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Best 12 Christmas trees in London

Find some of the most spectacular London Christmas trees, each one decked out with glittering lights and cool decorations.

From the traditional Norwegian spruce in Trafalgar Square to Claridge's dazzling designer display, fill your Instagram feed with some of the best Christmas trees in London over the festive season.

Last year, the locations below hosted some of London's top Christmas trees, which could be admired from November up until early January.

Check back closer to the time to find out where you can spot the best trees in London during Christmas 2021.

Covent Garden Christmas tree

See one of the largest Christmas trees in London shine beautifully above the cobbled streets of the 19th-century Covent Garden piazza. As well as the 18-metre (60ft) Christmas tree, the area featured a forest of smaller trees festively dressed by British brands, mistletoe chandeliers and 100,000 twinkling lights.

St Pancras Christmas tree

Fill your Instagram with snaps of the quirky Christmas tree at St Pancras International station. Created in partnership with EL&N Cafe, the 2020 Tree of Hope featured 1200 meters (3937ft) of pink festive ribbon adorned with positive messages of hope from key workers and NHS staff, topped with twinkling lights.

Leadenhall Market Christmas tree

Stumble upon a beautiful festive tree at the Victorian Leadenhall Market nestled in the heart of the City of London. Embrace the magical atmosphere with a gift-stop at the shops, before wandering the locations of some of the Harry Potter movies.

Annabel's Christmas tree

Make sure to add Annabel's London Christmas tree to your festive bucket list. You might not be able to enter the private members club, but its gorgeous tree-shaped creation with adorable candy cane entrance will dazzle anyone passing by this Christmas in London.

Trafalgar Square Christmas tree

Marvel at the huge Christmas tree which usually towers over Trafalgar Square. An annual gift to the capital from Norway since 1947, London's Trafalgar Square Christmas tree is dressed in a traditional Nordic style with vertical strings of lights.

Granary Square Christmas tree

You could check out the Electric Nemeton Tree, one of London's most arty Christmas trees at Granary Square in King's Cross. A local architecture practice Sam Jacob Studio was behind this creation, which played on the tradition of ancient Celtic groves with futuristic metal pine trees placed on a platform, glowing green after dark.

King's Cross Christmas trees

Last year's King's Cross Christmas brought a couple of more unique Christmas trees into the area. Botany aficionados, you were treated to the Terrarium Tree in Coal Drops Yard, featuring 70 unique terrariums coupled with 168 mirrored baubles, designed by the local brand Botanical Boys. You could also find The People’s Tree at Battle Bridge Place, an interactive light-installation tree which was glowing through sensory movement. 

Windsor Castle Christmas tree

Windsor Castle, the location of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's wedding, displayed the traditional Nordmann Fir tree as the royal residence transformed for Christmas. Nestled in the magnificent St George's Hall, this Christmas tree is classically adorned with hundreds of shimmering glass and mirrored ornaments.

Wembley Park Christmas tree

Last year you could discover Wembley Park's playful interpretation of a traditional Christmas tree as you walked through the 25-metre (82ft) London Christmas tree made up of more than 100,000 LED lights, becoming immersed in kinetic light displays.

Claridge's Christmas tree

Visit the luxurious Mayfair hotel to see the iconic Claridge’s London Christmas tree installation, which is designed by a different designer each year. In 2020, Kally Ellis's tree was Inspired by the Roaring 20s, dressed with more than 10,000 crystal garlands and pendants. Placed on a mirror, the frosty tree created magical light reflections across the entire lobby. 

After taking photos of the fashionable winter display, wander over to the West End to marvel at some of the top London Christmas lights.

Liberty London Christmas tree

Each year, you can discover Liberty London's magical tree floating in the central atrium. In 2019, you could find the Tree of Liberty: a gorgeous teal and pink bonsai Christmas tree, visible from every floor of the iconic department store. The elaborate hand-carved installation featured blue velvet branches and reindeer moss decorated with baubles, gifts and exotic animals. 

Paddington Christmas tree

Each year you can let Paddington Central's installation light up your trip to London at Christmas time! In 2020, London Christmas tree display featured a lovely rainbow statement piece, accompanied by seven installations lit up in each colour, with an inspiring word of hope atop.

The installation payed tribute to the NHS workers of St. Mary's Hospital and across the nation, with touchless donation points available throughout the neighbourhood. 

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