These festive winter wonderlands offer the ultimate Christmas shopping experiences – complete with mulled wine, roasted chestnuts, carol singing, live music and even wreath making. Check out our guide to the best Christmas markets in London for 2017…
The Best Christmas Markets in London
Chelsea Christmas Shopping Weekend: 3-4 December
Nothing beats Chelsea in Christmas and for one weekend only on 2nd and 3rd December 2017, C&TH bring you the Chelsea Christmas Shopping Weekend. Not only will the area be bedecked in all its finest festive frippery but shops will be putting on their best show – with special offers, added extras and the odd mince pie or two – to make your Christmas shopping a pleasure, not a pain. Read all about it here. inchelsea.co.uk
Greenwich Wintertime Festival, Old Royal Naval College: 1 – 31 December
For a truly atmospheric experience make sure to visit the festival surrounded by all this history of the World Heritage Site. Whether you’re there to pick up something from your favourite independent designer or take the family to see Father Christmas, you’ll undoubtedly revel in the festive spirit. greenwichwintertime.com
Winterville on Clapham Common: 23 November – 1 January
London’s alternative festive experience will be hitting Clapham Common this season with its first-ever Ice Rink and Wasted Chic Christmas Market. Featuring Street Feast, Backyard Cinema, Plonk Golf and Twisted Wheels Roller Disco, there is also a massive entertainment programme lined up to suit all ages (including an appearance from the acclaimed South London Soul Train). 23 November – 1 January, winterville.co.uk.
Christmas Night Market, Geffrye Museum: 14 December, 4pm – 9pm
The perfect place to stop by after work, there’ll be something for everyone with traders ranging from Lucy Tiffney and Brass and Bold to Martin Tomsky and Massivearms. With this being the markets last year in the current format before the museum closes for re-development, make sure you don’t miss a thing and get down there to see it in all its original glory. craftyfoxmarket.co.uk
Camden Market Pop-up Christmas Market: Date tbc
Head to Camden Market’s North Yard every Thursday between now and 22 December for a festive edition of the famous retail space. With a new theme each week, the market will feature a host of unique gift ideas, along with live music, mulled wine and festive foods. You’ll even be able to pick up your Christmas tree. camdenmarket.com
Belgravia Christmas Sunday: Sunday 3 December, 11am – 5pm
Transport yourself to a winter wonderland at Christmas Sunday on Elizabeth Street, Belgravia. With artisan crafts and a host of independent stalls, find some unique festive gifts and enjoy seasonal food and drinks from the local traders. christmasmarkets.com
Christmas on Pimlico Road: 3 December
In the heart of London’s design district, Pimlico road will be hosting a Christmas edition of its weekly farmers’ market on Orange Square. From roasted chestnuts to all your favourite Christmas trimmings, the hard part will be saving your tasty treats until the big day. From 10-4pm.
Brown Hart Gardens Christmas Market: Date tbc
From seasonal treats to luxury French and Italian hampers, you’ll find some unique winter wonders at these beautiful elevated public gardens. Head down to the Christmas market at Brown Hard Gardens and enjoy a Bavarian sausage or crepe while you browse.
Novikov Restaurant & Bar’s Yuletide Extravaganza: 1 – 2 December
Mayfair Place W1 will once again be transforming into a Christmas market this winter by closing off the road from traffic to allow visitors to eat and shop their way into the festive spirit. Entry will be free for all, and as before their will be a host of well known London retailers present including brands such as Olivia & Pearl, Sandy Bay London and Savernake Knives. 11am – 9pm 1-2 December, novikovrestaurant.co.uk
Hyper Japan at Tobacco Dock, 24-26 November
Fans of Japanese culture should check out the seventh annual Christmas Market from Hyper Japan. Because what better way to say ‘Merry Christmas’ than with a sake, sushi and some live performances? tobaccodocklondon.com