London comes alive at Christmas time. This city works hard but knows how to let its hair down when it comes to celebrations. Whether it is the business districts in the city or quieter residential enclaves, come November and London sparkles with festive lighting and neighborhood Christmas markets. Wherever you decide to lay down roots and set up home, our estate agent London assures us that you’re never too far from the festivities. Londoners know how to amp up their Yuletide cheer!
Here’s a roundup of some of the best Christmas markets in London.
Winter Wonderland at Hyde Park
This annual magical winter wonderland pops up at Hyde Park in late November. A sprawling celebration of all things Christmas, this market has over 200 charming wooden cabins bursting with Christmassy delights. Pick up delightful vintage style holiday themed presents, ride the observation wheel, watch one of the many Christmas shows, chow down on some festive fare, and work it all off with some ice-skating in the open air rink.
Southbank Centre’s Winter Market
Another delightful London Christmas market, this one is set by the Thames and features stalls with beautiful handmade goods and stocking fillers. The Christmas tree alone is a worth a visit to see. Feast on German sausages and mince pies, and warm up with some mulled wine as you brave the bracing winter air blowing in from the river. It opens mid-November.
Christmas in Leicester Square
What better place could there be to soak up some Christmas cheer than in the heart of the buzzing Leicester Square? Opening early November, this market has a Santa’s Grotto even you will want to line up for! A cozy market with about 25 stalls, it makes for a beautiful evening of shopping under twinkling lights. Expect some great Christmas shows at this venue.
Christmas by the River
Make your way back to the riverside for this Christmas market that opens through December. Set against the backdrop of Tower Bridge and the Tower of London, the setting couldn’t be more dramatic! Stalls tempt you with all manner of bespoke products, unique finds, and delicious treats.
Enjoy your perfect Christmas in London and remember to to pop into these charming markets.
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