The world’s famous Oxford Street in London is already set with a new spectacular Christmas lights display. The shops started to become crowded. Indeed, it’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas! If you haven’t completed your shopping list or haven’t even commenced yet or just merely looking for a gift suggestion, here’s some of the markets that you could check out to avoid the bustling high street.
Hyde Park Winter Wonderland
It is no doubt that Hyde Park is one of the most popular parks not only in London but also around the world. It is mostly visited during summer and Christmas season, the park indeed transforms into a winter wonderland. The kids will surely enjoy the rides while adults will satisfy their pockets at the market selling decorative sweets plus experience the traditional German glühwein and other Deutsche’s goodies.
Barbican Christmas Market (Dec 12-Dec 22)
You might like to give a handcrafted or vintage pressies this Christmas; this is the place for you! Barbican holds a 10-day seasonal shopping. There is an array of vintage and designer clothes, books, toys and jewellery. It hosts to independent designers, makers and artisans.
Southbank Centre Christmas Market (Nov 21 – Jan 4)
Over 50 chalets lined up the market offering ginger bread that you can already enjoy eating while checking out the sheepskin rugs, which are also on sale along Queen’s walk. The market is just one part of the Southbank Centre Winter festival.
More London Market Riverside (Dec 8 – Dec 21)
If it’s your first time to celebrate Christmas in London, More London market is a must-see! You will have a picturesque view of the Tower Bridge while shopping. Feel “more” the Christmassy atmosphere of the market listening to the local choir and Santa’s reindeer will be present too! You can buy variety of products such as cheese, chocolates and chutneys.
By Joy Mesina