Ramadan Lights set to illuminate central London.

decorative Ramadan lighting installation

A stunning display of Ramadan lights will illuminate London .

A stunning Ramadan Lighting display of crescents, stars, lanterns and bespoke messaging will illuminate London for the month of Ramadan.

During the whole month of Ramadan (Wednesday 22 March to Friday 21 April 2023), Ramadan lights will transform Coventry Street between the iconic Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square in London.  The lighting display was conceptualised by Aisha Desai, Founder of Ramadan Lights UK.  The lights are designed to capture the feeling of wonder, by depicting the night sky with illuminated moon and star symbols.

Speaking about the display, Aisha said:

“Having loved the festive lights as a child growing up in London, I founded Ramadan Lights to bring a bit of that magic to my community. It is a dream come true to see my vision transformed into this spectacular display in Central London. With thanks to everyone who has supported me on this journey.”

The display has been made possible with thanks to Algbra, The Aziz Foundation, Heart of London Business Alliance and private individuals who have supported the crowdfunding campaign.

The exceptional display was installed by festive lighting experts from Field and Lawn Limited.  Field and Lawn deliver a diverse range of lighting and placemaking projects nationally.  The display is expected to be one of the largest of its kind in the UK, this year. 

Tom Atkins, Project Manager at Field and Lawn commented on the scheme:

“This was a fascinating project to be involved in. We were able to use existing lighting infrastructure to make the project as efficient as possible. The installation team also worked tirelessly through the night to minimise any disruption. They have all done a brilliant job getting the scheme installed on time.”

The bespoke Ramadan lighting display during daylight hours

About the Ramadan Lighting Design 

The design features approximately 95m of lighting, including lantern symbols, a nod to shared cultural history. The tradition of illuminating streets with Ramadan lanterns is thought to date back to 16th century Egypt, but today is common practice across the Muslim world.

In a drive to be more sustainable, the lights are made of energy-efficient LED light bulbs and fully recyclable aluminium frames. Any carbon created during the transport, installation and removal of the scheme will be offset.  The display is already attracting large crowds and has create a huge buzz on social media channels.  It promises to bring footfall to local business and provide a wonderful backdrop to the Ramadan celebrations. 

If you want to visit, the display will be available to see every night, up to and including Friday 21st April.

Watch as the lights are officially activated!  

Field and Lawn are one of the UK’s largest and leading independent providers of festive lighting. We offer a full range of services from surveys to design, supply and installation for a range of cultural and religious festivals across the UK.