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The Best Christmas Markets in the UK

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Christmas might be looking a little different this year, but our favourite festive markets are doing all they can to keep spirits high. From Selfridges’ brand-new market ‘On The Mews’ to Bath’s virtual rendition, we bring you our guide to the UK’s best Christmas markets to visit this year.

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The Best Christmas Markets in the UK

King’s Cross

King's Cross Canopy Market

King’s Cross Canopy Market

This year King’s Cross once again launches its first ever Christmas Market in Coal Drops Yard alongside a wide-range of independent brands, creatives and makers. Visitors can also enjoy some festive cheer at ‘Christmas under the Canopy’ with illuminated sparkling star lights, mince pies, gin gift boxes and hot mulled wine. kingscross.co.uk

Christmas at Borough Market

Christmas at Borough Market 

London’s Borough Market gets a festive makeover. From 22 November it will be covered with tinsel, wreaths and fairy lights, and there will be mulled wine, treats and perfect presents. Ingredients and produce can be picked up from the market or via Borough Market Online; Neal’s Yard is a must for your Christmas cheese board if you’re visiting, and you can order Christmas hampers online. christmas.boroughmarket.org.uk

Edinburgh’s Princes Street Market

Prince's Street Xmas market

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Edinburgh’s favourite Christmas market is back. After its absence in 2020, Princes Street will once again host an abundance of festivities. Think rides, Santa’s Grotto, rows of cute wooden huts selling a whole range of festive treats, plentiful food and bars serving hot and cold drinks. edinburghschristmas.com

Selfridges’ Christmas Market On The Mews

Brave New World

Selfridges has unveiled its open-air Christmas market for the second year running. Taking over Edwards Mews this December in partnership with founder of Street Feast, Dominic Cools-Lartigue, the festive spectacle will feature all the Christmas market quintessentials – gift stalls, hearty street food (from the likes of Fundi Pizza and Sicilian Goods), seasonal drinks, fairground rides and more. Edwards Mews, London, 5 November – 23 December, 4-9pm Monday to Friday / 12-9pm Saturday & Sunday, 24 December 12-4pm, selfridges.com

Bath Christmas Market

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This year’s highly-anticipated Bath Christmas Market has unfortunately been cancelled again. But don’t be too disappointed; you can still shop hand-crafted gifts from a number of independent stallholders online – think Gemma Atwell jewellery, Honey’s Cider and Jo Duck Ceramics – whilst a series of festive events will be taking place across Bath. bathchristmasmarket.co.uk

Greenwich Market London

Greenwich Market is a staple of London and a must-visit, particularly at Christmas. Visitors can peruse an array of artsy handmade gifts, from jewellery to sustainable homeware, illustrations, candles and more. Christmas highlights include mulled wine, festive music and the Enchanted Eltham Palace. 9, 16 & 23 December, greenwichmarket.london

Eccleston Yards Christmas Market

Eccleston Yards

Eccleston Yards will be spreading festive cheer this December with the return of its Christmas Market. For three weekends in December, you’ll find a range of market stalls – from Coco & Kinney to Takdinka Noughat and Elephant Gin – taking over the Yards. Market goers can also get mulled wine every day from Morena, and enjoy a show of live music every day (from 12pm-4pm) featuring indie, pop, country and some Christmas classics. Every Saturday and Sunday 4 December – 19 December, 11am-5pm. mayfairandbelgravia.com

Peak District & Derbyshire Christmas Market

Derbyshire and the Peak District’s Christmas market will be available to browse virtually this year, where over 100 independent businesses are offering an array of locally-sourced and hand-crafted gifts, including jewellery, landscape prints, pet-friendly presents and more – the perfect opportunity to support local businesses this year. visitpeakdistrict.com

Old Spitalfields Market

Old Spitalfields Market will be welcoming visitors to enjoy an array of guest festive markets, spanning ‘urban makers’, antiques, a dedicated vinyl market and more. There will also be plenty of opportunity for some festive indulgence, and they’re doing Wednesday shopping lates too. oldspitalfieldsmarket.com

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