It’s that time of the year again and Christmas is just around the corner. The decorations are up, the festive songs are on and the presents are sitting under the tree. If like us however, you’ve been too busy to even think about Christmas yet, here are the perfect markets in London to get you in the mood.
Islington Green is one of our favourite Christmas markets. Each year it charms us and gets us right into the festive spirit. With over 60 stalls to peruse, it’s great place to meet family and friends alike and with Santa’s Grotto featuring this year, your kids will never want to leave!
Camden is playing host to a more grown up style of Christmas market and we like it! Every Thursday until 9pm, Camden market will have stalls, live music, hot cider and mulled wine on offer and with a different theme each week, who could say no?!
The Tate Modern is playing host to a huge market along the river, with a bevy of stalls selling all sorts of goodies. A Victorian Carousel features and it adds the perfect amount of whimsical charm to this wonderful market. If the Tate doesn’t quite satisfy your Christmas cravings, then head to the Southbank Centre afterwards for an indoor market with even more stalls of festive fancies!
To get your Eastern dose of festive fun, head over to Shoreditch. Located at the Red Market in Old Street, The Shoreditch Christmas Crafts Market will be home to a variety of stalls showcasing local talent. The focus is on celebrating the artistic skills of independent designers in the area and so you will definitely see more than just your average Christmas market gubbins on sale – think handmade handbags and jewellery workshops!
Leicester Square has outdone itself this year, and has installed a huge speilgetent (a big velvety tent!) which will be surrounded by traditional wooden huts and Christmas market stalls. Not only is there plenty of shopping to be done, but the speilgetent will be hosting performances by La Soirée amongst other exciting acts. If you are looking for Christmas market to make an evening of, this is the one!