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Christmas markets and fairs in London

Wrap up your festive shopping at London's best Christmas markets and fairs 2015

Looking for gift inspiration? Look no further than London's Christmas markets and fairs. Among a raft of special festive events you'll find foodie gifts, hand-crafted pressies and usually a bit of glühwein to help you get into that merry spirit.

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Christmas markets in central London

Barbican Christmas Market

The Barbican hosts 10 days of seasonal shopping, with 35 independent designers, makers and artisans setting up shop in the foyers. With vintage and designer clothes, arts and crafts, jewellery, books and toys all available, it’s a great option for cultural Christmas shopping. As is requisite for a festive market, there’ll be plenty of mulled wine and mince pies, too.

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Barbican Centre , Barbican Friday December 4 2015 - Sunday December 20 2015

Christmas in Belgravia

The charming cobbles of Belgravia transform into a winter wonderland once again in 2015, with a handful of festive events taking place across Pimlico Road and Elizabeth Street. The farmers market on Saturday will be extended, with plenty of Christmas stalls lining Pimlico Road along with live entertainment and music. Sunday sees Elizabeth Street bursting with boutique stalls selling food and fashion treats as well as a grotto photo booth situated within a black cab.

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Various , London Saturday December 5 2015 - Sunday December 6 2015

Foyles Christmas Craft Fair

Foyles host their very first Christmas Fair on the sixth floor of their flagship store, selling gifts, decorations, cards and more. Thursday evening will see a special shopping event with live music, festive treats and complimentary drinks (from 5.30pm) and Friday and Saturday will see the fair open from 9.30am-10pm for serious shopping.

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Foyles Charing Cross Road , Soho Thursday December 3 2015 - Saturday December 5 2015

Christmas Market at Tate Modern

Pretty wooden chalets will fill the space between the Tate Modern and the Thames once more in 2015 for this traditional Christmas market. Browse handmade wooden toys, unique jewellery, intricate decorations and plenty more, then tuck into bratwurst, crêpes, roasted nuts or a warming cup of glühwein. A carousel and festive music help add to the Christmas spirit.

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Bankside at the Tate Modern , South Bank Until Wednesday December 23 2015

Cockpit Arts Christmas Open Studios

These open studios are a great chance to support independent designer-makers and pick up unique Christmas gifts that you won't find on the high street. With more than 170 designers taking part, there's bound to be something here for your loved ones, including furniture, lighting, jewellery, fashion accessories, clothing, ceramics, silverware and tree decorations. Plus, of course, the chance to have a peek behind the scenes of the studios.

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Cockpit Arts Holborn , Holborn Until Sunday December 6 2015

Fair Christmas Fayre

Go wild with Christmas consumerism without the guilt at this annual fair selling ethical gifts. Traders will bring a tempting selection of Fairtrade, handmade, eco and vintage items that you can snap up to make your home more festive or to give to loved ones come the big day.

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Regent Hall , Oxford Street Saturday December 12 2015

Hyde Park Winter Wonderland

The Grinch would have a real job stealing all the Christmas from Hyde Park's massive tribute to festive fun, which is back for 2015. The Christmas markets is a real treat for anyone feeling the spirit of the season, as long as you're ready to hear all those songs as you potter. You'll find handmade gifts and pretty confectionery sold from cute wooden huts.

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Hyde Park , Kensington Until Sunday January 3 2016

London Bridge City Christmas Market

This annual market at More London returns with a new name in 2015, but still boasts a winning combination of homemade gifts and delicious food, sold from German-style chalets. Get your mits on handmade crafts from over 100 independent traders and peruse pop-up food stalls and bars serving Christmas cocktails, mulled wine, hot cider and craft beers.

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More London Riverside , London Bridge Monday November 30 2015 - Sunday January 3 2016

Mayfair Christmas Market

Mayfair Place will be closed to traffic for this new Christmas market hosted by local restaurant Novikov. Shop for gifts, decorations, food products and even trees, and make sure to drop by Santa's Grotto with any younger visitors.

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Mayfair Place , Mayfair Saturday November 28 2015

Monocle Christmas Market

This hidden gem of a fair returns for another year. Tucked away in Marylebone, the immaculate offices of Monocle, the international news magazine and radio station, are opening to the public for their annual Christmas market. Expect internationally inspired treats, gifts and activities plus live music, food from the Monocle Café, and stalls from lots of classy shops.

