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The London Notebook At Christmas – Lets Talk Lights

One thing we really enjoy writing about is Travel and we have decided to expand on the writing we are doing about the topic! Whilst we are still keeping in the tradition of making our Tuesday Lunchtime articles inspired by a book it is also going to welcome Travel Tuesdays!

I have lived in London the majority of my life and it is a city that I have always been fascinated by because it doesn’t matter how many time you visit, you see something new.

Our brand new article is inspired by questions from a book called London Journal by Paperchase and each week we will look at different areas and topics about London!


London Quote of the Week

If you look for it, I’ve got a sneaky feeling you’ll find that love actually is all around.”

Daniel, Love Actually (Christmas film in London)

This Weeks Topic: Let’s Talk About Christmas Lights

Usually at Christmas time, the Capital is lit up with lots of lights and really is such a pretty place to visit. I used to do an early shift at work and have a huge gap between improv rehearsal and work so I used to go to a different area of the capital so that when it dark I could see new light designs.

The place most tourists go for the lights is Regents Street and Oxford Circus as they are the ones that have official switch on every year. Also they change themes and celebrities turn them on so there is a massive pull. However a lot of the lights that I like are not here so let me tell you areas I love to go for to see the lights.


Carnaby Street

I love the lights in Carnaby Street as they are so unique and very different. Every year they take a theme and create something interesting and creative. A few year ago they were to celebrate the band Queen and last year it was jellyfish made out of recycled goods. Really great fun.


Seven Dials

I think Seven Dials has some of the prettiest Christmas lights in the city. They are usually so well done and it is such a magical place to walk around at this time of year. There is so much to see and so much to absorb that it is so festive in spirit.


Bond Street – The Side Streets

Near Bond Street Tube Station there is a lot of side roads that are home to expensive fashion shops so its only right that the lights are trendy to go with it. The lights are simple but really striking and they are just a really interesting experience.

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