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Christmas in London | Seven Dials Christmas Lights

November 30, 2016
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For the second time this month, I created another walking tour which covers some of the Christmas lights around London which I wasn’t able to see on my first Christmas Walking Tour. This time, Seven Dials is included – an area in London which I have never seen nor heard before this self-made walking tour.

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Seven Dials links Covent Garden to Soho and is a network of seven streets which surrounds a beautiful and tiny roundabout. It’s a shopping and dining district with international and independent brands alike. In the middle of it all is a sundial pillar which was regarded as one of London’s great public ornaments.

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Seven Dials was built with the aim to follow suit of Covent Garden’s successful piazza and be one of London’s most fashionable addresses however, the area deteriorated to a slum renowned for its gin shops. The drunkards made it a slum area of course, lol.

Seven Dials Christmas Lights, London - PinayFlyingHigh.com

Nowadays, the Seven Dials is a popular destination for food, drinks and shopping. Gone are the days when it used to be a slum area as it’s now the address of the some of the quirky and independent shops which caters to both the young and older (ahem!) crowd.

Seven Dials Christmas Lights, London - PinayFlyingHigh.com

During the Christmas season, Seven Dials will fascinate you with its elaborate and incredible woodland-themed Christmas decoration on all its seven streets.

Seven Dials Christmas Lights, London - PinayFlyingHigh.com

Plan your visit to see the Seven Dials Christmas Lights:

Nearest underground station: Covent Garden, Leicester Square and Holborn.
Lights will be up and running until the 6th of January.

Check out my Snapchat video of my Christmas Walking Tour Part 2:

For more Christmas in London festivities, do visit the below posts:

Christmas Ice Rinks in London
Natural History Museum
Skate at Somerset House

Street Christmas Lights in London
Oxford Street
Bond Street
Carnaby Street
Covent Garden
Seven Dials
Regent Street

Christmas Markets in London
Christmas in Leicester Square
Southbank Centre Winter Festival
Kingston Christmas Market
Hyde Park Winter Wonderland

Christmas Walking Tours
Christmas Walking Tour Part 1
Christmas Walking Tour Part 2

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24 Comments

  • Reply Abigail December 2, 2016 at 05:33

    Those Christmas lights definitely get to me like a child. It’s so beautiful and vibrant. It just makes you want to anticipate the holidays even more!
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    • Reply Pinay Flying High December 15, 2016 at 19:25

      It does build it up for you, makes you more excited than you already are. :p

  • Reply Katie December 1, 2016 at 19:59

    I have never heard of the seven dials but I think I recognise what bit you’re talking about! Wow to those lights, I want my home to look like this! So much Christmassy decorations! 🙂
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    • Reply Pinay Flying High December 15, 2016 at 19:32

      If your home looks like this, good luck to your electricity bill. :p

  • Reply Jen Morrow December 1, 2016 at 12:53

    This is one of my favorite areas to see Christmas lights in London. I would go out after dinner and walk off my meal wandering the streets l.ooking at the pretty window decorations and lights.

    • Reply Pinay Flying High December 15, 2016 at 19:34

      That’s so cool. I didn’t even know about this place until I did my research for the Christmas lights. :p

  • Reply Julie December 1, 2016 at 09:42

    I thought this was familiar…! Gorgeous photos! I love the Covent Garden area. Ooh, I miss London so much!!

  • Reply Mel I TravelingMel December 1, 2016 at 08:32

    Oh, it’s so beautiful! All those lights really puts you in the winter spirit! And woodland themed is my favorite kind of theme!

  • Reply Juliette | Snorkels to Snow December 1, 2016 at 05:46

    This really does look so magical. There’s nothing obvious in Fiji that it is Christmastime other than a few shops having some displays and decorations. Europe just seems to do Christmas so well, we are just going to have to spend a Christmas season there one year!
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    • Reply Pinay Flying High December 15, 2016 at 19:35

      Yes you must! It must be nice though to spend Christmas in a beautiful island. 🙂

  • Reply Lydia@LifeUntraveled December 1, 2016 at 01:16

    That roundabout is already so, so charming! Adding the Xmas lights makes it look even more so magical. I would enjoy just browsing around this area even if I didn’t need to buy anything. 🙂
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    • Reply Pinay Flying High December 15, 2016 at 19:36

      Some people just sit on that roundabout for hours on end. I probably would do it one of these days. :p

  • Reply Soraya December 1, 2016 at 00:46

    Amazing! I have absolutely loved seeing all your photos of the Christmas lights in London. It looks like such an incredible time of the year. So interesting that this area is made up of 7 streets that connect to this tiny roundabout. Who would have known that it used to be a slum filled with gin shops!

    • Reply Pinay Flying High December 15, 2016 at 19:37

      I think the whole of London used to be a slum. Lol. There’s always something similar about the history of a place. :p

  • Reply Kathy December 1, 2016 at 00:13

    Your walking tour looks so nice. I really enjoyed seeing all the Christmas lights in your video. And the ice skating looks so cool! Thanks for making me feel at home and christmassy all the way from South Korea 🙂
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    • Reply Pinay Flying High December 15, 2016 at 19:38

      Aww thank you very much Kathy. That’s such a compliment that I made you feel at home. I hope you’ll have a great Christmas there too in Korea. 🙂

  • Reply Stacey November 30, 2016 at 23:00

    Oh wow it’s absolutely stunning! I can’t believe I missed this! I wish I had seen this post before I went on my trip in October
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    • Reply Pinay Flying High December 15, 2016 at 19:39

      You should visit London next time during the Christmas season. It’s a must. 🙂

  • Reply Naomi November 30, 2016 at 22:36

    I think I need to move to London for december 2017 and explore all these areas and neighbourhouds with their Christmas lights. It looks just as lovely as the first walking tour.

    • Reply Pinay Flying High December 15, 2016 at 19:39

      Thank you Naomi, when you do move let me know please. 🙂

  • Reply Sally November 30, 2016 at 14:06

    Your photos are making me so jealous! Your so lucky you get to have a proper cold Christmas. Not long now <3 Not in thread but posting anyway!!! 😉

    • Reply Pinay Flying High December 15, 2016 at 19:43

      Thank you so much again Sally. You should visit London during Christmas time and when you do, let me know. :p

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