Top 5 Christmas markets in London
Visit the Best Christmas markets in London
Christmas in London is so lively and pleasant. Londoners celebrate each and every day of this festive season. Winter, here is all about fun, but it’s incomplete without shopping. You can find big deals and mega sales on Christmas worldwide but in London, you will find the ultimate Christmas markets, perfect Christmas gifts for loved ones and enjoy plenty of live music, street food, theatre and entertainment throughout the festive season at London’s most popular Christmas markets.
Most of these Top Christmas London markets usually open in mid-November and many stay open until the New Year.
Southbank Centre’s Winter Market
Enjoy your Christmas holidays beside the River Thames at the German-inspired wooden chalets of the Southbank Centre Winter Market. This market is a perfect spot to stock up on seasonal goodies, twinkling lights, baubles and gifts for loved ones while treating yourself to some festive yummy food.
Southbank Centre’s Winter Market will showcase traders from around the world, offering an array of handmade gifts and street food from wooden chalets. Each trader brings their own spin to the feast, with stalls offering Asian, Indian and Greek cuisines and traditional winter meals like raclette and bratwurst, and sweet treats. Moreover, you can find an endless selection of homemade crafts, german snacks and warm beverages. There are also rides and carol singing to entertain the whole family.
Like most of the other Christmas markets in London, the one at the Southbank Centre stays open until the beginning of January, so visitors can enjoy the holiday spirit long after Christmas has passed.
Kingston Christmas Market
Just a bit way out of the town and you’ll find Kingston Christmas Market. It is a relaxed historic marketplace. You will find the classic Christmas comforts on offer from November, including mulled wine, street food, market stalls and live entertainment. Kingston is getting a merry makeover with the return of its town centre’s Christmas market. Stalls will be selling handmade gifts and festive food and drink from a row of wooden cabins, bringing a Nordic feel to this south-west corner of London.
This Christmas immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere of Winter Wonderland, one of the biggest Christmas markets in London. Explore more than 100 wooden cabins packed with fantastic gifts, stunning handmade crafts and beautiful pieces of jewellery. Enjoy the ice bar, circus shows, Christmas markets and fairground rides with all of the family from 22nd November – 5th January 2020. Must-see London sparkle from the Giant Observation Wheel, or sit back and enjoy one of Winter Wonderland’s top Christmas shows.
Winter Wonderland is a huge London Christmas market that’s filled with hundreds of stalls, shows, acts and rides. It’s one of the biggest of the London Christmas Markets, meaning you can literally spend all day here. The common dislikes of Winter Wonderland sometimes involve the number of individuals that visit. It can get VERY busy and expect tens of thousands of people to be there. Another dislike is the cost, you can easily spend a whole heap of pennies wandering around Hyde Park. Once here, you can try your hand at ice sculpting, see Peter Pan On Ice and chill out in the ice bar. Just remember to take a coat!. Opening times for Winter Wonderland are the 22nd November 2018 until the 9th January 2019
Christmas by the River
The iconic Christmas by the River at London Bridge City returns in 2019 with a vintage ski theme and chalet-style stalls selling gifts, food and drink against the beautiful backdrop of Tower Bridge, and an alpine-themed bar serving hot toddies at The Scoop. Running between the Pier and Tower Bridge, it’s one of London’s most picturesque Christmas markets, with frosted cabins and twinkling fairy lights, and was even voted the best Christmas Market to impress a first date in the UK in a study carried out by OnePoll on behalf of Premier Inn in 2018. As well as a great array of boutique vendors peddling artisan Christmas gifts, there will also be plenty of pop-up food and drink stalls, live music and festive events, and free craft workshops from Christmas wreath making to Christmas jumper decorating at The Pier’s pop-up winter workshop. Running from 26 November until 5 January 2020.
Zero Waste Christmas Market
Christmas might be the most wonderful time of the year, but it’s also one of the most wasteful. Find moral alternatives at London’s Zero Waste Christmas Market.This year the festive eco-friendly extravaganza will host 45 ethical traders flogging their zero-waste, plastic-free, sustainable and vegan-friendly wares. There will be mulled wine, vegan food, deposit mug schemes and churros.