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Christmas 2022 has finally arrived here in London!

Our city is known throughout the world as one of the best places to view some incredible Christmas lights.

And perhaps nowhere in London is better known for their fabulous illuminated Christmas displays than Oxford Street.


What Are the Oxford Street Christmas Lights?

Oxford Street is a world-class shopping destination for visitors from all across the globe, right in the heart of the city.

Considering London pulls out all the stops when it comes to Christmas decorations, it's no surprise that Oxford Street is always decked out in beautiful, twinkling lights throughout the festive season.

In years gone by, many celebrities have been invited to flip the switch and officially start London's Christmas Season.

Previous notable include Bob Geldof, Cliff Richard, the Spice Girls, Jim Carrey, and Robbie Williams just to name a few!

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Where to Find the Lights

Oxford Street is right in the centre of the city.

It's sandwiched in between Soho and Mayfair to the South, Kensington to the West, Covent Garden and Bloomsbury to the East and Fitzrovia and Marylebone to the North.

Owing to its' central location, it's very easy to get to Oxford Street! It's just a short walk up from Westminster and Soho.

Or consider these public transport options:

Tube Stations: Tottenham Court Road, Oxford Circus, Bond Street, Marble Arch

Bus Routes: 7, 12, 22, 55, 73, 88, 94, 98, 139, 159, 390, 453


When Are the Lights Turned On?

This year, the lights turned on on the 2nd of November and will shine until the 8th of January 2023.

New for 2022, the lights will not stay on all day but will turn on at 15:00 and off at 23:00.


What Are the Decorations for 2022?

This year's lights are a little more scaled back than in previous years owing to the current hike in energy bills in the UK.

In addition to the reduced hours mentioned above, the lights have beeb made with cost-friendly materials like recycled plastic!

In 2022, you can expect to see 5,000 dangling stars made up of over 300,000 LED light bulbs.

The lights dangle over the entire street, turning literally into a star-studded Christmas wonderland!

The trees lining the street have also been lit and many of the big shops on Oxford Street like Selfridges go all out with their decorations, too.


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About The Author

Margaret

An American simply by accident of birth, Margaret moved to London over 16 years ago and hasn’t looked back since! With a keen interest in History – and a BA degree to match – Margaret prides herself on her knowledge of the amazing city she calls home and she's been guiding here now for nearly a decade. Social history is her real expertise, with sound understanding of the day-to-day lives of Londoners over the past centuries.
Updated: January 25th, 2023
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