Bethnal Green sparkles for tourists with Christmas lights on the doorstep
PUBLISHED: 18:00 17 December 2015 | UPDATED: 19:06 17 December 2015
One visitor came to London to see the bright lights—and found hundreds of them on the doorstep of a modest little terraced house in the East End.
Tourist Christina Fraile Carceles, 28, was so impressed with the mechanical moving display of Santa and his reindeer that she just had to take a snap on her smartphone to send back to her folks in Spain.
She was passing by from Victoria Park along Old Ford Road in Bethnal Green when she was dazzled by the display and couldn’t resist taking a picture.
“It’s very impressive,” she said. “I haven’t seen anything quite like this—so many lights I just had to stop.”
It was a souvenir of London’s East End she has now taken back to Spain for her family to show how far the Brits go to brighten up Christmas.
The impressive display of illuminated figures of the Snowman, Santa, moving reindeer and even a traditional Nativity are a blaze of colour, with the hundreds of tiny LED lights giving the neighbours a Christmas show to remember.
It fills the steps leading up to the front door, blocking the way—so the householder is having to use the basement entrance instead.
Well, it is only once a year.