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Christmas markets 

This year the popularity of Christmas markets has rocketed with tons popping up. So whether you want to explore wooden style chalets or warm and dry malls draped in Christmas lights, we’ve got lots of great places along our route to hunt out those special Christmas pressies. 

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Greenwich Wintertime Festival

1 December 2017 - 31 December 2017

Set amongst the Royal Naval College and the Cutty Sark, Greenwich Wintertime is a cosy Christmas festival with live entertainment and a stunning nautical backdrop. Wander the specially curated market to pick up unique Christmas gifts and stocking fillers from design-led independent businesses and take a pit stop at one of the food or drink stalls to warm up from the cold. This event is ticketed so book online in advance.

Nearest c2c station: Limehouse, then change for the DLR to Cutty Sark for Maritime Greenwich

London Bridge City Market - Christmas by the River

30 November 2017 – 3 January 2018

Formerly known as the ‘More London Christmas Market’, this riverside market is back, boasting over 60 German style stalls! Which means more choice of culinary delights and Christmas gift ideas for you. If you plan to go, book your train tickets online seven days or more in advance and take advantage of up to 40% off your off-peak return.

Nearest c2c station: Fenchurch Street

Southbank Wintertime Market

10 November 2017 – 30 December 2017

Head to the Southbank Wintertime Market for beautiful hand crafted products and an array of festive gifts. You can take a break from the stalls at the Wintertime Bar to sample some of the Nordic specialities and if you feel peckish, you’ll be spoilt for choice by the variety of street food chalets.

Nearest c2c station: West Ham, then change for Jubilee line to Waterloo

Winter Wonderland Market

17 November 2017 - 1 January 2018

The most popular Christmas market in London takes place at Hyde Park. Winter Wonderland has become a main stay of Christmas in London and every year it just gets bigger. With over 200 Bavarian-style chalets, they’ll offer you beautiful jewellery, accessories, clothing and much more that will leave you spoilt for choice. It’ll be hard to not pick up a little something for yourself. Find out more about Winter Wonderland in our guide.

Nearest c2c station: West Ham, then change for Jubilee line to Green Park

Borough Market

With extended opening times throughout December, you’ll be able to pick up all your festive foodie treats in time for Christmas at Borough Market. Lights will deck the historic arches and Christmas carols will sound in the background as you weave in and out of the stalls full of fresh, seasonal produce.

Nearest c2c station: Fenchurch Street

Spitalfields Market

Sheltered under a glass canopy, Spitalfields Market is the perfect place for picking up some more individual Christmas gifts when the weather isn’t on your side. With up to 110 stalls, you can be guaranteed to find something for that person in your life who has everything! Don’t forget to take time to explore the restaurants, boutiques and cafés that line the market as well.

Nearest c2c station: Fenchurch Street