Slingsby Place, London, WC2
And, now that we have travelled across London let us return home to our little, cosy cove of Wimbledon. On the 09th Dec, supported by the Dog & Fox, Wimbledon Village will join in on the festive cheer with an evening of Christmas delights.
Dog & Fox, 24 High Street Wimbledon, Wimbledon, London SW19 5EA (From 10 am – 4.45pm)