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Midori House Courtyard , Marylebone Saturday December 5 2015 - Sunday December 6 2015
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Christmas markets in north London

Angel Christmas Fair

Affordable art and design fair featuring the work of 50 artists across all creative disciplines, including painting, ceramics, photography, illustration, fashion, textiles, jewellery and glass. Mulled wine, mince pies and Christmas cake will be available. 

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Candid Arts Trust , Angel Saturday December 5 2015 - Sunday December 6 2015

Hampstead Christmas Festival

Hampstead's pretty high street hosts this afternoon of seasonal fun which features 90 stalls, a funfair, live music, live reindeer and a street food area with seating on Shephards Walk. The event is perennially popular so be prepared to face some crowds, especially when much-loved regulars Bjorn Again take to the stage. The BBC's Fiona Bruce will turn on the Hampstead Christmas lights. 

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Hampstead High St , Hampstead Sunday November 29 2015

Independent Ceramics Market

Shop from a unique range of original items at this two-day fair offering 50 stalls from independent ceramicists and potters. An on-site café will offer refreshments.

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Abney Hall , Stoke Newington Saturday December 5 2015 - Sunday December 6 2015

The Islington Christmas Market

More than 60 stalls selling gifts, crafts, food products and plenty more will be pitched on Islington Green for just over two weeks this December. The market, which includes a Santas Grotto, has been going strong since its first Christmas four years ago. Entry is free.

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Islington Green , Islington Friday December 4 2015 - Saturday December 19 2015

Winter Warmers

The first half of this event features a Christmas fair boasting shopping, mince pies and the Union Chapel Singers filling the air with seasonal songs. A Santa's Grotto will be constructed in one corner of the chapel and fun and games for families are scheduled throughout the day. Once purchases have been made and faces suitably stuffed with mince pies, a screening of 'It's A Wonderful Life' will kick off in the candlelit Chapel.

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Union Chapel , Canonbury Sunday December 13 2015

Christmas markets in east London

Columbia Road Christmas Wednesdays

The road famous for its travel-worthy flower market is fast becoming known for its annual late night Christmas events too. Now in its tenth year, this Wednesday evening shopping event boasts over 50 participating shops including a place to stop off and pick up the newest (green, piny) addition to your household. Expect carollers around the Christmas tree and plenty of mulled wine.

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Columbia Rd , Bethnal Green Wednesday December 2 2015 - Wednesday December 23 2015

Crafty Fox Night Market at the Geffrye Museum

Shop for interesting and rather beautiful crafts, jewellery, accessories, homewares and trinkets at this evening edition of Crafty Fox, which takes place in the lovely setting of the Geffrye Museum. As well as more than 70 designer-makers and artists there'll be workshops, DJs and festive drinks.

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Geffrye Museum , Hoxton Thursday December 17 2015

The Urban Makers East Christmas Market

Shop for locally made jewellery, art, clothing, cards, ceramics, artwork and plenty more at this market packed with independent designer makers. A pop-up café will serve all day, there's a children's craft room and you can join macramé plant hanging workshops.

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St Paul's Church , Bow Saturday December 5 2015

Bavarian Christmas at the Crystal

This Christmas a veritable Bavarian bonanza is taking place in The Crystal, one of the world’s most sustainable buildings. Visitors can shop at the indoor market, visit fairy lit chalets serving authentic Bavarian food and drink and watch family-friendly stand up comedy from The Official Comedy Club (1pm).

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The Crystal , Canning Town Saturday December 12 2015 - Sunday December 13 2015

East Village Christmas Makers Market

Pick up unique Christmas gifts for your loved ones at this festive marketing curated by lifestyle store, Earl of East London. Products include leather goods from Briggs and Shears, ceramics from Blue Guy Pottery, terrariums and hanging planters from Ro Co, and prints from Lamplighter London.

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Various , London Saturday December 5 2015 - Sunday December 20 2015

Hackney Flea-Mas Market

Stock up on everything you need to make your life look more like it fell out of an interior design magazine from decades gone by at this festive version of the regular vintage market. One-of-a-kind and handmade items are the only gifts to buy the girl or guy who has everything, and your Christmas shopping will be made a pleasure with the help of carol singing, Christmas music and a café selling mulled wine and homemade cakes.

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Abney Hall , Stoke Newington Sunday December 13 2015

Surreal Santa’s Grotto & Family Christmas Fair

Local producers and artists will fill the 500-year-old halls and chambers of Sutton House with stalls for this family-friendly Christmas fair, offering handcrafted gifts and food products. Father Christmas will take up residence in the property's double decker caravan, which is decked out in stately home style on the inside. 

