The most popular Christmas markets in London

Gifts at London Christmas Market ©bortescristian/Flickr

Christmas is a magical feast. It is the time of the year when people gather, have time for each other and give gifts to their loved ones. If you would like to buy fantastic Christmas gifts visit a Christmas market. You will surely find gorgeous gifts for every family member and for every friend of yours. Besides, it is a fantastic way to get filled with the spirit of Christmas and get prepared for this magical feast. In the following article I will present you the most popular Christmas markets in London. If you are planning a visit to London in December, you can not miss to visit one of the following fantastic markets. Read on to find out useful information about these.

Traditional Christmas Market

It takes place at Southbank Centre from the 16th of November to the 24th of December. This Christmas market is undoubtedly one of the most popular markets in the capital city. You will surely be amazed by the festive atmosphere which characterizes this market. There is no entry fee to this market and there are fantastic objects on offer. It is a fifteen-year-old Christmas market which is extremely popular not only among local people, but among visitors, too. Besides the fantastic handmade gifts, visitors have the occasion to drink warming drinks and eat delicious food. Among the outstanding presents you can find at this market are wooden toys, silver jewelry, handmade soap, Christmas tree ornaments, beautiful ceramics and so on. After buying the perfect presents for the loved ones, take your children to the carousel. They will surely enjoy it. The market is open from Monday to Friday from 11:00 until 22:00 and from 10:00 until 22:00 on weekends. (December 2012)

Seasonal goodies at South Bank ©garryknight/Flickr

Greenwich Market

Taking place between the 28th of November and the 28th of December, it is a fantastic Christmas market which occurs at Greenwich Market. Just like in case of the previous market, there is no entry fee to the market. Visitors can have different kind of festive goodies and buy gorgeous presents. The presents range from traditional handmade toys to beautiful jewelries and from artworks to vintage clothes. Besides buying presents, you can take your children to meet Santa. They will surely be very excited by meeting Santa and telling him what presents they desire for. The Greenwich Christmas Market is open daily from 10:00 until 17:30. (December 2012)

Gifts at London Christmas Market ©bortescristian/Flickr

Traditional German Christmas Market

For many the real Christmas market is the German one. Well, I have good news for those who can not go to Germany to visit a German Christmas Market. They just have to get to the Hyde Park. The Traditional German Christmas Market is an unforgettable experience. It takes place between the 23rd of November and the 6th of January. Would you like to have gingerbread and mulled wine? You can make it at this fantastic Christmas market. Besides, you can buy fantastic gifts, ranging from candles to Christmas tree ornaments, from handmade toys to jewelries and so on. The market is open every day from 10:00 until 22:00. There is no entry fee. (December 2012)

Traditional German Christmas Market in London ©gluemoon/Flickr


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