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The best Christmas markets in the south of England


If you’re taking a seasonal sailing across the Channel to the UK on one of our 3 ferry routes, then visiting a traditional Christmas market is a must. Each of England’s festive markets comes with its quips and quirks, and the south of England offers some of the best markets in the country, with London, Brighton and Canterbury topping the lists for us.

Find out why we think you can’t miss these Christmas markets…

Christmas markets in London

Greenwich Christmas Market

Peruse no less than 150 wooden stands offering jewellery, clothing as well as festive food and drink stalls.

Southbank Christmas Market

Parents can warm up with some authentic mulled wine, while kids can fill up on fresh baked gingerbread before meeting Santa Claus.

Hyde Park Christmas Market

Experience the magic of Christmas at Hyde Park’s spectacular annual market. The beautiful grounds are transformed into a winter wonderland complete with amusement park and ice rink. Browse the wooden stalls for a traditional festive gastronomy.

Brighton Christmas market

Brighton’s scenic Palace Pier is home to a yearly Christmas market, as well as Brighton Dome and Brighton Open Market. Browse perfectly decorated stalls with handcrafted trinkets, one-off items and more to find unique and original Christmas gifts for all your loved ones or grab some food while admiring the illuminations of the city.

Canterbury Christmas market

Canterbury is only 30 minutes from the port of Dover. The Canterbury Christmas Market is on the Whitefriars Square. In addition to the 60 shops in the shopping area, there are more than 35 decorated stalls as well as Santa Claus’ Grotto and a big tree to amaze the little ones.

Take advantage of our special offers for ferry crossings between Calais or Dunkirk to Dover, Dieppe to Newhaven and Newcastle to Amsterdam to visit Christmas markets in the UK!