London’s Christmas markets are great places to find beautiful and unique gifts.
Fair -With Fee-
Ideal Home Show at Christmas: 13th-17th Nov – Earls Court Exhibition Centre, Warwick Road, Earls Court: the largest home event of the winter provides plenty of ideas for an ideal Christmas.
Taste of Christmas: 21-24 Nov – Tobacco Dock, 50 Porters Walk, Tower Hamlets
The Christmas Chocolate Festival: 13th-15th Dec. Southbank Centre. -Free-
Real Food Festival: 19th-22nd Dec. Southbank Centre -Free-
Parks Events -With Fee-
Enchanted Woodland Syon Park: 22nd Nov-8th Dec. open only the Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Hyde Park Winter Wonderland: 23rd Nov-5th Jan. Hyde Park. Throughout late November and December a large area of Hyde Park near Hyde Park Corner is transformed into a Winter Wonderland, complete with fairground rides, giant wheel, circus, Christmas market, food and drink stalls, Santa’s grotto and, of course, an ice ring 🙂
Chelsea Physic Garden Christmas Fair: 30th Nov-1st Dec. Chelsea Physic Garden, Chelsea. Take the opportunity to visit London’s oldest Botanic Garden in winter and to taste and buy exclusively selected products and gifts, Chelsea style!
Christmas a Kew Gardens: 28th Nov-4th Jan. Kew Gardens
Christmas Markets -Free-
Southbank Centre Christmas Market: 16th Nov-24th Dec. Southbank Centre. The More London Christmas Market at More London Riverside is a free event where you can find unique and unusual gifts as well as enjoy foods from around the world.
Columbia Road Market: 27th Nov-18th Dec. Columbia Road Flower Market, Columbia Road, Tower Hamlets
Barbican Design Market: 28th Nov-22nd Dec. Barbican Centre
Belgravia Christmas Sunday at Elisabeth Street and Pimlico Road: 1st Dec. Belgravia. The iconic regency settings of Pimlico Road, Elizabeth Street and Motcomb Street host their annual magical markets.
Dalston Christmas Market: 1st Dec. Dalston Square.
Vintage Christmas Market and Real Ale Festival: 6th-8th Dec. Queen Elisabeth Olympic Park.
More London Christmas Market: 11th Dec-15th Dec. The Scoop, Bermondsey.
Crafty Fox Christmas Fair: 14th Dec. Peckham
Handmade Christmas: 13th-15th Dec. O2 Arena. The UK’s biggest craft fair will see hundreds of the country’s best crafters and hobbyists selling their wares under one roof.
Spitalfields Winter Festival: 6th-17th Dec. Spitalfields Market, Spitalfields.
Trafalgar Square Christmas Carol: 9th-22nd. Trafalgar Square.
Christmas Past: 26th Nov-5th Jan. Geffrye Museum, Hackney
Celebrate the festive season with a special exhibition that tells the story of Christmas Past at Geffrye Museum. Looking back over the last 400 years of different seasonal traditions in the English home, Christmas Past sees all the different periods from 1600 upwards.
And don’t forget The Great Christmas Pudding Race!!
The race has been going on every year since 1980 and it raises money for Cancer Research.
Great Christmas Pudding Race: 7thDec. Covent Garden.