Covent Garden, Christmas 2019

Christmas in London – Unmissable Top-3 Christmas Markets

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Christmas Markets in London are a total treat and it has so much to offer, not just mulled wine, mince pies, German sausages and fairground rides but also unique gift stalls of beautifully handcrafted gifts. There are several Christmas Markets in London but below, you will find my favourite top three.

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1 | Christmas Markets at London’s Winter Wonderland

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Winter Wonderland, Hyde Park, London. November 21st – January 5th 2020 [Opens 10.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m.]

Winter Wonderland is the biggest Christmas Market in London, although it is more like the biggest fun fair in London at Christmas!. It draws thousands of visitors, both near and far for an experience of the largest outdoor ice rink, festive food stalls and the many different rides, roller coasters and ferris wheel. There is an IceBar that serves unique festive cocktails,. The one attraction which I would highly recommend is the Santa Land, an enchanting experience for both young and old. Don’t forget to walk around the stalls for some beautiful handcrafted gifts. Entry is FREE but attractions and activities are not. For some attractions, prior booking is recommended. For more information on Winter Wonderland, check their official website here.

2 | Leicester Square Christmas Market

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Leicester Square Christmas Market, London: November 8th to January 5th 2020 [Opens: 12.00 p.m – 10.00 p.m Mon – Fri
10.00 a.m – 10.00 p.m Sat-Sun

The Leicester Square Christmas Market is very much in the heart of London, in theatre land and just a stone’s throw from China Town. It is in the most vibrant part of the City of London. It is small compared to Winter Wonderland but the festive vibes are very present. You will find plenty of food stalls, handcrafted bespoke gifts stalls, festive ornaments and variety shows. In fact, I feel more “at home” here because it has more of a traditional feel than any of the other Christmas Markets in London. The stalls are authentic Bavarian-style wooden huts and this, for me adds to the warmth of the Christmas cheer. Entrance is FREE. Santa’s Grotto is £11.50 and the Cabaret Shows are ticketed. For more information on Leicester Square Christmas Market, check their official website here.

3 | Christmas Markets in London at Covent Garden

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Covent Garden, London

Covent Garden is one of the most popular shopping destinations in London at anytime of the year. It is unique because it is one place where you will find highend fashion names alongside market traders, all offering a very special shopping experience. Over 200 stores and each offer their own speciality. There is a wide range of unique handmade crafts and goods, from jewellery and prints to watercolours, soaps and sweet treats – all presenting a perfect opportunity to shop under one roof for that special gift at Christmas for your friends and family. Christmas is especially beautiful here when the Apple Market is decorated (don’t forget to look up) and the Market pulls out all stops when the Christmas decorations go up making Covent Garden a magical haven and an instagrammable hotspot! On 13th and 20th December, stores stay open till 9 p.m. and there will be carol singing. For more information on Covent Garden, check their official website here.

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4 | Christmas in London – Christmas Markets by the River at London Bridge City

This year, Christmas by the River has a vintage ski theme and comes with chalet-style stalls. All selling gifts, drinks and food to mark the festive season. Runs from 26th November through to 5th January 2020. Opens from 11.00 am to 10.00 pm. For more information, check their official website, londonbridgecity.co.uk here

5 | Christmas in London at Greenwich Market

Greenwich Market is a World Heritage Site and is a great destination all year round. It is especially magical with Christmas lights and mulled wine. There are 120 stalls offering a range of handmade gifts, food and drink. For more information on activities at Greenwich Market, check their official website,

If you are looking for other activities to do in London during this festive period, you may wish to experience the dazzling Christmas lights display in London find out which 4 tops my list that you should not miss.

My final say…

Hope you have found this information resourceful and that you will experience the magical Christmas markets in London.

Have a splendid holiday season, wherever you are and whatever you get up to 🙂

Georgina

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4 Responses

  1. […] Winter Wonderland is the biggest Christmas Market in London, although it is more like the biggest fun fair in London at Christmas!. It draws thousands of visitors, both near and far for an experience of the largest outdoor ice rink, festive food stalls and the many different rides, roller coasters and ferris wheel. There is an IceBar that serves unique festive cocktails,. The one attraction which I would highly recommend is the Santa Land, an enchanting experience for both young and old. Don’t forget to walk around the stalls for some beautiful handcrafted gifts. Entry is FREE but attractions and activities are not. For some attractions, prior booking is recommended. For more information on Winter Wonderland, check their official website here. […]

  2. Georgina
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    Thank you so much, Ade! London has so many more markets and places to explore at Christmas. It is busy here too but somehow everyone seems to enjoy it along with the atmosphere. Glad you like the blog.

  3. adewyatt
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    You are writing great London blogs. I never knew there were so many markets, which is daft since I like them so much. Down here the Bristol one is very sameish each year and Bath so busy you can’t move. Thanks for providing alternatives.

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