See Carnaby light up with the return of Lumiere London, the UK’s largest light festival.
From Thursday 18 – Sunday 21 January 2018, from 5.30-10.30pm, head to Carnaby to see the amazing Ganton Street Light Bulbs light up like you’ve never seen them before – with a spectacular ‘dance’ sequence light show, alongside an array of illuminated street art pieces found throughout the 14 streets.
Be dazzled by over 50 oversized Light Bulbs suspended from the sky, which will display a rainbow of colours over the four nights. Continue across Ganton Street towards the Newburgh Quarter to see the Plug & Socket; first installed in 2005, this immediately became a characteristic feature of Carnaby - watch it power up the Ganton Street bulbs across Lumiere London. Shaida Walking, the stunning light art installation in Carnaby by renowned British artist Julian Opie, situated at the top of Broadwick Street by Carnaby Street, is also not to be missed. See the double-sided LED piece playing with light and animation to create a digitalised ‘walking portrait’, celebrating it’s second anniversary in Carnaby.
Download your map to see Lumiere London across the West End HERE, including installations from Seven Dials and Chinatown London.
Eat, Drink, Play
Out and about over Lumiere London? It’s not just the lights to get excited about. Be sure to swing by the Carnaby Trike on Ganton Street for a free hot chocolate – be quick, there’s 500 on offer each night (one per person)! Loads of your favourite shops, bars and restaurants are joining in the fun too.
Take a peek at Cubitts whilst visiting the Ganton Street Plug to see an exclusive window display just for Lumiere London, with stacked optical charts and old light up signage. Pop over to Skinnydip for an exclusive promotion of glittery goods, with extended opening hours on Thursday until 9pm – don’t miss their delicious Lumiere-inspired cupcakes and DJ on the opening night, too.
It’s all about looking luminous, too. Head to Too Faced and light up your look with an exclusive luminous makeover created using some of Too Faced’s favourite glittery and glowing products. Step a few doors down to Urban Decay for a new product launch in their all Nighter range, and in-store party on Thursday 18 January complete with complimentary cocktails and mini-Lumiere inspired makeovers after the event. Call the store now to book your place. With just 20 seats on offer, this is sure to book up fast. Hungry? Dine on a delicious menu exclusive for Lumiere London at Señor Ceviche; for just £20 per person (maxium of 7 guests), enjoy a 4 course menu including ‘Para Picar’ and Ceviche small places, Peruvian Barbecue mains and dessert, not to mention a welcome Pisco Sour, too. Head to The Ragged Priest who are launching their Black Label, from 5-7pm in-store. Enjoy prosecco and free tote bags with every purchase of the new range. Finish the night at Dehesa, Pastaio or Jinjuu with an exclusive Lumiere cocktail, or head to Cahoots who are open until 3am Thursday – Sunday.
We’re giving you the chance to win £250 to spend in Carnaby. All you have to do is guess how many times Shaida Walking has walked around the world since her arrival in January 2016, two years ago. Easy, right?! Tweet us your answers to @CarnabyLondon #ShaidaWalking. Find out more here. Terms and conditions apply.