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Sutton House , Hackney Saturday December 5 2015 - Sunday December 6 2015

Winter Makers Market

Grab yourself a whole host of handmade jewellery, textiles, hangings, quilts, Christmas decorations and knitwear at this community-run fair in the beautiful (and not often open) Limehouse Town Hall. Choir performances, children's workshops and exhibitions will take place throughout the weekend, and there'll also be an Anonymous Art Sale of postcard-sized works.

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Limehouse Town Hall , Limehouse Until Sunday November 29 2015


East London's festive playground is back for a second year, filling a corner of Victoria Park with dancing, eating, laughing, drinking, skating and plenty more besides. Bizarre Bazaar return with their charming Victorian-themed market and Pop Shop are lining up an Andy Warhol-inspired array of stalls to browse. The heated food hall will offer great street food options and you can sip something warming in Bar Humbug.

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Victoria Park , South Hackney Until Wednesday December 23 2015

Christmas markets in south London

Crafty Fox Market Brixton

This lovely independent makers market returns to Brixton for its Christmas edition, offering original crafts, homewares, accessories, prints and much more from more than 100 designers. Each day offers a different set of traders but it's very well-curated so you're bound to tick off plenty of your gift list whenever you visit. Guests can also try screen printing workshops, buy tea and cake from the Tea's Knees and sip mulled wine while they shop. Entry is free.

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The Dogstar , Brixton Saturday December 5 2015 - Sunday December 6 2015

Crafty Fox Market Peckham

Shop for beautifully made and designed accessories, prints, homewares, crafts and plenty more at Crafty Fox market's Peckham edition this Christmas. The family-friendly event will host more than 50 different independent makers each day as well as offering workshops, DJs and mulled wine. Entry is free.

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Bussey Building/The CLF Art Cafe , Peckham Saturday December 12 2015 - Sunday December 13 2015

Crafty Fox Night Market at the Museum of London Docklands

Browse unique and beautiful crafts, homewares, clothing, stationery, prints and plenty more at this special night market. Traders are carefully chosen for their original designs and quality products and if the people on your Christmas list appreciate handsome objects you'll find plenty to please them. In addition to the 60-plus stalls there'll be DJs, workshops and festive treats.

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Museum of London Docklands , Canary Wharf Tuesday December 8 2015

Horniman Christmas Fair

Dozens of stalls selling arts, crafts, gifts and treats for all ages will gather in the lovely gardens of the Horniman Museum for a traditional Christmas fair. As well as the shopping, there'll be a Christmas Trail to explore and plenty of festive treats to tuck into. Local choirs will provide seasonal songs on the Sunday, too. 

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Horniman Museum , Forest Hill Saturday December 5 2015 - Sunday December 6 2015

Love West Dulwich Christmas Fair

West Dulwich will be packed with fun for this family-friendly day of entertainment and Christmas shopping. Arts, crafts and street food will all be available from stalls along Park Hall Road, Croxted Road and Rosendale Road, while local businesses will run activities and promotions. 

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Various , London Saturday November 28 2015

Morley College Winter Fair

This festive fair returns in 2015 with stalls selling original, handmade work including knitwear, textiles, prints, jewellery, ceramics, clothes, children's books and baby clothes. Live performances from Japanese Koto players and Indian Kathak dance recitals will take place, alongside face painting sessions and a Santa's grotto for the little ones. Seasonal treats will be available to buy including mince pies, French crepes, macaroons, muffins and mulled wine.

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Morley College , Lambeth Sunday December 6 2015

Maker's Market

If you're on the lookout for unique presents this year, hop down to this festive market showcasing a range of designers and makers creating ceramics, jewellery, leather goods and more. Bespoke hampers will be available to order from Craft London, live jazz with come courtesy of Harry Christelis and activities will keep the little ones content.

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Now Gallery , Greenwich Peninsula Friday December 11 2015 - Sunday December 13 2015

Surrey Docks Farm Christmas Fair

A festive breath of fresh air on the farm, this family-friendly market returns in 2015 featuring local food stalls, a farm shop and plenty of produce from this year's harvest. There'll also be donkey rides, chestnuts to roast and a Santa's grotto complete with elves. The farmyard's animals will be ready and waiting to meet everybody and all proceeds will go towards upkeep of the farm.

