Video:London Christmas Fairswith Milo De Prieto
Want to learn about the London Christmas fairs that happen annually? This video will give you a glimpse of what the London Christmas season has to offer.See Transcript
Transcript:London Christmas Fairs
Hello, I'm Milo for About.com and today in GoLondon we're talking about Christmas Fairs.
Information About the London Christmas Fairs
Some are only one weekend or one day, a few last the whole Christmas season. But nothing gets you in the mood for Christmas like a festive fair such as they have in London.Some fairs are dedicated to crafts, others to food, and many to both. For the later you'll definitely want to try the mulled wine, a hot alcoholic drink usually made with a red wine, sugar or honey and Christmas spices such as nutmeg and cinnamon. Another staple is Christmas pudding, a sort of warm fruit cake swimming in delicious cream.
London Christmas Fairs You Shouldn't Miss
Here are a couple fairs not to miss, for a list of more check out our guide site on London: The Winter Wonderland Christmas Fair, in Hyde Park starts mid November and ends right after the New Year. It's right on south eastern tip of the park near the Hyde Park Corner tube station.
Be sure to plan lots of time to stroll through the stalls. As you would expect there are lots of delectable delights and all sorts of crafts and toys. Be sure to check out the fun and playful gift ideas. There's quite a selection. Keep your eye open for some silly displays, like this rather chatty singing moose. During weekends expect large crowds, but no one's in a rush so not to worry. Nearby is the Winter Wonderland amusement park and of course Santa as well as an ice skating rink.
More Information About London Christmas
The Southbank Christmas fair runs mid November to right before Christmas. It stretches along the southbank of the Thames from Southbank Centre to the London Eye. There are lots of ways to get there, but the closest tube station is Waterloo.
It's wooden stalls have similar fare to the Winter Wonderland market mentioned before. In addition to these the regular street markets, which London is famous for take on a festive flair for the holidays. Definitely check out Borough Market for great food and Columbia Road Flower Market for seasonal decorations and the like.
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