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“Let There Be Light” – Lumiere London 2018

What To See In Central London

Starting today, Thursday 18th January and running until Sunday 21st Lumiere London is back. The largest free light festival in Europe returns for its second edition. London’s nocturnal streets and architecture will be reimagined in light, transforming the city into a shining exhibition for all to see.

Although there are more than 50 artworks to see around the city and we wouldn’t want our friends to miss out on this spectacular show of art, design and architecture worlds coming together. Here are three exhibits to see in Mayfair, Belgravia and Knightsbridge.

Cedric Le Borgne's "La Biche", Lyon 2009

Cédric Le Borgne: “Was That a Dream?”

Berkeley Square, Mayfair

High above Berkeley Square, frozen in mid-air and perched between the tree branches of Berkeley Square Cédric Le Borgne invites us to look out for his beautifully sculpted birds, illuminated in a way that might make you question  whether what you’re seeing is real or just a dream.

"Lightbench" by Bernd Spiecker

Bernd Spiecker: “Lightbench”

Weighhouse Street, Mayfair (Nr. Bond Street)

Take the weight of your feet after a few hours shopping the Boutiques near Bond Street, by finding Bernd Spiecker’s unique resting point in Weighhouse Street. Lit by hundreds of LED’s, the Lightbench is a symbol of recreation and togetherness.  The bench’s German creator hopes to install 100 Lightbenches around the world.

"Asalto" Montalvo by Daniel Canogar

Daniel Canogar’s “Asalto London”

Westminster City Hall, Victoria

‘Asalto London’ re-imagines one of the capital’s iconic structures, Westminster City Hall. This large scale projection also uses passing public to create the sense of local residents appearing to slowly “climb” up the walls, eventually reaching the top. The best place to view the installation will be from Wilcox Place.