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The Best Christmas Trees and Light Displays to Visit in London This Festive Season

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As the festive season closes in, there’s sometimes nothing better than getting caught up in all the Christmas celebrations by taking in a fabulous light show or outstanding tree installation.

London is switching on all of its Christmasy displays and to make sure everyone, even scrooges, gets into the festive spirit these are some of the capital cities jolliest must-see giant trees and light shows on display throughout December.

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Somerset House

Somerset House

Each year, the iconic London gallery transforms its courtyard into a winter wonderland ice skating rink, complete with a must-see Fortnum & Mason tree.

Fortnum & Mason have also taken over space for a festive-themed shop filled with treats and trinkets.

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Trafalgar Square

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Since 1947, the city of Oslo gifts Britain a Norwegian fur every year and it is displayed at the iconic Trafalgar Square fountain.

The fur is decorated in the traditional Norwegian way, with vertical strings of lights.


The London Edition

The London Edition

The stylish London hotel, The Edition, has been given a festive face-lift courtesy of Luke Edward Hall.

Complete with Roman faces, ribbons, bows and lights all adorning an incredible tree. To complete the look the tree is topped with a ship, in traditional Hall fashion.


Covent Garden

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Every year, Covent Garden goes all out with its Christmas theme, and 2019 it has gone that extra-mile.

A huge, red, twinkling tree takes centre stage, while the covered indoor area features enormous lights and baubles.


Carnaby Street

Carnaby Street

This year, Carnaby Street features a glittering array of sea creatures created in collaboration with ocean conservation charity Project ZERO. The whole display was created using recycled, repurposed or reusable materials including water-based, eco-friendly, vegan paint.

Following Christmas, the installation will be donated to Project Zero to be re-used.


Sloane Square

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Sloane Square Hotel

Sloane Square at night offers a joyful display of lights adorning its trees. The fabulous decorations offer a romantic and calming display, perfect for an early evening stroll or family trip.


REGENT STREET

london christmas trees

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Standing at the top of Oxford Circus, shoppers can look look down Regent Street and see a host of heavenly lights brightening up the busy street.

A must-see London Christmas tree and light display offering.


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Oxford Street

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Gone are the silver and purple bauble-shaped lights that have lit up Oxford Street for the years and in their place, new blue and green decorations.

With a hint of the Northern Lights, these LED screens will also be used to display messages throughout the Christmas season.


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Claridge’s

london christmas trees

Claridge’s

Every holiday season, Claridge’s goes all out on their festive decor and this year the hotel has decked its halls with something spectacular: a Christmas tree decorated by a creative maestro, Christian Louboutin.

The creative scene is yet another must see London Christmas tree and display.


Shepherd Market

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Shepherd Market

Stepping into Shepherd Market at any time of year feels like stepping into a Dickensian novel, so what better time to experience that than at Christmas when a stunning array of lights hang above the pubs and shops.

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