This post was most recently updated on September 12th, 2014

London's Top 5 Department Store Christmas Windows. Photo credit: Chris Osburn 

Doing some last night gift shopping in London? Be sure to take a moment to enjoy all the festive sights and pretty lights! The city's famous department stores do it up in grand style this time of year to show appreciation to its shoppers while trying to outdo the competition. Here's a list of London's top five Christmas window displays at department stores.

63 New Bond Street, W1A 1RQ
The nearest London Underground station is at Oxford Circus.

Have an “Enchanted Christmas” marvelling at the windows at this historic department store who turned to the English National Ballet and its annual performance of;The Nutcracker;for inspiration this year.

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Fortnum & Mason
181 Piccadilly, W1A 1ER
The nearest London Underground station is at Piccadilly Circus.

A pretty vision to behold whatever the season, come Christmas the window displays at elegant Fortnum & Mason offer passers-by a true feast for the eyes. This year's theme? “Where Dreams Come True.”

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87–135 Brompton Road, SW1X 7XL
The nearest London Underground station is at Knightsbridge.

All aboard the “Harrods Express” for a luxury train themed window display that's as over the top with glitz and glamour as anyone familiar with this epic shopping mecca should expect.

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John Lewis;
300 Oxford Street, W1A 1EX
The nearest London Underground station is at Oxford Circus.

John Lewis' animal themed window display takes household for sale inside and transforms then into all sorts of creatures enjoying themselves in a winter wonderland setting. A reindeer made from vacuum cleaners? A bear created out of wicker and leather furnishings? Coffee maker birds? A curling iron hare? Wow!

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Selfridges & Co

400 Oxford Street, W1A 1AB
The nearest London Underground station is at Bond Street.

Icon department store, Selfridges & Co, has deemed itself “Destination Christmas” for 2013 and judging from the throngs of people gathered to view their fabulous window displays (and to shop inside) the Selfridges folks might be right! From a giant Play-Do ski slope to an oversized Yves Saint Laurent golden handbag there's something for everyone here and it's all super big!

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