Throughout London you will find tree after tree after tree and they are each beautiful in their own special way. Some are simply adorned with twinkling lights, while some are over the top with the most intense festive spirit.
Every single year I’m amazed at the sheer creativity that is poured into these trees. It’s all part of what makes London so exceptional this time of year.
Here are 10 of the many magical Christmas trees throughout London that should not be missed this year.
The tree at Somerset House is by Fortnum and Mason, so I imagine that anything less than perfection wouldn’t be acceptable. Decked out with wicker hampers and turquoise baubles representing the brand, the tree is a beautiful pop of color amongst the white of Somerset House.
Covent Garden is spectacular at Christmas. It is arguably the most festive area in London during the holiday season. And if you get lucky like I did, you can see interesting things like a Christmas movie being filmed while you’re photographing Christmas trees.
Plunked in the middle of Waterloo Place, the tree in St. James’s makes for a pretty statement amongst the traffic and buildings that surround it.
Ok, so the tree isn’t anything over the top but what makes this one special is where it located. Leadenhall Market looks like something out of a Dickens novel. I’m entirely aware that probably isn’t a historically accurate statement as the market is much older but in my head that’s what it is.
A perennial favorite, The Ritz is well known for their opulent holiday decor. The tree is no exception.
The Lanesborough tree, festooned with fans, bows and simple white lights, is traditional with a twist.
This year, The Connaught Christmas tree was designed by Sir Michael Craig-Martin CBE and is covered in 12,000 lights that change color so you get a mini light show if you stay and watch it for a little while.
Definitely this year’s most unusual tree! Designed by Diane Von Furstenburg, the theme of the tree is The Tree of Love. It’s a total departure from the traditional but when you see it in person it is breathtaking. I especially love the animals in the tree.
Every year the tree at The Dorchester is timeless and elegant. It makes for nice family portraits in front of it.
I don’t think anyone would expect anything less than over the top from Annabel’s. Traditional doesn’t seem to suit this private members club at all.
I hope you have enjoyed seeing some of the many Christmas trees London has on display this year. Have you seen any of the trees in London or even any where you live? What are your favorites? Share them with me in the comments area below.
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