Unmissable Christmas markets
Unmissable Christmas markets
Excited for Christmas 2021? So are we! Here’s the hotlist of the very best Christmas markets that London has to offer…
Top image: Southbank Centre Winter Market © INDIA ROPER-EVANS
Mulled wine, mince pies, gingerbread people, hot chocolate with Baileys… Christmas markets in London are the ultimate festive treat. Here’s the round-up of the most tree-mendous Christmas markets across the capital in 2021.
FESTIVE FAYRE – 3-5 December 2021 – Hampton Court Palace
The courtyards of Hampton Court Palace will be turned into a foodie’s Christmas wonderland. Enjoy wonderful street food and warm seasonal drinks while soaking up the ambience and spirit of the season with sing-along festive favourites from the East Front Bandstand.
Kingston Christmas Market – 18 November to 24 December 2021
Wander through over 40 classic wooden cabins to find a treasure trove of one-of-a-kind, handmade gifts. While the youngsters enjoy a trip on the vintage carousel, head to Alpine Village and cosy up next to the fire pit with a bag of roasted chestnuts.
CHRISTMAS IN THE VILLAGE – 5 DECEMBER – Wimbledon Village
A Christmas Market, Santa’s Grotto, Santa’s horseback parade with elves, fairground attractions, children’s story time, music and dancing sessions, face-painting, choirs, and a brass brand are already on the schedule. The day will come to a close with the lighting of the Christmas tree lights, which will be accompanied by sing-along carols and perhaps a sip of mulled wine.
Winter Wonderland, 19 November – 3 January – Hyde Park
Featuring UK’s largest outdoor ice rink, Winter Wonderland is located in the heart of London’s Hyde Park. Stroll through our 100 charming traditional wooden chalets, sip on mulled wine and dig into mince pies under a canopy of twinkling lights and see London’s epic skyline from above.
Love Wimbledon’s Christmas Market on The Piazza – 4 – 5 December, 10, 11, 12 December, 17, 18, 19 December
Love Wimbledon’s Local Market on The Piazza, a gastronomic haven, has become known for its delicious street food and tantalising sweets. And it’s festive! Smell the fragrance of freshly made artisan bread and delectable pies, tuck into luscious sweets, olives, and cheese, or sample the hot meals available.
Pots, postcards, paintings, jewellery and more! Organised by Friends of Putney School of Art and Design, here you will find everything you can wish for from a Christmas arts fair.
Winter Market – 4 November – 24 December, Southbank centre
Jam-packed with festive goodies, including winter pop-up bars, street food stalls, and shopping opportunities, Southbank Centre’s Winter Market will keep warm with an endless supply of mulled wine, hot toddy and hot chocolate in your hands.
YOUNG’S PUBS CHRISTMAS MARKETS – Various dates
Enjoy some festive cheer with mulled wine and find some last-minute bargains from local suppliers and businesses.
- 4 December – The Trafalgar Arms, Tooting
- 5 December – The Castle, Tooting
- 8 December – The Albert, Kingston and The Leather Bottle, Earlsfield
- 11 December – The Green Man, Putney
- 19 December – The Victoria, Kingston
DIY CHRISTMAS ART MARKET – 5 December – Truman’s Social Club
With over 100 artists exhibiting their work, this is the perfect opportunity treat yourself, your friends and family this festive season. Expect ceramics, zines, independent publications, originals, patches, comics, custom t-shirts & tote bags, screen prints, jewellery, and more.
Christmas Shopping Weekend at Orleans House Gallery, Saturday 4 & Sunday 5 December
Featuring over 40 independent designers, artists and artisans, selling their beautiful, unique products in addition to a delicious food market in the Stables Courtyard; festive musical performances throughout the weekend and creative sessions for the whole family.