Head to the big city this festive season for a spot of Christmas shopping…
Take a trip to London during the next few months to get involved in the abundance of Christmas Markets being held throughout the season.
From traditional British tasty treats to a sample of Swedish food and culture – London has everything to offer when it comes to Christmas Markets.
Below is a list of our top picks to visit if you’re planning to head to the big city for the festive season…
When: 17th November – 1st January
One of the biggest Christmas Markets in London is returning this year bringing a magical setting to Hyde Park. More than 200 wooden cabins filled with only the best Christmas sweets and treats will be set up for festive shoppers. They’ll be overflowing with quirky gifts from handmade crafts to beautiful pieces of jewellery so you’re bound to find that perfect present.
If you’d rather get involved in activities than the shopping then there will be an open air skating rink available or you can head up on the giant observation wheel to see London from above!
Wintertime at Southbank Centre
When: 10th November – 4th January
London’s Southbank will be transformed into a Nordic-inspired Christmas Market ready for the festive season to get underway! The Wintertime event offers a variety of both free and ticketed events and has an abundance of family entertainment making it perfect for the whole family to attend.
If you’re a food lover then why not tuck into a range of festive snacks from mulled wine to hot chocolate and German sausages! And not only does the market offer plenty of traditional British festive treats but it also provides Swedish food and culture in bucket loads, from spiced plum cider to an exhibition based on Abba.
Christmas by the River at London Bridge City
When: 30th November – 3rd January
Enjoy the backdrop of some amazing London landmarks, such as Tower Bridge, whilst shopping for unique gifts for loved ones. Pick up some stocking fillers or tasty treats with a choice from more than 60 independent traders.
If you’re looking for a peaceful and tranquil surrounding to head back to after a busy day in London shopping then our Tilford Woods Lodge Retreat is the ideal place to book to stay. With easy access to London but also surrounded by stunning Surrey countryside, our log-cabin style self-catering accommodation is the perfect location to lay your head after a long day!