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Top 3 Best Places in London to Take Photos of the Christmas Lights

17 Oct 2017

Even though it’s only October, Christmas is just around the corner and having the necessary time to prepare for is crucial! Start thinking about everything now, from what you want to gift your loved ones to where you want to go when you’re in London for Christmas. After all, planning in advance also lets you choose the best spots to take pictures in!

Christmas is a beautiful time to visit the capital, be it because of the stunning shop decorations or the beautiful lights that adorn the streets. So, take a look at some of these amazing places that you shouldn’t miss out on when you come to the capital – and enjoy beautiful pictures that will make great keepsakes and memories!

Magical London Locations in the Festive Period

Oxford Street

Christmas lights are certainly a must-see in London, and one place where they are absolutely magical is Oxford Street. Renowned around the world for its stunning array of sparkly lights, this street will host an amazing 1,778 decorations, including 750,000 LED lightbulbs that will come together to create an enchanting wonderland! The theme for 2017 is falling snowflakes, so you can expect incredible sights and, what’s better, amazing picture-perfect spots on this street.

This will be the fifty-eight year that Oxford Street has had Christmas decorations. The lights are set to switch on on November 7 and it’s expected that 1 million people will visit them, so don’t miss out!

Take a look at last year’s lights:

Convent Garden

Another location that is great to visit at any time of the year. During Christmas time, though, Covent Garden is transformed into something out of this world! The festive decorations will focus around mistletoe this year, so you can expect more than 40 mistletoe chandeliers hanging over the streets and in the many market buildings.

You will also be able to enjoy a stunningly huge hand-picked Christmas tree filled with glimmering lights and a beautiful silver reindeer on the piazza. These festive lights will be switched on on November 14.

Syon Park

This location is beautiful all year round, but truly stunning during the festive period! The Enchanted Woodland in Syon Park will marvel everyone with its colourful array of lights that will transform the 600-year-old gardens into a fairylike landscape. The Great Conservatory will also be illuminated in the centre of the historic and beautiful arboretum, and you can not only admire the decorations but also play with the interactive lights along the way!

Even though the route will likely take you around 30 minutes, you can slow down to a leisurely pace and take the time to snap a few photos that will delight you for many years to come.

Here’s what you can expect in the Enchanted Woodland:

There are so many places in London that are perfect to take Christmas photos, and we can take you to all of them. Whether you’re looking for an evening out in London or you want to sightsee – and take stunning photos at the same time – contact us today to book your journey across the city.

The professional chauffeurs at Smart City Weddings will take you anywhere you want to go in the capital, allowing you to see the beauty of London during Christmas time, create memories that you will always remember fondly, and take great pictures that will last a lifetime!

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