London Is Light Up For The First Time For Ramadan


Farah Fazanna •  Mar 23, 2023

For the first time ever, Ramadan will be celebrated with a light display in London. The 'Ramadan Lights' is the first street illumination to celebrate the holy month in the United Kingdom. You can catch the light display on Coventry Street (between Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square) until April 2.

Ramadan lights up London

Credit: Ramadan Lights UK

Be sure to get your camera ready as around 30,000 lights form 61 moons, and to be more sustainable, the lights are more energy-efficient LEDs, while the carbon from the installation will be offset.

Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London (who's also the first Muslim to become a mayor of London!) said, "I’m delighted that London is the first major European city to host a spectacular light display to mark Ramadan. “Ramadan Lights” [is] a true symbol of how our capital celebrates our diversity." He said this during the big switch-on recently.

Be sure to check it out if you're in London around this time!

Ramadan Lights, Coventry St, until Apr 21. Free.

P.S. Need a bit more excitement this Ramadan? Explore our Hello Ramadan site and sign up to enjoy fun activities and events that’ll enrich your holy month!