The Christmas Markets are a popular day trip every year. Crosskeys Coaches have been running these Christmas Markets Day Trips for many years and they continue to be a sell out!
This year we visit the Christmas Markets of Bruges, Lille and St Albans for the day. We also have a 3 night trip to the Valkenberg Christmas Market – unique in the fact that they are underground in an extensive network of caves!
Visit London’s Camden Lock for the day and experience the atmosphere and history as you stroll through the mix of stalls and shops enjoying the wide variety of goods that are on offer.
The Camden Lock you see today was once a timber yard where timber was unloaded from large river barges onto smaller narrow boats that plied the inland canals of Britain. With the growth of more efficient forms of transport, the canals began to decline, and the site closed in 1971 signalling the end of an era.
However, Camden Lock was soon re-opened by Northside Developments in 1973, as the original arts and crafts market. The early development revolved around the old wooden sheds and cobbled yards. As the first Market in Camden, it immediately stood out from London’s other markets for its eclectic mix, and soon attracted the entrepreneurs and artists that first generated the Camden Town ‘buzz’.
Over the next few months, we will endeavour to create an A-Z of places of interest that we visit by coach on our Day Trips. So to start with A, let us introduce…..
Afternoon Cité Europe
For all you shopping lovers out there, this is a day trip for you! We run afternoon coach trips to Cite Europe every month and they continue to prove popular. We offer one pick-up at 1pm from Brickfields restaurant in Cheriton, Folkestone, keeping travelling time to a minimum (You can park for free at Brickfields).
From Brickfields, we jump on the Eurotunnel for the short journey to Cite Europe.