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Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Oxford St Xmas Markets

Opposite Selfridges in Oxford St has been a big empty site. A building was demolished some time ago and nothing has gone into the space.
I prefer having the space and have been hoping for a park rather than another high rise building.

As of last Friday until 3 January it will be a Christmas market with a German feel to it. Little wooden chalets selling everything from trinkets, clothing, Xmas decorations, to gluhwein and bratwurst.

19 comments:

Karen said...

I'll have to check this out! Thanks!

PepeB said...

Ah, German Christmas feeling in London, enjoy!

Gillian said...

Food, glorious, food!

John said...

The sausages look good.

Mara said...

I'm getting hungry now!
I agree, there are enough high rise buildings in London as it is, time for some more greenery or even a day-to-day market...

B SQUARED said...

Sounds like a wonderful idea, albeit a temporary one.

Leif Hagen said...

Great market photo! I'd like a sausage for lunch! I saw a Wurst stand just like that in Birmingham in June!

J said...

it`s great. I like it

Karine said...

That looks amazing, definitely better than a high rise!!!

Angie said...

yes! i passed by this on the bus on saturday and told myself i need to come back to check it out!

and after that...hit up an ice skating rink!

Brianna Mae said...

Oh, I do love me a good Christmas Market!

MARIA GRAZIA said...

Not bad, isn't it? More picturesque than a high modern building but ... less useful than a car parking area?

menopausaloldbag (MOB) said...

Ah, prime land - someone will no doubt nab it when the recession is over. But in the meantime what a great use. I love these German markets Christmas markets.

koala said...

A place so crowded with tourists could use some space.

Ivy said...

I would love to have access to a market like that. Maybe they'll keep an open air market there.

marley said...

Identical to the one in Cheltenham.

A collegue of mine is going to Germany to visit the markets. She didn't like it when I told her she could have saved her money and gone to any town in the UK!

Tinsie said...

Awww nice one! I'd heard of a market near Oxford street, but I wasn't sure where it was. Now I know :-)

@ Marley: The German Xmas markets are 10 times better than anything you'll find in the UK. They're well worth visiting.

IleDuLevant said...

There is another German market in front of the Royal Festival Hall and, of course, Hyde Park has its German funfair/market/"Winter Wonderland". I prefer the former for its Thames-side setting, although the latter does have a singing Rudolph to greet you at the entrance and plenty to amuse children - and fuel their pester power. All three seem to have similar stalls – wooden tie, anyone? Is there a town in Germany bereft of its Christmas market?

For anyone interested in the plans for this Oxford Street location: http://www.hamilton-assoc.com/projects/sector-6/project-104/

Kaori said...

A Christmas market sounds like a lot of fun! Wish we had one here :)

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