November is here and that means that London streets will be lit up soon in all its spectacular Christmas lights. It’s also the perfect time to visit the Christmas markets, and did you know that you can visit many of them together with us?
Hyde Park Winter Wonderland
Hyde Park Christmas extravaganza is back on 17th November. Right in the heart of one of London’s Royal Parks there’s a Christmas spirit like no other. With UK’s largest outdoor Ice Rink, Christmas and Circus Shows, jaw-dropping rides and of course a Christmas market.
Hyde Park Winter Wonderland. 17th November 2017 – 1st January 2018. Nearest pier: Westminster Pier (1500m).
Covent Garden Christmas Market
Image credits: Mark Colliton on Flickr.
One of the prettiest markets in town can be found at Covent Garden. The cobbled piazza and market buildings will once again be transformed into a mistletoe theme for 2017. The festive fun will kick off with the Christmas light switch-on on 14th November. Now, that’s a prime location to do your Christmas shopping.
Covent Garden Christmas Market. 14th November 2017 – 5th January 2018. Nearest pier: Westminster Pier (1200m).
Southbank Centre Wintertime Festival
Image credits: Dave Pearce on Flickr.
Have a jolly-good time at the Southbank Centre Wintertime Market which will return this year in front of the Royal Festival Hall. You can enjoy traditional festive drinks and food to keep you warm, and browse around for unique gifts and stocking fillers. There will even be an alpine pop-up lodge and a rooftop Finnish sauna on the Queen Elizabeth Roof Gardens.
Southbank Centre Wintertime Festival. 10th November 2017 – 4th January 2018. Nearest Pier: London Eye Pier (100m).
Tate Modern Christmas Market – Closed in 2017
Xmas Markets Ltd.: “We are sad to announce that due to unforeseen circumstances there will be no Christmas Market running this year outside of Tate Modern in London.”
The German-style Christmas market in front of Tate Modern will be back in November. Enjoy the stunning views of Millennium Bridge and St Paul’s Cathedral while you’re having cups of glühwein, Bratwurst from the food trucks and while browsing through the traditional and unique Christmas gift ideas.
Tate Modern Christmas Market. 17th November – 23rd December. Nearest pier: London Eye Pier (1000m)
Image credit: Mark Skarratts on Flickr.
Another traditional German-style Christmas market can be found on the riverbank, with unbeatable views of Tower of London and Tower Bridge. This is a place where the Christmas magic comes to live with artisan gifts, food, and Christmas cocktails.
Christmas by the River at London Bridge City. 30th November 2017 – 3rd January 2018. Nearest pier: Tower Pier (500m).
Greenwich Market at Christmas & Greenwich Winter Time Festival
Image credit: Ed Simmons, Visit Greenwich
Two markets will set the stage of festive cheer in Greenwich this year. The traditional Greenwich Market will be transformed into a beautiful lit Christmas market and the historic grounds of the Old Royal Naval College will be the setting of Greenwich Winter Festival. The festival hosts a Christmas market, ice skating rink and shows.
Greenwich Market at Christmas. 22th November – 24th December. Greenwich Winter Time Festival. 1st December – 31st December (ticketed event). Nearest pier: Greenwich Pier (150m).