Are you looking for an inexpensive thrill this evening? Why not take yourself (and your camera), and your pretty manicured nails across London, to imbibe in this year’s Christmas lights? There’s nothing quite like the sparkle of London at this festive time of the year and spot of ice skating or Christmas shopping can only add to your cheer! Check out Timeout, for more information on Christmas lighting in London this year but, for a quick outline, read on!
Already a glamorous part of the town, Bond Street’s peacock-inspired decorations of last year, with enormous feathers sprayed above festive shop windows, can only be surpassed with this year’s show of illuminations.
Covent Garden, renowned for living statues and fire-eaters, cobbled piazza and market buildings are irresistible yesteryear visions for all who imbibe the spirit of the season. This year’s mistletoe theme, with 50 new lighting arrangements over this pretty-as-a-picture area of historic London, couple the added charm of a glowing red and white lit tree on the west side of the square and majestic silver reindeer, rising above a cascade of gifts on the east side. For added festive cheer, why not take a ride on the Santa Express train, made with 500,000 Lego bricks with lights, sound and smoking chimneys; you can see this happily chugging down the north east corner of the piazza.
The Strand, the Northbank area of London that was the first to enjoy electric street lighting, together with the Savoy Theatre, the first public building in the world to be lit entirely by electricity, more than 100 years ago, return with yet another spectacular lighting display this year!
Those sparkly glowing baubles are back for a third year, on Oxford Streets thoroughfare. 1778 snowball-like decorations, with 750,000 LED lightbulbs, light up the street for the fifty-sixth year of decorating London’s most visited shopping arena. A subtle upgrade on last year, with 445 new golden orbs, join the twinkling silver lights to provide the perfect spirit of the season.
Regent Street Christmas lights are more magnificent than ever this year. Garlands of lights, twinkle down this grand shopping stretch, featuring shimmering golden sequins, cogs and coils, and are all provided by ACT Lighting Design, who also designed Paris’ Christmas lights spectacle, to create olde-world charm for tourists and shoppers alike to enjoy.
If you love delicate baubles and twinkling lights of this season, why not treat your nails to some festive glamour: JACAVA London‘s Regent Street and Oxford Street nail polish are 9-free of the known nasty chemicals and offer extra cheer to the holiday season!!