We’re Head Over Heels For This Upside Down Christmas Tree

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Upside Down Christmas Tree

Mega-posh London hotel Claridge’s has unveiled its spectacular new Christmas tree.

Upside down Christmas tree Claridges London
Photo: Claridge’s

Set in the lobby, it’s a gorgeously, classically decorated tree – only, y’know… upside down.

Claridges Christmas Tree
Photo: Paula Fitzherbert

The 16ft-tall installatoion is topped with roots and a glittering star.

Karl Lagerfeld Christmas Tree
Photo: Paula Fitzherbert

It’s also adorned with tree candles, handmade ‘snowflakes’, silver lametta decorations and (try saying this five times fast) silver butter leather feathers.

It was created by the legendary fashion designer, Karl Lagerfeld.

Claridges Christmas Tree Karl Lagerfeld

It follows last year’s Christmas collaboration between Apple designer Jony Ive and Marc Jacobs:

Jony Ive Christmas Tree Claridges

And 2015’s design from Burberry designer Christopher Bailey:

Christopher Bailey Christmas Tree Burberry Claridges

Claridge’s tradition of collaborating with fashion designers on their Christmas trees dates back to 2009 – see all of the previous instalments here.

The hotel is looking pretty festive on the outside, too:

Claridge's Hotel Christmas
Photo: @aspenaire

All in all, a fine addition to the capital’s Christmas.

Christmas tree upside down London
Photo: @clairemenary

Check it out for yourself at Brook Street, Mayfair, W1K 4HR. Nearest tube: Bond Street.

See more in our guide to Christmas lights in London.

Guy Parsons

Guy Parsons

Guy is the editor-in-chief of Secret London. He likes running, cover versions and scotch.