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Top 7 Christmas markets in London

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

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 β€“ 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.

Greenwich Christmas marketΒ 

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

 

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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. 

Find more magical markets on the Visit London app. If you’re looking for Christmas gift inspiration, check out these top places for Christmas shopping in London

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