The Christmas Lights of London

This afternoon I left the house at 4:30 with my camera and I decided to go for a walk and take pictures of the many Christmas lights around London. London may lack the snow for a white Christmas but they make it up in lights.

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I started off by going into Hyde Park to look at the Christmas Winter Wonderland. This is sort of Christmas market with lots of rides. Even around 5 pm it was getting very packed with people.

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Then I came out of the park at Marble Arch and started walking along Oxford Street. The stores on Oxford street are always spending lots of money on lights and window dressing. Very impressive.

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The beginning of Oxford Street.

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Selfridge always has the best windows. Tonight there were several hundred people in front of the windows.

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New Bond Street

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House of Fraser and John Lewis

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Oxford Circus

Then I walked down Regent Street. Less lights than Oxford Circus but very pretty nevertheless.

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Piccadilly Circus

After that I walked down Haymarket to Trafalgar Square. They have a big tree there but let’s just say they have nothing on the tree at Rockefeller center. First of all, its tall and skinny and the lights are only white. I think it would help to have multicolored lights but that’s just me.

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I left the tree and the choir that was singing in front of it and walked to Embankment. There I decided to cross the footbridge to South bank. I had heard there was another Christmas market by the London eye. It was actually very nice.

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After all this walking I took the tube back home at Westminster station. Walking home in South Kensington I couldn’t help myself, I had to take one last picture in front of the National History Museum.

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