Christmas markets for foodies

27th November 2019

The festive season is here and Christmas markets have popped up all over the South East.

With the smell of mulled wine and warm cinnamon wafting through the air, get into the Christmas spirit with some of the best Christmas markets for foodies. Not only will you find twinkly trinkets, handmade gifts and all things Christmas, now’s the time to indulge in all your festive foodie favourites.   

Whether that’s the classics such as mince pies, pigs in blankets, gingerbread men or hot comfort foods on a chilly winter’s day, eat, be merry and buy your train tickets now to get the best fares and save 1/3 on adult fares with your Railcard.

Winter Market, Southbank 

With traders from all around the world offering an array of handmade gifts and scrumptious street food from wooden chalets, tuck into your winter and international favourites as you have dinner in an Alpine-style lodge, host a party in a private igloo overlooking the Thames or gather round the fire pits with freshly cooked food.
When: 8th November – 5th January
Closest station: London Waterloo

Winter Wonderland 

London’s biggest Christmas extravaganza is back with events and entertainment to keep everyone feeling extra Christmas-ey. Serving everything from traditional bratwursts and flame-grilled salmon in the Bavarian village to festive drinks in pre-carved ice glasses at Bar Ice, this is where you can satisfy your every craving with vegetarian stands, street food, creperies, sweet stalls and of course mulled wine and hot chocolate.
When: 21st November – 5th January
Closest station: London Paddington

Bath Christmas Market 

Brimming with freshly prepared food, you’ll find your seasonal favourites just right for warming you up on a frosty winter’s day. Enjoy hog roasts, burgers, sweet treats and caramelised nuts or feel toasty with a comforting hot drink. This year, there’s even a dedicated vegan food chalet. Prefer being indoors when you stop to eat? Head to The Lodge where you can get cosy and put your feet up.
When: 28th November – 15th December
Closest station: Bath Spa

Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market 

Making the top 8 Christmas Markets in Europe in 2018, Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market has over 100 chalets selling festive favourites with the likes of mulled wine, bratwurst, mince pies and stollen. You’ll also find the Cathedral Refectory, serving home-cooked meals using locally sourced ingredients and the Ice Café serving honey glazed gammon deli sandwiches and their signature black forest gateau.
When: 21st November – 22nd December
Closest station: Winchester