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Christmas is just around the corner, and there’s no better way to get into the festive spirit than a visit to a Christmas market. And as a student living in London, you certainly won’t be short of a market or two to enjoy. Below are 5 of our favourite markets in London, where you’ll find much more than just a mug of hot chocolate on offer…

Hyde Park
A landmark event in its 11th year, Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland is a must if you’re looking for a festive extravaganza. There’s a traditional German Christmas market and Angels Christmas market, where you’ll find over 200 fairy-lit Bavarian style wooden chalets packed with gifts, jewellery, clothing, handmade crafts, Christmas decorations and of course not forgetting plenty of festive food and drink to keep you going. But the festive fun doesn’t stop there. Experience ice skating, views from a giant observation wheel, hundreds of rides and games, a magical ice kingdom, an ice bar, circus, shows and much more all in the heart of the city.

Love sampling the wonderful food and drink of a Christmas market? Then Wintertime at Southbank Centre is the market for you. There’s over 50 Nordic-inspired stalls filled with everything from gourmet burgers and traditional favourites such as bratwurst and pies, to specialist street food including Asian and vegan. And when you’re done feasting, wash it down with a drink or two at Rekorderlig’s two-storey pop-up lodge or The Hop Locker Bar – you’ll find winter warmers such as mulled wine and spiced cider.

Clapham Common
While traditional Christmas markets are great, sometimes it’s good to try something new. And Winterville, London’s alternative festive experience, won’t disappoint. Pick up those last-minute presents at the indoor market which is full of independent designers and unique Christmas gifts you won’t find anywhere else. At this eccentric Christmas village, you’ll also find street food, bars, an ice rink, roller disco, festive themed shows, plonk golf, backyard cinema, a fairground and much more to keep you entertained through the holidays.

If you’re studying in London, why not stay with us at our student accommodation, The Hub?  To find out more about living with us at The Hub for 2018/19, or to arrange a viewing, please call us on +44 (0)20 3770 9120 or email us at thehub@host-students.com.