A free Northern Lights inspired spectacular in the heart of London has been announced by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan. It is part of a series of exciting festive events and attractions taking place throughout the winter months to boost visitors to central London and attract more visitors and tourists to the capital.
The ‘Borealis’ lights display will bring one of the seven Natural Wonders of the World to the capital’s skies in City Corporation’s Guildhall Yard this December, with free tickets available online from today (17 November).
The spectacular installation, by renowned artist Dan Acher, will allow thousands of visitors to experience the magic of the Northern Lights right in the city centre between 11-22 of December.
The installation will bring to life the experience of the Northern Lights with over 20,000 free tickets available. The outdoor event will run from 5:30pm to 10:00pm each evening, with tickets available in half an hour slots.
Wendy Hyde, Chair of the City of London Corporation’s Culture, Heritage and Libraries Committee, said: “It’s exciting to be hosting this remarkable take on the Northern Lights here in the heart of the City – sure to become a big talking point for Londoners in the Square Mile and beyond. There is energy flowing back through the centre of our capital, and cultural spectaculars like Borealis are key to creating that feeling. London is coming together, with the arts playing a leading role in our recovery from the pandemic.”
Tickets can be booked online by visiting www.visitlondon.com/Borealis.
A small number of tickets will be available at the entrance each evening and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.