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Christmas - 03-Dec-2019
Now we've reached December and Christmas lights are switched on around the capital, it's the prime time to start your Christmas shopping!
The markets are soon to pop up around London, and whether you've visited them before or not, they're a truly magical experience every time. You'll find tasty treats and cultural crafts galore - all surrounded by the stunning London city backdrop.
So, without further ado, take a look at our top picks for 2018's London Christmas markets!
The London Christmas market start dates are as follows:
Leicester Square's Christmas market is the perfect Christmas shopping destination. Visitors will be surrounded by a festive, twinkling atmosphere of stalls, and can enjoy Santa's 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. It's free to enter, why not pop on down? Find out more.
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Nearest Grange Hotel - Grange Buckingham
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 market stalls that 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 a few treats for yourself.
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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
A part of the free-to-enter Wintertime at Southbank Centre festival, the Southbank Centre Wintertime Market is 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 go and enjoy the rest of the festival. Offering up a plethora of pop ups and fun activities along the Southbank, you can also book to dine in one of the four igloos at Jimmy's Lodge - the perfect way to wind down after a long session shopping! Find out more.
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Nearest Grange Hotel - Grange Buckingham
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, plenty of samples - including Christmas puddings – and opportunities to simply relax with a glass of mulled wine as you take in the jolly atmosphere.
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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 a unique gift or some festive inspiration! Find out more.
Famous for its independent food and crafts, the Canopy Market in King's Cross is getting into the Christmas spirit, hosting festive events throughout the season. Go along to enjoy a unique spin on festive fare, with crafty workshops, carols and live music, and a mulled wine bar.
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Workshops this year include a Ceramic Christmas Star demo, a seasonal house plant workshop, and Christmas cake making. Get involved and take home your very own festive creations. Find out more.
Nearest Grange Hotel - Grange Fitzrovia
There's no denying that one of the best parts of Christmas present-hunting is dropping off all your goods after a hard day's shopping! Luckily, Grange Hotels has a wide selection of boutique hotels dotted across London, and within a stone's throw of landmark locations such as the British Museum.
Our hotels are waiting to welcome you in from the cold to relax and unwind in affordable luxury, leaving a little more in your pocket to spend on market treats. Book today!