Canary Wharf Winter Lights: Illuminating Photos Of This Year's Festival

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Last Updated 22 January 2020

Canary Wharf Winter Lights: Illuminating Photos Of This Year's Festival
Mountain of Light by Angus Muir Design (#11 on the map)

Free illuminations festival Winter Lights is back in Canary Wharf for a sixth year. A neon tree, a glowing forest and a word waterfall are among the 26 light artworks this year.

Some of the installations will be familiar to anyone who's visited in previous years, but several are new for 2020. We're pleased to report that the maps and signposting are much improved on the confusing efforts of previously, and as always, an army of friendly stewards is on hand to offer assistance.

Here are some of the highlights from Canary Wharf Winter Lights 2020:

Sasha Trees by Adam Decolight (#26)
Squiggle by Angus Muir Design (#23)
Pools of Light (#22)
Desire by UXU Studio (#15)
Constellations by Studio Joanie Lemercier (#16)
Ditto by Ithaca Studio (#12)
Absorbed by Light by Gali May Lucas (#5)
The Clew by Ottotto (#3)
Bit. Fall by Julius Popp (#2)
Neon Tree by Hawthorn (#19)
Affinity by Amigo & Amigo and S1T2 (#21)

Canary Wharf Winter Lights 2020 is free to visit. It takes place every evening until 25 January, 4pm-10pm (though from our experience, it's not dark enough to enjoy the festival fully until about 4.45pm). Take a look at our guide to eating and drinking in Canary Wharf while you're there.

All photos by our Visual Arts Editor, Tabish Khan/@londonartcritic.