We may be in the middle of the Caribbean ocean when the lights in Oxford Street get switched on today, but Doris Visits have got lights on Film (from last year), which looked similar to the year before. We wonder how similar they are to the ones being switched on tonight? Here are the London Christmas Lights; Oxford St, Regent St, Carnaby St, Liberty’s Windows 2016. The festive season has started. There have been some fantastic years, normally when a huge Christmas film comes out and they buy the streets for promotion and go to town. There have been some ordinary years. If you can’t get go back in time or get to London, enjoy these. Or look and compare if you can get there.
Oxford Street and Regent Street. Oxford Street has the lights that are news worthy and mentioned, but Regent Street often has the better lights. Oxford Street has a collection of lit hung ball balls and Regent Street has the huge Christmas Angels whose wings light up as a graduation, then go out and rotate again. This is the first year we have filmed them so I cannot compare, but there was a hint of me having seen these before. If you book the Big Bus with us before 31st Dec 2017 Doris Visits has a code that works with our link, that gives you 12% off. BIGBUSTOURS12
Liberty’s Windows. In Great Marlborough Street just down from The Palladium, Liberty’s window is always worth a look and this year it is the Nutcracker Suite and as they mention the Royal Ballet, there may be some connection. There is I noticed, no mention of the ballets golden girl Darcey Bussell who christened the cruise ship Azura. Did you know every cruise ship had a godmother, see our list! They missed a treat there as Darcey is very in vogue in the Strictly Come Dancing run up to Christmas. Liberty also boasts a famous clock adjoining the building across the road to the block that sits between it and Regent Street. Try and make the hour so you can hear the chimes. I suggest not one near rush hour.
Carnaby Street. The centre of 1960’s fashion the street now features a Miss Sixty as well as the fabulous Irregular Modes, Doris’s favourite shoe shop. Their lights are always different and never predictable which makes them very special. The pubs around this area are also worth taking a break in. As Carnaby Street is just blocks away from the attractions above it would be amiss not to take it in with the others. If your town has great lights, please film them and share…….
Should you wish to add this film to your web site for christmas, please do. What are your five favourite Christmas decorations this year? Here are ours.