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.
Most of these pop-up London markets usually open in mid-November and many stay open until the New Year.
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 100 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.
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
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 the stunning views of Tower Bridge and the Tower of London, offering beautiful 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 weekend market found in King's Cross. Alongside creative activities, 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.
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.
- Find boutique market stalls at Belgravia Christmas Sunday, a perfect way to round off Christmas shopping in nearby Sloane Square.
- 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.
- Head to the Old Truman Brewery for a festive Renegade Craft Fair, featuring leading craftspeople and designers.
- Have a green Christmas and buy your presents at the Zero Waste Christmas Market, complete with a zero waste gift-wrapping station.
- Be charmed by the community feel of Wimbledon's Christmas in the Village, featuring pony rides and storytelling.
- Visit The Hackney Christmas Market for a range of ethical gifts, festive entertainment, live bands and plenty of vegan treats.
- Get in the festive spirit with a trip to the London City Island Christmas market in Hopewell Square, packed with gift ideas and warming winter food.
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