With Christmas just around the corner, you might be looking for something to set you into the festive mood. Our tip: admire the beautiful Christmas lights around London!


Along with the usual lights on Oxford Street, St Christopher’s Place is a great place for some Christmas shopping and an impressive illumination of lights. In addition, the weekly “Thank You Thursday” event has all the participating shops in the area stay open until 9pm, and a number of special events are taking place from live ballet performances to fashion showcases and free festive food.


Carnaby Street is just around the corner from our hotel at Marble Arch, offering a lot of the high street brands plus many more exclusive designer shops. Along with that, the lights are so spectacular that you will surely feel the Christmas spirit.


The Chelsea lights that are on display near Sloane Square also have a Santa’s grotto for children, elves and loads of hot shopping spots around, so you can combine the two to get into the Christmas spirit, please the kids and do the shopping at once.


Covent Garden is another great spot where you can combine shopping and beautiful Christmas lights. Walk around the market to feel the magic of the Christmas tree, the big deer and the lovely atmosphere of Central London.


If you head to these magical places and you might find yourself buying Christmas presents without the usual hassle but amidst the shining lights and possibly the sound of carols.

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