As Christmas approaches and the excitement builds, there’s no better way to feel the holiday cheer than by taking a stroll through a Christmas market in search of great food, wonderful gifts and beautiful decorations.
Anyone visiting our hotels near West End will be glad to know that there are plenty of markets within reach of the Piccadilly Hotel London that will be open this Christmas. We’ve put together a few of our favourite examples so you can experience the magical sights, sounds and smells of Christmas in London this year.
Hyde Park, London
For anyone visiting the city with limited time to spare, Winter Wonderland is a must-see this Christmas. The famous event takes place every year and offers travellers and holidaymakers a taste of Christmas magic at the heart of London’s most famous greenery. The only time Hyde Park looks even more beautiful than usual is when it is lit up by the thousands of Christmas lights that are put up every year. As you stroll through the marketplace you’ll discover over 200 stalls offering a wide range of food, drinks and gifts that are sure to catch your eye. This is a great way for a family to get into the Christmas spirit while staying at the Piccadilly Hotel London.
Leicester Square Christmas Market
Leicester Square, London
One of London’s most iconic spaces will host a Christmas market this year and is sure to draw in some big crowds. Leicester Square is known for being a popular tourist hotspot where you can often find colourful street performers and exciting events. This holiday season, the historic square will be lit up and decked out with hundreds of beautiful Christmas decorations. Grab a delicious cup of hot chocolate and stroll around the quaint stalls as you browse all kinds of quirky gifts and unique collectables.
South Bank, London
If you’ve visited London before you may be familiar with the bustling market that opens up every winter next to the South Bank Centre. This year’s market promises to be one of the best yet with a huge range of new additions that will bring the flavours and styles of the world to the heart of London.
The lights and sound of the Southbank Centre Christmas Market are enough to get anyone excited. For those looking to do a bit of last minute shopping, there are plenty of stalls where you can find unique stocking fillers and gorgeous trinkets to treat that special someone.
Say hello to the colourful nutcracker that stands guard outside the entrance as you enter one of London’s oldest and most popular markets. The glamorous décor that can be found throughout Greenwich Market will make you feel like you’ve been transported out of London and into the heart of the Lapland. The organisers at Greenwich Market always go all out so be sure to take the kids along this year for a Christmas experience they’ll never forget.