There is nothing more festive like walking around London and visiting all the various Christmas markets and seeing all the decorations. Here what we got up to on our Christmas lights & market walk.
When we were walking around, there was also the bonus that it was our wedding anniversary, so we were essentially celebrating our wedding anniversary by seeing all the lights, decorations and by visiting the Christmas markets.
We didn’t have much of a plan, except we were going to end the evening having a celebratory cocktail. So we walked wherever the cheers took us.
Our first stop was to visit the Christmas market around the Southbank (near Waterloo and the London eye). It’s completely free to go in and while the market itself isn’t that big – it still nice to walk around.
I’m not going into the market in too many details, as you can see from the photos that were on offer. But there were plenty of mince pies and mulled wine stalls if that your thing.
We then very casually started to walk over to Covent Garden, we weren’t in a rush to get anywhere, so we took our time and stopped to take photos of lights and decorations.
I have covered Christmas at Covent Garden in the past, so we didn’t spend too much time photographing everything. Instead, we found a Starbuck and warm up with a hot chocolate as it was so cold that day.
If you around the Covent Garden area, do walk down to Leister Square as there is another Christmas market to visit. Also, visit the surrounding area as they are lots of indie shops to see. My favourite is Mystery.
It was time to finish the evening, and we had our celebratory cocktails at TGI Friday. We toasted our wedding anniversary and called it a night.
My advice is if you got time before Christmas (I say this because I know everyone tends to run around like headless chicken at this time of year) – do go for Christmas lights & market walk. It will clear your head and make you feel all festive.