London’s ability to tuck away secret little oases (oasises? Oasii?) of calm right in the middle of some of its most bustling areas can be mind-boggling at the best of times. You’ll find yourself jostling for space on the pavement, trying to swim upstream like a salmon in the winter, before you tuck down a street and find yourself in a whole other world. The best part? You’ll often somehow find some of the best shopping and restaurants in these little tucked away squares. St Christopher’s Place is one such London hideaway, and they’re ringing in the festive season with some of London’s most hidden-treasure Christmas lights which are available to see now!
They’re also getting properly into the spirit with a seven week celebration of Christmas that sees them adopting a festive alter ego – St Christmas Place – and offering up limited edition festive menus. We’re talking Danish twists on British Christmas dishes from Ole & Steen (including a Crumble Mince Pie with a persipan base and a Merry Squashmas toastie), Hoppers‘ Sri Lankan takes on festive classics, and more. Hoppers are even offering up an all-out Sri Lankan Christmas spread!
The St Christmas Place Lights
St Christmas Place’s all-new Christmas light display are now lighting up their piazza and colourful streets. Brightly coloured discs cascade across the streets as a Christmas tree in the square, and even more along James Street, flood the area with light. Past years have also seen area landmarks given a festive makeover, such as the St Christopher’s Place clock, which gets gilded for the occasion. Plenty of the shops and boutiques that line the streets are also ready and waiting with Christmas displays of their own – so there’s plenty to see!
Well, what are you waiting for? This is your sign to head to the al fresco terraces that line St Christopher’s Christmas Place and nosh on delicious Christmassy food underneath the twinkling display.
See the lights at St Christopher’s Place, just off Oxford Street, from November 14 until January 6, 2023. The nearest tube station is Bond Street. Find out more at the website.