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Best London Christmas Markets 2018

  • Christmas -03-Dec-2018

When do the 2018 London Christmas Markets Start?

The London Christmas Market 2018 start dates are as follows:

  • Christmas in Leicester Square - November 10th
  • Southbank Centre Wintertime Market - November 10th
  • Winter Wonderland: November 17th (from 5pm )
  • Christmas By The River - London Bridge City: November 30th
  • Greenwich Wintertime Festival - December 1st
  • Canopy Market - King's Cross - November 30th

1. Greenwich Winter Time Festival

A new and exciting contemporary Winter Festival for 2018 has come to London with a vibrant and magical programme of live entertainment and so much more… the Greenwich Winter Time Festival is the new ultimate but intimate Christmas experience for the whole family! Held right outside the iconic world heritage site Old Royal Naval College you’ll find a stunning riverside ice rink, art and design market stalls for festive fun and mince pies a-plenty.

Adding to the family offering are talented magicians, live music and a spectacular Father Christmas Experience which will allow families to join him in his magical ‘launch pad’ at the start of his busy Christmas journey. This winter festival is the perfect place to explore Christmas markets if you hate crowds - you can gain access for 3 hour sessions only so you’re never overwhelmed by the amount of visitors. Find out more.

Nearest Grange Hotel - Grange Tower Bridge - 35 minute tube ride

2. Christmas in Leicester Square

Leicester Square’s Christmas market is the perfect classic Christmas shopping destination. You’ll be surrounded by a festive, twinkling atmosphere of stalls, a grotto and a collection of Christmas shows. In the square you’ll witness around 25 bustling food, drinks and gift stands packed to the rafters with unique stocking fillers, decadent delights and festive cheer. Free to enter, why not pop on down? Find out more.

Nearest Grange Hotel - Grange Holborn Hotel - 10 minute tube ride

3. Canopy Market, King's Cross

Famous for its independent food and crafts, the Canopy Market in King's Cross is getting into the Christmas spirit! Come down and enjoy a unique spin on festive fare, with crafty workshops, carols and live music, and a mulled wine bar. Find out more.

Nearest Grange Hotel - Grange Fitzrovia - 5 minute walk

4. Winter Wonderland - Hyde Park

Not only is Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland famous for its festive ice skating and stunning ice bar, it’s also home to some of the best Christmas markets London has to offer!  With over 200 Bavarian-style wooden chalets, illuminated by twinkling fairy lights, you’re bound to find the perfect gift for a loved one, and certainly yourself!

At Winter Wonderland Hyde Park you’ll find jewellery, clothing, arts, crafts, delicious culinary delights, Christmas decorations and more! So wrap up and get exploring. Find out more.

Nearest Grange Hotel - Grange Langham Court and Grange Wellington Hotel - 25 minute walk 

5. Southbank Centre Wintertime Market

A part of the free-to-enter Wintertime at Southbank Centre festival, the Southbank Centre Wintertime Market will be full of surprising stocking fillers, tantalising treats, tasty tipples and much more! Once you’ve seen all there is to offer around the glowing wooden chalets, you can also enjoy the rest of the festival. Offering up a plethora of pop ups and fun activities along the Southbank, you can even book a ticket to experience the Finnish sauna atop the Queen Elizabeth Roof Gardens - the perfect way to wind down after a long session shopping! Find out more.

Nearest Grange Hotel - Grange St Paul’s - 15 minute tube ride

6. Christmas by the River

With stunning views of Tower Bridge overlooking the glistening Thames, Christmas by the River is renowned for being one of the most picturesque Christmas markets in the capital! You’ll find artisan gifts, get to sample treats and Christmas puddings, as well as relax with a glass of mulled wine as you take in the jolly atmosphere.

Not only is there plenty for you to buy, there’s also festive workshops for you to get involved in - ideal if you’re looking for gift or festive inspiration! Find out more.

Nearest Grange Hotel - Grange City & Grange Tower Bridge Hotels - 15 minute walk

There’s no denying that one of the best parts of Christmas shopping is dropping off all your goods after a hard day’s shopping! Luckily, Grange Hotels has a wide selection of 4 and 5 star hotels dotted across the capital and within a stone's throw of landmark locations such as St Pauls Cathedral.

They’re all waiting to welcome you in from the cold to relax and unwind in our legendary affordable luxury, leaving a little more in your pocket to spend on market treats.

If you’re planning on visiting from the 14th of December onwards take advantage of our Christmas gift to you with 15% off the best available flexible rates. Book now!

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