London is well known for its festive lights and sparkling window displays across the city during the Christmas Season alongside the festive tunes played in nearly every store you enter – all in the exciting building up to Christmas Day. Not excited enough by all the lights and music in stores across London? Cheval Collection has got you covered with a guide to London’s Christmas Markets – take your pick, or even better, tick all of them off your list during your festive adventures in the capital!
If you’re planning to visit Winter Wonderland with your family, it would be our suggestion to spend a full day at Hyde Park, with a limitless list of fun things to do with your family. All ages will be guaranteed to have a lot of fun in this festive wonderland.
With over 100 rides for you to enjoy, decide whether you want to try the high rides or the low rides; from roller coasters to a slower pace scenic Ferris wheel.
The park is free to enter, however, we would recommend visiting a cash point on the way to Winter Wonderland to avoid the queues.
Location: Hyde Park Winter Wonderland, Hyde Park, London, W2
Dates: 21st November 2019 – 2nd January 2020
Christmas By The River
Everything you’d expect from a Christmas market, you can find it all at Christmas By The River. The market brings together the best of seasonal treats and temptations against the iconic backdrop of Tower Bridge and the City skyline.
At this market, you can find cosy cabins by the riverside with crafty creations, pop-up bars, delicious Christmas season treats, and gifts.
Location: London Bridge City, SE1 2DB
Dates: 26th November 2019 – 5th January 2020
Leicester Square Christmas Market
If you happen to pass by Leicester Square and hear some cheery Christmas music playing, you’ll have just discovered the Leicester Square Christmas Market. Known as the hub of entertainment when it comes to Christmas Markets, there will be many shows going on in the area.
Some days are free to enter, however, on other days with special shows, you will need to buy a ticket which you can find out about on the official website by clicking here.
As well as Christmas shows like Santa’s Grotto, you will be able to enjoy mulled wine and Christmas festive treats whilst walking around the market.
Location: Leicester Square, London, WC2H 7NA
Dates: 8th November 2019 – 5th January 2020
Christmas At Camden Market
If you want to experience Christmas the North London way, Christmas At Camden Market is your go-to place. Bringing you absolutely everything under one roof, just make your wish of what you would like to do and Christmas At Camden Market will make your wishes come true, even before Christmas Day!
From live music to a tree where you can snap a selfie. If you’re looking to get your Christmas shopping done as you’re having tasty Christmas treats and a cup of mulled wine and go ice skating after, Christmas At Camden Market has it all.
On Thursdays, you will also find different themes of Christmas shopping events in the North Yard, giving you a perfect opportunity to shop unique gifts for your friends and family.
What is going on each Thursday?
8th December: Stocking Fillers for kids and pets
15th December: Deck the Walls for art and design lovers
22nd December: Season’s Eatings for the best of festive food & drink
Location: Greenland Road, Camden Town, London, NW1 7AA
Kingston Christmas Market
Kingston Christmas Market is the place to be if you need to get into the Christmas spirit whilst sipping on mulled wine as you walk through the market finding stocking fillers and unusual gifts for Christmas Day.
At Kingston Christmas Market, you can expect to find fairground rides, street food, gifts, and even a Children’s entertainment area. All-in-all the perfect Christmas Market Destination for the whole family.
Location: 17 Market Place, Kingston, Greater London, KT1 1JS
Dates: 15th November – 31st December
Southbank Center Winter Market
Traders from around the world will be gathering by the riverside to bring you the best of all cuisines and products from all around the world in their picturesque wooden chalets.
At Southbank Center Winter Market, you can eat, drink, and enjoy the buzzing atmosphere by the Thames, whilst being lit up with the sparkling lights and a dose of Christmas spirit.
The market is free for you to have a wander through as well as some of the festive events, however, some events may be ticketed.
Location: The Queen’s Walk, Lambeth, London SE1 8XX
Dates: Early November – first week of January 2020
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