Shopping, artisanal food and festive treats. Spoil yourself this winter with London’s best Christmas Markets
Words Ling Li
Where to find Christmas markets and fairs…
SOUTHBANK CENTRE WINTER MARKET
Southbank centre is bringing the spirit of Christmas to the Winter Market at Royal Festival Hall between 14 and 30 December 2017. Expect traditional festive treats, excellent gifts, entertainment and delicious street food. From gourmet burgers to raclette, Asian street food, buttermilk fried chicken, hot dogs, hearty pies and street food vegan specials, there is something for all. Sip on mulled wine while you enjoy the sights and sounds of London at wintertime.
DOLCE & GABBANA ITALIAN MARKET
This Christmas, Dolce & Gabbana has teamed up with Harrods to host an Italian Market on the 4th floor of Harrods from 2 November to 28 December, offering guests a wide range of Christmas gifts, decorations and accessories from D&G’S collections. Celebrating the lively towns of Southern Italy, the market is full of flowers, vibrant lighting and dazzling colours.
THE CHEESEGRATER CHRISTMAS MARKET
Kick start the festive season with the Cheesegrater Christmas Market in London’s tallest skyscraper. Expect twinkling fairy lights, German-style wooden boutiques, Punjabi street food, French macaroons, Champagne and German chocolate kisses for dessert. Guests can enjoy festive dishes while listening to choirs and carols performed by singer-songwriter Tom Korni and jazz singer Becky Bennett.
EALING CHRISTMAS MARKET
The Ealing Christmas Market is back between 24 November and 23 December 2017, bringing with it a range of talented independent designers and makers. From Woodbox Pizza, Tommy Sausage and the Berlin Doner to sweet treats and cider, you can enjoy a whole day with these delicious foodies. Put on your scarf, hat and Christmas jumper becuase Santa is waiting for you at this amazing market.
CHRISTMAS BY THE RIVER 2017
Christmas by the River 2017 returns to London Bridge City with 68 different stalls from 30 November 2017 to 3 January 2018. In the market, you’ll find beautifully lit wooden cabins and fun pop-up stalls and bars, all with views along the riverside. Cocktails, mulled wine, hot cider and craft beers will be flowing.
HORNIMAN CHRISTMAS FAIR
The Horniman Museum and Gardens will be hosting a Christmas fair this month with a range of market stalls selling arts and crafts, alongside family Christmas craft workshops and kid’s activities. This weekend, on Saturday 16 December, you can buy some seasonal produce at the Farmers’ Market or make a gift in the festively themed workshops. A carol concert with mince pies and mulled wine is also on offer for everyone.