The Christmas shopping season officially begins with the annual switching on of the festive lights on Regent Street, which this year takes place on Tuesday 8 November. Shoppers heading to the flagship stores of Omega, Gant, Anthropologie and Apple will be able to stroll beneath a canopy of glittering lights that stretches from Liberty to Leicester Square. The ceremony, which will feature performances from Kelly Clarkson, Matt Cardle and the cast of the West End Thriller musical, will be attended by British film stars Bill Nighy and Ashley Jensen. Arrive early to secure a place on the rooftop at Aqua and embrace the festive spirit with a Christmas cocktail.
Regent Street, London, W1