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