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  • Writer's pictureMarine Lienard

Where to find a lovely Christmas tree in London

The festive season in London is a spectacle of lights, joy, and heartwarming traditions, with one iconic element standing tall and proud – the Christmas tree. As December unfolds, the city transforms into a winter wonderland, and finding the perfect Christmas tree becomes a cherished tradition for many Londoners and visitors alike. In this guide, we'll explore some of the enchanting places where you can find a lovely Christmas tree in the heart of London.

French dad looking at Christmas tree with son.

  • Covent Garden Christmas Market:

Covent Garden, known for its lively atmosphere and charming markets, comes alive during the Christmas season. The market square is adorned with dazzling lights, and a festive market offers an array of beautifully decorated Christmas trees. Choose from a variety of sizes and types, and revel in the festive ambiance as you select the perfect tree to grace your home.

  • Columbia Road Flower Market:

Known for its vibrant array of flowers and plants throughout the year, Columbia Road Flower Market takes on a festive charm during the Christmas season. Stroll through the market's narrow streets and find a stunning selection of Christmas trees, ranging from traditional evergreens to more unique varieties. The market's festive spirit, coupled with the scent of fresh pine, makes for a truly magical experience.

  • Borough Market:

Borough Market, London's renowned food and drink market, transforms into a festive haven during December. Amidst the culinary delights, you'll discover stalls offering a curated selection of Christmas trees. Take your time exploring the market's offerings, and you might just stumble upon the perfect tree to infuse your home with the spirit of the season.

  • Pines and Needles:

For a more tailored Christmas tree shopping experience, consider visiting Pines and Needles. With multiple pop-up locations across London, Pines and Needles offer a wide range of fresh, sustainably sourced Christmas trees. The friendly staff can assist you in finding the ideal tree, whether you prefer a traditional Norwegian Spruce or a low-maintenance Nordmann Fir.

  • Richmond Park:

For a unique and festive experience, venture to Richmond Park, one of London's largest Royal Parks. In the heart of this picturesque setting, you'll find Christmas tree farms where you can choose and cut down your own tree. This hands-on experience adds a personal touch to your holiday preparations and creates lasting memories for the entire family.

  • IKEA Wembley:

For a convenient and budget-friendly option, IKEA Wembley offers a selection of artificial Christmas trees in various sizes and styles. While artificial, these trees can be a practical choice for those seeking a reusable and hassle-free option. Plus, you can explore the store's festive decorations and ornaments to complete your holiday setup.

Embarking on the quest for the perfect Christmas tree in London is not just a shopping excursion; it's a festive adventure that adds to the magic of the season. Whether you prefer the bustling markets of Covent Garden, the floral charm of Columbia Road, or the convenience of IKEA, London provides a variety of options to suit every taste and tradition. So, wrap up warmly, immerse yourself in the festive spirit, and find the centrepiece that will make your Christmas celebrations truly memorable.

Marine, mother and founder of St Pancras Recruitment


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