As the summer comes to a close and we start creeping into the colder months, the evenings sneak in closer and closer; it might be a good idea to start thinking about booking your coach or minibus to visit the fantastic Christmas markets of London. Whether you are planning on going with a big family group, a sorority or as an educational trip for a school, it is important to make sure you get your booking in good and early in order to start planning out your day properly.
So where are the best places to see at Christmas? As always, London is a humdrum of activity and during the holiday season that is no different. However the normal bustle of the city is overcome with a slight glow, as a layer of tinsel and carols cover each street. Anywhere can become magical at Christmas time, so why not check out these great Christmas events throughout Greater London.
Winter Wonderland – Hyde Park
20th Nov – 3rd Jan
The magic returns once more this year as the whole of Hyde Park is utterly transformed, with market stalls, fairground rides, ice sculptures and a beautiful observation wheel from which you can see the whole park. Really get into the festive spirit with the ice rink around the Victorian Bandstand, or run away and join the circus for an evening by watching the shows at Zippos Circus and Cirque Beserk. It is certainly an attraction not to be missed when visiting London at Christmas time.
Red Cross London Christmas Fair – Kensington Town Hall
Offering a wide array of gifts and snacks available from over 70 stalls, you can pick up beautiful clothing presents for both guys and gals, choose some sumptuous tea leaves and even grab a few arts and crafts pieces for the kids to try out. There is also a Santa’s grotto and a First World War Exhibition for those young’uns and old’uns of the group so there is something available for everyone here.
Hyper Japan Christmas Market – Tobacco Dock
27th – 29th Nov
For something a little more culturally eastern, try the Hyper Japan Christmas market, where you can visit a number of traditional stall selling Japanese goods, snacks, drinks and more. Grab a few pop culture presents for your teenage relatives, or try some authentic Japanese food with sushi stalls, Christmas-themed cooking demonstrations and a wide range of other confectionery for sale.
Guildhall Christmas Market – Guildhall Yard
With over 100 stalls selling a wide array of different gifts and gadgets for all to enjoy, grab a spot of Christmas shopping laden with festive spirits. You can even grab a few snacks along the way from Christmas themed food stalls dotted throughout the market. You can also spend some time making your own basket using the basket-making workshop, or take a few moments to sit back and enjoy the show at the ‘relaxation station’.
Booking with Coach Transport Group this early on ensures that you will have everything you need when you come to finalise your London Christmas Market plans. While it might seem like September is fairly early to book a coach or a minibus for Christmas market, our bookings become extremely popular over the holiday season so it is important to book early to avoid disappointment. Get in touch with us today by calling 0800 171 2995 or by filling out the form for a free quotation.