London’s Best Family-Friendly Christmas Markets in 2015

London’s Best Family-Friendly Christmas Markets in 2015

What better way to live the Christmas Spirit than to wander through the wooden chalets of London’s Christmas markets? Here, in a warm and lively atmosphere, you will find all kinds of gifts, from Christmas decorations to local handcrafted products.

London’s Christmas markets are always a great source of inspiration when looking for things to put under the Christmas tree. And the kids can easily be distracted with colorful decorations and sweet snacks while you buy what will, in fact, come from Santa’s bag on Christmas day.

London is a big city. You don’t want to spend too much time looking for family friendly Christmas markets, especially when travelling with kids. So without further ado, here are the best London Christmas markets of 2015

1. Barbican Christmas market – For its originality

Who said the perfect Christmas market should look like a traditional one from the early 1900s?

If you like originality, then head out to Barbican Christmas Market. It truly breaks the traditional codes of a Christmas market by hosting new designers, eccentric manufacturers and singular craftsmen.

But this does not mean the Christmas spirit has been abandoned. You will always find classic gifts such as jewelry, books, toys, decoration elements and other seasonal arts and crafts.

  • When: 11-13 / 18-20 December 2015
  • Address: Barbican Center, Silk St, London EC2Y 8DS
  • Tube station: Moorgate (Metropolitan, Circle, Hammersmith & City, Northern Lines)
  • Entrance: Free

 

2. Hyde Park Winter Wonderland – For its entertainment

For more than a month, the Hyde Park Winter Wonderland offers more than just a Christmas market. It is a place of fun and entertainment, especially for children. Attractions here include an ice-skating rink, a giant Ferris wheel, a circus shows and last but not least… Santa’s very own house!

When it comes to food, Hyde Park Winter Wonderland is full of original restaurants such as the Ice bar, the Swiss chalet or even the Fire Pit Bar where you can roast marshmallows over a wood fire.

For your Christmas gifts you will definitively find what you have always dreamed of inside one of the 200 wooden chalets.

  • When: November 20th 2015 through January 3rd 2016 (closed on Christmas Day)
  • Address: Hyde Park
  • Tube station: Green Park (Piccadilly, Victoria, Jubilee lines)
  • Entrance: Free park entry, but paying attractions

 

3. Tate Modern Christmas market – For its authenticity

This traditional Christmas market is located between the Tate modern museum (London’s modern art museum) and the River Thames. Here, you will find traditional Christmas market products such as jewelry, Christmas decorations, wooden toys and much more.

The Tate Modern Christmas market will enchant the whole family. And there is a good chance your children will want to hop on the beautiful merry-go-round.

  • When: 8-23 December 2015
  • Address: Bankside at the Tate Modern
  • Tube station: Blackfriars (Circle and District lines)
  • Entrance: Free

 

4. Real Food Christmas Market – For its food

Christmas markets are not only about gifts and decorations. They are also about food, and what better place to enjoy delicious local and seasonal food than the Real Food Christmas Market at King’s Cross.

Cured meats, Christmas puddings and tasty continental cheeses are some of the English Christmas specialties that you will find on the market. Stop here for a snack or buy your Christmas dinner. The choice is yours!

  • When: 15-23 December 2015
  • Address: King’s Cross Saint Pancras, Euston Road
  • Tube station: King’s Cross St Pancras (Victoria Line)

 

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