Christmas Markets in London
Today’s topic is about Christmas markets.
Christmas is probably the biggest event of the year and everybody is so excited about it. There is nothing like Christmas in London!
We all know that Christmas is fun but also a very stressful time. Most of us find ourselves running around aimlessly trying to buy gifts for family or friends, and often we get stuck. But don’t worry, if you need to buy a gift but you don’t know what kind of present to buy, Christmas markets are the place to go. There are so many wonderful gifts for all ages as well as handmade objects and decorations, arts and crafts, available for you to look at or purchase.
If you are one of those people who is “ready” for Christmas, Christmas markets can still be loads of fun. You can simply stroll around the twinkling Christmas huts, try our delicious Christmas food, do some carol singing, dance around a big tree, meet Father Christmas, and so much more … you will definitely enjoy it.
You haven’t seen London unless you have visited one of its many markets and especially a Christmas Market, and no one can say that they have experienced London if they haven’t at least sipped one glass of mulled wine or a hot chocolate as they walk around the Christmas stalls and breathe in the Christmas air.
So go visit a Christmas Market, enjoy the lights and Christmas decorations on every street corner, take some pictures, have a drink, buy some gifts … ENJOY EVERY MOMENT, as it only comes round once a year.
Now, everyone together:
“Oh, jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way,
Oh, what fun it is to ride, in a one horse open sleigh,
Jingle bells, jingle bells, Jingle all the way…”
The Best Christmas Markets in London
WINTER TIME ON THE SOUTHBANK
The Southbank has never looked this good! Shop for Christmas gifts and crafts at the twinkling wooden cabins of the Winter Market along the Southbank of the Thames. Tuck into festive snacks and steaming drinks, from mulled wine and hot chocolate, and don’t forget to have a German sausage. Yum!
Address: Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX
Transport: Waterloo, Embankment, Charing Cross or Waterloo East Buses stops.
For some years now Winter Wonderland has been the highlight of many people’s December fun! Not only can you find the perfect present for friends and family, but you can also go ice skating, enjoy winter food from all parts of the world and last but not least, go mad on the rides! Come and enjoy the show!
Hyde Park, London, W2 2UH
Tube: Hyde Park Corner or Marble Arch.
Wrap up warm and lose yourself in this central London Christmas market. Looking for an ornament, accessories or just food and drink? Then this is the place for you. Easy to get to, convenient and most of all fun!
Tube: nearest Leicester Square/ Piccadilly Circus or rail station Charing Cross
If it’s too cold to travel north of the river, and you love South, the Clapham Common Christmas market is the one for you! Festive playgrounds, dancing, eating, laughing, drinking and skating. Would you want to miss it?
Address: Windmill Drive, London SW4 9DE
Transport: Tube: Clapham South/Clapham Common
At London Bridge
Celebrate Christmas by the river. Twinkling huts line the bank of the river where you can find original presents, cool handmade crafts and plenty of delicious snacks. You can also catch a breathtaking view of the Tower of London and Tower Bridge from here. Bonus!
Address: London Bridge, London, SE1 9DD
Do you want to meet Father Christmas? Then this is the place to go, and while you are there, you will surely find a unique present for a loved one amongst the 150 stalls present at the market. How about an original artwork for your parents, or a fashion item or accessory for your best friend? You will definitely find something here for everyone.
Address: Greenwich Market, 5B Greenwich Market, London, SE10 9HZ
Tube: DLR station, Cutty Sark for Maritime Greenwich
These are only some of the ones in London, but if you fancy travelling further afield, here are the top Christmas Markets in the UK.
Manchester Albert Square