This year, unlike previous years, I avoided the obvious areas of London when seeking out Christmas lights. Oxford and Regents Streets have had the same decorations for the last few years.
Somerset House has a magnificent tree in its inner courtyard, right next to the pop-up ice skating rink. I timed my shot perfectly, as the ice had been cleared in between skating sessions. Covent Garden is always a visual delight (and its gift topped car is an Instagram favourite). It helped that when I was there, it had been raining so the crowds were less than usual.
You can see how Oxford Street’s lights looked in 2014 here … they haven’t changed.