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5 wonderful London Christmas markets

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Published: 24 November 2022

A close-up of decorations at a Christmas market( via Unsplash)

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! There’s nothing quite like London during the holidays and a big part of the festive season here is the city’s Christmas markets. Beers, cheers, celebrations and salutations, a couple of hours at a London Christmas market is enough to get even the Grinchiest amongst us into the Christmas spirit. So, distract yourself from the World Cup, wrap-up warm, and go and browse one of these great markets.


Hackney Christmas Market

Venture out to the east of the city and Hackney Christmas Market – the Christmastime version of Bohemia Place Market. Artisanal gifts and decorations, festive food and drink, and a gift-wrapping workshop – this is sure to be a wonderful day out for all, especially those who like supporting ethical businesses. Register here.


Brixton Village Christmas Market

Starting on November 25 with their grand light-switch-on, Christmas in Brixton Village is a three-week affair. On Sundays, they will have their Christmas market, focussing on fashion, beauty and wellbeing and art and design. They will also be held in partnership with Black Eats LDN in support of Black-owned businesses. There will also be DJs on-site to add to the vibes.


Southbank Centre Winter Market

Southbank Centre’s famous market on the bank of the Thames is back. Warm your cockles with mulled wine and hot toddies, fill your belly with cheese fondue and then get active with a spot of *checks notes* curling. Click here for more details.

Portobello Road

One of London’s (if not the world’s) most famous street markets, head down to Portobello Road Market for some festive cheer. Usually closed on Sundays, the market will be open especially on December 6, 13, and 20, selling gifts from all kinds of artisans and makers, as well as vintage clothes, street food and mulled wine.



December 3-4, head to Peckham for the festive market at Copeland Gallery. With more than 100 stalls on offer across both days selling a variety of gifts and treats, as well as bountiful Christmas food and drink, you have good reason to head to SE15.


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