The lights and decorations of Oxford Street could easily be written off by cynics as a marketing exercise to lure shoppers through their doors. However, while shops up and down the country put lots of effort into making their windows sparkle, no one does it quite like the stores of London’s iconic Oxford Street. Some people even come to Oxford Street just to see the lights, as they’ve become a tourist attraction in their own right. I remember as a child begging my Dad to drive us down the road so I could see the lights from the warm comfort of the car… of course, in those days, Oxford Street traffic wasn’t quite so bad as it is now! I would highly recommend not driving down, even though walking is pretty hectic in itself! But if the Christmas spirit hasn’t quite got you yet, the lights of Oxford Street will surely help.
Here’s a gallery of just some of the Christmas lights and decorations along Oxford Street (and a little bit of Regent Street).
For a guide to what’s on in London this Christmas, click here.
Or for listings of open-air ice rinks in London, click here.