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Best 9 Christmas trees in London

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

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

The locations below host some of London's top Christmas trees, which can usually be admired from November until early January.

Coal Drops Yard Christmas tree 

Christmas brings a unique festive installation to Coal Drops Yard in King's Cross. Standing at a towering 8.5 metres (28ft) tall, the Christmas tree for 2021 is dubbed Prism. The tree-shaped sculpture is covered in angled mirrors and rainbow lights, and you can walk through the centre of the tree.  Until 2 Jan

Covent Garden Christmas tree

Woman takes a photo of the tall, lit-up Christmas tree in Covent Garden, London
Covent Garden's 17-metre-tall Christmas tree. Image courtesy of Covent Garden

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 17-metre (55ft) Christmas tree, the area features the Covent Garden Christmas Village (15 Nov-9 Jan), with festive market stalls, a Christmas tree forest and photo opportunities with Santa's sleigh.

Covent Garden's iconic Market Building is decorated with mistletoe chandeliers, featuring glistening berries and thousands of twinkling lights. Until 3 Jan

St Pancras Christmas tree

People walk by a Christmas tree installation at St Pancras International train station in London
Christmas tree collaboration with ZSL London Zoo. Image courtesy of St Pancras International

Fill your Instagram feed with snaps of the quirky Christmas tree at St Pancras International station. Created in partnership with ZSL London Zoo, this family-friendly display showcases some of the zoo's famous animal residents.

Enjoy the sounds and light display around the Christmas tree, designed to look like a pop-up story book, and keep a lookout around the train station to see if you can spot even more creatures. Until 3 Jan

Windsor Castle Christmas tree

Windsor Castle, the location of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's wedding, displays a 6-metre (20ft) tree taken from Windsor Great Park in the royal residence. Placed in the magnificent St George's Hall, this Christmas tree is classically adorned with hundreds of shimmering glass and mirrored ornaments. Until 3 Jan

Wembley Park Christmas tree

Tall Christmas tree lit up with LED lights at Winterfest in Wembley Park, London
See London's tallest LED Christmas tree in Wembley Park © Chris Winter

Discover Wembley Park's playful interpretation of a traditional Christmas tree at Winterfest. You can walk through a 25-metre (82ft) London Christmas tree made up of more than 100,000 LED lights, becoming immersed in kinetic light displays. Until 4 Jan

Leadenhall Market Christmas tree

Decorated Christmas tree surrounded by the ornate building of Leadenhall Market in London
Christmas tree in Leadenhall Market. Image courtesy of Leadenhall Market
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 stop at the shops to pick up gifts, before wandering the locations of some of the Harry Potter movies. Until early Jan

Trafalgar Square Christmas tree

Marvel at the huge Christmas tree that brings festival cheer to 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. Until early Jan

Claridge's Christmas tree

Modern Dior-designed Christmas tree at Claridge's, London, in 2021
Christmas tree at Claridge's. Image courtesy of Claridge's.

Visit the luxurious Mayfair hotel to see the iconic Claridge’s London Christmas tree installation. This year, Dior's Kim Jones has created a tree with holographic projections and Christmas baubles in the shape of famous Dior motifs. 

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

The Connaught Christmas tree

Christmas tree covered in large colourful shapes outside The Connaught hotel in London
Christmas tree outside The Connaught hotel. Image courtesy of The Connaught

Feel festive with The Connaught hotel's Christmas tree, designed by artistic duo Annie Morris and Idris Khan. Colourful shapes made from wood dot the nine-metre (30ft) fir tree and are individually lit with more than 1,600 lights. Until early Jan

Track down the capital's dazzling Christmas trees by downloading the Visit London App.

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