It's coming on Christmas and they're cutting down trees, which means it's time to seek out a festive fir to decorate your home.

Like other tree sellers, Pines and Needles has already opened its 30 outdoor cabins across London where its kilt-wearing sales team are offering greenery, wreaths, decorations and their top selling British grown Nordmann Fir.

Suppliers to The Royal Albert Hall, Imperial War Museum and music royalty, they have hidden a golden bauble in some of their firs, and if you spot one, you get your tree for free.

Islington Gazette: Pines and Needles sell Nordmann Firs which holds onto its needlesPines and Needles sell Nordmann Firs which holds onto its needles (Image: Pines and Needles)

Director Veronika Kusak believes despite ongoing cost of living worries, householders are still willing to spend money on making sure "Christmas is a great one".

"That’s a trend we’re expecting to see across our stores. The biggest thing we’ve noticed is that people seem to be planning for Christmas earlier than ever. This year we saw a massive spike in pre-orders for real Christmas trees in July and August which is earlier than we’ve seen in previous years. It seems that the cost of living crisis coupled with a washout summer in the UK means that people are on a mission to make this Christmas one to remember."

Pines and Needles offer a delivery service and post-Christmas recycling service to collect and chip the tree for animal bedding or biofuel.

There are cabins in Clissold Park, IKEA Wembley, Kenwood House, Highbury, Maida Vale St Marks, Regent's Park, Shoreditch St Leonards, Stoke Newington Upper Holloway, and Victoria Park.

Islington Gazette: Clifton Nurseries is one of London's oldest garden centres and also stocks a range of Christmas decoration.Clifton Nurseries is one of London's oldest garden centres and also stocks a range of Christmas decoration. Also in North London:

Clifton Nurseries, Maida Vale

One of London’s oldest garden centres, Clifton Nurseries has been around since 1851. Here you’ll find Nordmann firs grown in sustainable forests in Denmark. The garden centre also stocks unusual gifts, festive cards, wrap and accessories, tree decorations, Christmas lights and, of course, plenty of indoor and outdoor plants and pots.

Address: 5A Clifton Villas, Maida Vale W9 2PH

Shoots and Leaves, Hampstead Heath

Offering sizes from 3ft to 12 foot, they visit farms to handpick their trees including quality non drop Nordmann firs. They also sell lights, stands and accessories, and allow you to order online and collect in person from six locations including Hampstead Heath where there is parking.

Address: East Heath Car Park NW3 ITH

The Christmas Forest, various locations

Pick up one of the Christmas Forest’s sustainable Christmas trees from various north London sites. Open at Finsbury Park from (Nov 15-Dec 24), at St Paul’s Church in Stoke Newington (Nov 18-Dec 24) and on Endymion Road, Finsbury Park. Online ordering, delivery and installation and Christmas tree removal services are available.

Islington Gazette: A decorated Christmas treeA decorated Christmas tree

Camden Garden Centre

A short walk from Camden Town Station and Camden Market, Camden Garden Centre stocks a huge range of real Christmas trees from the end of November every year. These guys have supplied the likes of No.11 Downing Street and countless other public spaces, so you know you’ll be getting a high quality tree. You can also order your Christmas tree online, and if you do so before 30 November, you’ll get a free gift delivered with your tree.

Address: 2 Barker Drive, Camden NW1 0JW 

N1 Garden Centre, Islington

Christmas trees will be in stock at N1 Garden Centre on the Islington/Dalston borders in December. Choose from high quality Fraser Firs, Nordman Firs and Noble trees – all from British growers and chosen specifically for their full foliage. If you have a smaller space, go for a Fraser Fir as they are slim, aromatic and non-drop. The garden centre also have a great range of Christmas decorations.

Address: 25A Englefield Road N1 4EU

Boma Garden Centre, Kentish Town

One of London’s most prestigious garden centres is rolling in hundreds of freshly cut Christmas trees. Make your way over to their nursery and pick out a Nordmann Fir (up to 10ft), Fraser Fir (up to 8ft), Norway Spruce (up to 8ft) or a pot-grown Nordmann. You can also order online, delivery is from Nov 25 and charges vary according to your postcode. You can also collect from the garden centre.

Address: 51-53 Islip Street, Kentish Town NW5 2DL

Islington Gazette: Kensal Pines is an independent pop up shop on Chamberlayne RoadKensal Pines is an independent pop up shop on Chamberlayne Road (Image: Giles Deards)Alexandra Palace Garden Centre

Capital Gardens at Alexandra Palace has been selling Christmas trees for generations. Choose from cut Nordmann Firs, Noble Firs, Fraser Firs, Norway Spruces in all sorts of sizes, as well as potted trees.

Address: Alexandra Palace Way N22 7BB 

Mill Lane Garden Centre

The West Hampstead social enterprise garden centre provides training opportunities to people with a learning disability and sells a large range of plants, seeds, garden accessories year round. They sell Nordmann and Fraser firs, Lodge Pole pine trees and blue spruce in a pot.

The Open Space, 160 Mill Lane, NW6 1TF

Kensal Pines, Kensal Rise

Offering premium sustainably sourced Christmas trees, this independent family run business offers free delivery within a half-mile radius of their spot on the corner of Wrentham Avenue and Chamberlayne Road. Selling Nordmann fir, Norway Spruce, and Fraser Fir, they donate trees to several local primary schools and 5% of profits to nearby youth charity The Avenues.

Address: The Church of The Transfiguration, Chamberlayne Road.