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London Christmas Markets and Fairs

 
 
 
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Hyde Park Winter Wonderland
Christmas by the River
Christmas by the River
Winter at Southbank Centre
Winter at Southbank Centre
Winter at Southbank Centre
Christmas in Leicester Square
Taste Of London: Festive Edition
Christmas by the River
House of Illustration Winter Fair
Art Car Boot Fair
Dazzle Contemporary Jewellery Selling Exhibition
The Country Living Christmas Fair
Belgravia Christmas Sunday
 

 

London's magical Christmas markets and festive fairs are worth wrapping up warm and stepping outside for, with tempting food, warming cocktails and the chance to turn Christmas present shopping into a fun day out rather than a dreaded chore.

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Winter at Southbank Centre

The ever-popular market returns along with festive shows and family fun.

Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX

Tube: Waterloo Station , Embankment Underground Station

 

Dates: 08th November - 05th January 2020

 

Two family shows are at the heart of this year's Winter programme at the Southbank Centre where the ever-popular winter market returns to the riverside. Black Beauty brings a five-star show combining storytelling, music and puppetry while new acts including the Brazilian Wheel of Death join Circus 1903 as the troupe returns. Fascinating Aida presents a brand new cabaret show, the Philharmonia Orchestra performs Grand Christmas Classics together with The Bach Choir while Rufus and Martha Wainwright sing A Not So Silent Night. You can also enjoy carols and festive tunes at Christmas with Alan Titchmarsh, The Alternative Carol Service at Organoke and Jonathan Cohen's Christmas Carol Singalong. Nadiya Hussain celebrates the publication of her memoir, Finding My Voice, and free events in the Queen Elizabeth Hall foyer include Caribbean Christmas with Just Vibez, Gamelan Winter Chimes and Kids Countdown with Ida Barr on New Year's Eve when the Southbank hosts A Vintage New Year's Eve Party. Book in for five floors of themed club nights, live acts, fifteen DJs, dance lessons and outdoor spaces offering the perfect view of the spectacular London fireworks.

 
 
 

Christmas in Leicester Square

Christmas comes to the heart of London with a traditional market and festive entertainment.

Leicester Square, Leicester Square, London, WC2H 7BP

Tube: Leicester Square Station , Piccadilly Circus Station, Covent Garden Station, Charing Cross Station

 

Dates: 08th November - 02nd January 2020

 

The festive feeling returns as Christmas in Leicester Square transforms the famous square in the centre of London into a wintery wonderland. There's a traditional Christmas market with stalls selling hand-crafted goods and delicious food and drinks. The man with all the presents takes up residence in Santa's grotto where children can meet the man himself, plus La Clique brings a whole host of shows to the beautiful surrounds of a traditional 1920s spiegeltent. Returning to the West End for the first time in more than a decade the variety show features an all-star cast including cabaret sensation and MC Bernie Dieter, gentleman juggler Florian Brooks, the fire-breathing, sword-swallowing Heather Holliday and aerialist Stephen Williams performing the Bath Boy act. For families, there's Captain Flinn and The Pirate Dinosaurs, a Journey through Jazz, Kids of the West End, Fun Kids Epic Roadshow, Showstoppers Kids Show and Shlomo's Beatbox Adventure for Kids. As well as an eight-week residency with appearances by Jess Robinson, Spice Gals and the Puppini Sisters, La Clique will be performing a one-off New Year's Eve Spectacular with a post-show party until 2am.

 
 
 

The Country Living Christmas Fair

Everything you need for a perfect Christmas under one roof.

Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 0QH

Tube: Angel Station

 

Dates: 13th - 17th November 2019

 

In preparation for Christmas, the Country Living Magazine Christmas Fair brings a taste of rural England to the Business Design Centre, with all the cosy traditionalism that goes with it. With over 400 exhibitors there's everything you need for a perfect Christmas. There are handmade toys, stocking fillers, limited edition decorations, and, of course, plenty of seasonal food - from smoked salmon and tender ham to the delights of Cornish cheese, mulled wine, sloe gin, fudge, chocolate and traditional Christmas puddings. With all that tartan and tinsel, this is the perfect place to begin getting into the Christmas mood. It also gives you the chance to deal with all those traditional seasonal nightmares long before the last minute.

 
 
 

Taste of London: Festive Edition

Top London restaurants and talented chefs come together under one roof.

Tobacco Dock, 50 Porters Walk, London, E1W 2SF

Tube: Rotherhithe Overground Station

 

Dates: 21st - 24th November 2019

 

Snow-filled forests, marshmallow toasting fire pits and a line up of top chefs are all part of the winter edition of Taste of London which presents a festive treat at Tobacco Dock. Twenty or so of London's hottest restaurants come under one roof including the newly-opened Middle Eastern Bubala and Neat Burger - Lewis Hamilton's plant-based burger spot. Soho favourite Berenjak, Thai barbecue masters Smoking Goat and Taiwanese legends BAO and XU as well as Master Wei, with its legendary noodles, are also newcomers to the festival. Taste of London's legendary Fire Pit returns and top chefs including Great British Menu winners Elliot Cunningham and James Cochran will be showing us how to put a new twist on Christmas classics. Daily Specials include appearances from restaurant of the moment, Tou. More than 120 artisan producers line the warehouse, transforming it into a winter wonderland with workshops on alcoholic jam and paella cooking. Book in for a Feast in the Forest on Thursday evening - an exclusive banquet for 30 in a winter forest. Laurent-Perrier keeps the bubbles flowing in its Apres Ski Club and you can meet River Cottage's Steven Lamb in a festive grotto where he makes the ultimate Christmas feast.

