Christmas Markets in London | Unmissable Best 3 Christmas Markets

Christmas Markets in London | Unmissable Best 3 Christmas Markets

This article on Christmas Markets in London was initially published in December 2019. There are links provided for each of the event listed here. Please check with organisers directly for activities and timings.

Christmas Markets in London are a total treat and it has so much to offer. Not just mulled wine, mince pies, German sausages and fairground rides but also unique gift stalls of beautifully handcrafted gifts. There are several Christmas Markets in London but below, you will find the unmissable best 3 Christmas markets in London.

1 | Christmas Markets at London’s Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland, Hyde Park, London. November 21st – January 5th 2020 [Opens 10.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m.]

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Winter Wonderland London 2019 | © mytimelessfootsteps

Winter Wonderland is the biggest Christmas Market in London,. It is more like the biggest fun fair in London at Christmas!. It draws thousands of visitors, both near and far for an experience of the largest outdoor ice rink, festive food stalls and the many different rides, roller coasters and ferris wheel. There is an IceBar that serves unique festive cocktails,. The one attraction which is highly recommend is the Santa Land, an enchanting experience for both young and old. Walk around the stalls for some beautiful handcrafted gifts.

Entry to the park is FREE. Attractions and activities will incur a fee. Prior booking is recommended for some attractions.

Nearest station is Marble Arch, Bond Street, Hyde Park Corner, Green Park.

For more information on Winter Wonderland, check their official website here.

2 | Leicester Square Christmas Market

Leicester Square Christmas Market, London: November 8th to January 5th 2020 [Opens: 12.00 p.m – 10.00 p.m Mon – Fri 10.00 a.m – 10.00 p.m Sat-Sun

Christmas Markets in London | Handpainted ceramics at Leicester Square Christmas Market
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Handpainted ceramics at Leicester Square Christmas Market

Located in the most vibrant part of the city, the Leicester Square Christmas Market is in the heart of London, in theatre land and just a stone’s throw from China Town. It is small compared to Winter Wonderland but the festive vibes are very present. You will find plenty of food stalls, handcrafted bespoke gifts stalls, festive ornaments and variety shows. There is more of a traditional feel than any of the other Christmas Markets in London. The stalls are authentic Bavarian-style wooden huts and this, adds to the warmth of the Christmas cheer.

Entrance is FREE. Santa’s Grotto is £11.50 and the Cabaret Shows are ticketed.

Nearest stations are Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus.

For more information on Leicester Square Christmas Market, check their official website here.

3 | Christmas Markets in London at Covent Garden

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Covent Garden Market, London | © mytimelessfootsteps | Image: georgina_daniel
Christmas Markets in London | Silver baubles and mistletoe at the Apple Market, Covent Garden, London
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Apple Market, Covent Garden | © mytimelessfootsteps | Image: georgina_daniel

Covent Garden is one of the most popular shopping destinations in London at anytime of the year. It is unique because it is one place where you will find highend fashion names alongside market traders, all offering a very special shopping experience. Over 200 stores and each offer their own speciality. There is a wide range of unique handmade crafts and goods, from jewellery and prints to watercolours, soaps and sweet treats – all presenting a perfect opportunity to shop under one roof for that special gift at Christmas for your friends and family. Christmas is especially beautiful here when the Apple Market is decorated (don’t forget to look up) and the Market pulls out all stops when the Christmas decorations go up making Covent Garden a magical haven and an instagrammable hotspot!

Entry is FREE. On 13th and 20th December, stores stay open till 9 p.m. and there will be carol singing.

Nearest station: Covent Garden

For more information on Covent Garden, check their official website here

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4 | Christmas Markets in London – Christmas Markets by the River at London Bridge City

This year, 2019, Christmas by the River has a vintage ski theme and comes with chalet-style stalls. All selling gifts, drinks and food to mark the festive season. Runs from 26th November through to 5th January 2020. Opens from 11.00 am to 10.00 pm. For more information, check their official website, here

5 | Christmas Markets in London at Greenwich Market

Greenwich Market is a World Heritage Site and is a great destination all year round. It is especially magical with Christmas lights and mulled wine. There are 120 stalls offering a range of handmade gifts, food and drink. For more information on activities at Greenwich Market, check their official website,

Peruse related article on Greenwich – 45 Experiences in One Day

For more things to do in London at Christmas, read all about London’s Christmas Lights – An Unmissable Festive Cheer and Christmas in London – Magical Markets, Dazzling Lights and Fairytale Ice Rinks.

I sincerely hope that this post is valuable to you in planning a trip to the magical Christmas Markets in London. Do let me know of your thoughts in comments below. If you have any questions in general about London, please do drop me line also. I am more than happy to assist in your queries.

Have a splendid holiday season, wherever you are and whatever you get up to 🙂

Georgina xx

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By Georgina

Georgina is a Travel Blogger, Travel Writer, history buff, wine (red) enthusiast and a lover of all cultures. She gave up the corporate race to embrace a more meaningful lifestyle to travel more, to write and to share the very best of her adventures. Georgina has lived in three continents, and now, based at a stone's throw of London, which is her home. She has a special interest to bring the best of Britain to her audiences worldwide. Becoming newer from each travel, Georgina enjoys sharing her travel stories, drawing her readers into her world of boomer adventures while immersing them in the history, culture and food of a region. Together with her own informative, in-depth writing style, practical tips and suggestions on her blog, Timeless Travel Steps, Georgina make travel dreams a reality. She is happiest waking up to the chirpy sounds of the birds or sipping wine over sand in between her toes, while watching the rolling clouds melt into darkness.


  1. Thank you so much, Ade! London has so many more markets and places to explore at Christmas. It is busy here too but somehow everyone seems to enjoy it along with the atmosphere. Glad you like the blog.

  2. You are writing great London blogs. I never knew there were so many markets, which is daft since I like them so much. Down here the Bristol one is very sameish each year and Bath so busy you can’t move. Thanks for providing alternatives.

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