How is it November already? Where has the time gone? As we are all coping with another lockdown, we could all do with a little pick-me-up right now. What is better than to start planning all of the things we will do as soon as we are free again?
Christmas is fast approaching and that means London streets will soon, if not already, be lit up with their spectacular Christmas lights! Take a stroll around the markets with your loved ones while enjoying street food and socially distanced entertainment.
Southbank Centre Winter Market
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!
Opening dates and times : https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/visit/cafes-restaurants-bars/winter-market
Christmas By The River at London Bridge City
Christmas By The River at London Bridge City offers some of the most iconic riverside landmarks as a background. You can admire stunning views of Tower Bridge and the Tower of London while sipping on a glass of mulled wine or tasting delicious food from one of the wooden huts along the river.
Opening dates and times: TBC
Greenwich Christmas Market
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.
Opening dates and times: https://www.greenwichmarket.london/events/detail/christmas-late-shopping-wednesdays-december
Christmas at Kew – Kew Gardens
For the most magical time of the year, Kew Gardens is bringing back its beautiful winter trail. Returning for its eight 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.
Opening dates and times: https://www.kew.org/kew-gardens/whats-on/christmas
Sadly, due to the coronavirus pandemic, some of the Christmas markets have been cancelled or not announced yet.