In Photos: London's Loveliest Christmas Trees 2017

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In Photos: London's Loveliest Christmas Trees 2017

We've spent enough time lamenting the state of some of London's Christmas trees this year, so now let's celebrate the finest arboreal festivities on the capital's streets.

Natural History Museum

Photo: Matt Brown

A beautiful bushy Christmas tree set in the centre of an ice rink, with a listed building as a backdrop — what could be lovelier? Night time, that's what's lovelier, when all the lights are a-twinkling and the wine is a-mulling.


Photo: Londonist

Dolce & Gabbana are the fashion force behind the Harrods decorations this year, which extends to the Christmas tree on Hans Crescent, outside the store. It's a bit wacky, but we like it.

Fortnum and Mason

Photo: Londonist

Fortnum may have let its Christmas crown slip this year, but it still looks fantastic in the festive season. This is just one of many trees sprinkled throughout the store, which blend perfectly with the traditional wooden interiors.

Somerset House

Photo: Eleana Overett

Fortnum & Mason has a second bite of the proverbial cherry due to its sponsorship of the Somerset House ice rink. Yes, those are Fortnum hampers you see hanging from those branches — and we reckon they might be London's biggest baubles too.

St Pancras station

Photo: Matt Brown

We're still mourning the loss of St Pancras's 2015 Christmas tree — remember, the one covered in Disney toys? This year's tree is a sterling effort though, featuring 15,000 flowers courtesy of florist Moyses Stevens. Roses, hydrangeas, orchids and other blooms are delicately entwined around the branches. Given it was unveiled in mid-November, we thought it'd be a Christmas miracle if it's still looking this perky come January, so we asked what was going on. Apparently "the flowers on the from the middle to the bottom down are real, and they are being replaced throughout the Christmas period". So now you know.

Broadgate Winter Forest

Photo: Matt Brown

If you like Christmas trees in vast quantities, head down to Broadgate Winter Forest, just behind Liverpool Street station. The usual ice rink has been replaced this year by a winter forest, which you enter through a tunnel of lights, before finding yourself in a tipi. Find out more here:

Warren Street

Photo: Mac Spud

Flickr user MacSpud spotted this tree opposite Warren Street tube station and University College Hospital. Simple, traditional, festive: we love it.

Can't get enough of London at Christmas? Check out these photos of London's best Christmas lights and take a look at our festive guide for all the inspiration you need to spend Christmas in the capital.

Last Updated 05 December 2017