The beautiful town 90 minutes from London that’s one of the most magical places in Britain at Christmas

With just three weekends left to go, the countdown to Christmas 2021 is now well underway.

And with festive options abound, Londoners will be looking for the best Christmassy ways to fill their weekends.

If you’re looking to escape the hustle and bustle of London at Christmas, one beautiful little market town might draw you in.

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Although many Christmas markets and fairs across the UK have been cancelled, Arundel’s will be going ahead this weekend (Saturday, December 4).

The picturesque Sussex spot, most famous for its medieval castle and cathedral, is perhaps best seen at this time of year.

As if the town’s selection of independent boutiques, antique markets, little art galleries and eateries isn’t enough, it also has its own unique Christmas fair.

But this year there’s a twist – the town’s old ‘Arundel by Candlelight’ Christmas event has been replaced by an exciting programme of smaller events.

This weekend a little festive market, consisting of 16 independent stalls, will be taking over Tarrant Street on Saturday (December 4) from 10am to 4.30pm.

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A Christmas Farmer’s Market, ‘festive Sundays’ with roaming street entertainment, Christmas performances by local choirs, festive swims at Arundel Lido, and a Santa’s grotto will also make up the itinerary.

This is on top of exciting seasonal menus throughout the town’s selection of restaurants, waterside cafes, and cosy pubs.

To get to Arundel from London, you can drive in less than two hours via the A24, or catch a direct train from London Victoria, which takes around an hour and a half.

You can find out more about what’s on, on the Facebook group here.

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