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The Prettiest Christmas Trees In London 2022

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Mulled wine cupped between mittened hands, the scent of chestnuts and gingerbread wafting through the air, pretty lights, and endless pop-ups and Christmas markets to enjoy: London is a great place to be during the festive season. Amongst it all, magnificent Christmas trees are displayed. From the traditional to the contemporary, there’s many exciting trees popping across the city, with plenty more to come. Here’s our pick of the prettiest so far.

Where To See Pretty Christmas Trees in London 2022

  • Shangri-La The Shard
  • St Pancras International
  • Mondrian Shoreditch
  • Granary Square
  • Native Bankside
  • NoMad London
  • Television Centre
  • The Carlton Tower Jumeirah
  • The London EDITION
  • The Londoner
  • Kimpton Fitzroy
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a futuristic christmas tree at the shard

Shangri-La The Shard

Shangri-La have gone space-age this festive season, with a futuristic tree and decorations designed by McQueens Flowers. Don’t miss their festive afternoon tea, too. shangri-la.com

St Pancras International unveil 2022 Christmas Tree, in partnership with The Prince’s Trust

St Pancras International

In partnership with The Prince’s Trust, St Pancras International’s 2022 33 ft tall Christmas tree draws inspiration from the London skyline and a Ronald Searle’s illustrative style for the 1955 production of On the Twelfth Day…, which showcases the chaos which ensued after receiving all 364 gifts from ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’ in Edwardian Britain. There are also opportunities to learn more about and donate to The Prince’s Trust. stpancras.com

abstract christmas tree at mondrian

Mondrian Shoreditch

In collaboration with renowned East-London artist Martin Richman, the Mondrian’s abstract Christmas tree, displayed in the hotel lobby, is made up of acrylic blades on nylon threads. The tree also projects an array of colours, which Richman said ‘turn in very slight air currents and reflect, or refract, a light source in two changing and opposing colours, depending on angle of film and viewer’. sbe.com

a modern light installation

Granary Square

Perhaps ‘tree’ is generous, but Kings Cross’ winter installation is back with 2022’s installation, ‘elsewhere: a place to think about the world’ by Berlin-based, experimental art and architecture practice, raumlabor. The 33-foot tall structure may not evoke the festive season as we know it, but it is supposed to provide an outdoor space to sit and spend time in company, contemplating the beauty and complexity of the world, and considering how we can work together to ignite change – which really does evoke the togetherness of Christmas in our opinion. kingscross.co.uk

Image (c) John Sturrock

someone decorating a christmas tree covered in velvet bows

Native Bankside

Native Places’ carbon neutral ‘Honesty’ tree – created in partnership with floral artist, Jake Kuit – is breathing new life into discarded items, drawing attention to the 12,500 tonnes of Christmas decorations and 68,488 miles of Christmas lights that go to landfill every year. All of the decorations on Native’s 12 ft tall tree are being reused from previous events throughout the year, featuring 250 velvet bows, Spanish moss, and wool. There’s another tree at Native Hyde Park and a wreath at Native Mayfair, both created using excess material from Native Bankside’s tree. nativeplaces.com

the christmas tree at the nomad hotel london

NoMad London

Rooted in the regal origins of British Christmas traditions dating back to 1800, the NoMad London’s Christmas tree has been designed by the London Flower School and inspired by Constance Spry (the florist responsible for the iconic flower garlands at Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation in 1953) in celebration of the new King and the legacy of Queen Elizabeth II. thenomadhotel.com

a christmas tree outside the television centre

Television Centre

This year, the Television Centre’s iconic Christmas tree is topped with a sculpture designed by Rosh Mahtani, founder of jewellery brand Alighieri, in support of the charity Refuge. ‘The Alighieri Hand of Protection’ symbolises strength and hope for all and, as well as atop the tree, can be seen on Alighieri’s Curator Necklace, with 15 percent of sales revenue donated to Refuge across the Christmas period. £250, alighieri.com

Image (c) Charles Emerson

a collection of christmas trees in a hotel lobby

The Carlton Tower Jumeirah

Designed by McQueens, The Carlton Tower Jumeirah is celebrating the festive season with eight trees in the lobby. There’s also an advent calendar designed by young and emerging designers at London College of Fashion, with a mini couture dress behind every door, ready to be hung on the tree. jumeirah.com

an abstract christmas tree

The London EDITION

This 18-foot Christmas tree – which layers gold and jewel-coloured upcycled fabrics and textiles, topped with an angelic figure – was designed by artist Daniel Lismore in collaboration with producer Lyndon Ogbourne of LSD Studio. editionhotels.com

a white contemporary christmas tree

The Londoner

Designed by Londoner Daniel Fletcher and situated in The Londoner’s Ballroom, the ‘A White Christmas’ Tree pulls influences from across Fletcher’s aesthetic, textiles and commitment to sustainability. Grand yet understated with Fletcher’s signature minimalism, the branches are handmade and pleated, taking five days and a team of five five to create, with another eight hours of installation at the hotel. thelondoner.com

Image (c) Rowben Lantion

Kimpton Fitzroy

Leaning into more classic Christmas tree interpretations, Kimpton Fitzroy’s Christmas tree is bedecked with gold and red decorations, lit with the perfect warm glow. kimptonfitzroylondon.com

Featured image: Kimpton Fitzroy