Lumiere London 2018 with us.
Lumiere has returned to the capital to bring some much-needed cheer to the end of January.
Lumiere is a festival of lights which first came to London in 2016, and has expanded to new locations due to its success. With over 50 installations to enjoy, which will be a mix of neon lights, sculptures and light projections, they organised an amazing event for everyone. The festival is produced by art production company and registered charity Artichoke. The first Lumiere produced by Artichoke took place in Durham in 2009.
The light show started on Thursday and ends on Sunday, with light shows running between 5:30 pm and 10:30 pm.
The lights were in King’s Cross, Fitzrovia, Mayfair, South Bank, Westminster and the West End. In the West End, the light shows were spread across Leicester Square, Oxford Circus, Regent Street, Picadilly Circus, Regent Street, St James’s and Carnaby Street.
The shows are obviously free (kind of hard to charge people for walking through London), but festival-goers are asked to donate their choosing to buy the official map of the works.
There is a free Lumiere London app which gives details on all of the artworks, how best to get around, and things to do nearby such as bars, restaurants and attractions.