Lumiere London is a major new annual light festival that has transformed the iconic streets of central London for four nights (14th Jan – 17th Jan). It has brought together some of the world’s most exciting artists working with light. I found out about this only a week ago and was super excited to check it out! The installations were dotted around a few locations around London – the majority were within walking distance which was awesome and convenient. It was also exciting to have the road closures which meant we could really enjoy all the installations without worrying about getting run over by a PMS-ing lorry driver. I’d definitely recommend printing out the map and using that to navigate – otherwise it can become a wild goose chase trying to find the installations. Aside from the bitter cold, it was wholly enjoyable and a nice evening out. I know that Canada have something similar – Nuit Blanche – so it was cool to see this coming to London 🙂
1) Oxford St
Here, there was an interesting cell-like looking net installation!
2) Liberty London
3) Regent Street
This installation was probably my favourite! It was animated and told a story that had everyone laughing and watching in awe.
4) Piccadilly Circus
There were a number of installations around this area. The elephant one (see photo below) was accompanied by some jungle-like sounds, just incase we wanted to feel like we were close to it.
5) St. James’
I was really impressed with this installation – not only was it simply but it somehow depicted emotions through the various postures.
6) Leicester Square
7) King’s Cross
The installations at King’s cross followed a sort of path and this was cool and interesting to follow. The first two images shown below are of light made from plastic bottles filled with water!
This is probably another one of my favourites! Westminster Abbey looking absolutely mesmerising with the changing colours and lights.
9) Bond Street
This installation was extremely interesting and pretty smart if you ask me! I’ve never seen anything like this before, definitely a great use of art and an iconic aspect of London.
Of course, it isn’t possible to go to Westminster and not pit-stop to capture the London Eye and Big Ben!!
Did you manage to visit Lumiere London? What were your thoughts?