There's a late entry in the battle for London's most original Christmas tree from Battersea Power Station — which unveiled a twin pair of 'trees' sketched on an iPad by the legendary David Hockney — projected onto two of its towers.
Launched on Friday (1 December) night, 'Hockney’s Bigger Christmas Trees' are two gargantuan green and purple creations — crowned with 'stars' at the tippety top of the chimneys — which will be beamed onto the two towers on the building's north facade, in a looping 10-minute animation. You can catch them every night from 5pm-10.30pm until Christmas Day.
"Battersea Power Station is such a beautiful building, I wanted to decorate it in a way that I hoped would bring joy and hope to Londoners," said Hockney.
The 'trees' join some interesting efforts for Christmas 2023, which also includes a 'library' tree in St Pancras station, and a huge venus fly trap outside John Lewis on Oxford Street.
The National Portrait Gallery currently has an exhibition of Hockney portraits, Hockney: Drawing from Life, which is on till 21 January 2024.