Yes, London may not be covered head to toe in its Christmas decorations anymore, but if you know where to look you’ll find some beautiful interactive light displays in the city this week
City Lights, which is part of the Mayor of London’s “Let’s Do London” programme, is providing free light trails in five different City of London locations. Each evening until February 20, you’ll have the chance to wander through a lit-up paradise.
Each a family-friendly, immersive display, the City Lights all reimagine their area and provide a new landscape awash with colour and installations.
At the Colour by Light trail, for example, smartphone torches will change the lights around you into a whole new setting, while Keys Of Light presents a grand piano that generates different pulses of light for each key.
Celestial Brainstorm offers a rope to pull to create a glittering sculpture in the sky; Imminence invites guests to reflect on climate change through a projected landscape on the ground; and Harmonic Portal shows the different frequencies used by our brains to create colour.
Basically, you’re going to want to test out all these installations while you can, and you’ll find them at the locations below until February 20. And remember, they’re completely free to visit!
Where can I find these light installations?
- “Imminence” by Novak in St Paul’s Churchyard (Northside, by Temple Bar), EC4M 8AD;
- “Harmonic Portal” by Chris Plant at St Mary Aldermary Church, 69 Watling Street EC4N 4SJ;
- “Colour by Light” by Floating Pictures in St Mary le Bow Churchyard Square, Cheapside EC2V 6AU;
- “Celestial Brainstorm” by Amelia Kosminsky in Bloomberg Public Plaza , 3 Queen Victoria Street EC4N 8AR;
- ‘Keys of Light’ by Mr.Beam in Guildhall Yard, off Gresham Street EC2V 5AE (closed 16 & 17 February).
Find out more information about City Lights here.