Christmas markets in London in 2018

London is an amazing city all year around, but if you come to London in December, make sure to check out some of the Christmas markets!

Christmas market tourism is booming, and there are millions of people traveling late November and throughout December every year to visit such markets all across Europe. Some of the most popular cities to visit in this period are Prague, Strasbourg, Krakow, Copenhagen, Budapest, Vienna, Berlin, Hamburg, and lots of others. But, one should not forget about London as you plan your Christmas market trip in 2018.

Find updated information about this year’s Christmas markets in London right here.

London is a giant city, so it cannot compete with the Christmas feeling in for example Vienna. But, there are some amazing Christmas markets and areas that you definitely should visit as you come to London in the Christmas market period.

Hyde Park Winter Wonderland 2018
The fantastic Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park – Source

Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park

The most famous of all the Christmas markets in London is located in Hyde Park. This is called Winter Wonderland, and it truly is a wonderland in this period. Here you can find lots of programs for kids and adults, and brand new in 2018 are programs like Peter Pan on Ice, Teletubbies Christmas Show, Ice Sculpting Workshops, The Enchanted Forest in The Magical Ice Kingdom and also something called The Comedy Club. These are only the newcomers in the area. Following the success of earlier years you can enjoy the fantastic ice rink in the area, a circus, a giant Ferris Wheel and, of course, shopping possibilities for those hungry, thirsty or looking for a nice souvenir.

Winder Wonderland 2018 dates: November 23rd, 2018 – January 6th, 2019

Would you like to visit a more traditional Christmas market instead? Check out this one.

Christmas market at Southbank Centre

There is a more traditional Christmas market located at Southbank Centre. This is a place where you can buy souvenirs, eat, and drink, and it is much easier to visit than the Winter Wonderland. Why? It has no entrance fee. The Winter Wonderland is an expensive experience as all the activities you do there cost money. So, if you would rather just walk around at a traditional market and spend money when you actually buy something, then the Southbank Centre Christmas market in London might be what you are looking for.

Southbank Centre 2018 Christmas market dates: December 8th, 2018 – January 9th, 2019

There will be even more Christmas markets in London besides these. We will update the article later when we get more information about other markets and their dates. If you read this article on Steemit, make sure to check the original article linked to, as the article cannot be updated one week after it has been published.

We wish all our readers a Merry Christmas and hope you will have some great travel time before Christmas in 2018 as well.

Christmas markets in London 2017

Have you heard about the amazing Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park? Or maybe the Southbank Centre Winter Festival? Find the dates for the most popular Christmas markets in London.

The most famous of all Christmas markets in London is the Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park. Here you can go ice-skating, eat and drink, and of course, buy lots of products and cool stuff to bring back home with you. In 2017 the Christmas market in Hyde Park will open on November 17th, and it will remain open daily until January 1st (except for December 25th). It is free to enter the area, but you will have to pay for some of the activities and activities available in the area.

View from Christmas market in London
Enjoy this view as you visit the Christmas market between the Tower Bridge and London Bridge – By melis

The second most popular Christmas market is most likely the Southbank Centre Winter Festival. At this market, you will have plenty of opportunities to do some Christmas shopping, and there will also be several events from the stage which will bring Christmas atmosphere to everyone visiting. In 2017 the Southbank Centre Winter Festival will be open from December 1st until January 2nd.

Find updated information about this year’s Christmas markets in London right here.

In the area between the Tower Bridge and London bridge, you will find the Christmas market often referred to as Christmas by the river. Walk along the river and enjoying the stunning view towards the Tower of London and Tower Bridge while doing your Christmas shopping. The market will be open between November 30th and January 3rd.

More Christmas markets in London

There will also be big Christmas markets in Tate Modern and at several other locations in London, but we do not have the dates for those markets yet. If you know more than we do, please write a comment beneath and let us know about it.

You can read more information in general about the Christmas markets in London right here.

Hampton Court Palace Festival in 2015

Hampton Court Palace FestivalThe Hampton Court Palace Festival will be held again in the summer of 2015 in Greater London. The first Hampton Court Palace Festival was held in 1993 and since that it became one of the most popular and awaited music events in Richmond upon Thames.

Each year the festival gives home to the best musicians and it will not be any different this year either. This year at the Hampton Court Palace Festival visitors can enjoy various concerts of different genres and musicians including Jools Holland, KT Tunstall, Peter Andre, Alfie Boe, The John Wilson Orchestra and Paloma Faith who will play two nights on the 16th and on the 18th of June. Apart from the great concerts visitors can also have a relaxing picnic in the gardens of Hampton Court Palace or enjoy the dishes of the buffet. It is a perfect way of celebrating the 500th birthday of the palace.

The Hampton Court Palace Festival will take place at the Hampton Court Palace from 11th June to 23rd June in 2015.

Hampton Court Palace
East Molesey, Surrey KT8 9AU, United Kingdom

For more information on the event please visit the official site. Read more about other festivals and events in London here.

Notting Hill Carnival 2015

Notting Hill CarnivalOne of the largest and most popular events in London will be back in town again the end of summer in 2015. The Notting Hill Carnival is one of the highlights of the city and as every year the festival will host the best programs.

The streets of West London come alive each year in August at Bank Holiday when whole London celebrates the largest street festival in Europe. The Notting Hill Carnival gives home to a huge party with the streets fully packed with steel bands, Calypso music and food stalls. The Notting Hill Carnival was first held in 1964 which had Caribbean roots which are still remained. In the first year the festival attracted around 500 people and today the Notting Hill Carnival attracts thousands of people. The first day of the carnival which is Sunday is Family Day. The festival starts with a fun opening dance with drummers which starts at 6am to 9 am just right before the children’s parade. The next day, Bank Holiday Monday is the main parade of the carnival.

The Notting Hill Carnival will be held from 30th August to 31st August in 2015 on the streets of West London. The event is free for every visitor.

More information about events in London can be found here.

St. Patrick’s Day in London

St Patricks DaySt. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner and it will be celebrated again this year in London in the middle of March. St. Patrick’s Day is traditionally an Irish feast which is always celebrated on 17th March each year since the early 17th century because Saint Patrick is one of the patron saints of Ireland.

The St. Patrick’s Day is not only celebrated in Ireland but in other countries as well including England. So this year on in March a huge celebration is waiting for everyone in London. Every year there is a huge parade on the Sunday that is closest to St. Patrick’s Day and this year it will not be any different either.

This year the St. Patrick’s Parade will be held in London on 15th March 2015 at midday and the parade will pass the most iconic spots in the city including The Ritz, Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square and Whitehall. Apart from the parade there will be St. Patrick’s Day Festival as well in Trafalgar Square on 15th March from 12pm to 6pm.

It is a perfect chance to get to know the Irish culture and traditional dishes on the food market a little more and there will be also various children’s activities and Irish dance performances as well. St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated all across the city so be prepared to the best Irish parties in the different bars and pubs in London.

To know more about St. Patrick, read the following article in the Dublin Guide.