It’s December (where has the time gone?!) and we know what that means: it’s almost Christmas!!
Of course, Jesus is the reason for the season, always and only. However, the food, presents, songs and decorations are also really enjoyable parts of the Christmas season, and let’s not forget about the trees; who doesn’t love a good Christmas tree?
From scented trees, to sparkling trees, here are some of the prettiest (and quirkiest) Christmas trees to have a look at in London:
Tiffany X Kings Cross
Teaming up with Tiffany & Co. this year, Kings Cross St Pancras Station’s unique Christmas tree has caused quite a buzz. The 43-foot scented – yes, scented! – tree features over 60 replicas of the Tiffany’s Signature perfume bottles and stands alongside a robot constructed from the brand’s iconic blue boxes. This stunning tree is definitely one to check out this Christmas season.
Covent Garden is always filled with pretty lights and decor during Christmastime. Although visitors often come to see the lights, they also marvel at the huge Christmas tree, which this year is a whopping 55 feet tall and features around 30,000 lights. Cameras (and maybe sunglasses) at the ready!
The iconic hotel, Claridges, has been wowing us with its unique Christmas trees for years. After last year’s upside down tree, designed by Karl Lagerfield, it seemed impossible to top, but they seem to have done it with ‘The Tree of Love’ collaboration with Diane Von Furstenburg. The six-metre tree is decorated with over 8000 hand-painted leaves and 150 hand-blown glass hearts, and plays host to six hand-made animal figures too. This beautiful tree is a must-see this year.
Hotel Cafe Royal X Diptyque
Luxury perfumer and candle-maker, Diptyque, has joined forces with Hotel Cafe Royal to produce, not one, but two of the most luxurious Christmas trees in London. Another scented spectacle, these gorgeous trees will be there to welcome guests to the five-star hotel during the festive period.
Aqua Shard X Bompas and Parr
Quirky design duo Bompas and Parr have created a multi-sensory Christmas tree for the Aqua Shard. The ‘tree’ features a swirling snowstorm inside a grand sculpture inspired by the shape of the Shard. The installation allows guests to put their hands in and grab a golden snowflake which can be exchanged for a complimentary cocktail and a chance to win a meal for six at the Aqua Shard. Cool!
The Dorchester Hotel
The Dorchester’s trees (yes, plural!) and its Christmas decorations have been inspired by the original Mary Poppins movie and celebrates the return of the practically-perfect nanny. This year, six tree surgeons were needed to position the 14-foot main tree in the lobby, and a lorry with a crane put up the large trees outside. The Dorchester’s decor is sure to help us with our Jolly Holiday mood.
You don’t need to be a member of this private member’s club to see their stunning giant Christmas tree. This huge tree – which even has its own doormen at the candy-caned entrance – is covered in red baubles and lights, with a few huge Christmas presents added in for good measure. Make sure to get a glimpse of this beauty if you’re ever in Mayfair.
The Trafalgar Square Christmas tree, probably the most famous in London, has been gifted to us by Norway for over 70 years. The ‘thank you’ present for Britain’s help in WWII is one of the best – and tallest – Christmas trees in London; a must-see every year.
I hope you (and I) get the chance to check some of these out this month! Let me know if you do 🙂
With love, Abi X
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Wow very nice.