It’s a London Thing is our Wednesday series in which we turn the spotlight on a unique aspect of London – perhaps a curious shop, sometimes an eccentric restaurant, a hidden place, book or oddity. The subject matter will be different every week. The running theme, however, will remain constant: you have to come to London to enjoy it. It’s A London Thing.
It’s a London Thing, the Trafalgar Square Christmas tree. This simple inscription from the base of the tree tells the whole story:
This tree is given by the city of Oslo as a token of Norwegian gratitude to the people of London for their assistance during the years 1940-45. A tree has been given annually since 1947.
And you can join London Walks TWICE on Christmas Day in Trafalgar Square for our famous Christmas Day Walks.