Return of the London Lumiere Festival
From Kings Cross to the South Bank, London takes on an entirely new image as it celebrates an incredible festival of light between 18th and 21st January. Each night, London is set to become a blaze of colour, enchantment enjoyed by all.
Over 40 international and UK artists are planning to turn London’s iconic buildings and parks into vast illuminated projects, which are guaranteed to attract thousands of people each night keen to explore, discover and be amazed. Visitors traveling often seek serviced apartments London as it is the best time to visit London.
The designs are extremely imaginative and evocative. Whether you prefer contemporary, abstract or historic, London’s Lumiere has something to appeal to everyone.
Strolling around Leicester Square will take on a new ambience as the Square becomes a luminous secret garden inhabited by curious nocturnal creatures.
Alternatively, you can book a stay at the Presidential Marylebone Mayfair and stroll up to Kings Cross where glittering masses of light grow, roll and splinter amid an incredible soundscape. A saunter along South Audley Street in Mayfair will reveal a strange house bedecked with vivid tubes of fluorescent light that grow up the façade like ivy, while bathing it in a soft blue light.
Be prepared for a lot of walking so comfortable shoes are definitely a must. The installations cover a vast area stretching both sides of the River Thames. It includes all of the West End, Seven Dials, Covent Garden, Westminster, Victoria, the South Bank and Waterloo as well as the Kings Cross area. Explore one area each night or try a sample of all – the choice is yours. This is London as you have never seen it before and it is certain to make you smile.
Given that the previous Lumiere in 2016 included flying bodies and giant elephants, fountains and strange gardens, colour changing benches as well as interactive exhibits, visitors to this year’s Lumiere can be certain of one thing – this is entertainment on a grand scale.
Lumiere is entertaining and inclusive, attracting everyone – tourists, visitors and Londoners alike out into the streets to enjoy something that is totally different. Just remember to stop off occasionally at one of the many pubs or cafes for a drink. Holiday Apartments London is definitely a place to stay to check out the majority of the capital’s sites and destinations of great importance. Dress up warm as it can get very cold, and take your time to marvel at the skill of these fantastic artists.
Finding out the locations of the light installations is easy, just go on-line and download a map at www.visitlondon.com/lumiere/programme/map