London is a great multicultural city which offers you a variety of food from all over the world, venues with different themes, people from countries you never heard of and at this time of year loads of Christmas Markets.
For 1O years Hyde Park has hosted the biggest Christmas Market in the country, “Winter Wonderland”. Families, Londoners, tourists, in fact anyone who wants to get into the festive spirit attend this Christmas playground.
Kids can enjoy the games and fairground rides, adults drink mulled wine while tasting the range of food that the market has to offer. There are also loads of attraction where everyone has a chance to win a great prize (I won a big soft toy :P) or any other souvenir.
Walk along the river this time of year and you will pass number of pop up stores selling you a variety of mulled wines, ciders and other Christmas treats. The main market is in front of the Tate Modern and behind the London Eye. This Market is smaller than the Winter Wonderland but it has a more British atmosphere which I prefer.
The events hosted on the Southbank are seasonal – check my previous blog: The Walk Along Southbank for what was happening over the Summer.
The Covent Garden Market is a place where you can purchase a gift for your loved ones all year round. Live music plays on the ground floor which houses a number of restaurants together with coffee shops. During Christmas time the market becomes more festive with the traditional decorations in place and produce on sale.
… and there are many more … Leicester Square, London Bridge, Spitalfields, Somerset House and in many local neighborhoods all host Christmas markets … Christmas is all around us!