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Our top five London Christmas trees

Posted at 6:00 pm, December 19, 2011 in Arts & Entertainment

They are springing up all over the shop. Anyone would think it was the season to be merry or something.

The Lego tree, St Pancras International Station
The station’s lower concourse boasts a 10m Christmas tree made entirely from Lego bricks – purported to be the largest of its kind ever created.

The traditional tree, Trafalgar Square
You can’t beat a traditional spruce and this year the 500 white lights were switched on by the mayor of Oslo, Stian Berger Rosland. A tree has been given by Oslo to the City of Westminster since1947 as a token of thanks for British help during World War II. We thought we may have lost it this morning after it was blown over by heavy winds in the night, but as you can see from the picture, its still standing, if looking a little tired from its midnight ordeal.

The Alber Elbaz tree, Claridge’s Hotel
London’s most chichi (and best dressed) Christmas tree has been created by Lanvin designer Alber Elbaz, and is surrounded by mannequins dressed as hotel guests and maids.

The cardboard tree, Design Museum
The Design Museum’s tree, which is made of 3,600 individually cut, handmade cardboard pieces, ticks all the right boxes for design fiends: minimalist, recyclable – and not a gaudy bauble in sight. You can also by them in mini versions at the Museum shop.

The chocolate tree, Demarquette luxury chocolatier
Demarquette has created small handmade trees with a central chocolate cone decorated with chocolate caramel baubles (£10-£35). But will they survive until Christmas?

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