Trafalgar Square Christmas tree

Friday 10 June 2016

You know Christmas in London is well on the way when the enormous Christmas tree goes up in Trafalgar Square! This year, the lighting ceremony will take place on Thursday 5 December. The tree has been given to London by Norway every year since 1947 as a gesture of thanks for the UK’s help during World War 2. The stately Norwegian spruce is 20 metres high and 50-60 years old. Here’s a great time-lapse video from The Telegraph of it being installed. http://youtu.be/ztCvDa41ACI Image © Istock/shanneong

Latest Blogs

How to visit the stunning filming locations from ‘Victoria’

How to visit the stunning filming locations from ‘Victoria’

How to take the ultimate Scotland road trip

How to take the ultimate Scotland road trip

Spooky British graveyards and cemeteries

Sleeping lion statue at Highgate Cemetery, London
Spooky British graveyards and cemeteries

10 amazing things to do in York

10 amazing things to do in York

Let's go to Edinburgh's Festivals!

Edinburgh Tattoo, at Edinburgh Castle. Scotland. A view doiwn from the bleachers on to the parade ground. Fireworks in the night sky.
Let's go to Edinburgh's Festivals!