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In this post we will show you the top places to find a spectacular London Christmas Market. When we were living in London, our favourite time of the year was when London brings its Christmas Markets to the city.
It is the most magical time of the year to visit London and live the Christmas spirit in a full-on Christmasy setting. If you love Christmas and you’d like to find out which is the best London Christmas Market in 2019 including the opening dates and location, keep reading!
7 Top Christmas Markets in London.
- Christmas in Leicester Square
- Southbank Christmas Market
- Flat Iron Square Christmas Market
- Kingston Christmas Market
- Winter Wonderland
- Christmas by the River
- Greenwich Christmas Market
1. Christmas in Leicester Square
Situated in one of the most transited squares in the heart of London, Leicester Square proudly displays its own full-on Christmas market from the 8th of November until the 5th of January.
In this gorgous Christmas market you will find handcrafted gift stalls and street-food cabins, including tons of delicious bratwursts and mulled wine. In other words, Christmas in Leicester is is one of the top Christmas markets in London.
2. Southbank Christmas Market
Nearby the iconic London Eye, beside the Thames River, Southbank dresses up every year for the ocasion with its gorgeous Christmas market.
Traders from all around the world bring their own selection of handmade gifts to sell in the wooden cabins. They also serve international street food is served such as Greek, Indian, traditional raclettes, bratwurst and sweets. You can also try The Bar Under the Bridge and Circus Bar pop-upsget to grab some drinks and food. For us, a top choice of London Christmas market that will not dissapoint you.
To find more updated information about what’s on, check Southbank Centre here.
3. Flat Iron Square Christmas Market
Flat Iron Square is back again this Christmas with its cozy Apres Ski Lodge. Here you can have a drink while warming up in its cozy armchair while munching on some delicious snacks.
Get there to enjoy some of its holiday workshops and free weekly festive film screenings -yes, for free!! Accross its gorgeous garden, find the food vendors serving some of London’s best street food. Also, don’t miss the chance to get a ticket to Pebblefestive on November the 30th. It is a one day festival with a conscious Christmas market, where over thirty independent vendors sale their eco-friendly products.
Lastly, if you have a fury friend, check out for ‘Santa Paws’ events in their website.
4. Kingston Christmas Market
In the picturesque neighborhood of Kingston Upon Thames you will find one of the most gorgeous London Christmas market. Throughout the traditional wooden cabins, discover its wide offer of original handcrafted gifts, and unique presents.
You’ll also find bars offering steaming mugs of mulled wine and traditional street-food. But that’s not all, there is also a fire pit to toast marshmallows, and a live entertainment stage. If you are taking your little ones, there is also a vintage carousel waiting for them.
5. Winter Wonderland
Known also as Hyde Park Christmas market, Winter Wonderland is the largest and more impressive London Christmas market. It takes place every year in the popular Hide Park attracting thousands of people every year to embrace the Christmas spirit at this gigantic Christmas attraction.
This year Winter Wonderland is hosting a Christmas Carol, as main theme in the park, bringing Dickens to real life.
Winter Wonderland is the perfect plan to spend the day with family, friends or couples. Things to do here are: riding some of the attractions or ice skating in the largest Uk’s open-air ice rink for instances. Another popular attraction is the aprés ice bar, where everything is made of ice or, learn how to ice sculpting in one of their workshops.
There are also lots of wooden cabins with plenty of original handicrafted gifts, sweets and delicious food and drinks for you to fight the cold. Don’t forget to check the spectacular shows happening in Winter Wonderland, they will surely bring up the Christmas spirit.
If we had to choose a plan in London at Christmas, we cannot think of a better one for free. Our recommendation is to arrive early, otherwise it gets very crowded.
6. Christmas by the River at London Bridge City
Nestled in the iconic London Bridge area, this London Christmas market is one of the prettiest in London for its surrounding. Running between the Pier and Tower Bridge, this Christmas market in packed with frosted cabins and beautiful twinkly lights.
Get there to check out the artisan Christmas gifts handcrafted by boutique sellers, try some of the pop-up food and drink stalls, and enjoy some of the live music shows. Click here for more information.