Chelsea’s Christmas light display spanning the whole neighbourhood has been officially switched-on, a little earlier than usual, aiming to bring a piece of festive cheer to locals and Londoners alike over the coming weeks.
Chelsea’s Christmas lights have returned with bigger than before magical displays across Sloane Square, Duke of York Square, Pavilion Road and King’s Road. Although no switch-on ‘moment’ this year, locals and visitors can see the area light up, heralding the start of the Christmas period and perfect for a spot of window shopping.
The much-loved Sloane Square installation has returned with more lights than ever before. In addition, the King’s Road’s regal Christmas lights are inspired by the crown of King Charles II, who the road was originally built for as a private route to travel between palaces. King Charles II famously restored Christmas to the nation following Oliver Cromwell’s ban on festivities for over a decade, which is celebrated on this significant and historical road.