Christmas lights in Regent Street (Nov 2016)

, London 51.510086 -0.137861
Dates & Time:
Switch-on ceremony: 17th November, from 6 PM
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Green Park JUB PCL VIC, Oxford Circus BKL CNT VIC, Piccadilly Circus BKL PCL
The closest station to Regent Street is Piccadilly Circus
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Christmas lights Easy to get to? Good for kids?
Value for money? n/a Worth a visit? 3 0 3

The Regent Street Christmas lights have been getting a little bit too commercial in recent years, with adverts always dominating the decorations, but happily they seem to be harking back to yesteryear in 2016. It's all angel wings and bright stars and strings of white lights -- it looks very pretty.

It's also a far larger display this year, running down Regent Street and across Piccadilly into St James's, finally finishing at Waterloo Place.

The big switch-on ceremony will take place from 6 PM on the 17th November, when they'll shut the street to traffic. There will be the usual VIP appearances and music and entertainment, but there's no news yet as to who it might be (we will keep you posted).

You might like to read Craig's previous reviews of the Christmas lights in London, to get you in the mood. He's also written about the Christmas shops and markets and Christmas ice rinks.


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Craig’s review – “We're lucky in London because we always have plenty of Christmas lights up for six weeks at least. We're those nutty neighbours who tack up three bazillion bulbs to the front of their house and plant an army of plastic Santas on their lawn. Every lamppost has some fairy lights on it. Every taxi wraps a balding bit of tinsel around their aerial. And even the beggars ge… continued”

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