Christmas shopping doesn't have to be stressful. Whether you're searching for a last-minute bauble or desperately seeking inspiration for the perfect gift, we've got you covered with our guide to London's Christmas markets and fairs. Find festive foodie treats, arty offerings and everything else you'll need to get your festive shopping done and dusted. Pick your local area or venture across town with our guide to all the best annual Christmas markets in London.
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Christmas markets in central London
The Grinch would have a real job stealing all the Christmas from Hyde Park's massive tribute to festive fun. 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.
The festive edition of the Real Food Market offers a selection of sustainably and ethically produced fine foods but with extra added seasonal goodies. Pick up continental cheeses, Christmas puddings, cured meats and hampers for your hungriest family members, while you tuck into ready-to-eat treats such as mulled wine and mince pies.
Christmas markets in south London
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This famous market has been around for quite a while, with its history stretching all the way back to 1737. What the original stallholders would make of today's mix of record stores, fashion shops, contemporary art galleries, tattoo studios and spas is anyone's guess. They'd probably be okay with the antiques, though. The market is open throughout the week, with many of the venues open every day but some sellers operating on specific days. Shops include Rush Hair, The Flood Gallery, Beadoir Jewellery, Beauty and the Bib, Oliver Bonas and Waterstone's. Restaurants include Bill's, Champagne + Fromage, Cafe Rouge, Sticks 'n' Sushi, GBK and Bianco 43.
Venue says: “Park It in the Market, Thur April 27, 7.30pm. Gorgeous classic cars and bikes. Live music, street food and drinks. Great vibes all around.”