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Surrey Docks Farm , Rotherhithe Saturday December 5 2015

Venn Street Christmas Market

This weekly food market gets a festive makeover during December, boasting stalls laden with fresh produce alongside Christmas trees, wreaths, flowers and mistletoe. Moen & Sons will be armed with a tasty selection of meats, game and poultry, while Portland Scallop Co will be taking orders for fresh British shell fish caught on the Dorset coast.

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Venn Street Market , Clapham Saturday December 5 2015 - Saturday December 19 2015

Christmas markets in west London

The BBC Good Food Festive Fayre

Take your pick of scrumptious seasonal produce from over 50 stalls stationed in the courtyard of Hampton Court Palace this Christmas. Space in the larder is essential as special treats from handpicked suppliers include fine cuts of meat, festive liquor, preserves and handmade sweets. Once you've stocked up, be sure to catch live demos before listening to the sounds of the Hampton Court Chapel Royal Consort of singers.

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Hampton Court Palace , London Friday December 4 2015 - Sunday December 6 2015

Chelsea Christmas Gift Fair

Nearly 80 carefully chosen exhibitors will be tempting you with their wares at this Christmas market on the King's Road. Pick up homewares, clothing, toys and specialist food and drink products for your nearest and dearest.

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Chelsea Old Town Hall , Chelsea Saturday December 5 2015 - Sunday December 6 2015

Chelsea Physic Garden Christmas Fair

London's oldest botanical garden will be hosting 90 carefully chosen stalls selling seasonal treats, beautiful gifts and festive paraphernalia at this annual Christmas market. Pick up plants, jewellery, cashmere, garden gadgets, quirky gifts and plenty more.

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Chelsea Physic Garden , Chelsea Saturday November 28 2015 - Sunday November 29 2015

Notting Hill Christmas Bazaar

Shop for crafts, decorations and all things festive at this Christmas fair in the Grade II-listed 20th Century Theatre. Plenty of edible goodies will be on offer, and there's a creche (£8/hour) and play area to keep little visitors busy while the grown-ups shop. Children may also like to visit Father Christmas in his grotto, where they'll receive a gift to take home.

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20th Century Theatre , Notting Hill Saturday November 28 2015 - Sunday November 29 2015

Royal College of Art Christmas Fete

The Royal College of Art's students' union present their indoor Christmas market selling work by current and former students across all disciplines. Shop for unique ceramics, textiles, print, jewellery and art at affordable prices (starting at just £2). Festive food and drink will be on offer and the Sunday will feature family-friendly activities, with buggies, scooters etc. all welcome. 

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Royal College of Art , Knightsbridge Thursday December 3 2015 - Sunday December 6 2015

Selvedge present Artisan Christmas

Browse a wide range of textile-based gifts and products from more than 100 designers and small companies at this Christmas fair organised by design-led magazine Selvedge. Vintage haberdashery, antique textiles, decorations and handcrafted gifts will be on offer, and a pop-up café will be serving organic savouries, cakes and hot drinks. 

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Chelsea Old Town Hall , Chelsea Thursday December 3 2015 - Friday December 4 2015

Find more festive fun in the capital

Christmas lights in London

There's nothing like the sparkle of London Christmas lights to give the city an instant festive makeover. Why not plan an outing to gaze upon Christmas lights in London ahead of a festive spot of ice skating or hitting the Christmas shops. 

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By: Ashleigh Arnott


Chair F
Chair F

I love London in the Winter and especially around Christmas. The only time of year it ever felt normal to exist in London was when it is cold and full of colourful lights. 



Hi there is an error in the first of your listings. The nearest Tube Station to Kew Gardens is Kew Gardens and not Richmond as stated.


There is so much to choose from the above list that I think I will start with the food at the Real Food Christmas market.


The best list of the Christmas markets I have come accross so far!

Christine Wells
Christine Wells

This guide is brilliant, enables us to make the most of our time in London, planning our day in advance and pick the markets that have products that interest us. Tube details are also very helpful..... Can't wait to visit.

Sue Large
Sue Large

This is an extremely useful guide to Christmas markets across London. Just looking at the photos makes you want to start Christmas shopping.


Click on list view.


This really isn't a 'guide' to london christmas markets is it? or is the rest of my page not loading?

David Reid
David Reid

Could you please forward some information about Christmas fairs. We are a new business dealing with high quality kitchen knives, garden cutting tools and sharpeners


Could please forward some information about Christmas fairs, we aare a new business selling hand made boys clothing, we are called Skidies4Kiddies and our logo is called cycle sid, our clothes are good quality and we would love to showcase them more in the London area. Many thanks.