The Most Iconic Christmas Markets in London


A winter holiday in London is incomplete without exploring the most authentic and captivating Christmas markets in London. If you’re looking to buy the perfect Christmas presents for your loved ones this season, enjoy some aromatic and soul-soothing street food, or see the glistening lights with engaging live entertainment in the backdrop, London’s Christmas markets offer it all! Read on about some of the most-loved Christmas markets in London that you must explore.

Winter by the River Market 

Winter by the River market at London Bridge City is set against the fabulous views of the Tower of London and Tower Bridge. Here, you’ll see charming wooden huts packed with a plethora of delectable snacks, handmade crafts and authentic Christmas presents that you just can’t say no to! Book an extravagant stay at the luxuriously comfortable Park Grand London Hyde Park and explore the vibrant Christmas shopping scene near you for the most fun-filled days out in the city.

Start your Winter by the River market adventure as you indulge in finger-licking food at one of the pop-up stalls and admire one of the most iconic London monumental views with your favourite hot beverage. From 14th November to 1st January 2024, explore everything from themed karaoke rooms to pop-up bars and choirs in Hay’s Galleria, offering something special for people of all ages and interests.

Southbank Centre Winter Market

See South Bank’s iconic riverside transformed into a Christmas heaven where the artisan Christmas market and global cuisine come together to charm the crowds at one sparkling location. Start your day with a scrumptious meal at one of the restaurants near Hyde Park and attend the popular Southbank Centre’s Winter Festival, as you amble past vintage wooden chalets linking the banks of the Thames for ‘shopping with a view’ to remember!

Treat yourself to some brilliant buys at this winter market running until 7th January and sample delicious cheese-based foods paired with mulled wines from the stalls under the glistening festive lights. Get into the Christmas spirit as you take part in alpine-themed curling and toast marshmallows at the exquisite seasonal pop-ups here.

Winter Wonderland Christmas Market

Follow the twinkling lights to the legendary Hyde Park Winter Wonderland from your accommodation near Hyde Park London and soak up the festive atmosphere for an amazing experience. As one of the biggest Christmas markets in London, discover over 100 traditional wooden cabins adorned with beautiful Christmas decorations and overflowing with fantastic festive gift options. Be it beautiful jewellery pieces that you’re looking for or unique handmade crafts, you’re sure to find something you love at the Winter Wonderland Christmas market.

Add to your shopping experience with an ice-skating experience at the UK’s biggest ice rink and some of the best Christmas shows for world-class entertainment. This festive season, you’ll be spoiled for choice with the widest range of gift ideas for your loved ones, and savoury culinary delights to suit yourself!

Covent Garden Christmas Markets

Settle in for a dazzling experience with a canopy of festive lights, modern-day décor, and an iconic Christmas tree at the Covent Garden Christmas market. From 7th November to 3rd January listen to choirs and watch talented street performers create a lively atmosphere at Covent Garden for an unforgettable experience. With your stay at one of the hotels near Paddington, don’t miss out on the market’s exquisite artisanal food selection from around the world. Also, discover bespoke brands and stalls at the artsy Apple Market wrapped in Covent Garden’s lively and high-spirited energy.

London’s most vibrant Christmas shopping markets await you, so, plan your trip to London now!