Mayfair and Belgravia have pulled out all the stops for Christmas 2021.
You may be dreaming of a white Christmas, but after seeing Mayfair and Belgravia’s colourful Christmas displays this year, there’s no doubt you’ll have a change of heart. These beautiful boroughs have switched on their festive lights, illuminating the streets of London and spreading Christmas cheer to all passersby. It’s an attempt to lift our spirits after the year we’ve had, and I must say, they have truly outdone themselves. You can guarantee there’s something fabulously festive around every corner and several surprises along the way when you visit the Belgravia and Mayfair Christmas lights!
These neighbourhoods are undoubtedly stunning all year round, however these show-stopping Christmas trees and light displays are nothing short of magical. Belgravia’s Motcomb Street is a great place to start as it features an eye-catching light installation, with rows of colour-changing LED banners brightening up this walkway. If you’re lucky, you may even witness these beautiful lights change colour.
Make sure to keep an eye out on your journey as you’ll definitely spot some Christmassy window displays. A trip to Eccleston Yards will allow you to shop, drink, and dine beneath a twinkling canopy of Christmas lights, and before leaving the area, make sure to venture to Halkin Arcade. Here, a giant archway of fairy lights invites you to wander through and pose for a seasonal snap – and those luminous angel wings shouldn’t be skipped, either.
For a glimpse of the best Christmas tree in the area, head to the Connaught Hotel in Mayfair (home to the world’s best cocktail bar, dontcha know?) to view one of the most extravagant trees in London. This year’s tree is a festive collaboration between the artistic minds of Annie Morris and Idris Khan, boasting multi-coloured discs that illuminate the night sky.
Returning this year after proving immensely popular in 2020 are these epic triangular-shaped archways, which you’ll find on South Molton Street. Unsurprisingly, they’re already a big hit with the Instagram crowd!
Oh, and one last thing you really ought not to miss on your next visit to the Belgravia and Mayfair Christmas lights is London’s epic Gingerbread City, in residence on Motcomb Street until early January. Christmas around here is shaping up to be truly delicious…