Christmas markets in London 2023 dates: When the festive spots are set to leave the capital

London will welcome back several Christmas markets this holiday season, but how long will they be around?
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Over the next few weeks, the city will get a lot more festive as Christmas markets open across the city. Here's our guide to the 2023 London Christmas markets and when they will be open.

It is almost that time of year when central London transforms into Christmas mode. With some of its well-known destinations having already switched their light displays on, festive markets are set to pop up around the city in the coming weeks.

The inner city usually hosts a few different markets from the West End to right by the river Thames. Locals and visitors will be familiar with the market within which Winter Wonderland takes over Hyde Park each year.

We break down everything to know about London's Christmas markets, including how long they will be around this festive period.


London will welcome back several Christmas Markets this holiday season. (Photo credit: Getty Images)
London will welcome back several Christmas Markets this holiday season. (Photo credit: Getty Images)
London will welcome back several Christmas Markets this holiday season. (Photo credit: Getty Images)

Winter By The River

Where: The Scoop at More London, SE1 2AA

Nearest Tube station: London Bridge - 10-minute walk

When is it open? November 14 to January 1

Opening times: 12pm - 10.30pm

Winter Wonderland

Where: Hyde Park, Westminster

Nearest Tube station: Hyde Park Corner 

When is it open? November 17 to January 1

Opening times: 10am - 10pm

Southbank Centre's Winter Festival

Where: Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX

Nearest station: Waterloo

When it is open: October 28 - January 7

Opening times: Open from 11am, closing at 10pm on weekdays and 11pm on weekends. 

Christmas in Leicester Square

Where: Leicester Square, London WC2H 7LU

Nearest station: Leicester Square

When it is open: November 8 - January 7

Opening times: 10am - 10pm