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Here’s the full list of London Christmas market open dates for 2023

Whether you’re after handmade decorations or wacky secret Santa gifts, here are all the dates for your diary

Liv Kelly
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Liv Kelly

It’s just over a month to go until the big day and London’s festive season is nearly in full-swing. The capital is already aglow with thousands of twinkly lights, so what’s next up in the city’s Crimbo calendar? Well, Christmas markets, of course!

While London’s Christmas markets are, obviously, good for all kinds of shopping – from stocking fillers and secret Santa gifts to niche presents for hard-to-buy-for relatives – they’re good for other stuff, too. Mulled wine, scrummy food stands and full-blown rollercoasters are just a few of the other things on offer.

London’s festive markets range massively, from lovely seasonal pop-ups to year-round markets that undergo a glistening glow-up. The city is dotted with marvellous Christmas markets: here’s a roundup of when they all open.

When do Christmas markets in London open this year?

Southbank Centre Winter Market

Open now until December 26. 

Leicester Square

Open now until January 7, 2024. 

Covent Garden

Open now until January 7, 2024. 

Trafalgar Square

Open now until January 2, 2024. 

Christmas Design Collective at Connaught Village

Open now until December 19. 

Winter By The River 

Open now until January 1, 2024. 

Greenwich Christmas Market

Open now. 

Spitalfields Christmas Market

Open now until December 24. 

Christmas at Leadenhall Market

November 16 until January 6, 2024. 

Kingston Christmas Market

November 16 until December 31. 

Hyde Park Winter Wonderland

November 17 until January 1, 2024. 

Kings Cross Christmas Market

November 23 until December 23. 

Borough Market at Christmas

November 28 until January 9, 2024. 

Christmas Duck Pond Market

December 2 – 3. 

Christmas at Portobello

December 3 – 17. 

DIY Christmas Market

December 9. 

So Last Century Winter Vintage Market

December 9 – 10. 

Christmas Independent Ceramics Market

December 10. 

The Satanic Flea Market: Anti Christmas Fayre

December 10. 

With so many markets to choose from, you can read a bit more about each one in our list of the best Christmas markets in London here

Not caught a big-old Christmassy light switch-on yet? We’ve got all the dates for those, too – just have a look at our roundup here

Christmas in London

London is a fabulous place to be for the festive season, with countless festive events taking place across the city. From the best Christmas shows and carol concerts to watch to all the best Christmas light displays, keep an eye on our Christmas hub for all the capital’s jolliest seasonal festivities. 

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