London Christmas Markets.
Christmas markets originated in Germany and Austria, but now you find these markets in cities all over Europe and worldwide.
London is one city that’s embraced this centuries-old tradition.
So if you’re travelling to London to enjoy shopping for Christmas, visit some of its many Christmas markets.
Here are just a couple of them.
Hyde Park Winter Wonderland and Christmas Market
18 November 2022 – 2 January 2023
Probably the best known since its inception in 2007, the Hyde Park Winter Wonderland is more than just a Christmas Market; it’s a whole day out for the family.
Featuring an ice skating rink, an ice kingdom, rides, and Santa visits, there are also live shows and some great shopping opportunities.
Some markets specialize in various goods, including gifts, decorations, and tasty treats.
Hyde Park’s version of Christmas celebrations takes place from the last week in November until 5 January, every day except Christmas Day.
Find out more on the official website; https://hydeparkwinterwonderland.com/.
Southbank Centre Winter Festival and Christmas Market
Winter Market 3 November – 26 December 2022 – The Winter Festival goes on to 8 January 2023
This Christmas Market is probably more like what you have in mind when picturing these markets.
That’s because this one is based on authentic German markets.
Being close to the London Eye means you can take a ride on the giant Ferris wheel followed by a visit to the market.
These are more than just stalls – they are authentically decorated wooden chalets selling more traditional Christmas toys, jewellery, gifts, seasonal products and decorations.
The German theme is taken further with German Mulled Wine and Bratwurst on sale, plus plenty of other sweet treats to enjoy.
Hotel tips at Hyde Park
One of the best and most luxurious hotels right at Hyde Park is Four Seasons.
Close to the Christmas market and just 15 minutes walk from shopping on Oxford Street.
Harrods is located approximately 1.5 kilometres from the hotel.
Over 100 five-star hotels
Many excellent 5-star hotels to choose from, so if you like to stay in luxury, this is the city to do it in.
Over 1000 hotels are listed in Central London alone, and nearly a fifth are rated five stars.