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Student Social: The Best Christmas Markets in the UK
The Best Student Home in Glasgow
Have a Sneak Peek at the Tallest Building in Cardiff!
Modern Student Accommodation in the Heart of the City
Brand New Stylish Living For Royal Holloway Students

Student Social: The Best Christmas Markets in the UK

All I Want for Christmas is… mulled wine, a bratwurst from the markets and half a dozen cheese stalls.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! And what better way to get into the festive spirit than indulging in the UK’s best Christmas markets?

The Student Mundial team has been sleighing it up and down the country to bring you their top picks.

Which is your favourite?


It claims to be the biggest German Christmas Market outside of Europe and Birmingham’s Frankfurt Christmas Market certainly does not disappoint. With more than 180 stalls, the market offers a large range of traditional gifts (your typical handcrafted wooden decorations and leather goods) and enough gluhwein to keep you merry.

It runs from 10am-9pm every day until December 23rd and can be found at Victoria Square, New Street.



Alongside the typical food, drink and gift stalls, Manchester’s Christmas Market includes a magical Ice Village, Carol-oke pods so you can sing your fave Christmas anthems and of course Zippy, the giant Santa overlooking all the festivities. 

Manchester’s Christmas Markets will run until Sunday 23rd December at Albert Square from 10am – 9pm. Other market stalls can be found across the city until 22nd December and close slightly earlier at 8pm.


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As well as being one of the most beautiful cities in England, York really goes to town with its Christmas celebrations. Rows of traditional Alpine chalets selling your favourite festive foods and locally made gifts will be available until 23rd December.

You can also treat yourself to the home of the Yorkshire Pudding wrap at The York Roast Co.


Chatsworth House

Want to tie in a visit to one the UK’s most iconic stately homes as part of your Christmas plans? Then the 14th Century Chatsworth House should not be missed. With over 100 markets stalls, a magical Once Upon a Time exhibition complete with mansion sized Christmas trees and a brass band accompaniment throughout your visit, Chatsworth is truly worth the trip.

The Markets end on 4th December but visits to the house will run until 6th January (closing 24-25th December and 1st January).


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Being from Vienna, I'm spoilt for dreamy Christmas markets and the market at Glasgow's St Enoch was always just a means to an end to cure my homesickness at this time of the year – but this year, they've really outdone themselves!! Do you feel Christmassy yet? 🎄🎁🕯 . . . #glasgowchristmas #glasgow #igersglasgow #instaglasgow #nextstopglasgow #loveglasgow #glasgowlife #seemycity #blogscot #Scotland #ilovegla #helloglasgow #scotlandisnow #igersscotland #omgb #fortheloveofscotland #travelscotland #ig_scotland #lovegreatbritain #thisisscotland #lovescotland #unlockscotland #whimsicalwonderfulwild #seasonsarechanging #abmlifeiscolorful #myunicornlife #bandofun #candyminimal #visualcrush

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 Glasgow sure does love Christmas with two dedicated market areas at George Square and St Enoch Square offering the full range of Christmas gifts, delicious German-inspired food and warm, winter drinks.

There’s also a giant windmill and Helter Skelter – what more could you want?

The markets run up to 31st December and close at 10pm on the weekend.



And finally, the nation’s capital and home to one of the best Winter Wonderlands in the world. A full Bavarian village, the UK’s largest Ice Rink and nightly shows sure do create a spectacle.

Every element is worthy of a visit but be warned – such festive cheer always attracts a large crowd so be warned! Try a weekday evening if you want a quieter atmosphere.

Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park is open every day 10am-10pm until 6th January.


And that’s not it! The majority of purpose built student accommodation also host fantastic Christmas parties so you can make the most of the festive spirit in your cities.

What is your accommodation doing for you?

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Take advantage of our amazing offer if you book through Student Mundial and get a fantastic 3 weeks completely rent free if you book a studio in August. That means you can move in early and enjoy the rest of your summer at this fantastic residence!**

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With 26 floors and at an amazing 85m high – this is truly the high life of student living.  This stunning accommodation has many rooms overlooking the harbour, city and its famous landmarks including Motorpoint Arena Cardiff, Principality Stadium and Cardiff Castle.

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Modern Student Accommodation in the Heart of the City

When you live at Urban Study you are part of a community of passionate people. Living with Urban Study is a chance to make friends, create ideas and have experiences that will change your life.

There are three buildings in Newcastle – Urban Study Melbourne, Urban Study Jesmond and Urban Study Tyne Bridge. Urban Study properties are stylish with a modern and comfortable design.

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The accommodation has pretty much everything any student could ever hope to expect. Hang out in your own en-suite studio room or live with friends in a cluster apartment with shared communal kitchen – all kitted out with the latest technology and design touches.

Meet up for coffee in Hox Haus – a state-of-the-art study clubhouse complete with pool table and gaming area.

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