Best Christmas Markets in the UK

Unlike much of the rest of Europe, Christmas markets in the UK are a relatively new event, although this hasn’t prevented them from becoming enormously popular in recent years.

UK's first Christmas markets originated in Germany, and their German influence persists, with glühwein and stollen becoming integral to British Christmas tradition.

Explore the top Christmas markets in the UK, but don't forget to pack warm clothes and be ready for rain, as it is the UK.


London has a wealth of Christmas markets and other festivities, but perhaps the most famous is Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland.



Winchester is known for its medieval cathedral, which is one of the largest in Europe and links to King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.



The market prides itself on its local products, with 80% of its stallholders coming from Bath and the south-west, and 99% of the products handmade by the stallholders.



Exeter's Christmas market on the cathedral green features local and international products, along with a bar serving mulled wine, continental beers, and local drinks.



Birmingham is the second most populous city in the UK, has expanded rapidly during the industrial revolution.


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