Our London Neighbourhoods at Christmas

Posted 24/11/2023

Higgins Homes is proud to be connected to some of London’s most vibrant, sought-after neighbourhoods. We are always intentional about crafting beautiful, contemporary homes in hand-picked London locations that enhance the modern, busy lives of our residents. In doing so, we create not just a home but a lifestyle, in which residents are immersed in the best that London has to offer: rich culture, beautiful green spaces, an unrivalled food and shopping scene, and a deep sense of community.

As the holiday season approaches, our featured neighbourhoods of Bermondsey, Wandsworth and Stratford, which are home to our Ecole, Garratt and New Stratford Works developments, come alive with markets, decorations, and events, making the perfect backdrop for festive celebrations in London.

Discover what the most wonderful time of the year has in store in some of London’s most vibrant areas:

Stratford: East London's Winter Wonderland
Stratford, home to the iconic Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and Westfield, is a bustling hub during the Christmas season. The vibrant streets are adorned with twinkling lights and Christmas markets creating a festive atmosphere that is hard to resist. With one of the best shopping centres in the world, it’s also a great place for one-stop gift buying, and this year, visitors can expect festive music performances, ice sculptures and even acrobatic elves to get them in the Christmas spirit.

Home to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford is lucky to have an abundance of green space perfect for a long, crisp winter walk. Bundle up, get some fresh air and escape the Christmas to-do list for a while.

Wandsworth: Joy by the Thames
Nestled along the Thames River, Wandsworth is one of London’s most charming boroughs that embraces the festive season with open arms. The neighbourhood's quaint cobbled streets and waterfront areas look like something straight from a Christmas film as fairy lights twinkle, Christmas decorations adorn shops and homes, and people gather to soak up the Christmas spirit.

The Wandsworth Town Christmas Festival is the crown jewel of Wandsworth's festive calendar. Stroll through the lively streets filled with market stalls, seasonal treats and live entertainment for all ages, all set against the backdrop of this picturesque neighbourhood. Just a stone's throw from Wandsworth Town, Battersea Power Station is an iconic London landmark featuring a glamourous mix of high-end brands, restaurants, bars and entertainment venues. This year, find the Curated Makers Christmas Market in Turbine Hall B and browse an array of Christmas stalls from local makers, creators and small businesses selling one-of-a-kind items you won’t find anywhere else in London. Glide is also making a return, London’s only riverside ice rink, meaning you can both shop and skate ‘til you drop, all against the beautiful backdrop of the Thames.

Bermondsey: A Dickensian Christmas in South London
Charming Bermondsey is steeped in history and adds a Dickensian touch to Christmas celebrations. The cobbled streets and historic architecture create a quaint yet vibrant backdrop for the festive season. Found at the iconic London Tower Bridge, the Tudor Markets Christmas by the River event is a festive feast for the senses. Local businesses contribute to the holiday spirit, offering handmade gifts, artisanal foods, and vintage treasures. The market encapsulates the community spirit that makes Bermondsey unique, and the riverside location adds a touch of magic to the Christmas shopping experience.

Also in the area, Southwark Cathedral hosts a range of events such as enchanting candlelit carol services. Listen to soul-stirring Christmas carols while enjoying mulled wine and festive treats to get you in the full swing of the festive season.

From festive makers’ markets and live music to community events that bring neighbours together, these neighbourhoods ensure that the Christmas spirit is alive and well in London. So, bundle up and make the most of the Christmas season in these twinkling pockets of one of the most festive cities in the world.