It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Streets are filled with joyful songs and gorgeous light displays. One of the most magical places during the holiday season is London. The United Kingdom capital goes all out for Christmas, offering many different activities such as Christmas markets, ice rinks, and Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland. The extravagant light displays around town make the city come alive and the amount of effort put into these installations amazes me. As a photographer, I can’t help but capture them. Below are some of my favorite Christmas decorations from central London.

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I Photographed The Amazing Christmas Lights In London

Liberty London is another store that offers beautiful holiday displays. This year’s Christmas tree is a spectacular floating bonsai tree!

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Helen Haley
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2 months ago

This is by far my favorite.

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I Photographed The Amazing Christmas Lights In London

The sparkling angel sculptures on Reagent Street are a must-see! They will fully immerse you in the Christmas spirit if you aren’t already. Fun fact: Reagent street was the first central London location to be decorated with Christmas lights, back in 1954.

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elfin
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2 months ago

Beautiful, though a little odd that he wears his wings at his waistline.

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I Photographed The Amazing Christmas Lights In London

Annabel’s, one of the most exclusive clubs in the world, decorated the front of the Mayfair townhouse with a 42ft tree. This year's tree is white while last year it was decorated with the classic green and red. Impressive!

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Helene Malek
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2 months ago

Impressive indeed !

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I Photographed The Amazing Christmas Lights In London

Convent Garden’s tree is one of the most iconic trees in London. It’s a 55-foot pine tree decorated with 30,000 lights.

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ƒιѕн
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2 months ago

Love this one!

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I Photographed The Amazing Christmas Lights In London

New Bond Street has some of the most luxurious stores, and some of these brands go all out for Christmas. Just check Cartier, it has been transformed into a giant Christmas present!

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Nadine
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2 months ago

That's absolutely stunning. If I remember correctly (this was a few years ago)... there's also a Cartier on Champs-Élysées in Paris and they put up the exact same decoration. Beautiful.

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I Photographed The Amazing Christmas Lights In London

The Christmas tree inside the picturesque Leadenhall Market is another hidden gem. If you are a Harry Potter fan you may recognize the market as one the filming locations of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

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NanZ
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1 month ago

I love all of the decorations, but I am blown away by the architecture of the buildings. I would love to see pictures of these places when they are not decorated for holidays!

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I Photographed The Amazing Christmas Lights In London

Head to the world-famous Harrods department store for some Christmas shopping too! The exterior light decorations are year-round, but they become a popular attraction in December, as they create the perfect atmosphere for the holidays.

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I Photographed The Amazing Christmas Lights In London

Oxford Street recently replaced their light displays with curtains made up of energy-efficient LED. How cool is that?

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Helene Malek
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2 months ago

Wow ..

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I Photographed The Amazing Christmas Lights In London

Every year, St. Pancras International railway station partners with a brand for their Christmas tree. This year Lancôme created a 36-foot Eiffel Tower made up of 1500 perfume bottles.

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glorytherainwing
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2 months ago

this is London not Paris

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I Photographed The Amazing Christmas Lights In London

Cartier is not the only building wrapped up like a Christmas present. Walk around Tottenham Court Road and find some lovely “gifts”.

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glorytherainwing
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2 months ago

wow...lots of reflective water here

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I Photographed The Amazing Christmas Lights In London

New Bond Street displays have diamond-shaped sculptures - fitting for a place that was named Europe’s most expensive street.

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ƒιѕн
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2 months ago

Those Peacock feathers are awesome.

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I Photographed The Amazing Christmas Lights In London

Leicester Square, which is considered to be the heart of London, gets transformed into a Christmas Market during the month of November to January. It’s one of London’s top markets both in terms of goods and shimmering lights.

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I Photographed The Amazing Christmas Lights In London

Last year, the vibrant Soho neighborhood found a fun way to play with their name while paying homage to Santa Claus.

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Helene Malek
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2 months ago

Great promotional idea & so lovely

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I Photographed The Amazing Christmas Lights In London

Carnaby Street embraced sustainability too. This year's theme is ocean conservation and it’s a collaboration with the movement Project Zero. All the decorations are made with recycled plastic.

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ƒιѕн
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2 months ago

Great use of recycled plastics.

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I Photographed The Amazing Christmas Lights In London

Leicester Square, which is considered to be the heart of London, gets transformed into a Christmas Market from November all the way through January. It’s one of London’s top markets both in terms of goods and shimmering lights.

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Helen Haley
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2 months ago

The angels appear to be in very sparkly intestinal distress.

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I Photographed The Amazing Christmas Lights In London

The Shard is London’s tallest building. For Christmas, the top 20 floors glow with festive colors that can be seen and enjoyed throughout the city.

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glorytherainwing
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2 months ago

kinda horrific to see all the motion blurs from all the moving people. the water's mirror effect looks cool along with all the very well done decorations! awesome pics!

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