Christmas in London
We'll be in London 19-26 December (departing very early Boxing Day). Two questions:
!) Food markets/fairs/flea markets with food stalls the week before Christmas?
2) We'll be staying in a hotel in the City. Dining advice for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day?
Would love a traditional Christmas meal. But happy to learn about anything South or East Asian that's open and great!
1. Borough Market will be open most of Xmas week and there will probably be mulled wine/cider, carol singers and Christmas treats galore. There's also a Christmas food market on the South Bank.
2. Most places will be closed on Christmas Day. Here's a good article about what was on offer last year. I think another poster is going to Blueprint Cafe on Xmas Day, which wouldn't be a bad option. The Boundary was open last year, and is in the City area. If you want totally non-traditional, cheap and Indian, Needoo Grill in Whitechapel opened on the 25th last year, according to the internet. Bear in mind there's also no public transport whatsoever.
On Xmas Eve, a lot of places will be open, but may close early, so it's worth checking.