There’s something magical about London during the weeks leading up to Christmas. Perhaps it’s the lights twinkling from every pillar? Maybe it’s the cheerful and eye watering displays in each shop window? You can attend concerts and pantomimes, not to mention a whole host of shops to fill your stockings with. Because London is famous for its cosmopolitan and creative community, you’ll be spoilt for choice if you like Christmas markets. The markets in London cater for all tastes from food to vintage goods.
Cabbages and Frocks Christmas Market
When: 20th November – 31st December
Where: St Maryleborne Parish Church Grounds
This market has a variety of stall holders who can provide you with delicious produce and also stalls selling designer wear. During the festive time this market of ideal for the whole family or a fun day out with your friends. When the Christmas lights are switched on, this market is a site to behold as the whole of Maryleborne village is turned into a Winter Wonderland.
Old Spitafields Market
When: 1st Dec – 24th Dec
Where: 16 Horner Square, Spitalfields
Renowned for cutting edge fashion, whether you are interested in the vintage or the modern, you won’t be disappointed the selection of stalls at Old Spitafields Market. Choose from stalls containing fashion, art, antiques and classic items. After just a day’s shopping you will be fully stocked up on Christmas gifts. For your convenience this market is extending its opening hours over the festive season.
Crafty Fox Christmas Market
When: 7th Dec – 8th Dec
Where? 389 Coldharbour Lane
Open from 11.00am – 5.00pm Saturday and Sunday, this market has it all: entertainment, craft workshops and stalls from local artists. The Crafty Fox Christmas market comes only once a year, so don’t miss out for the remarkable, arty gifts. There is bound to be something that stands out from the crowd, making the gifts you buy for your loved ones extra special.
Don’t just sample these markets with a passing visit, make a weekend of it. Here at the Swinton Hotel, we are renowned in central London for our excellence in hospitality and very reasonable accommodation prices. If you are thinking of staying in one of the King’s Cross Hotels then you won’t be disappointed with us. Our hotel is located conveniently near King’s Cross Station, so if you’re travelling in by train, you will find us a very convenient base for you London Christmas adventure.