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Christmas Markets in London Showcasing Small Businesses

Christmas Markets in London Showcasing Small Businesses

Christmas markets in London are back in their full glory! We love strolling a festive market, choosing unique products made with care by local creatives. Shopping at Christmas markets help support small businesses; is actually a pleasure to do; and the gifts you select will be so much more appreciated than something mass-produced ordered online last minute.

Here are five Christmas markets in London to try this season. Browse the stalls while you stroll about with a mulled wine under twinkly lights. Kids love to visit markets too, great places for them to choose gifts for their grandparents and teachers (and snack on mince pies of course).



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Pexmas Festive Market

Peckham’s annual celebration of local business, creativity and community spirit has been running for over a decade! This year it returns for 2 days of shopping from hyper local and South / East London small enterprises.

Here you will find over 100 different independent boutique stalls each day with handmade and small batch gifting products including prints, plants, beauty, products, ceramics, clothes, accessories, jewellery, homewares, food and drinks and textiles. PLUS: Street food, music, mulled wine and coffee.

Where: Unit 8, Copeland Park, 133 Copeland Rd, Peckham, London SE15 3SN
When: 3-4 December; 11am-6pm
Cost: free entry
Further details: website 

The Hackney Christmas Market

Wander down twinkly Bohemia Place where you will be able to find all sorts of Christmas gifts and treats. Browse artisan products and unique gifts from London’s best independent traders and enjoy festive Street-food, mulled wine & Christmas themed cocktails.

There will be a selection of Christmas workshops and on Friday evenings guest breweries will be here so you can taste a range of craft beers while you shop too!

Where: Bohemia Place Markets, Bohemia Place London E8 1DU
When: Until 18 December open Fridays 6pm – 10pm; Saturdays and Sundays 12pm – 6pm.
Cost: Free tickets here
Further details: website

Fulham Palace Christmas Fair

This Christmas fair market showcases over 65 small business stalls of fine foods and gifts, perfect for buying some thoughtful presents. Children can enjoy a variety of activities and amusements such as free storytelling sessions from ECOhistories, free crafts with Paperbirds and Glue Gang. Plus face painting, swing boats, traditional fairground games, a mini ferris wheel and more!

Everyone can sing along to Christmas carols performed by local choirs in the historic Tudor courtyard. Bishop Sherlock’s room will feature more intimate performances from instrumentalists and musicians.

Where: Fulham Palace House & Garden, Bishop’s Avenue, Fulham, SW6 6EA
When: 3 – 4 December; 10:00 – 16:00
Cost: prebooked tickets £5 adult, £3 child (3-16), £14 family. On day prices increase by £1.
Further details: website


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Christmas Under the Canopy Market

Get into the spirit under giant hanging star lights, buzzing live music and a market packed with festive produce, treats and gifts from select indie makers. Plus a special Vegan Christmas Market (2-4 December) and an extended craft section (9 – 22 December) for an extra-large selection of original art, designer-makers, and handmade craft, offering the perfect opportunity to find unique gifts.

Where: West Handyside Canopy, King’s Cross, N1C 4BH
When: Tuesday – Sunday until 22nd December. Tuesday-Thursday 12-7pm; Friday 12-8pm; Saturday & Sunday 11-6pm. *plus Monday 18th Dec. 12-7pm
Cost: free entry
Further details: website

Crafty Fox Christmas Markets

You can hit this up in North and South London as these fairs packed with creative makers selling their wares are happening both sides of the river in December.

Wander about the Mercato Metropolitano for festive crafty shopping, fantastic food and drink traders. There will be 40+ makers and artists selling here each day.

Where: Mercato Metropolitano 42 Newington Causeway, SE1 6DR
When: 3 – 4 December and 17-18 December; 11am-5pm

Crafty heaven at The Crossing in Kings Cross where there’ll be a mega Christmas Market featuring over 100 selected traders. Get all your Christmas shopping sorted in one go at this feast for the eyes. The Crossing can be found inside The Granary Building, by the entrance to Central Saint Martins. Dogs are welcome.

Where: Central Saint Martins Granary Square, King’s Cross, N1C
When: 11 Dec; 11am-5pm

Further details on both markets: website 


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