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Best 10 Christmas markets in London 2023

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

Pick up the perfect Christmas gifts for loved ones and enjoy street food, twinkling lights and entertainment throughout the festive season at London's most popular Christmas markets.

The locations below usually host some of the top Christmas markets in London, which can be enjoyed from November to early January  check back later for confirmed details of the best London Christmas markets in 2023.

1. Winter Wonderland Christmas market

People dressed in coats visiting Christmas market stalls either side of twinkly string lights at dusk.
Winter Wonderland Christmas market. Image courtesy of Winter Wonderland.

Follow the lights to Hyde Park and soak up 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. It's also home to the UK's biggest outdoor ice rink, a giant observation wheel and top Winter Wonderland Christmas shows. 2023 TBC

2. Southbank Centre Winter Market

Southbank Centre's Winter Festival. People walking on a winter evening around fairy lit market stalls.
Winter Market at Southbank Centre. ©Pete Woodhead/Southbank Centre.

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 traditional wooden chalets that line the banks of the Thames and pick up gorgeous stocking fillers from the Winter Market, or tuck into cheese-based food and mulled wine from the stalls. 2023 TBC

3. Covent Garden Christmas markets

Shoppers walking through Covent Garden, London, decorated for Christmas
Christmas shopping in Covent Garden. Image courtesy of Shutterstock.

Be dazzled by hundreds of thousands of glittering lights decorating Covent Garden, which is home to three daily markets filled with handmade crafts and unique gifts for Christmas. Last year, the area also welcomed a mulled wine festival, festive-themed photo opportunities and even a daily sprinkle of snow. 2023 TBC

4. Leicester Square Christmas market

Crowds of people walking between festive Christmas markets at Leicester Square
Leicester Square Christmas market. Image courtesy of Leicester Square.

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 spectacular performances. 2023 TBC

5. Kingston Christmas Market

People sitting, eating and drinking under a well lit market place canopy, decorated in Christmas wreaths, lights and ornaments, in a historical market town.
Kingston upon Thames Christmas market. Image courtesy of Keston Events.

Venture to picturesque Kingston upon Thames to search the riverside town's Ancient Market Place for unique Christmas gifts at the Kingston Christmas Market. The cosy cabins usually come packed with a range of handmade arts and crafts, beautiful decorations and stocking fillers. Afterwards, enjoy seasonal entertainment while tucking into some street food. 2023 TBC

6. King's Cross Christmas markets

Various star ornaments hanging from the ceiling above canopied market stalls and warmly dressed visitors.
Christmas under the Canopy at King's Cross. Image Courtesy of King's Cross.

Enjoy some festive fun as multiple Christmas markets pop up in King's Cross. Last year, you could pick up Japanese homeware, independent fashion, artisan gifts and handmade crafts from the stalls. Plus, sample plenty of warming drinks, hearty food and vegan treats while shopping. 2023 TBC

7. Trafalgar Square Christmas market

The illuminated Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square, lit with strings of white lights, at night.
Trafalgar Square Christmas tree. © Pipe.

Wander past the wooden chalets filled with handmade crafts, cool gifts and delicious treats at the Trafalgar Square Christmas market. Grab a hot chocolate or mulled wine while listening to carol singers perform festive tunes by the Trafalgar Square Christmas tree. 2023 TBC

8. Christmas by the River at London Bridge City

People standing and browsing at Christmas market stalls selling 'award winning cheese'
Christmas by the River at London Bridge City. Image courtesy of London Bridge City.

Christmas By The River at London Bridge City is set against stunning views of Tower Bridge and the Tower of London, offering wooden huts packed with original presents, handmade crafts and plenty of delicious snacks. Indulge in mouthwatering food from an array of pop-up stalls and admire one of London's most iconic skyline views with a steaming cup of mulled wine. 2023 TBC

9. Borough Market at Christmas

Large wreaths decorated in red, gold and cream hanging from the tall ceiling of Borough Market with an equally well decorated Christmas tree in the background.
Borough Market's Christmas Market. Image courtesy of Borough Market.

Explore the historical arches of Borough Market, decked out with lights, decorations and twinkling ornaments as you source some of the finest seasonal foods while listening to buskers singing jolly tunes. Special festive events usually include the popular Evening of Cheese. 2023 TBC

10. Greenwich Christmas market

Greenwich Market entrance with columns in front of decorated Christmas trees and people walking by.
Greenwich Market Christmas Market. © Ed Simmons. Image courtesy of Greenwich Market.

Tick items off your Christmas shopping list while browsing Greenwich Market's stalls and shops that have a range of stocking fillers, fashion items, crafts and original artworks. Afterwards, wander the historic maritime neighbourhood of Greenwich, which is decked out in lights. 2023 TBC

Treat the special people in your life to London vouchers for top spots or browse luxury Christmas gifts and experiences in the capital.

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