Christmas in London - 2023

London looks fabulous during the Christmas period. Streets, shops, buildings and squares are decorated with Christmas lights and trees. As every year, we’ve walked around the city to find some of the best Christmas scenes.

Marylebone

Despite being in the heart of London, Marylebone High Street offers a unique village-like atmosphere. It’s a refreshing contrast to the bustling city, providing a tranquil and more relaxed environment. Marylebone Village and High Street are decorated with beautiful Christmas lights, and the same goes for many stores.

Christmas lights above Marylebone High Street
Christmas lights above Marylebone High Street

One of the most fascinating places is the V V Rouleaux store on Marylebone Lane.

V V Rouleaux store
V V Rouleaux store

South Molton Street

Situated near Oxford Street, South Molton Street offers a picturesque spot for capturing the beauty of Christmas lights. Conveniently accessible from either Oxford Street or Bond Street, this festive location features a stunning display every year.

South Molton Street Christmas Lights
South Molton Street Christmas Lights
The Starlight Faerie installation
The Starlight Faerie installation at one end of South Molton Street

Claridge’s

Claridge’s is a luxury hotel in Mayfair, which is famous not only for the decorations outside but also for the Christmas tree designed by a different designer each year. This time we managed to catch these two double-decker buses transporting guests to a wedding location.

Wedding double-deckers in front of Claridge's
Wedding double-deckers in front of Claridge's

There’s a Christmas tree and a Christmas wreath at the entrance to Claridge’s.

Christmas tree and wreaths at the entrance to Claridge's
Christmas tree and wreaths at the entrance to Claridge's

Bond Street

Bond Street is famous for its Christmas lights and is one of the most visited streets by people admiring the decorations. This year, Bond Street is looking even more amazing than usual, with the stores going all out on decorations, and these incredible-looking crowns complete the look.

Crown Decorations Inspired by the Crown Jewels
Crown Decorations Inspired by the Crown Jewels above Bond Street

The Chanel store and building on New Bond Street is decorated with a giant necklace and charms featuring the Chanel logo.

Chanel Store decorations
Chanel store decorations on Bond Street

Louis Vuitton window displays include this beautiful truck loaded with Christmas presents.

Louis Vuitton Christmas Window Display
Louis Vuitton Christmas window display

The Christmas decorations of the Dior store are among the most spectacular on New Bond Street.

Dior Store Christmas Decorations
Dior store Christmas decorations

The store that draws the most attention for its Christmas decorations in London is the Cartier store on New Bond Street. The store is looking as gorgeous as ever this year.

Cartier's Christmas decorations
Cartier's Christmas decorations are among most popular in London

Burlington Arcade has beautiful Christmas decorations, making it a popular destination for shoppers.

Burlington Arcade is one of the arcades near Bond Street
Burlington Arcade is one of the arcades near Bond Street

The Royal Arcade on Bond Street has been lit with magnificent colours this season.

Royal Arcade with gorgeous Christmas lights
Royal Arcade with gorgeous Christmas lights

Regent Street

Regent Street’s “Spirit of Christmas” is a renowned highlight of London’s festive season. This historic area boasts the distinction of hosting London’s original Christmas light displays, a cherished tradition initiated in 1954. The radiant angels that adorn Regent Street cast a luminous glow over the thoroughfare, drawing crowds who are eager to experience this iconic setting. Stretching from Oxford Circus to Piccadilly Circus, the dazzling lights, set against the backdrop of London’s iconic double-decker buses, create a quintessential Christmas scene in the heart of the city, offering an ideal setting for capturing the essence of a London Christmas in photographs.

Spirit of Christmas angels above Regent Street
Spirit of Christmas angels above Regent Street

Carnaby Street

Carnaby Street is another favourite among the Christmas decorations and always gathers big crowds. This year, the theme of the decorations is Carnaby Universe, which is full of fascinating details.

Carnaby Universe is this years theme on Carnaby Street
Carnaby Universe is this years theme on Carnaby Street
Carnaby Universe is this years theme on Carnaby Street
One of the planets of Carnaby Universe