A First Look At Lumiere London

Laura Reynolds
By Laura Reynolds Last edited 22 months ago
A First Look At Lumiere London

Finally, Lumiere London is here. The light festival we've been getting excited about for weeks was unveiled tonight at venues across the West End, Mayfair, Piccadilly and King's Cross.

It's an incredible sight, and well worth visiting over the next few days — be sure to wrap up warm.

You can get a feel for what to expect in the video above, and our selection of photos below.

Here are our tips for planning your visit, and please do share your photos with us.

Neon Dogs by Deepa Mann-Kler in the windows of Coutt's in Strand. Photo: Londonist
The Shakespeare statue in Leicester Square is surrounded by TILT's Garden of Light. Photo: Londonist
The ethereal being that is Janet Echelman's 1.8 London hovers above Oxford Circus. Photo: Londonist
Keyframes by Groupe LAPS is an impressive projection of stick men dancing choreographed to music on Regent Street. Photo: Londonist
Elephantastic by Catherien Garret is illuminated in the arches of Air Street, just off Regent Street. Top tip: keep walking and look back to see the elephant's rear end on the other side of the arches, Photo: Londonist
Illuminated fish dance above Piccadilly, courtesy of Lumieoles by Porte par le vent. Photo: Londonist
NOVAK projects spray paint style images onto the BAFTA building at 195 Piccadilly. Photo: Londonist
See Aquarium by Benedetto Bufalino and Benoit Deseille in a phone box in Grosvenor Square.  Photo: Londonist
The letters which usually sit on top of the Centre Point building are on display in Trafalgar Square. Photo: Londonist
Brothers and Sisters by Ron Haselden turns everyday sketches into light silhouettes in Grosvenor Square. Photo: Londonist
Julian Opie's Shaida Walking strolls down Broadwick Street in Carnaby. Photo: Londonist

Circus of Light — an animation at the Granary Building in Granary Square, King's Cross. Photo: John Sturrock

Circus of Light at Granary Square. Photo: John Sturrock

Litre of Light by Mike Stephenson in The Crossing At King's Cross. Photo: John Sturrock

Diver by Ron Haselden — a 17m light sculpture at the King's Cross Pond Club. Photo: John Sturrock

Lumiere London takes place at venues across London until 17 January (that's this Sunday) and it's completely free. Take a look at our comprehensive guide to Lumiere London to make the most of it. Also taking place this week is Winter Lights at Canary Wharf.

Last Updated 15 January 2016