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 London Christmas markets! Christmas is fast approaching and what could be better to get you in the festive mood as you take a stroll around the markets with your loved ones while enjoying street food and live entertainment.
Southbank Centre Wintertime Festival
Image credits: Dave Pearce on Flickr.
Every Christmas, Southbank transforms into a jolly winter wonderland. Eat, drink and pick up gorgeous stocking fillers while walking along the alpine chalets.
Make sure to keep your eyes open for the series of light-based artworks decorating the Queen’s Walk!
Greenwich Market at Christmas & Greenwich Winter Time Festival
Image credit: Ed Simmons, Visit Greenwich
Just like every Christmas, one of the best markets to explore is the Greenwich Christmas Markets. There are over 150 stalls selling a range of original crafts, fashion items and artworks. Also make sure to check out the lights and many food stalls around the neighbour.
Christmas at Kew – Kew Gardens
Image credits: M. Shattock on Flickr.
For the most magical time of the year, Kew Gardens is bringing back its beautiful winter trail. Returning for its eighth year, this winter the trail will take you on a new route, leading you through the illuminated Rose Garden.
Stroll through the gardens while tasting treats from their food stalls accompanied by a delicious hot drink.
Hyde Park Winter Wonderland
Image credits: Mark Colliton on Flickr.
Hyde Park Christmas extravaganza is back on 18th 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! Don’t forget to book your entry tickets soon as its most likely sell out!
Covent Garden Christmas Market
Image credits: Garry Knight on Flickr.
One of the prettiest markets in town can be found at Covent Garden. The cobbled piazza and market buildings will once again, and it’s set to be the most magical yet. The festive fun will kick off with the Christmas light switch-on on 8th November. Now, that’s a prime location to do your Christmas shopping.
When do Christmas markets start in London 2024?
London Christmas Markets start to open early to mid-November and stay open the whole Christmas period til early January.
What are the best London Christmas markets in 2024?
There are plenty of Christmas markets in London, the best ones are at Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park, Greenwich and Covent Garden.
Where are the best Christmas markets in London?
The best Christmas markets in London are Winter Wonderland, Southbank Centre, Greenwich and Covent Garden.
Is Winter Wonderland open in London this year?
Winter Wonderland is back again this year opening on the 18th November – 2nd January. Mon – Sun 10am -10pm.