London's 'most ridiculed' Christmas tree is switched on in Trafalgar Square

The Christmas tree is a almost 70-foot Norwegian Spruce that's been an annual from the city of Oslo since 1947 as a token of Norwegian gratitude to the people of London for their assistance during World War Two.

The ceremony came after some Londoners expressed concern about the state of this year's tree, given by Norway to Britain in line with an annual tradition dating back to 1947 to express thanks for support in the Second World War.

This week the tree become as soon as erected in central London as standard, after an exhausting hotfoot from Oslo - handiest to diagram sigh scorn from passersby.

Speaking on Wednesday, a spokesman for Westminster Council told the PA news agency: "It's a shame that people have to always be so negative".

Each year, gives Norway a christmas tree to Trafalgar Square in London.

"This tree is a symbol celebrating friendship in the face of adversity".

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In a foreboding twist, the 90-year-old tree was planted close to a small lake named Trollvann, or "the water of the trolls", according to the council.

- It is important to think about the symbolism rather than counting how many branches it has.

He added: "Not definite what we did to upset the Norwegians however they appear to enjoy saved their most wonderful and bushiest trees for all individuals else".

Others have said that it would be nice when it is decorated and lit.

It was so turned on Thursday night.

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