Yesterday I ventured into central London for the last day of the Lumiere Festival. We started at Oxford Circus, before heading down Regent Street to Picadilly Circus, on to Trafalgar Square and then to Leicester Square. We only got a map at Leicester Square after just wandering aimlessly the rest of the time, and then realised we’d missed loads outside Bond Street. Instead of walking back the way we’d been, we decided to hop on the tube up to King’s Cross and have a look at the lights there. We actually got off at Warren Street where we thought there was supposed to be something opposite the station, but wandered round for about 20 minutes without being able to find it, so we just walked to King’s Cross instead as it was getting late and we wanted to be able to see everything!
I don’t know what I expected from the Lumiere Festival, but I wasn’t disappointed. The Garden of Light at Leicester Square was one of my favourite parts, purely because there was so much to look at. The lights themselves were really impressive as most of them were in the shape of trees or plants, which just make it feel like a garden. I also liked the Light Graffiti by Floating Pictures at King’s Cross which I couldn’t really get a decent photo of, but it looked really cool.
I do wish I’d gone over a couple of days and seen everything Lumiere London had to offer, as the stuff at Mayfair looked insane; especially the aquarium and the light bench! We also missed some of the ones we were closer to as we didn’t have the map, like the Neon Dogs.
Let me know if you went to Lumiere London, especially if you have pictures as I’d love to see them!