Visiting London This Christmas? Here Are The Opening Dates Of The Famous Christmas Markets

by Shreya Ghosh
Visiting London This Christmas? Here Are The Opening Dates Of The Famous Christmas Markets

There are so many reasons to be happy and celebrate the joy of life now. The end months of the year bring the unparalleled happiness of celebrating festivals with our loved ones. Our houses, roads, and surroundings are getting decked up with twinkling lights. Oh, what a beautiful sight to witness! And with all these, we are getting so close to celebrating Christmas. London is one of the world’s most beautiful cities to enjoy this festival and the markets are always the cheery on top!

London & Its Christmas Markets Are Forever An Iconic Duo!

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The England capital is renowned all over the world for its glorious Christmas celebrations. London is looking spectacular with tons of lights and impressive decor in all corners of the city. Londoners and tourists wait for this time of the year for hundreds of reasons and one of the most magnificent things that is much-awaited is the splendid Christmas markets.

From shopping for beautiful gifts for your family and friends to purchasing the yummiest food items, you will definitely get thousands of options for hundreds of things at these markets. You will get amazing shops selling festive decorations, vintage furniture, mulled wine, a humongous spread of snacks, and gifts, and stalls selling things of different kinds.

There are varied types of markets in the city. From some markets that are open for everyone all throughout the year to great pop-up shops that are open only during Christmas, there are different places to explore and shop from. Every shop comes up with a range of products to choose from. We can surely say that you will be spoilt for choices at London’s Christmas markets.

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Can You Visit These Markets In London Now?

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The shops that are open all time of the year get a grand makeover before Christmas. With lights and festive decor, you will wish to visit inside and see what all the shops have to offer. On the other hand, pop-up shops are open only ahead of the festival. There is a timeline for all these markets to stay open and they mostly start opening a couple of weeks before Christmas to the year-end or even some days of January as well.

Here’s a list of the popular Christmas Markets in London and their dates of staying open, according to a report by TimeOut.

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  • Southbank Centre Winter Market: Open till December 26
  • Trafalgar Square: Open till January 2
  • Winter By The River: November 14 – January 1
  • Leicester Square: Open till January 7
  • Kings Cross Christmas Market: November 23 – December 23
  • Covent Garden: Open till January 7
  • Greenwich Christmas Market: November 15
  • Christmas at Portobello: December 3 – December 17
  • Kingston Christmas Market: November 16 – December 31
  • Christmas Design Collective at Connaught Village: November 11- December 19
  • Christmas at Leadenhall Market: November 16 – January 6
  • Christmas Independent Ceramics Market: December 10
  • Borough Market at Christmas: November 28 – January 9
  • Christmas Duck Pond Market: December 2 – December 3
  • The Satanic Flea Market – Anti-Christmas Fayre: December 10
  • DIY Christmas Market: December 9
  • So Last Century Winter Vintage Market: December 9 – December 10
  • Spitalfields Christmas Market: November 15 – December 24

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If you have any plans to visit London at this magnificent time of the year, make sure you explore these markets!

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