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Northbank Christmas Lights

Christmas Lights - 2015

Northbank Christmas Lights

2018 sees new lights come to the Strand, keeping a classic look highlighting the impressive range of activities in the area throughout the season. These will be lit up from 14th November. We also still have London’s ‘greenest’ seasonal lights on Villiers Street, enjoyed by everyone taking advantage of all of the great bars and restaurants between Embankment and Charing Cross stations.

The Strand and Villiers Street lights act as a beautiful focal point for some of London’s best known Christmas activities, like the Snowman and SKATE, and venues for festive parties or intimate drinks by a warm fire. We have had wonderful feedback from local businesses, students and media for the lights running from the famous Trafalgar Square Christmas tree to the beautiful St Mary le Strand which is also lit up for winter. Visitors have also shared their photos of the lights over social media, so make sure you do too.


It’s all in the history.

We can’t believe it has been four years since the Strand saw its first ever Christmas lights and what a great tradition to keep, as such an iconic and important processional route, it deserves the best.

But did you know the Northbank has a long history with lighting innovation?

…that the Savoy Theatre was the first public building in the world to be permanently lit by electricity.

And Victoria Embankment had the world’s first street lights. You can still see the original dolphin emblems on the lights today!

We even have the last remaining Webb Patent Sewer Gas Lamp on Carting Lane.


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