London's Best Christmas Trees 2016

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London's Best Christmas Trees 2016

Christmas trees are popping up all over London, in shops, high streets, hotels, pubs and public spaces. Some have gone for a more modern take on the Christmas tree, some are traditional, while others are just downright strange. Here are some of our favourites.

The Fortnum & Mason sponsored tree at Somerset House ice rink. Photo: Matt Brown
Somerset House, close-up. Note the Fortnum & Mason hampers. Photo: Laura Reynolds

Inside the Fortnum & Mason Christmas department (which we loved) in the Piccadilly store. Photo: Laura Reynolds

Alex Chinneck's installation, Fighting fire with ice cream, in Granary Square. It weights two tonnes, apparently. Photo: Iwona Pinkowicz

The Harrods Christmas tree and windows are sponsored by Burberry this year. The tree can be found on Hans Crescent, to the side of the store. Photo: Laura Reynolds
Here's a close-up of that Harrods Burberry tree. No real children were harmed in the making of the tree. Photo: Laura Reynolds

Glitzy glamour at One New Change shopping centre, near St Paul's Cathedral. Photo: Matt Brown

Selfridges' Christmas display features less traditional colours. Photo: Laura Reynolds

An excellent traditional offering from The Ritz. Photo: Helen Graves

St Katharine Docks near the Tower of London has a floating Christmas tree.

Anthony Gormley's Connaught Hotel tree, complete with an illuminated trunk. Looks like it's been impaled on a light saber to us. Photo: Jon Spence

Liberty's Nutcracker theme extends outside the store. Photo: Laura Reynolds

Part of the South Molton Street Christmas decorations, just off Oxford Street. Photo: Sam Codrington

Leadenhall Market looks impressive all year round, but particularly at Christmas. Photo: Andy Kirby

Inside the Mayflower pub in Rotherhithe. Photo: Richard

Tate Britain's upside down Christmas tree was designed by by Shirazeh Houshiary. Photo: Jon Spence
Of course, Christmas in London wouldn't be complete without the Trafalgar Square Christmas tree. Photo: Andy Kirby

Last Updated 12 December 2016