Christmas markets and fairs in London

Ditch department stores and wrap up all your Christmas shopping at London’s best festive markets and fairs for 2018

Say farewell to busy department stores and 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 loveliest Christmas markets and festive fairs. You'll find foodie treats, creative crafts, arty offerings and everything else you'll need to get your festive shopping done and dusted this year. Here's our pick of all the best Christmas markets in London.

Keep checking back for more markets for Christmas 2018. 

Looking for more inspiation? Here's a list of things to do in London at Christmas...

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Christmas markets in London

Winter Wonderland

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.

By: Time Out London Things To Do

Wintertime at Southbank Centre

Southbank Centre is a glorious place to be at Christmas, so make sure you pay a visit to this London institution over the festive period. There'll be pop-ups, activities and all manner of Christmas fun to jolly up your holiday.

By: Time Out London Things To Do


Expect great street food, festive performances, wintery film screenings, market stalls and loads more fun at London’s most eccentric Christmas village. It moved from east London to Clapham Common in winter 2017. 

By: Time Out London Things To Do

Find more festive fun in the capital

Christmas lights in London

There's nothing like the sparkle of London Christmas lights to give the city an instant festive makeover. Why not plan an outing to gaze upon Christmas lights in London ahead of a festive spot of ice skating or hitting the Christmas shops. 

By: Time Out London Things To Do



A Christmas Carol recounts the narrative of a sharp old grumpy person named Ebenezer Scrooge and his change into a gentler, kindlier man after appearances by the apparition of his previous business accomplice Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present but then to Come.

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. 


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.


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.


The best list of the Christmas markets I have come accross so far!

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

This is an extremely useful guide to Christmas markets across London. Just looking at the photos makes you want to start Christmas shopping.


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This really isn't a 'guide' to london christmas markets is it? or is the rest of my page not loading?

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


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.