Festive Christmas Markets And Fairs In London: Christmas 2019

Festive Christmas Markets And Fairs In London: Christmas 2019

The Ideal Home Show At Christmas comes to London in November

Whether you want to get your Christmas shopping done, or you're looking to buy festive treats and Christmas decorations, London's many Christmas markets and fairs are the place to be. Below are details of London's Christmas 2019 markets. Check out our guide to spending Christmas in London for other festive events in the capital

Central London Christmas markets: Christmas 2019

Southbank Centre's Winter Market

WINTER MARKET AT SOUTHBANK CENTRE: The Winter Market returns to the riverside by Southbank Centre, offering a range of winter pop-up bars, restaurants and stalls under a canopy of twinkling lights. 8 November 2019-5 January 2020

CHRISTMAS IN LEICESTER SQUARE: Put together by the team behind Underbelly Festival, Christmas in Leicester Square is a festive fondue of live cabaret shows, Christmas market stalls and food and drink offerings. They pack a surprising amount into the world-famous square, including wooden chalets selling handcrafted goods. 8 November 2019-5 January 2020

They pack a lot into Christmas in Leicester Square

CHARTERHOUSE CHRISTMAS FAIR: The Charterhouse in Clerkenwell hosts over 35 stalls for its one-day only Christmas fair. Food and drink, accessories, crafts and homewares are available. It takes place on a Tuesday, so is likely to be a bit less busy than London's other Christmas markets. 12 November 2019

Shop against a backdrop of rollercoaster at Hyde Park Winter Wonderland

HYDE PARK WINTER WONDERLAND: If you like your Christmas shopping with a side of fun fair rides, theatre shows, and even an ice rink, Hyde Park Winter Wonderland is the place to head. Traditional wooden chalets sell jewellery, food and drink, toys, clothes, craft items and more. Be warned though — it does get VERY busy at Winter Wonderland, particularly on evenings and weekends closer to Christmas. 21 November 2019-5 January 2020

North London Christmas markets: Christmas 2019

The Country Living Magazine Christmas Fair comes to Islington

COUNTRY LIVING MAGAZINE CHRISTMAS FAIR: Expect high-end goods aplenty at the Country Living Magazine Christmas Fair in Islington, which caters for all aspects of the festivities, from gifts to food and drink to decorating your home. Everything from jewellery to gin to cheese to textiles to artworks is available to buy. There's also a full programme of talks and workshops covering everything from chocolate tasting to making your own festive fairies, wreaths and baubles. We're exhausted just thinking about it. 13-17 November 2019

CHRISTMAS NIGHT MARKET: Forty Hall in Enfield stays open late for its annual Christmas shopping fair, which usually showcases many local businesses. Wander through the hall's beautiful period rooms, browsing gift ideas, stocking fillers, and craft items, all with a glass of mulled wine in your hand. 29 November 2019

A previous Crafty Fox Market Christmas fair

CRAFTY FOX CANOPY MARKET: Always a favourite of ours, Crafty Fox Market pairs up with Canopy Market in King's Cross for one December weekend. Alongside the usual Canopy Market traders, a curated selection of Crafty Fox stallholders sell their wares. 13-15 December 2019

CRAFTY FOX KING'S CROSS: In addition to the above, even more Crafty Fox Market traders pitch up in King's Cross on 15 December at The Crossing. They're close enough together that you can visit both in one trip — and hopefully tick off all your Christmas shopping. 15 December 2019

South London Christmas markets: Christmas 2019

Greenwich Market stays open late for three Wednesdays in December

CRAFTY FOX BRIXTON: Another entry for Crafty Fox, this time a festive special in Brixton. There's a different line-up on both days of this market, plus DJs spinning tunes, a bar serving refreshments, and workshops for you to get your craft on. 23-24 November 2019

GREENWICH CHRISTMAS MARKETS: Greenwich Market stays open late for three Wednesdays in December, with a mixture of regular and one-off stall holders selling handcrafted gifts. Focus is on British-made and eco-friendly items — think candles, handbags, jewellery, cushions and more. 4 December/11 December/18 December 2019

CRAFTY FOX ELEPHANT & CASTLE: Yep, Crafty Fox Market gets around a bit. This time it's pitching up at its regular location, Mercato Metropolitano in Elephant & Castle, albeit with a festive theme. Traders yet to be announced at time of writing — keep an eye on the website. 7-8 December 2019

East London Christmas markets: Christmas 2019

Renegade Craft returns to London

RENEGADE CRAFT FAIR: Hailing from America, Renegade Craft Fair's only event outside the USA takes place at Truman Brewery in Brick Lane. Focus is on supporting independent makers and designers — enjoy a drink or two as your browse 20 stalls — details TBC. 14-15 December 2019

West London Christmas markets: Christmas 2019

Decorations galore at the Ideal Home Show at Christmas

SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS: If you're the sort who counts down to Christmas as soon as the last one is over, the Spirit of Christmas Fair at Olympia is very much for you. It's a great excuse to officially begin the festivities in early November, and goes on for a whole week, ample time to browse the 900+ shops represented there. In addition to that, the Food Hall offers 100 more artisan producers to browse, and a programme of workshops has yet to be announced. 4-10 November 2019

IDEAL HOME SHOW AT CHRISTMAS: Head back to Olympia a few days later for the Ideal Home Show At Christmas. Focus is getting your home ready for the festive period, with a plethora of decorations to browse, but there are also gift ideas, foodie items, a cake competition, festive theatre and live music performances, and plenty of free talks giving interior design inspo. 20-24 November 2019

Get your house ready for the festivities at the Ideal Home Show At Christmas

CHELSEA CHRISTMAS GIFT FAIR: We're promised that the Chelsea Christmas Gift Fair will be back on King's Road sometime this winter, details yet to be revealed. Date TBC.

Know of any events that we've missed? Send the details to christmas@londonist.com.

Last Updated 03 September 2019