Magic in the sky: Christmas lights in London Wonderful Christmas light displays to see in London 2021


If you’re looking for a way to kick off the festive season, what better way than going to see the London Christmas lights? Even the Grinch can’t hate the illuminated streets of the city. London has a lot of Christmas light displays on offer, so there is sure to be one that will jingle your bells. 

In this article – the London Christmas lights 2021-2022 we will take a look at:

    • Carnaby Street Christmas Lights 2021
    • Chelsea Christmas Lights 2021
    • Covent Garden Christmas Lights 2021
    • Harrods Christmas Lights 2021
    • Kew Gardens Christmas Lights 2021
    • Oxford Street Christmas Lights 2021
    • Regent Street Christmas Lights 2021


London Christmas light displays


Carnaby Street Christmas Lights 2021

Make your way to the vibrant Carnaby Street to see 600 neon butterflies in a mix of 2D and 3D designs. The lights have been designed in collaboration with the charity Choose Love, to highlight the need to raise support for refugees around the world.

Date:  4 November 2021 –
Address: Carnaby Street, London, W1F 9PS


Chelsea Christmas Lights 2021

If you’re in central London, you should definitely make your way to Chelsea to enjoy the Christmas lights, amongst the shopping, food and culture.

Date: 20 November –

Address: Sloane Square, London, SW1W 8SB

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Covent Garden Christmas Lights 2021

Covent Garden remains one of the most monumental Christmas Lights displays in London. Not only is the central building decked out in 115,000 lights, but there is a 60ft Christmas tree, decorated with an impressive 30,000 festive lights. The switch-on ceremony is not one to be missed. 

Date: Tuesday 9 November 2021 – early January 2022

Address: Covent Garden Piazza, London, WC2H 7AR


Harrods Christmas Lights 2021

The Harrods lights are not officially classed as London Christmas lights as they are on every evening throughout the year, but as many of us associate the famous department store with the Christmas experience, Harrods gets a special mention. Whether you shop in Harrods or not, the storefront draped in golden lights and the amazing Christmas tree outside is enough to make anyone feel warm inside.

Where: Harrods, 87-135, Brompton Road, London, SW3 1RT.

When: Throughout the festive period


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Kew Gardens Christmas Lights 2021

If you’re a fan of the Royal Botanical Gardens, you’ll love it when it’s aglow with festive lights. Not only can you see the lights, but you can embark upon the winter lights trail with family and friends, see the dancing waterside reflections, and eventually end at the panoramic Palm House display. You can also pay a visit to Father Christmas on your magical winter evening at Kew Gardens.

Date: Wednesday 17 November 2021–Sunday 9 January 2022

Address: Kew Gardens, Kew, Richmond, London TW9 3AE


Oxford Street Christmas Lights

If you’re already planning to buy your Christmas presents at London’s most loved street for shopping, why not stay for the Christmas lights? In 2020, the street was adorned with 222,000 LED lights dedicated to the citizens of London during a difficult year. Oxford Street has pulled out all the stops yet again, with a beautiful light installation display in the form of stars and peacock motifs.

Date: Until Saturday, January 8 2022

Address: Oxford Street, London, W1D 1BS


London Christmas lights 2021


Regent Street Christmas Lights 2021

Located in the heart of London’s west end, and right next to Oxford Street, Regent Street never shies away from an elaborate display. This year, lights will continue from Oxford Circus, through to St James and Waterloo Place. Make sure to visit, to see a handcrafted display of 300,000 LED lights in the shape of 45 spirit displays.

Date: 12 November 2021 –

Address: Regent Street, London, W1B 4EA


Making the most of the London Christmas Lights 2021

If you’re seeing the Christmas lights in London this year, make sure you make those precious memories last by taking some great photos!

Make your Christmas outing even more magical with a photoshoot. Book a Christmas session with Splento for a great photo session at an affordable price, when it’s convenient for you.

Contact a member of the team today to find out more – and we’ll see you there!


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