On the first Thursday in December each year, a mighty Norwegian spruce is hoisted into place in Trafalgar Square. Given by Norway each year in thanks for Britain’s support during World War II, it’s a seasonal stunner that stands at over 20 metres tall.
It’s well worth going along for the lighting ceremony when the 500 bulbs that dress the tree fizz into life heralding the start of London’s Christmas.
Chunky-knit jumpers, reindeer and Vikings are optional but welcome.
Image 2 by Mike Fleming on Flickr