It’s the most wonderful time of the year and with it comes streets lined with twinkling lights, handmade treats and colourful chalets which can only mean one thing…Christmas markets! The UK has a healthy offering, with venues spanning the length and breadth of the nation throughout cities and villages, so you won’t even have to go far to find one. And with rows upon rows of stalls adorned with unique trinkets and treasures, selections of hearty foods from both home and abroad and of course, generous helpings of mulled wine, a visit to one of these magical markets is the perfect way to kick off the Christmas season.
But whether you’ll be doing a bit of Christmas shopping or just taking in the festive spirit, all that excitement can be a tiring business and it’s getting awfully chilly out there. No doubt you will eventually be looking for somewhere to take respite from the merriment and warm your winter toes. Well have no fear because we’ve done the leg work for you and pulled together some of the finest places for you to go and replenish your energy levels – ’tis the season of self-insulation, after all. These pubs and bars are just a stone’s throw from these 7 amazing Christmas Markets from around the UK, so dig out your wooliest hat and check them out.