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London's Best Upcoming Christmas Markets 2023

London\'s Best Upcoming Christmas Markets 2023

The festive season is just around the corner, and there's no better place to immerse yourself in the holiday spirit than London's enchanting Christmas markets. The city is gearing up for a dazzling display of lights, festive treats, and unique handmade crafts. Whether you're a local looking for a magical day out or a visitor eager to experience the charm of a London Christmas, here's a guide to the best upcoming Christmas markets that will surely make your holiday season merry and bright.

Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park:

17 November 2023 - 1 January 2024

Hyde Park, London W2

Free to enter, but tickets must be booked in advance.

As one of the most iconic Christmas events in London, Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park promises a spectacular extravaganza for 2023. This massive festive fair features everything from ice skating and thrilling rides to a Bavarian Village with traditional German food and mulled wine. Explore the Christmas markets within Winter Wonderland, where you'll find a plethora of stalls offering handmade gifts, ornaments, and delectable treats. The festive atmosphere, complete with twinkling lights and the scent of roasting chestnuts, makes this market a must-visit during the holiday season.

Southbank Centre Winter Market:

28 October - 7 January 2024

Southbank, London SE1

Free Entry

Along the banks of the River Thames, the Southbank Centre Winter Market is set to create a magical ambiance for visitors. With an eclectic mix of artisanal crafts, international cuisine, and festive entertainment, this market captures the true spirit of Christmas. From handcrafted jewellery to gourmet delights, the stalls at Southbank Centre offer a unique shopping experience, making it an ideal spot for finding one-of-a-kind gifts for your loved ones.

Portobello Road Christmas Market

Sunday 3rd, 10, & 17th December

Portobello Road, Notting Hill, London W11

Free Entry

Portobello's famous antique market is getting a festive makeover for Christmas. From the 3rd until December 17th, every Sunday, you can explore more than just the usual cool finds – there are unique Christmas decorations and handmade gifts from local designers up for grabs.

Even though Portobello is usually closed on Sundays, they're making an exception for special artisan fairs. Local businesses are bringing their goods, so you can support them while finding some truly special items. And to top it off, there'll be live music and performances by artists, making your shopping experience even more enjoyable. 

Winter by the River at London Bridge:

14 November 2023 - 1 January 2024

The Queens Walk, London SE1

Free Entry

Nestled along the stunning backdrop of Tower Bridge and the Tower of London, Christmas by the River at London Bridge is a picturesque market that captures the essence of the season. This market boasts a breathtaking view of London's iconic landmarks, providing a magical setting for your Christmas shopping. Explore the charming stalls offering unique gifts, gourmet treats, and handcrafted goods while enjoying the festive lights and entertainment along the riverbank.

Greenwich Market:

From 15 November

Greenwich Town Centre, SE10

Free Entry

Greenwich Market, a UNESCO World Heritage site, transforms into a winter wonderland during the Christmas season. This market is renowned for its diverse range of arts and crafts, and the festive period sees it come alive with the colours and sounds of the holidays. Expect to find handmade jewellery, vintage clothing, and festive decorations amidst the historic backdrop of Greenwich. The market's festive atmosphere is perfect for a leisurely day of shopping and exploring.  |  020 7795 6525

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