From the twinkling Oxford Street Christmas lights to the beautiful decorations illuminating Covent Garden and the shimmering spirits on Regent Street, don't miss the chance to see the world-famous London Christmas lights as the city is gloriously decked out for Christmas.

The locations listed below feature some of London's best Christmas lights displays, with most switch-on events taking place in November.

Carnaby Christmas lights

Look up to the skies and see a Queen-inspired installation as part of this year's Carnaby Christmas lights. Find Freddie Mercury's iconic Bohemian Rhapsody lyrics written in bright neon over Carnaby's 14 glowing streets, which are filled with independent boutiques – perfect for a spot of Christmas shopping. Until 4 Jan

Oxford Street Christmas lights

Be dazzled by some of the most spectacular Christmas lights in London and admire the seasonal window displays lining Oxford Street. The must-see Oxford Street Christmas lights include new purple baubles among the 1,178 decorations covering the famous shopping street. From 6 Nov

Regent Street Christmas lights

Experience the magic of Christmas as the beautiful Regent Street Christmas lights set the West End alight with a seasonal sparkle. See the return of the magnificent spirits glittering above the entire length of Regent Street and its surrounding streets, while hunting for luxury Christmas gifts. From 15 Nov

Covent Garden Christmas lights

Amble around the cobbled streets of Covent Garden, which are transformed into a winter wonderland over the festive period. Marvel at mistletoe chandeliers, a magnificent reindeer statue and a huge Christmas tree, alongside the 100,000 twinkling Covent Garden Christmas lights that illuminate the 19th-century Piazza. From 13 Nov

Bond Street Christmas lights

See one of Londons most luxurious shopping districts garlanded with spectacular Christmas lights in the run-up to Christmas. Once you've admired the glow of the Bond Street Christmas lights, look out for the exclusive stores draped in grand decorations and window displays dressed in their festive finest. From Nov

Shard Lights

Watch the London skyline light up as The Shard puts on its annual Christmas lights show. This year's Shard Lights reflect the changing colours of the sky with 30-minute light displays, celebrating golden sunrises and lavender-tinted sunsets. Be treated to a special show on New Years Eve3 Dec-1 Jan

South Bank Christmas lights

Stroll along the South Bank to see the riverside area beautifully illuminated with garlands of glittering Christmas lights. Browse the wooden chalets at Southbank Centre'Instagram-worthy Winter Market, before admiring the seasonal scene from the warmth of an alpine-themed igloo at Jimmy's Lodge. 9 Nov-27 Dec

Explore the capital's picture-perfect Christmas markets, or find plenty more festive things to do with our guide to Christmas in London.