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Best 10 Christmas markets in London 2022

Find much more than presents and stocking fillers at these magical Christmas markets in London.

Find the perfect Christmas gifts for loved ones and enjoy plenty of street food, twinkles and entertainment throughout the festive season at London's most popular Christmas markets.

The locations below usually host some of the top Christmas markets in London, which often stay open until the New Year â€“ check back later for confirmed details of the best London Christmas markets in 2022.

1. Winter Wonderland Christmas market

People dressed in coats visiting Christmas market stalls either side of twinkly string lights at dusk.
Winter Wonderland Christmas market. Image courtesy of Winter Wonderland.

Follow the lights to Hyde Park and soak up the festive atmosphere of Winter Wonderland, one of the biggest Christmas markets in London. Discover more than 100 wooden cabins overflowing with fantastic gifts, including handmade crafts and beautiful pieces of jewellery. It's also home to the UK's biggest outdoor ice rink, a Giant Observation Wheel and top Winter Wonderland Christmas shows. 2022 TBC

2. Southbank Centre Winter Market

Southbank Centre's Winter Festival. People walking on a winter evening around fairy lit market stalls.
Southbank Centre's Winter Market. © Pete Woodhead. Image courtesy of Southbank Centre.

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. 2022 TBC

3. Selfridges Christmas Market

Fairy lights strung from building to building as crowds of people walk around outside the well lit Selfridges Christmas market.
Selfridges Christmas Market. Image courtesy of Selfridges & Co.

The outdoor Selfridges Christmas Market brings fairground rides for kids and adults, personalised wreaths and heaps of stalls selling Christmas goodies to Edwards Mews. Enjoy sizzling street food and warming treats from vendors curated by the founder of Street Feast, Dominic Cools-Lartigue. 2022 TBC

4. Covent Garden Christmas Village

Tall, sparkling Christmas tree outside Covent Garden in the evening
Covent Garden at Christmas. © Brendan Bell. Image courtesy of Covent Garden.

Be dazzled by hundreds of thousands of glittering lights that decorate Covent Garden, home to the Covent Garden Christmas Village. Last year's highlights include the festive food market, a walk-through a forest of Christmas trees and bauble-themed dining domes serving up seasonal food and cocktails. 2022 TBC

5. Leicester Square Christmas market

Crowds of people walking between festive Christmas markets at Leicester Square
Leicester Square Christmas market. Image courtesy of Leicester Square.

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 lineup of comedy, cabaret and magic shows. 2022 TBC

6. Borough Market

Large wreaths decorated in red, gold and cream hanging from the tall ceiling of Borough Market with an equally well decorated Christmas tree in the background.
Borough Market's Christmas Market. Image courtesy of Borough Market.

Tour the historical arches of Borough Market, decked out with lights, decorations and twinkling ornaments, as you source the finest seasonal foods while listening to choirs and buskers singing jolly tunes. Special festive events usually include the popular Evening of Cheese! 2022 TBC

7. Christmas by the River at London Bridge City

People standing and browsing at Christmas market stalls selling 'award winning cheese'
Christmas by the River at London Bridge City. Image courtesy of London Bridge City.

Christmas By The River at London Bridge City is set against stunning views of Tower Bridge and the Tower of London, offering wooden huts packed with original presents, handmade crafts and plenty of delicious snacks. Indulge in mouthwatering food from an array of pop-up stalls and admire one of London's most iconic skyline views with a steaming cup of mulled wine. 2022 TBC

8. Greenwich Christmas market 

Greenwich Market entrance with columns in front of decorated Christmas trees and people walking by.
Greenwich Market Christmas Market. © Ed Simmons. Image courtesy of Greenwich Market.

Tick items off your Christmas shopping list while browsing Greenwich Market stalls and shops, 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. 2022 TBC

9. Kingston Christmas Market

People sitting, eating and drinking under a well lit market place canopy, decorated in Christmas wreaths, lights and ornaments, in a historical market town.
Kingston upon Thames Christmas market. Image courtesy of Keston Events.

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 are usually packed with a range of handmade arts and crafts, beautiful decorations and stocking fillers. Afterwards, enjoy seasonal entertainment while tucking into some street food. 2022 TBC

10. Christmas under the Canopy at King's Cross

Various star ornaments hanging from the ceiling above canopied market stalls and warmly dressed visitors.
Christmas under the Canopy at King's Cross. Image Courtesy of King's Cross.

Get hands-on at craft workshops at Christmas under the Canopy, a covered market found in King's Cross. Last year's highlights include an exciting array of stalls, carol singers, food tastings, mulled wine and masterclasses at Canopy Market, which welcomes independent, ethical and sustainable vendors. 2022 TBC

Treat the special people in your life to London vouchers for top spots or browse luxury Christmas gifts and experiences in the city.

If you're looking for more Christmas gift inspiration, check out these top places for Christmas shopping in London or discover plenty more things to do with these 101 festive ideas for a magical time in London at Christmas.

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