Mayor’s Letter: December 2017

Mayor Sadiq KhanA big welcome to London this December

You’ve picked a magical time of year to visit our great city. For festive fun, head to Trafalgar Square to see the capital’s most spectacular Christmas tree, a huge Norway spruce given to London by Oslo in a tradition dating back to 1947. Also taking pride of place in the capital is a giant menorah, which lights up the square throughout Chanukah.

If you want to pick up some Christmas gifts, then you will be spoilt for choice. London is a world-leading shopping destination with some of the oldest and best department stores, retail arcades, independent boutiques and street markets. Head to the West End 
for some great high-street brands and to see the Oxford Street lights.

To top it all off, we have the world-renowned London New Year’s Eve fireworks, which will once again take place around the Coca-Cola London Eye on the River Thames. For those without 
a ticket, there are opportunities to welcome 2018 in style at bars, restaurants, pubs and clubs across the capital. 
 Whatever you do during your stay, have a brilliant time!

Sadiq Khan
Mayor of London

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