You know Christmas is coming when the Christmas lights in Oxford Street are turned on! The grand ceremony took place on Tuesday marking the start of the festive period and was expected to attract over 1 million people. If you missed it, don’t worry, there are many other exciting switching on of lights across London to help you get in the Christmas spirit.
We have picked two that are happening next week in Covent Garden and on Regents Street and created some handy travel maps to show you what time you will need to leave to make sure you don’t miss the moment they are turned on. These maps will show you your journey time by public transport during the peak hours of 4-6pm on these days.
The Christmas lights in the square in Covent Garden will be switched on next Tuesday 14th November at 5pm – full details here. Use this public transport journey time map below to make sure you get there on time.
The grand shopping street with see it’s Christmas makeover unveiled on Thursday 16th November at 5pm – full details here. Use our public transport map below to calculate your journey to watch the moment the lights join up with those on Oxford Street.