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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A stylish Italian men's accessories store in the heart of Shoreditch. Everything in the modest, but brightly coloured shop is either handmade in the family factory in Como (near the fashion-conscious capital Milan) or by fellow Italian artisans within 170km of the factory. 40 Colori's ethically produced selection of ties, scarves, pocket squares, socks, belts and more are hung on recycled cardboard doors and artfully placed on shelves so that browsing the shop feels more like exploring your best (dapper) mate's room than a fancy boutique. Prices range from £10 for a pair of socks to £69 for a knitted silk tie, and you'll find a few scarves and socks for the fairer sex in there, too.
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