I went on an incredible, self-made Christmas Walking Tour in London last Friday night and I want to share it with you. In this itinerary, you’ll see some of the most popular street Christmas lights and Christmas Markets around the city. Just a bit of a warning though, I do love walking (as I haven’t had a chance to walk this much in the Middle East) and the distance I covered in this walking tour might be too much for some of you perhaps. Walking is good for your health though so, I do highly recommend it. 🙂
I started my walking tour itinerary from Marble Arch and ended it at the Southbank Centre which is near the Waterloo station where I’m going to take the train on my way home. If you live nearer to the city, you can possibly do this the other way around.
I’ve also included the blog posts I’ve created for each stops in this walking tour to give you more idea of what to expect in each places. More photos will feast your eyes in each blog posts. 🙂
Christmas Walking Tour in London (Part 1)
FIRST STOP: OXFORD STREET.
Start your walking tour from the Marble Arch underground station. Take the exit towards Oxford Street and feast your eyes with the most elaborate street Christmas light decorations you will see in this walking tour.
SECOND STOP: ST CHRISTOPHER’S PLACE
Take a left towards James Street and see the cozy St Christopher’s Place.
Distance covered from Marble Arch Station: 700m
THIRD STOP: BOND STREET
Delight your eyes with the peacock-themed Christmas decorations of Bond Street.
Distance covered from St Christopher’s Place: 371m
FOURTH STOP: CARNABY STREET
Revel on the unique Christmas decorations of Carnaby street with 60’s swing theme.
Distance covered from Bond Street: 730m
FIFTH STOP: LEICESTER SQUARE
Enjoy the Christmas market of Leicester Square.
Distance covered from Carnaby Street: 825m
SIXTH STOP: SOUTHBANK CENTRE WINTER FESTIVAL
Shop, dine, drink and rollerskate at Southbank Centre Winter Festival.
Distance covered from Leicester Square: 1.63KM
It took me about 3 hours and a half to complete this walking tour, it may be faster or slower for you depending on your pace. In between the stops, you’ll pass by some Christmas shop displays that you shouldn’t miss. Selfridges in Oxford Street and also Liberty which you will pass on your way to Carnaby Street are both must see’s. They’ve totally joined the Christmas festivities of London through their elaborate shop displays.
You will also pass by Regent Street on this walking tour however, I didn’t include this yet as the Christmas lights weren’t turned on when I did this walking tour. So that’s a bonus for you.
Total distance covered is 4.25KM which actually isn’t too bad. You won’t really feel like you’re walking for a long time though because your eyes would be busy admiring all the Christmas light decorations.
Check out my Snapchat video of my Christmas Lights and Christmas Market Itinerary in London Part 1.
You can click on this link of this map which you can use to guide you during this walking tour: Pinay Flying High’s Christmas Walking Tour in London Part 1.
For more Christmas in London festivities, do visit the below posts:
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