"Christmas lights" Soho and the West End Tip by Britannia2

Soho and the West End, London: 26 reviews and 12 photos

  Oxford Street lights
by Britannia2

The Christmas illuminations in Oxford Street and Regent Street are disappointing. The 2009 lights were based on the Disney movie A Christmas Carol but as the photo shows this was more or less all there was to see along Oxford Street every few yards.
In Regent Street the 2009 lights were the same as 2008 - illuminated netting that is strung across the street. Quite effective when you see it the first time but by year 2 not so good. Most provincial city's have better displays.

Fun Alternatives: Covent Gardens lights are quite good as are the lights at Westfield shopping centre.

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jan 6, 2010
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  • jo104's Profile Photo
    Apr 21, 2015 at 8:50 AM

    how can you rate these as a tourist trap :-( I love christmas in london

    • Britannia2's Profile Photo
      Apr 21, 2015 at 8:52 AM

      Because compared to provincial cities Londons lights are very dull and unimaganitive. Christmas in London is great but the Oxford Street lights are a let down.

    • angiebabe's Profile Photo
      Aug 3, 2015 at 7:52 PM

      They get such a rave though and I've loved seeing Christmas stuff around London...usually mix with a visit somewhere else for Christms pics in Europe too

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