Swap stressful Christmas shopping for something a little more laid back. 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.
We'll be updating this page with more festive fairs and Christmas markets for 2017.
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Christmas markets in 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.
Christmas Market at Tate Modern
Pretty wooden chalets usually fill the space between the Tate Modern and the Thames for this traditional Christmas market. Shoppers can browse handmade wooden toys, accessories, intricate decorations and plenty more, before tucking into festive food and warming cups of glühwein. A Victorian carousel and festive music help add to the Christmas spirit.
London Bridge City Christmas Market
This annual market boasts a winning combination of homemade gifts and delicious food. Get your mitts on handmade crafts and peruse pop-up food stalls and bars serving Christmas cocktails, mulled wine, hot cider and craft beers.
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We Built This City
London souvenir shops have never been cool. They’re usually the home of sharp-elbowed tourists, barging their way through aisles of wind-up London buses, unofficial royal memorabilia and Lil’ Wayne vests. Until now... We Built This City is the kind of gift shop you're happy to take your cousins to when they come to visit. After a successful stint in a pop-up venue, it's returned to Carnaby for the long haul, selling a selection of curated pieces from London artists inspired by the city around them. Red, white and blue are banned. Artists regularly drop in for live sessions, and you'll find art and design workshops in store, too. East London artist Camille Walala has even given the shop a super cool graphic look both inside and out. Put down the Kate and Wills tea towel, drop the Harry Styles mask and give We Built This City a go.
Venue says: “London-inspired gifts, souvenirs and artwork curated by 250+ artists, designers and makers. Find us at 56b Carnaby Street and online.”