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.
Location: Winter Wonderland Hyde Park, Kensington
Open: Till early January
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.
Location: Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX
Open: Till mid January
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
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.
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.
Location: Outside Kings Cross Station