Christmas markets in London 2016

October is here and that means that in a few months from now Christmas will be upon us. And with Christmas comes the annual Christmas markets in London!

London is getting more and more into the Christmas Market business, and that is why you as a tourist or a local will have a fantastic time visiting the city before Christmas. Here you will find information about some of the most important Christmas markets in London in 2016.

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

Hyde Park Winter Wonderland dates and more

The most famous of all Christmas markets in London is the so called Hyde Park Winter Wonderland. This is as the name tells us arranged in the beautiful Hyde Park in London. Here visitors can enjoy a huge ice rink, a Ferris Wheel, bars and lots of other programs for both adults and children.

Christmas market dates: November 18th, 2016 – January 2nd, 2017

Hyde Park Christmas market 2016
Hyde Park Christmas market 2016 – Cedric Weber /

Leicster Square Christmas market 2016

This is yet another fantastic Christmas market in London. To get to this market you better travel with the metro (the tube) to either Leicester Square or Picadilly Circus, or go with train to Charing Cross. This Christmas market is covered with beautiful lights and you will find objects to buy and of course something to eat and drink, in addition to lots of activities.

Christmas market dates: November 11th, 2016 – January 8th, 2017

Christmas market at Leicester Square in London
Christmas market at Leicester Square in London – IR Stone /

Southbank Centre Christmas market 2016

At the South Bank the traditional Christmas market will return in 2016 as well. Here you will find a good combination of activities and stands where you can have fun, do some shopping and have something to eat and drink at the same time. This is almost just as much a New Years market, because it will remain at its spot until January 25th in 2017, so if you miss out on Christmas in London, you can still enjoy this Christmas market.

Christmas market dates: November 11th, 2016 – January 25th, 2017

Christmas Market in London 2015

Christmas in London

Christmas is almost back again which means that the annual Christmas markets are also soon back in the cities. If you are looking for the best Christmas presents for your loved ones the Christmas markets and fairs are the best places to check first.

Like in every year the markets offer a wide variation of Christmas gifts including the coolest accessories such as scarfs, hats, gloves, toys made out of wood and various other Christmas goodies as well.

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

In London you can choose from several markets and fairs such as the Angel Christmas Fair which will be open from 5th December 2015 until 6th December 2015, the fair gives home to the work of 50 artists so you can take the special and unique Christmas gifts for granted. Another popular market in London is the Duke Of York Square which will take place on King´s Road from 7th December 2015. The Christmas Market at Tate Modern is also a charming fair in London which will open its gates from 20th November 2015 until 23rd December 2015. At

At the traditional Christmas markets you can get the best, most unique hand made wooden toys, various jewelries and Christmas decorations as well as other indispensable festive goods and Christmas would not be complete without the annual Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park, alongside the best Christmas presents a huge ice rink, the observation wheel, the fairground rides and plenty other children friendly activities are waiting for the visitors, Winter Wonderland will open its gates from 20th November 2015 until 3rd January 2016.

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Christmas market in London

Before we start to list the fantastic Christmas markets, it is worth to tell some words about the English Christmas traditions. The Christmas preparation usually starts in October, so it is 100% sure, visitors can see full decorated streets and shops everywhere in November, and the first Santa Clauses appear at the street to the end of the month. The preparation of the big happening also starts a few weeks before the holiday.

On 24 December British people usually spend their time with friends and they also set up the Christmas tree at this day, however there are places where they prepare it at November. Gifting usually happens at 25 December, what is followed by the fantastic lunch. The Anglo-Saxon food traditions are the turkey filled with chestnuts, the mushed potato and cranberry sauce, after that they eat the traditional English Christmas spicy pudding, what is a little bit different and individual in every home.

In the English capital, London visitors can run into a Christmas market or event everywhere in the city. Two really special programs are the ice skating-rink at the Natural History Museum and the free winter miracle at the Hyde Park. There are lots of programs here for children and adults as well. Naturally there is Christmas market too at Hyde Park, but there is big wheel, meeting with Santa Claus and fantastic joys for everyone. You can find the perfect gift for your loved ones at every Christmas markets in London.

Christmas markets in London information

If you are in London in these days and would like to experience some nice Christmas Markets, take a look at our London Christmas Markets page. There you can find the three best markets in London listed, as well as some nice Christmas market pictures. Read about the market near London Eye, about the one in Covent Garden as well as the very popular market in Hyde Park.

Read on about the London Christmas markets here.

Christmas Market in Covent Garden
Christmas Market in Covent Garden