There are many markers of when Christmas officially begins. But in our eyes, one of them definitely has to be when London’s Christmas lights flood the skies. If there’s anything this city knows how to do, it’s celebrate the festive season in style. And now Bond Street, is vying for the crown of ‘best lights in London’ with their all-new royal-inspired display. The iconic peackock-feather themed Bond Street Christmas light display has enthralled visitors for the past eight years, but clearly they thought it time for a change!
Planning for the new display started all the way back in 2021, in preparation of celebrating Queen Elizabeth II’s platinum jubilee year. In the wake of her passing, it makes all the more sense as a beautiful Christmas tribute to the departed monarch. The new display now lights up the Central London skies and footpaths
The new Bond Street Christmas Lights display
Making use of 93,652 LED’s the new display features four enormous crowns at key junctions on Bond Street, inspired by The Imperial State Crown. The crossings now light up from shimmering lights and shapes mirroring the shimmering platinum, gold, diamond, and pearl necklaces. The grand gateways at the north and south of Bond Street usher guests into the light-strewn area, with sparkling gold, silver, and luminous pearl lights adorning them to offer a tiara-like effect.
Thanks to the usage of LED’s, more sustainable than standard lights, the display will have an efficiency saving of 75%. The display will make use of reusable, recyclable, and long-life materials. The display’s component parts make use of recycled polymer or aluminium, meanwhile the materials composing the structures and decorations are all 100% recyclable. They’ll also be keeping energy consumption down by reducing the display’s hours of illumination.
A Christmas tree hits Bond Street
New to the Bond Street Christmas lights this year is The Ralph Lauren Giving Tree for Bond Street in support of The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity. Found outside the brand’s flagship store on Bond Street, the five-meter-tall Nordmann Fir tree stands proudly next to the store’s new festive façade with pine-adorned wreaths, hand-painted bear ornaments, and tartan bows. Honouring the holiday spirit of giving back, and Ralph Lauren’s own Pink Pony Initiative, visitors to the Ralph Lauren store can make a donation to The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity and dedicate a personalised star ornament that will be featured on The Ralph Lauren Giving Tree.
Festive cheer, heart-warming generosity, and dazzling lights galore – it all awaits you at Bond Street. You don’t want to miss this year’s display!