Oxford Street

Oxford Street

2021 Christmas Lights

Last week saw the big Oxford Street Christmas lights switch-on. However, it was a little different this year, as it was not just Oxford Street that turned its Christmas lights on but also 20 other streets across London’s West End that turned their lights on in sync. This included Bond Street, Regent Street as well as streets around Piccadilly and Mayfair and totalled over a million LED lights which they say was the biggest switch-on in the world.

This year’s Oxford Street lights, which are new for 2021, are made up of magical looking stars which are meant to make a pretty impact against the sky at night, while Bond Street have peacock motifs as their lights.

Naturally the lights look their best when it’s dark and are well worth coming to see and will be on until early January.

2021 Oxford Street Christmas Lights

 

 

Wallace Collection

Wallace Collection

Frans Hals: The Male Portrait

The Wallace Collection is currently celebrating Frans Hal’s most famous painting ‘The Laughing Cavalier’ which he painted in 1624. This iconic painting has never before been seen with Hals’ other works and is the centrepiece of the exhibition and will be on display until 30th January 2022.

The Wallace Collection, located in Hertford House in Manchester Square, is an international collection of masterpieces, paintings, sculptures, furniture, arms and armour as well as porcelain.

The collection was built up over the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries by the Marquesses of Herford and Sir Richard Wallace and is recognised as one of the finest collections of its kind.

For more information please visit www.wallacecollection.org

New West End Company

Regent Street

The New West End Company is a business partnership of 600 UK and international retailers, restaurateurs, hoteliers and property owners in the world’s top shopping and leisure destination, anchored by Bond Street, Oxford Street and Regent Street. The company works across 74 streets and represents some 150,000 employees.

For more information please visit: www.newwestend.com