Explore London’s Christmas Markets this festive season. Whether you’re in search of the perfect stocking fillers for your kids, or a foodie gift for your best friend, London has the Christmas markets for all your needs!
The Top Christmas Markets in London
London is a big city, and so is filled with many Christmas markets during the festive season. We’ve put together a list of our top 7 to help you decide which festive market to visit first!
Winter Wonderland, Hyde Park
The most well-known of London’s Christmas markets is Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland. With plenty of food and drinks stalls, housed in chalets, as well as fun rides including a helter-skelter and ferris wheel, this is a fabulous Christmas day out! There will even be a bar made of ice! This year you’ll need to book ahead to enter Winter Wonderland, but once you’re in you can stay as long as you like!
Dates: 18th November 2022 – 2nd January 2023
South Bank Centre Winter Market
Stroll along the banks of the River Thames for this fun and festive London Christmas Market. With twinkling lights, delicious food stalls, and seasonal gifts perfect for loved ones, don’t miss this wonderful London Christmas market!
Dates: 3rd November 2022 – 8th January 2023
Leicester Square Christmas Market
Enter a fabulous winter extravaganza in central London at Leicester Square. The busy square, known for being the home of British film premieres, is transformed with a traditional London Christmas Market. You’ll be able to indulge in mulled wine, delicious food, and even festive shows!
Dates: 9th November 2022 – 7th January 2023
Greenwich Christmas Market
Whilst not a London Christmas market entirely dedicated to the season, Greenwich Market transforms itself with festive lights during the holidays. If you’re looking for somewhere to take the kids, there will be a Santa Claus at various times throughout the season to welcome children in Greenwich Grotto!
Dates: Christmas lights turn on 16th November 2022
Another of London’s best markets transforms itself into a Christmas wonderland. Borough Market gets a wonderful London Christmas Market makeover every year. You’ll be able to visit all your favourite Borough Market stalls as usual, just with a festive atmosphere in tow.
Selfridges London Christmas Market
Following its successful first year as a London Christmas Market, Selfridges is once again hosting its very own festivities. At this Christmas market in central London, you’ll find sustainably grown Christmas trees, delicious food, and perfect gifts for your family and friends!
Looking for the perfect Christmas gifts from London’s small businesses? Pexmas is the London Christmas Market to be at! Located in Peckham, this holiday market focuses on small businesses – just ideal for present shopping!
Dates: 3rd & 4th November 2022
Kingston’s European Style Christmas Market
Located on the London/Surrey border, Kingston’s Christmas Market never disappoints! With chalets stocked with holiday gifts and decorations, as well as food and drinks in the town’s old marketplace, you won’t be disappointed!
Dates: 10th November 2022 – 24th December 2023