From the the dazzling Southbank Centre Winter Market to the glorious backdrop of Christmas By The River at London Bridge City, 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 below hosted some of the top Christmas markets. Most of these pop-up London markets usually open in mid-November and many stay open until the New Year – .
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.
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 lineup of comedy, cabaret and burlesque shows.
Westfield London Christmas Market
Soak up the festive atmosphere at Westfield London. In addition to being a one-stop-shop for all your Christmas present needs, this year the shopping paradise hosts its inaugural Christmas market.
Find unique gifts from independent, British retailers at the outdoor stalls and take a pit-stop at the covered bar to admire the huge Christmas tree with a seasonal tipple.
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. On selected Wednesdays, the market stays open late with festive music for added cheer.
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.
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 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.
Christmas By The River at 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 options and admire one of London's most iconic skyline views with a steaming cup of mulled wine.
Christmas under the Canopy
Get hands on at craft workshops at Christmas under the Canopy, a covered market found in King's Cross. Alongside creative activities, you can find mulled wine, carol singers and twinkling lights at Canopy Market.
Discover a different theme each weekend over the festive period, including a craft beer celebration and a ceramics market filled with unique gifts by emerging artists at University of the Arts London.