Whilst Winter Wonderland is a fantastic experience, there are so many other quirky Christmas alternatives in London to discover. We have rounded up our five must-visit markets this season.


Winter Festival at Southbank Centre

The Southbank Centre will be transformed into a wintery paradise, filled with stalls, shows and Christmas joy. On top of an array of artisan gift and food traders, bands, magicians and artists will be performing live throughout the festive season.

Feeling chilly? Head to the alpine style pop up bar with snow globe seating, festive food and drink options and great entertainment. 

Winter Festival runs from 28 October 2023 until 7 January 2024. For more information, please visit the Southbank Centre website.
 

Christmas at Hampton Court Palace

Visit one of London's top attractions this Christmas time and enjoy all things festive from ice skating to a fayre.

You can get involved in the festivities with your standard palace admission ticket (ice skating requires a separate ticket to be booked in advance).

Visit the Hampton Court Palace website for more information and to book tickets.
 Hampton Court Palace Ice Rink London

Winter by the River at London Bridge

The Tower of London and the iconic Tower Bridge make an enchanting backdrop to the Winter by the River London Bridge City Christmas Market. It's here from 14th November 2023 to 1st January 2024.

Fairytale-style chalets will flank the streets, housing around seventy traders serving up mulled wine, hot cider and nibbles from the North Pole. What's more, there's an extensive programme of workshops and entertainment to get involved in.

To discover more, please visit the London Bridge City website.
 

Kingdom of Winter at ExCel London

If you're after an indoor option with every festivity you can imagine, head to Kingdom of Winter at the ExCel London!

From 8th December 2023 until 7th January 2024, you'll find a winter themed circus and a vast range of entertainment for all to enjoy. Find out more and book your tickets on the ExCel London website.
 

Christmas at Kew

Christmas at Kew is a brilliant option for all, from families and couples to groups of friends.

Go on an adventure and enter a magical winter trail through light tunnels and illuminations. Don't miss it on selected dates between 15th November 2023 to 7th January 2024. Timeslots must be booked in advance via the Kew Gardens website.

For the cheapest fares, no booking fees and free 4G Wi-Fi, book your trip to London with Hull Trains today!

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