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Top 5 Christmas Trees in London

Look out for the most spectacular Christmas trees in London over the festive season.

Whether it’s the world-famous Trafalgar Square Christmas tree or the Norwegian spruce sparkling at the Southbank Centre, admire the biggest and best London Christmas trees as they shine bright with glittering Christmas lights and decorations in some of the capital's most iconic areas this Christmas.

Covent Garden Christmas Tree

See one of the largest Christmas trees in London shine magnificently above the cobbled streets of the beautiful 19th-century Covent Garden Piazza, decorated with glitzy baubles and garlands of twinkling Christmas lights. As well as the hand-picked Christmas tree, the area is decked out with plenty of other magical Christmas lights and decorations which include an enormous reindeer sculpture, gorgeous mistletoe chandeliers and 80,000 glittering pea lights. 15 Nov-8 Jan

It's beginning to look a lot like #christmas 🎄

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Trafalgar Square Christmas Tree

Marvel at the grand Christmas tree which stands at 25-metres (82-feet) tall in the centre of the iconic Trafalgar Square. An annual gift to London from Norway since 1947, the world-famous Trafalgar Christmas tree is festively dressed in a traditional Nordic style with vertical strings of glowing Christmas lights and topped with a twinkling star. Join in the Christmas carols around the tree in the run-up to Christmas, and don’t miss the annual lighting of the Trafalgar Christmas tree ceremony on 1 December. 1 Dec-8 Jan

The big Christmas tree on Trafalgar Square is a gift from the City of Oslo - me!

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St Pancras International Christmas Tree

Drop by St Pancras International to be wowed by the spectacular tree towering above the main station concourse. This year's quirky design is inspired by the magical Cirque du Soleil show, Amaluna, in partnership with UK charity, Oxfam. The stunning 30.5-metre (100-foot) London Christmas tree features incredible projections of performances from the show and glittering peacock feathers, which light up in a dazzling display each time a donation is made to Oxfam. You'll also find a fantastic line-up of Amaluna themed entertainment in the run-up to Christmas. 21 Nov-3 Jan

Back in the UK 🇬🇧 #xmasspirit #uk #england

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Claridge’s Christmas Tree

Step into the luxurious Mayfair hotel to experience the enchanting Claridge’s Christmas tree installation, as an array of 4-metre-high (13-foot-high) light boxes transform the glamorous lobby into a magical forest this Christmas. The immersive display is inspired by nature and technology, and showcases a stunning woodland of snow-covered silver birch trees, an enchanting canopy of foliage and several Christmas trees dotted across the London hotel. After admiring the winter wonderland, treat yourself to a festive afternoon tea in the Claridge’s Foyer and Reading Room or take a wander over to the West End to marvel at some of the dazzling London Christmas lights. 18 Nov-8 Jan

Southbank Centre Christmas Tree

Explore magical forests of twinkling Christmas trees dotted along the South Bank, and stop by Southbank Centre's Winter Festival to admire this year's giant spruce, gifted by the Norwegian Embassy. You can also pick up stocking fillers and tuck into seasonal treats from the wooden chalets at the Winter Market or enjoy a fantastic Christmas show, before soaking up the festive atmosphere while sipping on a hot mulled cider at Rekorderlig’s pop-up lodge. 11 Nov-25 Jan

If you’re looking for more festive inspiration, check out our guide to Christmas in London or discover 101 of the best Christmas things to do in London.