Christmas Markets And Fairs In London 2018

Christmas Markets And Fairs In London 2018
Ideal Home Show Christmas Fair at Olympia London: The best Christmas markets and fairs for Christmas shopping in London 2018
Photo: Ideal Home Show at Christmas

Whether you want to get your Christmas shopping done, or you're looking to buy festive treats and Christmas decorations, London's many Christmas markets and fairs are the place to be. Christmas 2018 events are listed below, and we'll be adding more as they're announced. Check out our guide to spending Christmas in London for other festive events.

Central London Christmas markets

Traditional Christmas market at Hyde Park Winter Wonderland: The best Christmas markets and fairs for Christmas shopping in London 2018
Photo: Hyde Park Winter Wonderland

SOUTHBANK CENTRE: One of the capital's busiest Christmas markets every year, the riverside wooden cabins are back next to Southbank Centre with gift ideas and street food from around the world. Free entry, just turn up, 9 November-27 December 2018

Southbank Centre Winter Market  - christmas markets and fairs in London
Southbank Centre Winter Market

WINTER WONDERLAND: Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park brings with it one heck of a Christmas market — and crowds to match. Expect wooden chalets selling traditional German food, drink, toys, ornaments and more. Free entry, just turn up, 22 November 2018-6 January 2019

LONDON BRIDGE CITY: That's the fancy name they give to the stretch of ground between London Bridge and Tower Bridge south of the Thames, in the vicinity of City Hall, The Scoop and Hay's Galleria. Along with cabins and food and drink stalls, there's workshops, storytelling and arts and craft sessions. More details to be announced soon. Free entry, just turn up, 29 November 2018-2 January 2019

North London Christmas markets

Country Living Christmas Fair, London: The best Christmas markets and fairs for Christmas shopping in London 2018
Photo: Country Living Christmas Fair

COUNTRY LIVING FAIR: The Country Living Fair is back at the Business Design Centre in Islington, offering you a chance to get your home decked out for Christmas with decorations and accessories. Food, drink, gifts and craft supplies also available to buy. Regular adult ticket from £15, book ahead, 7-11 November 2018

South London Christmas markets

Chelsea Pensioners choir performs at Christmas market at Pear Tree Cafe in Battersea Park, London: The best Christmas markets and fairs for Christmas shopping in London 2018
Chelsea Pensioners Choir at Pear Tree Cafe in 2017

BATTERSEA PARK: Pear Tree Cafe in Battersea Park extends its Christmas market over two weekend for 2018. The cafe transforms into something of a winter wonderland, with a marquee holding the stalls, carol singers providing the entertainment, and plenty of mulled wine and raclette available. Free entry, just turn up, 1-2 December and 8-9 December 2018

East London Christmas markets

Shopper at Urban Makers Christmas fair, London: The best Christmas markets and fairs for Christmas shopping in London 2018
Photo: Urban Makers

TRUMAN BREWERY: Kickstart the festive season with the Renegade Craft Fair holiday event at the Old Truman Brewery in Brick Lane. Traders to be announced but expect gift ideas, craft workshops, food and drink and festive music. 1-2 December 2018

MILE END: Urban Makers East's Christmas market takes over Mile End Ecology Pavilion for two days, with over 50 different designer-makers each day, plus workshops for adults and kids, face painting, food, drink and more. 8-9 December 2018

West London Christmas markets

Spirit of Christmas Fair at Olympia London: The best Christmas markets and fairs for Christmas shopping in London 2018
Photo: Spirit of Christmas Fair

OLYMPIA: For those who like their festivities to arrive early, the Spirit of Christmas Fair comes to Olympia, with 825 independent traders selling everything from jewellery, food and drink to any bauble you could ever want, plus house and garden workshops to help you get your pad ready for the big day. Adult ticket £25-£32, book ahead, 29 October-4 November 2018

OLYMPIA: The Ideal Home Show at Christmas takes over Olympia. Exhibitors include specialists in interiors and home accessories, technology and gadgets, fashion and beauty and more. Adult tickets from £13, book ahead, 21-25 November 2018

Ideal Home Show Christmas Fair at Olympia London: The best Christmas markets and fairs for Christmas shopping in London 2018
Photo: Ideal Home Show at Christmas

CHELSEA: The Chelsea Christmas Gift Fair is back at Chelsea Old Town Hall selling clothes, homewares, toys, pet gifts and food products. Free entry, just turn up, date TBC

Know of any events that we've missed? Send the details to hello@londonist.com.

Last Updated 09 October 2018