London’s top Christmas Markets guide for 2019

London’s top Christmas Markets guide for 2019

If you’re looking for the perfect Christmas Market in London this year, check out this list of London’s top Christmas Markets!

Christmas is the biggest season of the year. Just look around you, lights, trees and baubles will be lighting the streets as Christmas Markets pop up all over.

To get into the festive spirit this holiday we’ve made you a list of London’s top Christmas Markets to visit, and checked it twice!

Winter Wonderland Christmas Markets

Winter Wonderland Hyde Park, London

When: 10am – 10pm from Thursday, November 21st 2019 to Sunday, January 5th 2020.

Where: Hyde Park, London.

Probably the most well-known Christmas event in London… with a collection of stalls, Winter Wonderland is certainly the place to go for all your festive needs.

With more than 100 fairy-lit wooden chalets, you’ll be spoilt for choice with decorations, crafts, jewellery, accessories and Christmas treats! You can also get your skates on at the UK’s biggest outdoor ice rink.

Make sure you shop till you drop and when you do drop, stop for a hot chocolate or mulled wine to take the frosty edge off at one of the bars scattered all through the park.

Southbank Centre Winter Market

Southbank Winter Market, London

When: Friday, November 8th 2019 to Sunday, January 5th 2020.

Where: The Queen’s Walk, Lambeth, London.

Our only advice this Christmas is to eat, drink and be merry, especially at the Southbank Winter Market!

Traders from all over the world will be serving an array of handmade gifts and delicious street food, each bringing their own spin to the feast, from decorated wooden chalets.

Leicester Square Christmas Market

Leicester Square Christmas Market, London

When: Sunday, 1st December 2019 to Tuesday, 24th December 2019.

Where: Leicester Square, Central London.

Experience festive fun with Christmas in Leicester Square. Browse the traditional market filled with crafts and tempting treats, afterwards, head to the Belgian Spiegeltent to enjoy a brilliant line-up of comedy, cabaret and burlesque shows.

Christmas by the River

Christmas by the River, London

When: Tuesday, November 26th 2019, to Sunday, January 5th 2020.

Where: London Bridge City, London.

Keep an eye out late November as a traditional Christmas market will be popping up along the River. The market will be located in the heart of London, surrounded by icons, including Tower Bridge and the Tower of London.

Lights will be twinkling as visitors peruse the stalls full of present ideas, stocking fillers and edible treats from the 60 independent traders.

Westfield London Christmas Market

Westfield Shopping Centre, London

When: Wednesday, November 20th 2019 to Tuesday, December 24th 2019.

Where: Westfield Shopping Centre, Stratford, London.

Head to Europe’s biggest shopping centre and watch as the outdoor courtyard is transformed into a festive burrow in the lead up to Christmas.

In addition to being a one-stop-shop for all your Christmas present needs, this year the shopping centre hosts its inaugural Christmas Market. Find unique gifts from independent, British retailers at the outdoor stalls and take a pit-stop at the covered bar to admire the huge Christmas tree with a seasonal tipple.  

Greenwich Christmas Market

Greenwich Christmas Market, London

When: all year round, with special Christmas décor during the holidays.

Where: Greenwich Market, Greenwich Peninsula, London.

Greenwich Market will be getting a festive makeover for the holidays, transforming over 150 stalls with Xmas lights and cheer. To make it even more magical, children can visit Santa Claus in his grotto from Wednesday, November 20th to Tuesday, December 24th.

The cost of the Grotto goes towards fundraising for the Greenwich and Bexley Community Hospice.

Ealing Christmas Market

Ealing Christmas Market, London

When: Wednesday, November 25th 2019 to Tuesday, December 24th 2019.

Where: Ealing Broadway Shopping Centre, Ealing Broadway, West London.

This pop-up market has plenty to offer, nestled among the bustling shops, restaurants and bars. Traditional wooden chalets decorated to the nines will be popping up all around the shopping centre, bringing plenty of festive cheer to shoppers.

Kingston Christmas Market

Kingston Christmas Market, London

When: Thursday, November 14th 2019 to Tuesday, December 31st 2019.

Where: Kingston Market Place, Kingston upon Thames, London.

Get ready for Kingston’s merry makeover as the town is transformed yearly into a delightful Christmas Market.

Visitors can revel in a range of festive treats from hand-crafted gits to a section of traditional Xmas treats like spiced mulled wine.

The cosy cabins will bring a Nordic feel to this South West corner of London. With a live entertainment stage, a fire pit for roasting marshmallows and a vintage carousal for the little ones, this could be the family day out you needed!

Alternative Christmas Markets to catch while you can…

You can discover a wide range of weekend and one-off Xmas fairs in the run-up to Christmas, they’re all over the shop!

  • You can discover hundreds of the UK’s finest designer-makers and gifts that you won’t find anywhere else at the Crafty Fox Market.
  • Head to the festive edition of Taste of London to celebrate all things foodie this Xmas.
  • Drop by the Old Truman Brewery for a festive Renegade Craft Fair, featuring leading craftspeople and designers.
  • Have yourself a green Christmas by purchasing your presents at the Zero Waste Christmas Market, complete with a zero waste gift wrapping station!

If you’re looking for a change of scenery you can check out the best Christmas Markets in EUROPE in this blog written by our parent company Euronet.

You can also check out our Christmas on a budget blog!

If our blog on London’s top Christmas Markets brought you joy for the holiday season then tweet us and tell us which London Market you will be visiting this year!

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