London deals with the long, gloomy nights in January by lighting up the sky. As usual, the commercial towers of Canary Wharf are getting some of the season’s most impressive illuminations—the hugely popular Canary Wharf Winter Lights, London’s largest free illuminations.
What to see and do
As well as lights to be admired from afar, this year promises several hands-on interactive exhibits. If you’ve been before, you can expect to see some returning favourites amongst over 20 separate exhibitions. Check out the website from mid-November for the final line-up.
Update: The first new installations announced are Sign at Westferry Circus, with illuminated bamboo poles creating a flickering forest of flames; a giant marble run at Wren Landing and the return of Squidsoup’s Submergence to Montgomery Square.
No tickets are required, and the event is totally free. Just rock up and make the most of this year’s extended opening hours. Organisers may cancel events, alter schedules, or change admission requirements without notice. Always check official sites before heading to an event.