The Most Popular Christmas Markets in London
The lights are up and the scent of mulled wine is wafting through the streets of London, and with that come the inevitable Christmas Markets. Here are some of our favourites.
London Bridge Christmas Market – Now until 5th January 2020
Incredibly, Christmas by the River was voted the best Xmas market in the UK for romantic first dates. Nestled between Tower Bridge and HMS Belfast, this year’s market gets a vintage ski themed makeover and will be filled with the usual cluster of wooden Christmas cabins stuffed with festive fancies, pop-up bars selling sweet smelling mulled wine and street food.
Christmas storytelling events, workshops and tastings also add to the festive fun make this the London Xmas Market.
Kingston Christmas Market – Now until 31st December 2019
Set in the charming London suburb of Kingston and spread throughout the Ancient Market Place and ‘Alpine Village’ on the front lawn of All Saints Church, Kingston Christmas Market is the perfect place to escape hectic Oxford Circus and get some relaxing Christmas shopping done. Expect live entertainment, delicious food and mulled wine, and a beautiful vintage carousel to keep children interested. There’s even a giant fire pit from 4pm each day, Thursday to Sunday, so make sure you stock up on marshmallows!
Greenwich Christmas Market – 4th to 14th December
Open all year round and filled with skilled craftspeople selling their wares, from handmade leather belts to antique tea cups and some of the best cannoli around, Greenwich Market gets all festive for a short ten days every December.
Fairy lights will fill the cobbled streets in this Dickensian market, with Christmassy stalls selling the perfect stocking fillers. Wander around the beautiful stalls selling skilled and original crafts, and grab yourself a mulled wine and some roasted chestnuts. There will be three late openings of or those of us with time constraints, on the 4th, 11th and 18th December the market will be open until 8pm.
Winter Wonderland Christmas Market – Now until 5th January 2020
The biggest of the winter Christmas Markets in London, and the biggest German Christmas Market, Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland runs from 21st November 2019 to 5th January 2020. A huge array of attractions await at Winter Wonderland including a hilarious new programme of comics at the Winter Wonderland Comedy Club, Cedar & Spruce Bar + Kitchen, and ‘A Christmas Carol’ at the Magical Ice Kingdom. Returning favourites from last year include the UK’s largest open-air ice rink, Bar Ice with après ski decor, and fantastic spectacles in the Circus MegaDome.