No Place Like London for the Holidays


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The Trafalgar Square Christmas tree is decorated with 500 white lights.

The Trafalgar Square Christmas tree is decorated with 500 white lights.

While there’s no place like home for the holidays, we’d just like to remind you that this time of year is also one of the best times to visit London! From the Winter Wonderland Markets in Hyde Park to the Hampton Court Palace Ice Rink, planning a trip to London during Christmas is a magnificent idea. The entire city lights up with the holiday spirit!

One of our personal favorites is the Christmas Tree in Trafalgar Square. Decorated in traditional Norwegian style with 500 white lights, this year’s enormous 22-meter Norwegian Spruce has to be a must-see during your stay in London! Since 1947, the tree has been given each year by Norway to London as a thank you for Britain’s help during World War II.

The tree lighting ceremony took place earlier this month and included caroling by not one but two choirs—the St. Martin-in-the Fields choir and the Salvation Army—before the big moment when the switch was flipped, lighting up the tree and also the Christmas spirit in everyone in London.

But you’ve got to hurry and book your London trip now because the lights go out on 6 January! So if you’re looking at where to stay in London, celebrate the holidays in a charming London vacation apartment instead of a London hotel. These apartments are located near some of the best Christmas displays in London. And if you’ve fallen in love with the Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square like we have, our lovely 1-bedroom Mayfair apartment is the perfect short-term London vacation rental for you! And if you can’t make it this year, start planning for next year!

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