Where To Go Christmas Shopping In London 2016
The lights are twinkling, the windows are frosty, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in London… so why not start your Christmas gift shopping with some of the best festive markets in the UK? Take your loved ones some truly unique presents this year, have a look at our favourite markets this December.
Christmas Wednesdays, Columbia Road – Every Wednesday from 30th November – 21st December
Columbia Road Christmas Wednesdays – Columbia Road, E2 7RG (photo credit: unknown)
The famous Columbia Road Markets are opening every Wednesday until 9PM to offer a special shopping experience once again. You’ll only find handmade individual gifts here, not to be found on the high street or online, so you know you’re getting the goods! The Dickensian atmosphere of the street will be enhanced by Carol singers and plenty of mulled wine to enjoy! Scrooge’s are not welcome here!
Crafty Fox Christmas Night Markets – 1st & 15th December
Crafty Fox Christmas Night Market @ The Geffrye Museum – 136 Kingsland Road, E2 8EA (photo credit: Craft Fox Market)
Kicking off on the 1st December, Crafty Fox Market are bringing their festive night markets to the gorgeous setting of the Geffrye Musem. Featuring over 65 stalls selling jewellery, fashion, artwork, homeware, and everything in between, you’re sure to find that special something for someone on your Christmas list! If you’re feeling particularly crafty, then make sure to join in with the I Make Knots finger knitting jewellery workshop on the 15th December, for just £5!
Winter Wonderland – open now – January 2nd, 2017
Winter Wonderland – Hyde Park, W2 (photo credit: Winter Wonderland)
This place literally screams Christmas! We absolutely love the rides and food and bars, but Winter Wonderland also boasts around 200 Bavarian-style stalls selling unique gifts around the park. From traditional Christmas decorations and handmade gifts to homemade food and drinks hampers, you’ll be spoilt for choice with plenty of gift ideas for your friends and family.
Redchurch Street Christmas Market – 1st – 17th December
Redchurch Street, E2 7DJ (photo credit: unknown)
Enjoy plenty of live music, carol singing, cocktails, mulled wine and cider with a side of Christmas cheer! The Redchurch Street Christmas Market will be popping up with various stalls all offering fantastic deals on their special handmade crafts and gifts! Alongside the shopping, you can also partake in some wreath making and Christmas workshops throughout December!
Hackney Flea-Mas Market – 17th & 18th December
Hackney Flea-Mas Market @ Abney Hall – 73a Stoke Newington Church Street, N16 0AS (Hackney Flea Market)
We love a good Hackney Flea-Mas Market! Stock up on all manner of one-of-a-kind gifts and handcrafted trinkets with over 30 vintage traders selling their retro clothing, homeware and bric-a-brac alongside special historical Christmas wonderment! There will be food, music and, of course, mulled wine to help you peruse the treasures on offer.