Wednesday, 14 December 2011

It's A London Thing No.57: Big Tree!

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.


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