The Best Christmas Markets for Foodies
Pull on your winter socks and grab a glass of mulled wine, this week, we’re looking at some of the best Christmas markets across the UK, for those looking for culinary delights and that warm festive feeling.
Bath Christmas Market
Bath boasts one of England’s prettiest Christmas markets, with over 200 chalets lining the streets around its floodlit abbey. While there’ll be homewares and art on offer, this festival is one for the foodies. Start off with a hot toddy of Somerset cider before trying a gin or two from Da Mhile (keep it classic with sloe gin or branch out with a seaweed one). Start the celebrations early with a glass of cider from Iford Cider and a chunk of Wyfe of Bath from Bath Soft Cheese. Yum!
Find out more at https://bathchristmasmarket.co.uk/
Edinburgh Christmas Market
Edinburgh has two amazing Christmas markets, one is just off Princes Street and the other, a few minutes walk to George Street. Both are really great fun and a perfect place to sip on some mulled wine and hot cider before heading into some of the city’s best bars.
Princess Street opens (with all the fanfare of rides, carousel and ice rink) on 18th November until the 6th January whilst George Street market opens a day earlier on the 17th November until the 24th December.
Leeds Christmas Market
Christkindelmarkt in Leeds is possibly one of England’s most established Christmas Markets which has oodles of log cabins, pop-up bars and entertainment that’s great to experience when in the city centre. Make sure to head across to Millennium Square and take a ride of the Christmas carousel, just make sure you do before you eat!
London’s Christmas Markets
Britain’s capital is home to a number of Christmas attractions during the festive period, there really is something for everyone in London! If you are looking for a more traditional Christmas market then perhaps take a stroll along the Southbank Centre Wintertime Market which offers more mulled wine, crepes, toys, sweets and German sausages than you can shake a stick at.
If the thought of one of London’s most elegant districts transformed into a winter wonderland appeals to you, pay Belgravia Christmas Sunday a visit on the 3rd of December. Whilst only a one day affair, Elizabeth Street will welcome a pop-up market selling a wide range of seasonal food, drinks and gifts as well as hosting children’s entertainment, choirs and brass band performances.
Now, if what you are after is a high adrenaline Christmas full of attractions, then you must head to the Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park. A long-standing London favourite, The Winter Wonderland is so big, it takes a whole chunk of Hyde Park and it’s guaranteed to impressed even the most ambivalent of teenagers. Entrance is free, but you will have to pay for individual rides and attractions.
What do you think of our Christmas market list? Let us know in the comments below if there are any you think we have missed!