Christmas is almost upon us and if you are looking for a great way to spend it, then you can’t get any better than London. The city of London is one of the most festive in Europe, what with incredible events and parties all through the season. The history and iconography of the UK, and especially the capital, has led to many people coming to the city from across the world, drawn by classic works such as A Christmas Carol and films like Love, Actually where London becomes one of the most festive cities out there. There’s plenty of real treats in store for Park grand Hotel Lancaster Gate guests as well, especially if you’re looking for a chance for some last-minute Christmas shopping, or merely looking for a wholesome afternoon out with family and friends.
Winter Wonderland Angel’s Market
Hyde Parks Winter Wonderland is one of the most popular destinations during the Christmas season, especially for nearby Lancaster Gate Hotel guests. If you’re looking for a great way to spend the day with the family or a loved one, then you can be sure to find plenty to keep you occupied in the historic and beautiful scenery of Hyde Park. One such attraction is the Angel’s Christmas Market, which gives guests the chance to find hand crafted gifts, jewellery and clothing, all the while exploring the glittering ice rinks and fun fairs of the world-famous Christmas paradise. Winter Wonderland is open from the 22nd of November until the 6th of January and is open from 10 am till 10 pm.
Southbank Centre’s Winter Festival and Market
Alongside a host of other events, the Southbank Centre plays host to one of the best Christmas markets in the city centre. Here you can find a diverse range of gift ideas and pop up shops, which will no doubt make the perfect present for a loved one this Christmas.
Wednesday market on Columbia Road
The East End seasonal spirit is in full swing at Columbia Road. With local priests wheeled down the street with a piano, carollers singing their hearts out and a whole host of beautiful independent shops, you can’t go wrong on Columbia Road every Wednesday of December. What’s more, Sunday’s Columbia Road Flower Market is one of the most popular destinations for locals and tourists alike.
Pexmas in Warwick Gardens
Journey down to South East London to explore the beautiful Warwick Gardens on the 8th and 9th of December to see some of Peckham’s best shops selling their wares in market stalls. From crafts and jewellery to foodie luxury, you can find a wide range of gifts in one of London’s trendiest neighbourhoods.
London Bridge plays host to one of the most famous food markets in the city, and Christmas is no exception. Every year you can find food lovers from around the world selling everything from cheese to roasted chestnuts, the perfect pick me up for a cold winter’s day. Whether you’re with family or friends, Borough Market is well worth a visit this festive season. Plus, you can do amazing things around the Borough Market.