The Best Christmas Markets in London

Christmas time in London is magical. Festive lights illuminate places like Oxford Street and Regent Street like never before and shop windows are filled with carefully designed and beautifully crafted displays. But if you are shopping in London, don’t restrict yourself to the shops. Why not visit some of the best Christmas markets in London?

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The Southbank’s market is often cited as one of the best Christmas markets in London. It promises plenty of festive treats and a great atmosphere for all visitors. The traditional Christmas market is located between The London Eye and the Southbank Centre. There, handmade gifts and a selection of festive foods are offered from wooden chalets that line the banks of the Thames.

Hyde Park

The German Market at Hyde Park should also be visited. Each year this winter wonderland betters the previous year for size and variety. Entertainment, refreshment and gifts are offered in this traditional Christmas market that brings Londoners to Hyde Park from the last week of November until the first week of January.


With arts, crafts and antiques on offer, this is the place to go for a quirky gift. The festive season starts at the end of November when the Christmas lights are switched on. This is a family market where children are entertained in Santa’s Grotto on select days in the run up to Christmas.

Old Spitalfields Market

Where better to hold a Christmas market in London than Old Spitalfields Market? This is one of the capital’s most vibrant Christmas markets. You can enjoy extended hours over the Christmas period and special events will keep you coming back for more.

Final word

No matter who you’re shopping for you’re bound to find something unique at a Christmas market. Even if you walk away empty handed, you will still have experienced a unique atmosphere. As there are so many weeks build up to Christmas, don’t worry about which are the best Christmas markets in London. Visit them all. You never know what you’ll find.

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