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16 of the best Christmas markets in London for festive fun UK News

From the show stopping all-out festive extravaganzas, to the neighbourhood markets with community vibes, here are some of the best Christmas markets in London spreading the festive cheer.

1 ICE at Kensington Palace

While primarily London’s plush new ice skating rink, ICE at Kensington Palace will also have luxurious shopping and food options, as it has partnered up with Fortnum & Mason. If you’re looking for elaborate hampers and sublime edible gifts, head here

Dates: October 21 to February 24, 2024

Tickets: From £19/£16

Address: Kensington Palace Grounds, Bayswater Road, W8 4QP


2 Miracle in Leake Street Christmas Market, Waterloo

As part of Leake Street’s Home Alone 2 inspired Christmas event, the street will host a craft market. There’s also a screening of Home Alone 2, a street party, performances, free wreath making workshops and face-painting, as well as food and drink from Lower Marsh Market traders.

Date: Thursday, December 7

Tickets: Free but register for a ticket here

Address: Leake Street Waterloo SE1 8SW


3 Ram Quarter Christmas Market, Wandsworth

A one day festive pop up market opens in Ram Quarter in November, peddling indulgent food and drink as well as crafts and clothing and other unique treats suitable for presents and stocking fillers.

Date: November 25

Tickets: free

Address: Wandsworth High Street, Wandsworth, SW18 1TH


4 Eccleston Yards’ Makers Christmas Market, Belgravia 

***2023 event details unconfirmed*** This wonderful Christmas market in the picturesque courtyard of Eccleston Yards sees independent traders peddle a variety of hand-crafted gifts, from candles and jewellery to socks and slippers. Complete the festive experience with live music, mince pies and spiced mulled wine. 

Date: November 26-27 

Time: 11am-5pm 

Tickets: Free 

Address: Eccleston Yards, SW1W 9AZ 


5 TOAST Market, Mexican Christmas Market, Crafty Fox & Canopy Market Lates, King’s Cross 

Several festive Christmas markets pop up at King’s Cross, all with their own individual flavour. Lifestyle retailer TOAST will host Coal Drops Yard festive market this year, showcasing the makers who have collaborated with the brand (Nov 9-Dec 23). Canopy Market Lates return (Nov 9 – Dec 14) with artisan gifts, live music and street food and drink each Thursday until 9pm. Lower Stable Street Market Lates will also run until 9m every Thursday (Nov 9 – Dec 14). Christmas under the Canopy (Nov 23-Dec 23) runs Tuesdays to Thursdays peddling artisan traders and food stalls including mulled wine and cider stalls. Also look out for a Mexican Christmas Market (Dec 1-3), an Illustrators Festive Fair (Dec 9), Crafty Club Market (Dec 10), and Crafty Fox brings its Christmas edition to the crossing once more (Dec 16-17) which supports emerging designers, makers and artists.

Tickets: Free 

Address: In and around Coal Drops Yard N1C 4DQ and Granary Square, N1C 4BH 


6 London Christmas Beer Festival, Tobacco Dock 

***2023 event details unconfirmed*** From the London Craft Beer Festival team comes this festive, yeasty festival. A bumper two-day celebration, more than 100 bars and stalls will be packed with your favourite festive treats, which you can enjoy with your mates then and there, or (and) order ahead in time for Christmas. The market features brews from UK’s finest indie breweries, food from a selection of fab restaurants and food vendors, a drag queen and a live Christmas gospel choir.  

Dates: TBC

Tickets: TBC

Address: Tobacco Dock, Wapping E1W 2SF 


7 Novikov’s Mayfair Christmas Market 

Packing a lot in, expect santa and reindeer as well as an Asahi bar and a champagne bar and house DJs on every night. Also, Minstrels & Carol Singers will woo you at various times over the day while you peruse stalls and tuck into indulgent treats such as chocolate, caviar, and oysters.  

Date: November 23-25

Time: 11am-9pm 

Tickets: Free entry 

Address: Mayfair Place W1 


8 Winter Wonderland, Hyde Park 

It’s hard to beat Winter Wonderland, one of London’s biggest festive attractions. Browse the 100+ fairy light lit Bavarian-style wooden chalets near the ice-skating rink and pick out gifts for friends and family. Open during the day, but far more impressive at night. Look out for craftspeople holding live demos of their skills. 

Date: November 17 – January 1, 2024 Closed Christmas Day 

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This notice was published: 2023-11-01 11:00:00

By Times Series

Times Series, The News from the London borough of Barnet, and Borehamwood & Elstree.

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