All I want for Christmas is… a new Christmas outfit, a nice pair of shoes, a trendy winter beanie and some gifts for under the tree? Yes, take it all with you, because there is no luggage limit on the ferry to London. Of course the main reason for your shopping trip to London is the Christmas magic that enchants the city from mid-November to January.
Enchanting lights and fairytale shop windows
Hundreds of thousands of LED lights illuminate the Christmas stars, angels, and Christmas trees in London's posh shopping streets. Dream away at the beautiful window displays in Oxford street and Regent street and imagine yourself at the North Pole. Harrods and Selfridges windows are particularly famous for their winter wonderland. Don't forget to step into these gigantic department stores and marvel at all the beauty. Carneby Street also sparkles with colorful Christmas decorations, each year in a different theme. Carneby street features both large clothing stores and authentic clothing and accessories stores.
4x Christmas market in London
Let yourself be carried away by the seasonal spirit, from gingerbread to Christmas cake, and visit one of the many London Christmas markets.
1. Southbank Christmas Market: Mulled wine and hot chocolate
Near The London Eye, you’ll find a Christmas market where you can find the most beautiful handmade Christmas gifts. The Southbank Christmas Market is traditional. You can enjoy the Christmas atmosphere between the Scandinavian wooden stalls, live Christmas music and sparkling lights while you quietly sip a glass of mulled wine.
2. Tie up your skates in Hydepark Winterwonderland
Every year, the British transform Hyde Park into a winter wonderland that exudes the Christmas spirit. Get in the winter mood, glide smoothly over the ice and enjoy the food, cheerful Christmas carols and fairground attractions.
3. Christmas by the River
One of the nicest Christmas markets in London is located on the Thames, with Tower Bridge as an attractive backdrop. In the long row of wooden winter huts you will find plenty of delicacies and Christmas gifts to take home. Christmas by the River is a great joy to walk around.
4. The Covent garden Christmas tree
The indoor shopping streets of Covent Garden have always been shoppers paradise. But during your Christmas trip to London, you will find the real Christmas atmosphere here. The eye-catcher is the gigantic Christmas tree with all its lights and decorations.
Christmas city trip to London by ferry
Your Christmas holiday to London starts on the boat! View the many options for taking a ferry to England:
- Hook of Holland (The Netherlands) to Harwich
- Calais (France) – Dover
- Dunkirk (France) – Dover
- Dieppe (France) – Newhaven