From the enormous Christmas markets at Winter Wonderland to the dazzling Southbank Centre Winter Market, find the perfect Christmas gifts for loved ones and enjoy plenty of live music, street food, theatre and entertainment throughout the festive season at London's most popular Christmas markets.
Last year, the locations listed below hosted some of London's most popular annual Christmas markets. Most of these pop-up London markets usually open in mid-November and many stay open until the New Year – check back later in the year for confirmed locations and activities for London's best Christmas markets in 2019.
Winter Wonderland Christmas market
Follow the lights to Hyde Park and immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere of Winter Wonderland, one of the biggest Christmas markets in London.
Discover more than 200 wooden cabins overflowing with fantastic gifts, including handmade crafts and beautiful pieces of jewellery. You can also get your skates on at the UK's biggest outdoor ice rink, see London sparkle from the Giant Observation Wheel, or sit back and enjoy one of Winter Wonderland's top Christmas shows.
Southbank Centre Winter Market
See the South Bank's riverside transformed into a wintry wonderland, where global cuisine and an artisan Christmas market come together in one sparkling location for Southbank Centre’s Winter festival.
Amble past the traditional wooden chalets lining the banks of the Thames and pick up gorgeous stocking fillers from the Winter Market. Or, tuck into cheese-based food, cocktails and mulled wine underneath the glittering Christmas lights, before catching a Christmas show.
Christmas By The River at London Bridge City
Christmas By The River at London Bridge City is set against the stunning views of Tower Bridge and the Tower of London, offering beautiful huts packed with original presents, handmade crafts and plenty of delicious snacks.
Indulge in mouth-watering food from an array of pop-up options, take part in stroytelling or a craft workshop, or admire one of London's most iconic skyline views with a steaming cup of mulled wine.
Leicester Square Christmas market
Experience festive fun with Christmas in Leicester Square, which gives the home of blockbuster film premieres a yuletide makeover.
Browse the traditional market filled with a wonderful array of crafts and tempting treats. Afterwards, head to the Belgian spiegeltent to enjoy a brilliant line-up of comedy, cabaret and burlesque shows.
Greenwich Christmas market
Tick items off your Christmas shopping list while browsing Greenwich Market's 150 stalls, selling a range of stocking fillers, fashion items, crafts and original artworks.
Make sure to also wander around the ancient maritime neighbourhood of Greenwich, which is decked out with lights and festive goodies, and tuck into warming seasonal food served up at the many street food stalls.
Winterville Clapham Common
Discover London's alternative Christmas festival as Winterville returns to Clapham Common.
Catch Christmas films in the enchanted forest cinema, don your skates at the roller disco, get a hole in one during crazy golf or feast on delicious street food. You'll find a top-notch craft fair, as well as an indoor market filled with handmade gifts and one-of-a-kind artisanal presents from local designers.
Kingston Christmas Market
Venture over to picturesque Kingston upon Thames, where you can search the riverside town’s Ancient Market Place for unique Christmas gifts at the Kingston Christmas Market.
The cosy cabins at the are packed with a range of handmade arts and crafts, beautiful decorations and stocking fillers. Afterwards, enjoy seasonal entertainment while tucking into some specialist street food.
Alternative Christmas markets to catch while you can
Discover a wide range of weekend and one-off Christmas fairs and specialist London markets in the run-up to Christmas.
- Discover hundreds of the UK's finest designer-makers and gifts you won't find elsewhere with Crafty Fox Market.
- Drop by the festive edition of Taste of London to celebrate all things foodie this Christmas in London.
- Try something a little bit different over the festive season with the Hyper Japan winter market.
- Head to the Old Truman Brewery for a festive Renegade Craft Fair, featuring leading craftspeople and designers.
Discover our guide to plenty more festive things to do in London at Christmas.