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London’s most festive pub is about to (officially) switch on its ‘record-breaking’ Christmas lights

Laura Richards

It’s the most wonderful time of year. No, not when drinking every night of the week becomes socially acceptable. But when London’s buildings get all twinkly in time for Christmas. And if you’re still interested in the drinking part, combine the two at The Churchill Arms.

The pub is known around the world for its beautiful foliage – yes, it may be decorated in bouquets and flower displays in the summer months, but come Christmas, the Kensington boozer gets covered in Christmas trees. And the pub just announced on Instagram that its freshly decked halls will be shared and celebrated tonight when they officially turn on this year’s Christmas lights.

In the Instagram post, they also claimed that this year’s display will be a record-breaker. It’s hard to imagine the decorations being bigger and better than previous efforts. In the past, their display has included a whopping 18,000 Christmas trees, so we’re expecting a whole lotta pine. Just feast your eyes on pics of the pub from years gone by to catch some festive feels in preparation for the big switch-on tomorrow...   

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The Churchill Arms officially switches on its Christmas lights, with carols and a super-special guest, on Thursday December 6. Find it at 119 Kensington Church St, W8 7LN. 
For more festive feels, check out our guide to London’s most cosy pubs

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