Capture the magic of Christmas and get  in to the festive spirit by wandering around one of London's Christmas markets. With so many to choose from we round up our top 5 picks.

Winter Wonderland, Hyde Park

Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park has become London’s biggest and most popular festive market. With a huge ice rink, two circuses, an observation wheel, rides, Santa’s Grotto, and themed bars for the grown-ups, there is something for the whole family to enjoy! Make sure you don’t miss the Magical Ice Kingdom where you can marvel at some awe-inspiring ice sculptures. 

Christmas Winter Wonderland
Location: Winter Wonderland Hyde Park, Kensington 
Open:  Till early January

Winter Festival at Southbank Centre

Scandinavian Christmas markets are world famous but you don’t need to jump on a plane to experience them. This year the Southbank Centre lets you experience a wintry Nordic landscape, complete with a giant Norwegian tree, Scandinavian decorations, a bustling market, sparkling lights and a range of seasonal events. With festive food & drinks stalls, world class theatrical performances, choirs and activities for children, there is something for the whole family to enjoy.  

Winter Festival Southbank
Location: Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX
Open:  Till mid  January

Christmas By The River at London Bridge City

Christmas By The River at London Bridge City is set against the stunning views of Tower Bridge and the Tower of London, offering beautiful huts packed with original presents, handmade crafts and plenty of delicious snacks. Indulge in mouthwatering food from an array of pop-up options and admire one of London's most iconic skyline views with a steaming cup of mulled wine.

Location: London Bridge City
Open: Until January 5th

Christmas in Leicester Square

Leicester Square is transformed into a magical festival brimming with Christmas fun, from festive shopping to Christmas shows and family activities. Get some last-minute stocking fillers from the range of stalls and then warm up with a wintery drink and a bite to eat.

Leicester Square Christmas

Real Food Christmas Market

As well as shopping, Christmas is also about the indulgent food and the festive edition of the Real Food Market is a real treat for all of those foodies out there. The market brings a tantalising range of tasty snacks and tempting treats to the square just outside King's Cross St Pancras station. With continental cheeses, Christmas puddings, pastries, cured meats, festive wines and gift hampers; this is an ideal place to stock up on festive goodies.

Real Food
Location: Outside Kings Cross Station