The London Notebook At Christmas – Christmas Markets

Welcome to a brand new Feature on the Phoenix Remix! One thing we really enjoy writing about is Travel and we have decided to expand on the writing we are doing about the topic! Whilst we are still keeping in the tradition of making our Tuesday Lunchtime articles inspired by a book it is also going to welcome Travel Tuesdays!

I have lived in London the majority of my life and it is a city that I have always been fascinated by because it doesn’t matter how many time you visit, you see something new.

Our brand new article is inspired by questions from a book called London Journal by Paperchase and each week we will look at different areas and topics about London! So, I hope you enjoy and lets kick things off!

London Quote of the Week

Light the lamp not the rat, light the lamp not the rat!

Rizzo The Rat, A Muppets Christmas Carol (Based on London)

This Weeks Topic: Christmas Markets

Like all capitals and cities, London is home to lots of Christmas markets usually at this time of year (obviously things are different this year). When people discuss Christmas markets the place the end up going to is Hyde Park – however I am (controversially) not really a fan. I went in the first ever year it opened and it was good but since then it has grown so much it is very over commercialised (well what I feel anyway). So the markets I am talking about today aren’t probably the standard ones but lets look at others.

Leicester Square Christmas Market

Ok, so I know this is completely contradictory to the reasons why I am not a fan of Hyde Park but I quite like Leicester Square Christmas Market. I don’t think this market has been around for very long and I am sure I went there for the first time last year. I went through it at night (well late afternoon) and it was so pretty with all the lights and whilst it is quite small it was really pretty. Be aware of pick pocketers though as the areas is known for that.

Southbank Winter Festival

I know I spend a lot of the time in Southbank but to me the festival holds a lot of meaning. This area is a place I tend to go as a tradition to always meet up with friends so it always has a special place in my heart. I love South Bank at Christmas, the market keeps getting bigger and bigger but there are always great places to eat, I love the lights, the way the water reflects them and it just makes me really happy.

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