Spruce up for Xmas! Where to buy Christmas trees in and around London
It's beginning to look a lot like Xmas, even if it is only November, but in light of the weirdness of the year so far, we can all be forgiven for getting in the very merry feels a little early this year. So, we're turning our minds to the fantastic firs, nifty Nordics and perfect pines: yep, we know exactly where to buy Christmas trees in and around London this festive season...
Deliver Me Christmas
If you're in Havering, Brentwood, Stock or Billericay , Deliver Me Christmas will send your gorgeous, sustainable tree to you with free delivery. Set up by friends Alex and Tom, this small but mighty local business, setup during lockdown after the events industry they previously worked in came to a grinding halt, delivers top notch Nordmann Firs (non-drop: woohoo!) that are sustainably grown and available in a range of sizes. It also stocks decorations, wreaths and door bows to complete your festive getup, plus there's a free pickup service in January when your tree will be taken away and recycled: sounds like a tree-mendous deal to us!
Deliver Me Christmas (online only)
Shoots and Leaves
With stores dotted all over south west and west London, each and every one of Shoots & Leaves' non-drop, Nordmann Firs have been handpicked, side pruned and freshly cut just for you. Choose from a number of delivery options and don't fir-get to add one of its lovely wreaths to your basket too. Oh, and it even offers a tree dressing service for those of you who fancy a professional touch this year!
www.christmastrees.london, W6, SW6, W13 and W3 locations
Another small family business, Clickmas Trees delivers premium grade Nordmann festive firs, grown in the UK, all around London and beyond. Check its website to see if your postcode is within free delivery range, or, as it has locations all over town, as well as a couple out in sunny Kent, visit a store and pick out the tree yours-elves.
www.clickmastrees.com, SE4, SE11, SE1, E9, Margate and Chartham locations
Columbia Road Flower Market
London's blooming gorgeous and most famous flower market is well known for its fir-tastic range of Christmas trees available ever Sunday afternoon (once lockdown 2.0 has buggered off), all through December.
www.columbiaroad.info, Columbia Road Flower Market, Bethnal Green, London E2 7RG
Alexandra Palace Garden Centre
Whether you're after a teeny, tiny potted Blue Spruce, a Noble Fir, or a non-drop Nordmann number, there's a tree in every size and for all budgets over at Alexandra Palace Garden Centre. This is also the place to take a sleigh-ride to if you're after the rather unusual Korean Fir (pictured above): an altogether exotic looking conical Christmas tree with purple cones!
www.capitalgardens.co.uk/christmas/christmas-trees , Alexandra Palace Way, London N22 7BB
Covering all of London and the South East, the good people at Good Elf provide expert advice on picking the best Christmas tree for you, and even have a tree hotline if you need your tree in a jiffy! Choose from The Norway Spruce or a non-drop Nordmann Fir, and have it delivered and set up for free. But wait! There's myrrh (sorry, not sorry): it also offers a collection and recycling service.
www.goodelf.co.uk (online only)
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