Christmas in London: Lighting the Darkness on Oxford Street

It’s the day before Christmas Eve and I hope you’ve done all your shopping. Since it’s a Saturday too, high streets and shopping centres up and down the country will be buzzing with last-minute shoppers all day. Personally, that’s one of my more anxiety-inducing ideas of hell, and makes me glad I’ve done all my Christmas shopping, and all I have to do now is to stay in the warm and wrap the presents up (which, in its way, is a circle of hell in its own right – can someone PLEASE find the end of the Sellotape for me!?). I’m looking forward to Christmas Day when I can put my feet up and not have to think about anything!

Places like Oxford Street in central London will be packed today, but it does look pretty at this time of the year. These photos, showing the Christmas lights that seem to float above the onrushing traffic and the people, was taken about a month ago, not far from Oxford Circus. These Christmas lights are an annual tradition (more on the Oxford Street lights can be found here), usually ‘switched on’ by a celebrity. Their presence is a long-standing part of Christmas in London, lighting the darkness of the winter nights…

For links to more festive reading, click here!

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