Aside from the endless food and the days off work, one of the reasons Christmas is so fun is the decorations – tinsel, baubles and the like can’t help but bring a smile to even the Scroogiest of faces. Check out our pick of gorgeous Christmas trees at London restaurants and hotels below.
What: This year, Claridge’s has teamed up with legendary fashion designer Karl Largerfeld to produce this show stopping tree, which is covered in glittering ornaments and placed on a white fur rug – oh and it’s upside down, natch.
Where: Claridge's, Brook Street, W1K 4HR
The Corinthia, Covent Garden
What: In Covent Garden, The Corinthia has assembled a glittering tree adorned with letters to Father Christmas, with guests invited to write their own letters in order to win a prize – it’s just as well then that the tree finds itself next to a cream and gold post box. It’s time for the elves to get to work…
Where: Corinthia Hotel, 10a Northumberland Avenue, WC2N 5AE
The London Edition, Bloomsbury
What: Designed by John Booth, the Edition’s Christmas tree plays with materials and textures, featuring hand-decorated ornaments which are available to buy in order to support homeless LGBTQ+ youth (£85 for four from houseofvoltaire.org)
Where: 10 Berners Street, W1T 3NP
What: For its first Christmas, Nobu Shoreditch has unveiled an Origami tree designed by East London Origami Artists, Papershake. The tree lights up with a geometric pattern and is probably the freshest take on a traditional tree that you’ll see this year.
Where: 10-50 Willow Street, EC2A 4BH
One Aldwych, Covent Garden
What: The 25-foot ‘Showtime’ tree at One Aldwych is inspired by the hotel’s location in the heart of Theatreland, and features eight miniature stage sets from famous West End shows – that’s snow business.
Where: 1 Aldwych, WC2B 4BZ
The Ritz, Mayfair
What: The Ritz is known for sticking to tradition (and it does that impressively well), so it’s no surprise that its Christmas tree is a true classic. Making use of seasonal colours including red and gold, this tree is straight out of your favourite festive film.
Where: The Ritz London, 150 Piccadilly, W1J 9BR
Sketch: Lecture Room & Library, Mayfair
What: Sketch isn’t known for doing things by halves and the same applies to its Christmas decorations. In the Lecture Room & Library, you’ll find this giant tree covered in baubles and botanicals.
Where: 9 Conduit Street, W1S 2XG
If that’s got you in the festive spirit, take a look at our ultimate guide to Christmas in London here.