There’s more to Christmas than Hyde Park Winter Wonderland. Check out our list of smaller Christmas Markets around London where you can nail your present buying away from the frenzy of the department stores. You’ll find unique high-quality gifts, artisan crafts and festive foods and wine that will replenish flagging energy levels.
The Pear Tree Cafe morphs into Winter Wonderland for 9 days. There are fairy lights, Christmas trees, carol singers, mulled wine, raclette & a touch of Christmas sparkle! The Christmas stalls are there for the two weekends and inbetween there is a host of events planned – festive calligraphy, flower arranging, yoga to mention but a few.
Saturday 1 – Sunday 2 & Saturday 8 – Sunday 9 December
The annual Christmas market on Elizabeth Street and Eccleston Yards features over 60 boutique market stalls, Christmas carols, festive food and mulled wine. A special appearance will be made by Father Christmas – so bring the family for a great day out.
Sunday 2 December, 11am – 5pm
A characterful festive celebration and enjoy Hampstead at its best in the run-up to Christmas.
Sunday 2 December, 12 noon – 5pm
From luxury cashmere, chic jewellery and delicious food to fun stocking fillers, you’ll find inspiration for all your Christmas shopping under one roof. Ideal if you can sneak a few hours off from work to browse the stalls with a glass of bubbly from the Champagne Bar.
Monday 3 December, 11am – 8pm
Indulge yourself in a maze of Christmas fair and market stalls packed with original handmade arts, crafts, gourmet food and wines, fashion accessories, homeware, beauty, trinkets and gorgeous stocking fillers. Fair highlights: Mums and tots go free; kids can meet Santa in his grotto and take home a Christmas treat and adults can enjoy the award-winning Vino Beano at their tasting sessions. Book-worms can personally meet the writer Penelope Gordon at her book signing of 800 days in Doha an increasing literary success, as well as Joudie Kalla author of Palestine on a Plate.
Wednesday 5 December, 12 noon – 8.30pm
Ealing Christmas Market
A highlight of this market is the The Wonderland Collective – a beautifully decorated cabin featuring luxury and hand designed gifts, many of which you won’t find anywhere else in West London. Known for their design-led popups around London, the collective showcases artisans, makers and creative businesses from across the UK, with an emphasis on British made products. Alongside a selection of the more traditional Christmas stalls you expect at this time of year, there’ll also be a series of weekly popup boutiques.
Father Christmas will be on hand at the weekends and there’s an ice cave every day for the kids to enjoy. It’s a familiar Christmas setting – with festive wood cabins, traditional decorations & twinkling lights.
Open daily from Thursday 23 November to Sunday 24 December
The whole of Mayfair Place W1 will be closed off to traffic allowing visitors to shop, eat and drink, in no particular order, at their leisure. There’s a hand-picked range of stall holders, the Louis Roederer Ice Bar and the effervescent Novikov DJs, Sally Kettle and Spencer Mac, will enliven weary shoppers and delight Christmas revellers alike. Carol singers, roaming minstrels and Father Christmas himself will entertain on both days, with a special guest appearance by Santa’s live reindeer on Saturday 1st December.
Friday 30 November – Saturday 1 December, 11am – 9pm
London’s oldest botanical garden will be full with over 100 stands selling gifts and produce from selected British suppliers. As well as stocking up on beautiful gifts, take time out to really enjoy the Christmas season and the beautiful gardens. From warming winter herbal lattes to generous helpings of reviving mulled wine, there will be seasonal refreshments on hand which will fortify you should you wish to join us in a bout of carol singing. There will be lots going on for our younger visitors, plus Father Christmas on hand to sort out the naughty, the nice, and those who are a bit of both.
Saturday 24 November 10am – 5pm and Sunday 25 November 10am – 4pm
Why not spend the day shopping for Christmas gifts at the traffic-free market in North End Road with more than 150 stalls including arts and crafts, clothing, fashion accessories and much more. While the street entertainment will keep all the family smiling with a visit from Santa, the Christmas Cats Choir, Rubella, Salmonella and Buttons bringing the panto feel and Bridie the Tea-Lady demonstrating stilt-walking at its very best to name but a few of the attractions on the day.
Saturday 15 December 9am – 5pm
This vibrant, historic market place is championing gifts with a conscience with a series of weekday pop-up guest markets, including the designer-makers of Urban Makers and Mother Maker (sat 15 and Sun 16 December), ‘Small Business Saturday’ from the East End Trades Guild (1 December) , and The Good Market, where you can shop #100goodbuys from brands that care about their social, economic and environmental impact. They are also running late nights on several Wednesday evenings.
Christmas festivities start on 28 November and then on various dates until 24 December
A little further afield but if you’re looking for someone to enjoy a day out the National Trust know how to throw a great Christmas Fair. A week longer than in previous years this spectacular fair is set against the backdrop of the floodlit North Front of the Manor with its 20ft Christmas trees and magical light and sound show. Soak up the sights, smells and sounds of Christmas with 80 hand-selected exhibitors all housed in charming wooden chalets. They promise an exciting variety of high-quality unique gifts, decorations, crafts and festive foods and better still you can take the dog too.
Wednesday 21 November – Saturday 15 December
If you’ve never been to the RHS flagship it’s definitely worth a visit and their craft fair is an excellent opportunity to combine both shopping with a meander through the gardens. With both traditional and contemporary crafts available, it’s the ideal place to find festive delights.
Wednesday 21 -Saturday 24 November: 9am–5.30pm. Last entry 4.30pm
Sunday 25 November: 9am–4.30pm. Last entry 3.30pm