The Royal Exchange hosted the annual Christmas tree-lighting event on the steps of our historic building in the heart of the City. Downton Abbey star Joanne Froggatt led the countdown to switch on the lights of our magnificent Fortnum & Mason Christmas tree, kicking off our exciting festive calendar of events. Guests enjoyed complimentary hot chocolate, mulled wine and mince pies from Fortnum & Mason and entertainment courtesy of the East London Chorus, before heading inside for some late-night shopping, seasonal offers and special masterclasses hosted by our luxury boutiques.