After a rather sobering Christmas 2020, many of London’s best winter markets are finally returning in 2021. Among them is the Wick Wonderland Market at Barge East, with cute market stalls lining the waterside in Hackney Wick. But that’s not all that Barge East have in store for this year, as the space has just turned into a giant, festive winter garden!
As you can see, there’s plenty to look forward to at the Barge East Winter Gardens. The area adjacent to the nearly 120-year-old Dutch barge has everything you could wish for on a Christmassy night out: beautiful riverside views, twinkling lights, delicious food, and a number of heated areas for you to cosy up in while sipping on mulled wine, cider, and boozy hot chocolates.
At the Wick Wonderland Market, you’ll find festive trinkets, seasonal sweet treats, and Christmas goodies from local east London and Hackney Wick businesses. It will be open every Saturday and Sunday from November 19 into December.After a stroll along the market stalls, you can kick back with a hot drink in the heated and covered winter gardens, on the terrace, or inside the spacious riverside winter lodge. For a more private experience, groups of up to six can reserve a cosy winter cabin, igloo, or ski gondola, all decked with furs, blankets, comfy cushions, lanterns, and adorable mini hot water bottles.
Aaand as if all of that wasn’t already enough, Barge East will also be selling real pine Christmas trees from their gardens, so you can really tick off all of your holiday needs there this winter!
Find more info on their website. Barge East, River Lee, Sweetwater Mooring, White Post Ln, E9 5EN.