After its huge success the most creative and artistic event of lighting and decorating the city of London is back. The Mayor of London has given a sneak-peek about the return of this beautiful event which now promises to be bigger, more bold, bright and colourful than last year. With this event more than 40 artists from UK and around the world will create stunning fixtures that will transform the iconic architecture and streets of London city into a dazzling nocturnal art exhibition.
The best of this event is that it is free to visit for one and all. These breathtaking installations are a great opportunity for you to take pictures and see your favourite spots beautifully illuminated in colourful lights. Posting pictures of this lighted art, will surely get you a lot of likes on your social-media account. Starting from the North and South of the river Thames, this festival is the largest light festival in the UK. This is a must-see attraction if you are in London or a totally worth-it attraction to plan a trip to London.
Covering mostly the central part of London, to enjoy the best of this festival you must book a stay in one of the hotels in the central part of London.
If you are excited about this festival, here’s a full guide to this festival that will help you see everything this event has to offer, and plan your visit accordingly.
Dates of the event
The Lumiere London starts on 18th January 2018 and will be lighting some selected parts of London till the 20th of January 2018.
Places to visit to see the lights
Lumiere lights can be found in some key locations of London like Chinatown, Leicester Square, the National Theatre, King’s cross, Fitzrovia, London’s West End, South Bank & Waterloo, Mayfair, Victoria, the Royal Academy of Arts, Westminster Abbey and more locations that will be announced on the event’s official website. You can also watch out for local groups from several outer London boroughs take part in a series of choreography and performance workshops to create the glowingly beautiful Umbrella Project by Bristol-based Cirque Bijou, it’s a roaming artwork that pop-ups in different parts of central London.
How to Reach
Thanks to the awesome London public transport connecting all the prime areas of the city easily and swiftly, you can reach all the above destinations via a well-connected system of tubes, train and buses. You can even see all the Lumiere installations by foot as they have been strategically placed all around central London. You can get the walking or tubing map from the event website and see the beautiful displays as you like.
Where to Stay
It is very vital to book a stay someplace in central London to be able to enjoy this stunning festival fully. A hotel from where you can easily reach all the places where the installations are taking place, you should book your stay in one of the finest hotels of central London- The Montcalm London City Suites hotel. This hotel ticks all the boxes a visitor is looking for to make their stay super comfortable and satisfactory. Ideally located in one of the prime locations of London, you can easily access all the Lumiere displays as well as the other popular London attractions from here. Offering great facilities and amenities, its modern interiors and world-class hospitality will give you the right kind of calm and comfort you need after all your sightseeing and overall London exploring.