So last night was the annual switching on of Oxford Street Christmas lights, and as I was in town anyway, I decided to hang around and have a watch!
Rita Ora was the guest this year who pressed the button, and the streets lit up with the baubles and icy tree lights.
Seeing London like this always brings extra joy, and the majority of Oxford Street was pedestrianised to allow spectators the best possible view, and for safety too! It was extra busy along the usually packed street, and everyone was happily snapping away pics of the fresh lights.
The festivities were in full swing, and many shops now have their Christmas displays in their windows, notably Selfridges which always has amazing windows (worth a trip just for a window shop for sure!)
Although I have lived in London my whole life – apart from the uni years – this was the first time I have been to see the lights being switched on! I would recommend it to people, as it’s a nice way to begin the Christmas joy, however I think it is best to arrive early and get as close to the stage as possible. We were quite far along the street and it seemed there were some technical mares, as the sound wasn’t great and it was hard to hear what Rita and the Capital Radio presenters was saying. However, I’m never one to turn down Christmas cheer and so would definitely visit again, even if it is still slightly early to begin celebrating…
So what do you think, is it a waste of a trip? Or would you like to get involved next year? Don’t forget there’s plenty of other areas with lights to be celebrated, for more info on their dates, see here!
Love, Maddie x