Barge East Hackney Wick Christmas Tree Market

Where to buy Christmas trees in East London

Gear up for the festive season with this guide to the best shops and markets selling a wide selection of Christmas trees, wreaths and garlands. 

Christmas doesn’t feel like Christmas until festive trees appear in shop entrances and your neighbour’s living room window. The smell of a fresh fir is the first step in preparing for the festive season and the perfect way to introduce some Christmas coziness into your family home, office space or flat-share. 

No matter where or how you’re spending Christmas this year, a tree is an essential tradition to mark the celebration. Luckily, the East End is full to the firs with shops, marketplaces and online delivery services that will satisfy all your Christmas tree requirements.

If you’re looking for a seasonal shrub to decorate your work desk, an elaborate fir to fill your living room, or a tidy spruce to enjoy mess-free, this list is your helpful guide to Christmas tree shopping for both style and function. 

Marc from Herbert & Sons


Market stall holder Marc Herbert with the Roman Road LDN shopping tote bag in green

Marc from Herbert & Sons


You may recognise the name Herbert & Sons, a family-owned grocers with a loyal customer base who have been selling on Roman Road for the past 75 years. Marc is a familiar face on the Roman and in addition to their fresh produce, he will be selling Christmas Trees every Saturday at Globe Town Market Square. This is a service which provides the local community and residents of Globe Town and Cranbrook Estate a chance to bag a Christmas tree at a great price. If you’re rushing to find a tree at the last minute, Marc has you covered as he will trading from Saturday 2 December right up until the 23 December. For the past 12 years, Marc has also offered a free delivery service to any E2 post-code, bringing a sprinkle of Christmas cheer to elderly and vulnerable people in the area. Head down to Globe Town Market to say hello to Marc, grab a tree and maybe even treat yourself to a basket of organic produce.  

Market Square, Roman Rd, Bethnal Green, London E2 0RN

Hackney Wickmas Trees


Woman standing behind stall at Hackney Wickmas selling Christmas tree decorations.

Offering a range of Nordmann Firs from 4ft to 10 ft tall, Hackney Wickmas Trees are here to make sure your Christmas tree won’t fold at the top of your living room ceiling. Described as ‘non-drops’, the trees retain their needles for considerably longer than traditional Christmas trees so the only mess underneath will be the pile of presents this year. What’s more, the foliage is soft and glossy making this a child and pet-friendly option. Available to order online and collect at the pop-up centre in Hackney Bridge from 26 November onwards. This is a mess-free and family-friendly choice for a tree that fits like a glove in your home this Christmas.

Units 1-28, Echo Building, E Bay Ln, London E15 2SJ

Pines and Needles


Pines and Needles pop-up shop

Out with the old this year, now’s the time to update the old Christmas decor collecting dust in the attic with some new home trimmings. Pines and Needles have everything you need all in one place. From indoor and outdoor trees, sparkling LEDs, ornate garlands and wreaths, this is the Christmas to glow up your home decorations. With store locations in Shoreditch and Victoria Park, Pines and Needles also provide services including delivery, installation and decoration so you can prepare for the festive season stress-free. 

Victoria Park, Royal East Gate, Grove Road, E9 7HJ

St Leonard C Of E Church, Shoreditch High St, London E1 6JN

Stepney City Farm


If you’re in the market for a decadent Christmas tree but still want to remain environmentally conscious and community-orientated, Stepney City Farm has just what you’re looking for. For another year running, they have partnered with Ambition, Aspire, Achieve – Community Christmas Trees to bring you freshly cut and ethnically grown trees with 100% of the profits going to disadvantaged, vulnerable and at-risk children. Traditional Norway Spruces and modern Nordmann Furs stand up to 14ft tall on the farm, if you’ve got a big space to fill then this is the place to go all out with a dazzling festive showstopper whilst also giving back this Christmas. 

Stepney Way, Stepney Green, London E1 3DG

Wick Wonderland at Barge East


Barge East Hackney Wick Christmas Tree Market
Barge East Hackney Wick Christmas Tree Market

If you’re looking to avoid the hassle of cramming a 7ft tree into your tiny flat or on the hunt for a dazzling sky-scraper, Wick Wonderland has a tree that fits just right for you. Barge East have sourced their trees from farms in Scotland, all the way to Denmark for the annual Wick Wonderland festival. These are high-quality Nordman Firs standing 3ft short to 8ft tall so you won’t need to make the mistake of ordering an ill-fitting tree this year. A Christmas tree is never complete without gifts and decorations so in addition to their Christmas tree market, Wick Wonderland will host an array of independent stalls with vendors selling handcrafted decorations and gifts for you to place on or under your tree. Get your orders in and head riverside to pick up your festive fir. 

River Lee, Sweetwater Mooring, White Post Ln, London E9 5EN

Yurt Cafe


The Yurt Cafe community garden is a warm and friendly space that’s a popular hot spot with the locals. This Christmas, Yurt Cafe will transform their outdoor area into a magical festive market where a selection of real Christmas trees will be available for purchase. Live music as well as a variety of nutritional foods and seasonal beverages will feature as part of this event so the atmosphere is bound to come alive with Christmas cheer. What’s more, independent vendors will be selling handcrafted gifts, curated by Roman Road locals Urban Makers. If you want to abandon the high street and avoid the chaos of tourist traps, look no further than your local community spot to find the perfect Christmas tree this season. 

St. Katharine’s Precinct, 2 Butcher Row, London E14 8DS

Columbia Road Market


columbia road at night

A trip to Columbia Road Market has become a staple day out for anyone visiting East London. This year they’re back again with their Christmas Wednesdays where shops and and market stalls will be selling festive supplies until late during the lead-up to Christmas. Bespoke trees, wreaths and garlands will be stocked in the most exquisite styles at this trendy market location. With the local stores selling everything from handpainted ceramics to vintage homeware and trinkets, nothing about your festive picks will be generic this year.  Pick up a small-potted spruce or branch out with a towering fir, Columbia Road is the place the make your Christmas one of a kind. 

Columbia Rd, London E2 7RG

Local Supermarkets


Mini Christmas trees and plants outside Whole Fresh, Roman Road.

The rush to stock up on festive goods can seem quite daunting this time of year, especially when you’re faced with countless options. Luckily, our local area is home to independent plant shops and supermarkets selling fun-size trees to decorate your space without breaking the bank. Local florists Denningtons, organic grocers Whole Fresh and Simply Fresh, plant connoisseurs Plant Lovers and market staple Nil’s Garden will all be selling small potted trees right here on the Roman. If you want to size down your Christmas tree this year, you don’t need to look too far to find something small and sweet. 

If you’re interested in more Christmas shopping ideas, check out our guide to the best Christmas markets in East London 2023.

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