Christmas markets and fairs in London

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

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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. Whether you're shopping for a special gift or a stocking filler, London's many Christmas markets are sure to please. We'll keep you updated with all London Christmas market information for winter 2014 as soon as it's announced.


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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.

  1. Barbican Centre Silk St, EC2Y 8DS
  2. Until Mon Dec 22
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Christmas Market at Tate Modern

  • Free

More than 70 pretty wooden chalets have appeared alongside the Tate Modern for the Christmas period adding some extra festive cheer (and extra shopping opportunities) to the Bankside area. Browse handmade wooden toys, unique jewellery, intricate decorations and plenty more, then tuck into bratwurst, crêpes, roasted nuts or a warming cup of glühwein.

  1. Tate Modern Bankside, SE1 9TG
  2. Sun Dec 21 - Wed Dec 24
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Hyde Park Winter Wonderland

  • Free

Hyde Park gets glammed up once again with its annual Christmassy additions. The park will be kitted out with rides and attractions, including a Giant Observation Wheel and two circuses, plus the famous ice rink. The market sells decorative sweets and festive treats as well as traditional German crafts and lashings of glühwein.

  1. Hyde Park
  2. Sun Dec 21 - Sun Jan 4
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Real Food Christmas Market

  • Free

Set in the courtyard directly behind the Royal Festival Hall, the Real Food Market serves up its regular selection of sustainably and ethically produced fine foods but with extra added seasonal goodies for this five-day Christmas version. Pick up gifts such as charcuterie, cheese, traditional sweets and craft beer to wrap up for your hungriest family members, and tuck into ready-to-eat treats such as mulled wine and mince pies while you shop.

  1. Southbank Centre Belvedere Rd, SE1 8XX
  2. Sun Dec 21 - Tue Dec 23
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Southbank Centre Christmas Market

  • Free

You’ll find plenty more than baubles and gingerbread to tempt you in the 50 wooden chalets that will make up the Southbank Centre Christmas Market this year; sheepskin rugs, local mead, door wreaths and even lobster mac ‘n’ cheese will all be among the goodies on sale along Queen’s Walk. The market is just one part of the Southbank Centre Winter Festival, and there will be special editions of the Real Food Market on various weekends in the run up to Christmas, too.

  1. Southbank Centre Belvedere Rd, SE1 8XX
  2. Sun Dec 21 - Sun Jan 4
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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. 


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Andy
Andy

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.

bigsands
bigsands

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.

Eva
Eva

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.

DC
DC

Click on list view.

Amie
Amie

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

Tracey
Tracey

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.