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Top 5 Christmas Trees in London

Look out for the most spectacular Christmas trees in London over the festive season, all decked out with glittering Christmas lights and decorations.

Below are some of our favourite London Christmas trees from 2016, from the traditional Norwegian spruce in Trafalgar Square, to St Pancras International's unusual annual creation. Check back later in the year for more information on London's biggest and best Christmas trees in 2017.

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. As well as the hand-picked Christmas tree, the area is decked out with plenty of other magical Christmas lights and decorations which include gorgeous mistletoe chandeliers and 80,000 glittering pea lights.

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Trafalgar Square Christmas Tree

Marvel at the grand Christmas tree which stands at 22-metres (72-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 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.

St Pancras Christmas Tree

Drop by St Pancras International to be wowed by the spectacular tree towering above the main station concourse. Last year's quirky design was inspired by the magical Cirque du Soleil show, Amaluna, in partnership with UK charity, Oxfam. The stunning 30-metre (100-foot) London Christmas tree featured incredible projections of performances from the show and glittering peacock feathers, which lit up in a dazzling display each time a donation was made to Oxfam.

Claridge’s Christmas Tree

Step into the luxurious Mayfair hotel to experience Claridge’s famous Christmas tree installation. In 2016, an array of 4-metre-high (13-foot-high) light boxes transformed the glamorous lobby into a magical forest with a stunning woodland of silver birch trees and several Christmas trees. After admiring the winter display, 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.

Southbank Centre Christmas Tree

Explore magical forests of twinkling Christmas trees dotted along the South Bank. Last year, Southbank Centre's Winter Festival also welcomed a giant spruce, gifted by the Norwegian Embassy, as part of their Nordic-themed Christmas decorations and activities. You can also pick up stocking fillers and tuck into seasonal treats from the wooden chalets at Southbank Centre's Winter Market.

For more festive inspiration, check out our guide to Christmas in London.