 
 
 

Hyde Park Winter Wonderland

A magical wonderland takes over Hyde Park for a winter of festive fun and games.

Hyde Park, Rangers Lodge, Hyde Park, London, W2 2UH

Tube: Knightsbridge Station

 

Dates: 21st November - 05th January 2020

 

Throughout late November and December a large area of Hyde Park near Hyde Park Corner is transformed into a Winter Wonderland, complete with fairground rides, giant wheel, circus, Christmas market, food and drink stalls, Santa's grotto and, of course, an ice rink. Now in its 12th year, Winter Wonderland has become a favourite in many Londoners' calendars. There's a huge choice of things to do from the ice rink to the Magical Ice Kingdom where you can go on a Deep Sea Adventure. Other popular features are the 53-metre-high Observational Wheel, Zippos Circus - always a hit, especially when temperatures plummet - and traditional Christmas Market with wooden chalets and Bavarian-style bars and cafes. (Remember: advanced booking on the main attractions is advised while you'll need to buy tokens from kiosks dotted around the fair for the many rides.) Additionally, new to this year is The Snowman Experience with Backyard Cinema. Celebrating 40 years of the classic festive book, the experience will bring the story to life through a multi-roomed, multi-sensory adventure. Free entry to the site means you can just walk around and absorb the festive ambiance - but it will take a strong will not to succumb to the smells and fun on offer.

 
 
 
 

Christmas by the River

With Tower Bridge as a backdrop, this is one of London's most picturesque festive markets.

London Bridge, 203 Tooley Street, London, SE1 2JX

Tube: London Bridge Station

 

Dates: 26th November - 05th January 2020

 

One of London's most picturesque festive markets, Christmas by the River is back for its sixth year in 2019. Against a backdrop of lovely London landmarks like Tower Bridge, the Tower of London and City Hall, the market in London Bridge brings together over 70 stalls selling gifts, food and drink. The market, housed in wooden huts, has everything you need to get ready for Christmas and you can join in with the free workshops on everything from food and drink tastings to Christmas wreath making, crafts and storytelling. New for this year is a vintage ski theme with a lodge bar at The Scoop where, after a few mulled wines, you can make believe you're in the snow covered Alps. There's also more live music scheduled for this year making the whole stretch from Tower Bridge to Hay's Galleria a wise choice for a riverside walk at this time of year.

 
 
 

Dazzle Contemporary Jewellery Selling Exhibition

Dazzle that special someone this Christmas with a one-off piece of jewellery.

The gallery@oxo, Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street, London, SE1 9PH

Tube: Temple Station

 

Dates: 01st December - 06th January 2020

 

If you're looking for something special and sparkly this Christmas, you might want to take a trip to the annual Dazzle jewellery show at gallery@oxo at Oxo Tower Wharf. The annual Christmas exhibition brings together around 90 talented international jewellery designers who present their one-off pieces in the riverside gallery. With dozens of designers taking part, there are plenty of beautiful, glinting decorative pieces to catch your eye. Alongside established designers are talented new graduates, fresh from their college degree shows and this year. This year there are five new designers from Scotland - graduates of Glasgow School of Art and Edinburgh College of Art - and a strong movement toward sustainability including the use of recycled stones and precious metals.

 
 
 

Art Car Boot Fair

Everything must go at the festive flash sale - original art at bargain prices.

The Workshop, 44 Lambeth High Street, Albert Embankment, London, SE1 7JS

Tube: Vauxhall Station

 

Dates: 01st December 2019

 

Everything must go in two and a half hours at the Art Car Boot Fair festive flash sale where artist Gavin Turk will be personalising a series of works on the day for 100 pounds. Taking place at The Workshop in Vauxhall, the one-day festival will bring together over 70 artists selling Christmas gift bargains, there'll be mystery prizes, raffles, pass the art parcel and a Secret Santa Casino. The youngest artist at the fair is 11-year-old London schoolgirl Camille Phoenix who has an established collector base including chic boutique hotel group Artist Residence. Endorsed by artists like Peter Blake and Tracey Emin, the fair offers "affordable art from artists at all levels... it's about bringing art to the people" says the Turner Prize winning artist best known for her messy, unmade bed.

 
 
 

Belgravia Christmas Sunday

The street is transformed with over 60 craft stalls and boutique sellers.

25 Elizabeth Street, Elizabeth Street, London, SW1W 9RP

Tube: Sloane Square Station

 

Dates: 01st December 2019

 

As part of Belgravia's Christmas celebrations, which will also see Father Christmas come to the area, Elizabeth Street and Eccleston Yards will be transformed for the Belgravia Christmas Sunday. Turning the street into a magical wonderland on the first Sunday in December, there will be more than 60 handmade craft stalls and boutique sellers providing the chance to enjoy some festive Christmas shopping. The day will also offer children's entertainment, choirs, brass bands and seasonal food and drinks.

 
 
 

House of Illustration Winter Fair

Browse and buy illustrated calendars, clothing, stationery and ceramics.

House of Illustration, 2 Granary Square, London, N1C 4BH

Tube: King's Cross Station

 

Dates: 14th December 2019

 

From illustrated calendars to clothing, stationery to ceramics, greetings cards to glassware, the House of Illustration Winter Fair invites over 150 independent stallholders to set up shop for one day. At this special December market, you'll be buying handmade, one-of-a-kind pieces direct from the makers themselves. Whether you're interested in illustrated children's books inspired by nature or dark and surreal posters, you can expect environmentally friendly, plastic free artworks. Housed indoors, at The Crossing by Central Saint Martins, you won't freeze while you browse and there are plenty of places to shop and refuel in nearby Granary Square and Coal Drops Yard.

 
 
 
 
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