Kiran Rai on Lumiere London 2018 opening

London TV journalist Kiran Rai opened up Lumiere London 2018 the festival lights and interviewed the Mayor Of Culture and artistic director Helen Mirrage and find out why Lumiere is important here in London.

Lumiere London is set to be bigger and more magical than ever this year and this is when you can catch the action This year over 50 dazzling art works will be spread across London in January as part of the UK’s largest light festival.

You can find lights and displays across the capital in King’s Cross, Victoria & Westminster, Fitzrovia, Mayfair, London’s West End and Waterloo & Southbank.

Lumiere London has been commissioned by the Mayor of London and produced by leading arts charity Artichoke.

The light festival was first staged in Durham in 2009 and came to London in January 2016, attracting over a million visitors over four nights Wrap up warm and clear your diary as the event will be launching on Thursday January 18.

You’ve got to be quick to see it in action, as it’ll only be running until Sunday January 2

The lights will illuminate London between 5.30pm and 10.30pm during this time, which could be perfect for an after work or school treat.

As well as brilliant light displays, there will also be spots to warm up with hot chocolate and nearby restaurant offers.

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