Photographs by Phil Verney

Roman Road’s Best and Brightest: Christmas lights [Photo-essay]

One of our favourite things about Roman Road is how everyone – cafes, shops and houses alike – gets into the Christmas spirit.

You may have spotted the window illustrations on Cafe East, adding a festive cheer to the perma-queue outside.

Or perhaps you have been admiring the neon stars, presents, and Christmas ornaments festooning the length of Roman Road?

Even residents are getting into the spirit: every year we are impressed with the many beautifully decked out houses we spotted out and about, and this year seems to be a bumper crop.

There were all manner of light displays: from tiny fairy lights delicately glittering on roof-tops, to maximalist, colourful displays that you can’t help but stop and admire.

So we sent our local photographer Phil Verney (who also happens to be a whizz at night photography), on a hunt to find the best and brightest Christmas light decorations around Roman Road.


Christmas lights Roman Road Phil Verney Garrison Road House 2
Christmas lights Roman Road Phil Verney Garrison road 1
Christmas lights Roman Road Phil Verney Young Prince
Christmas lights Roman Road Phil Verney Cafe Creme
Christmas lights Roman Road Phil Verney Cafe East
Christmas lights Roman Road Phil Verney Lacey Mews House 2
Christmas lights Roman Road Phil Verney Lacey Mews House
Christmas lights Roman Road Phil Verney Saxon Road House
Christmas lights Roman Road Phil Verney Alice Lane House
Christmas lights Roman Road Phil Verney Alice Lane House 2
Christmas lights Roman Road Phil Verney Old Ford Road house
Christmas lights Roman Road Phil Verney Armagh road House
Christmas lights Roman Road Phil Verney High Street Lights 2
Christmas lights Roman Road Phil Verney High Street lights 1
Christmas lights Roman Road Phil Verney High Decorations Long Exposure

 


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Phil Verney

Phil is a digital marketing professional and photographer based in Bow, East London.

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2 thoughts on “Roman Road’s Best and Brightest: Christmas lights [Photo-essay]

  • Hi, thank you for sharing your lovely Christmas lights and email contents.

    Can I invite the whole of Roman toad, as many as can come for a Free Christmas meal tomorrow at Toynbee hall community centre 28 commercial street.Aldate East. London E1 6SL. 12.30pm to 4pm.

    Please come and enjoy a free singalong with a piano player to support older people in Toynbee hall.
    Please help bring some finger food along with you to the Christmas party.

    I am a member of Anviroment Activist, I worried for our world wasting electricity on Christmas lights, is there a way to stop killing our planet one step at a time.?

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  • Would have been nice to know you was going to take a photo of my house for this, a card or a note just to say what you planned on doing, I could have put the laser projector out for it.

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