Christmas is around the corner and what better way to get into the Christmas spirit than with some mulled wine and other lovely treats? In this post we’ve listed London’s top 5 Christmas markets to get you a head start on your gifts and to get your Christmas on!
Based in Hyde Park, Winter Wonderland is the biggest Christmas market in London, and boy is it big! It has everything you can imagine, loads of stands, tons of food and drink, music, rollercoasters, ice skating rink, the list goes on and on. But to be fair if you’ve never been you’re missing out, this place is worth seeing, if only just once!
Squeezed into the Angel Central Shopping Center you can find the Islington Christmas market with its intimate wooden cabins. The independent traders are all hand-picked for a modest yet lovely market.
The space outside Tate Modern is turned into a traditional German Christmas market for a long month starting mid-November and ending just before Christmas. This place is great for some mulled wine but it also has wooden chalets, a fairground carousel, music, food and a riverside bar. Why don’t you take the opportunity to experience the gallery and start off inside Tate Modern to then finish at the market?
- Christmas by The River in London Bridge
The River market with a brilliant view of London Bridge is perfect for the more crowd-averse Londoner as it is more subdued. Although it still has more than 40 independent traders in gorgeous wooden chalets selling everything from handcrafted gifts to festive foods and drinks.
The Christmas market in Southbank Centre is one of the busiest and most popular ones in the city. It stretches for almost two months and the Nordic style market holds gifts, foods and drinks as well as a huge Norwegian Christmas tree. This place will definitely get you into the Christmas feeling.