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.
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.
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.
- You can read more general information about the Christmas markets in London here.
We wish all our readers a Merry Christmas and hope you will have some great travel time before Christmas in 2018 as well.