London's traditional Norwegian Christmas tree is on its way. The tree is Oslo's annual gift to London, and trees like it have been crossing the North Sea since 1947. Each November, Oslo cuts this tree as a renewed symbol of the friendship and to show Norway's gratefulness for the help rendered by the British during the second World War.
Oslo is also sending one Christmas tree each to Rotterdam (Netherlands) and Reykjavik (Iceland). The trees are all Norwegian spruces and are decorated in traditional Norwegian style, with 500 individual white lights.
The tree coming to London will be found, as always, on Trafalgar Square. Its lights will come in early December.