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Best 9 Christmas markets in London 2020

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

Find the perfect Christmas gifts for loved ones and enjoy plenty of street food, twinkles and socially distanced entertainment throughout the festive season at London's most popular Christmas markets.

The locations below annually host some of the top Christmas markets, which usually stay open until the New Year. Some London Christmas markets have been cancelled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, while details for some locations are yet to be announced.

You can expect to find special safety measures in place at markets across the city, so wrap up warm and plan a visit this Christmas โ€“ just ensure to be safe and act responsibly when out and about.

12 Virtual Night Markets of Christmas

If you enjoy a bit of evening scrolling on a Monday, pop over to SoLo Craft Fair's Instagram for a virtual edition of its annual Christmas market: The 12 Virtual Night Markets of Christmas. Filled with unique pieces from London's talent, this virtual event will help you find new local favourites, discover handmade treasures and get your Christmas shopping done with a touch of a button. Every Monday at 7.30pm

Online Crafty Fox Market

Mark your calendars for a chilled out day in the cosy spot of your home with the fully virtual Crafty Fox Market, which celebrates independent small businesses this Christmas. Browse through crafty creations, do some early Christmas shopping and find treasures for friends and family without moving an inch. 5 Dec

Online DIY Art Market

Enjoy a cheeky browse at the DIY Christmas Art Market Online markets happening in the lead up to Christmas. Tune into DIY Art Market's Instagram for gift hunting โ€“ grab anything from ceramics to prints and more trinkets and support local businesses. Various dates

Greenwich Christmas marketย 

Tick items off your Christmas shopping list while browsing Greenwich Market's 150 stalls and shops, selling a range of stocking fillers, fashion items, crafts and original artworks. On selected Wednesdays throughout December, the market stays open late with festive music for added cheer. 9-23 Dec

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. 

Pexmas at Copeland Gallery

Sleight your way to Peckham for the festive Pexmas market. Taking over Copeland Gallery, here you'll find crafts and warming nosh from more than 50 vendors and get hands-on with fun workshops. For a more exclusive experience, grab a slot at the boutique-filled Pexmas Emporium. And if you're not able to get down to south London, browse most popular products online. 12-20 Dec

Westfield London Christmas Market

Last year, you could soak up the festive atmosphere at Westfield London. In addition to being a one-stop-shop for all your Christmas present needs, this shopping paradise hosted its inaugural Christmas market.

Here, you can 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. TBC

Kingston Christmas Market

Each November, you can usually venture over to picturesque Kingston upon Thames, where you can search the riverside town's Ancient Market Place for unique Christmas gifts at the 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. TBC

Christmas under the Canopy

Get hands-on at craft workshops at Christmas under the Canopy, a covered market found in King's Cross. Alongside creative activities, you can typically find mulled wine, carol singers and twinkling lights at Canopy Market.

Last year, you could 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. TBC

Treat your special ones to London vouchers for top spots or browse luxury Christmas gifts and experiences in the city.

If you're looking for more Christmas gift inspiration, check out these top places for Christmas shopping in London. Or discover plenty more festive things to do in London at Christmas.

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