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Best 10 Christmas markets in London 2021

Find much more than presents and stocking fillers at these magical Christmas markets in London.

Find the perfect Christmas gifts for loved ones and enjoy plenty of street food, twinkles and entertainment throughout the festive season at London's most popular Christmas markets.

The locations below annually host some of the top Christmas markets, which usually stay open until the New Year. Check back later in the year for confirmed markets for Christmas 2021.

1. Southbank Centre Winter Market

See the South Bank's riverside transformed into a wintry wonderland, where global cuisine and an artisan Christmas market come together in one sparkling location for Southbank Centre's Winter festival.

Amble past the traditional wooden chalets lining the banks of the Thames and pick up gorgeous stocking fillers from the Winter Market. Or, tuck into cheese-based food, cocktails and mulled wine underneath the glittering Christmas lights.

2. Leicester Square Christmas market

Experience festive fun with Christmas in Leicester Square, which gives the home of blockbuster film premieres a yuletide makeover. 

Browse the traditional market filled with a wonderful array of crafts and tempting treats. Afterwards, head to the Belgian spiegeltent to enjoy a brilliant lineup of comedy, cabaret and burlesque shows. 

3. Winter Wonderland Christmas market

Follow the lights to Hyde Park and immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere of Winter Wonderland, one of the biggest Christmas markets in London.

Discover more than 100 wooden cabins overflowing with fantastic gifts, including handmade crafts and beautiful pieces of jewellery. You can also get your skates on at the UK's biggest outdoor ice rink, see London sparkle from the Giant Observation Wheel, or sit back and enjoy one of Winter Wonderland's top Christmas shows.

5. Eccleston Yards Christmas Market

Explore the buzzy open-air mall which makes this stunning courtyard. Browse stalls filled with trinkets and unique gifts at Eccleston Yards Christmas Market, which brings festive cheer, new traders and live music to this open space every weekend before Christmas.

6. Selfridges Christmas Market

Last year, families and foodies could flock to the first ever Selfridges Christmas Market at Edwards Mews, set by its iconic flagship store. Filled with sizzling street food from vendors curated by founder of Street Feast, Dominic Cools-Lartigue, this outdoor market brought fairground rides, a selfie-friendly tunnel of light and heaps of stalls selling Christmas trinkets. 

7. Westfield London Christmas Market

Soak up the festive atmosphere at Westfield London. In addition to being a one-stop-shop for all your Christmas present needs, this shopping paradise hosted its inaugural Christmas market.

Here, you can find unique gifts from independent, British retailers at the outdoor stalls and take a pit-stop at the covered bar to admire the huge Christmas tree with a seasonal tipple.

8. Kingston Christmas Market

Each November, you can usually venture over to picturesque Kingston upon Thames, where you can search the riverside town's Ancient Market Place for unique Christmas gifts at the Kingston Christmas Market.

The cosy cabins are packed with a range of handmade arts and crafts, beautiful decorations and stocking fillers. Afterwards, enjoy seasonal entertainment while tucking into some specialist street food.

10. Christmas under the Canopy

You can usually get hands-on at craft workshops at Christmas under the Canopy, a covered market found in King's Cross. Alongside creative activities, you can typically find mulled wine, carol singers and twinkling lights at Canopy Market

Treat your special ones to London vouchers for top spots or browse luxury Christmas gifts and experiences in the city.

If you're looking for more Christmas gift inspiration, check out these top places for Christmas shopping in London. Or discover plenty more things to do with these 101 festive ideas for a magical time in London at Christmas.

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