The Christmas lights on Regent Street are going to be the largest ever set of festive illuminations in Central London, it’s been revealed.
They will go up as far as BBC Broadcasting House and down as far as the junction with Pall Mall.
The official switch-on takes place in around a month, on November 17th – and staff have already begun hanging the angels.
“Regent Street’s long and proud association with Christmas stretches back to the very first lights display in 1954,” David Shaw, head of the Regent Street portfolio at the Crown Estate, told the Evening Standard.
“Since then, the street has played an important part in so many people’s Christmas experiences that we wanted to celebrate that this year.”
(Pic: Regent Street lights 1960, by Henry Grant)