London is brimming with the most enchanting Christmas markets that add to the city’s allure every winter season. Read on to make your list of some of the best Christmas markets in the capital city for a memorable holiday to look back at!
Southbank Centre’s Winter Market
This year’s festive highlights in London are sure to be the twinkling lights and wooden chalets pop up alongside the Thames for the Southbank Centre’s Winter Market. A dazzling Christmas market that everyone looks up to, the area gets especially busy over the weekends. With free entry for all from 2nd November to 26th December’23, explore the variety of winter street food stalls and pop-up bars here.
For all the food lovers, the Southbank Centre Christmas Market is a haven to amp up your festive spirit with gourmet cheese toasties, lobster rolls, truffle burgers and duck wraps. Also, with a mix of eclectic craft traders, browse through the market to buy some cool gifts and ward off the cold air with some hot chocolate or hot toddy to go!
Christmas in Leicester Square
Reserve a luxurious stay at the Signature Townhouse London Hyde Park, in the heart of the city’s vibrant festive celebrations for the most fulfilling experience! Discover one of London’s most famous popular squares, transformed with a makeover this year, from 8th November to 7th January. You’ll find the popular Christmas market filled with delicious and aromatic food and drinks options galore, unique handcrafted goods, bars and so much more to spend a whole day celebrating!
The highlight of Christmas in Leicester Square is Spielgeltent, a live entertainment and pop-up event space curated by Underbelly. Also, don’t miss out on the Aussies circus show and cabaret show ‘La Clique’ spanning up to eight weeks and entertaining audiences at Trafalgar Square.
Winter by the River Market
Taking place in London Bridge city this year, the glimmering Winter by the River festival from 14th November to 1st January is as charming as it gets. The popular London Bridge riverside market is making its return to the banks of the Thames with a more diverse winter theme! With one of the luxe hotels near Hyde Park as your abode, explore a cluster of cosy winter cabins, full of crafty creations, gifts, treats, delectable street food outlets and two pop-up bars (outdoor and indoor) to choose from. The ‘Karaoke at the Pier’ experience is new at the Winter by the River Market this year, with some brilliant music adding to the cheerful vibes.
Hyde Park Winter Wonderland Christmas Market
If you’re on the lookout for an authentic Christmas market experience, Hyde Park Winter Wonderland Christmas Market must be at the top of your list. Start your day with a refreshing afternoon tea near Hyde Park and experience a traditional and vibrant shopping scene at the iconic London Hyde Park!
At the Winter Wonderland Christmas Market, see wooden chalets adorned with charming festive decorations, packed with extraordinary gift options, handmade décor, jewellery and of course, tantalising culinary delights. It is one of the largest Christmas markets in the city, where you’re sure to be spoilt with choices of presents to treat yourself or friends and family! If you’re feeling like adding to an unmatchable shopping experience, you can even take a thrilling roller coaster ride or two or watch a theatre show if you like.
Whether you’re looking for a deal on a 2-night stay in London or a longer stay to make the most of the winter season, London is packed with the most memorable celebrations to enjoy on a solo trip or with your family. So, plan your trip now!