Guide to London’s Christmas markets and fairs 2022

Discover festive markets and fairs in central, north, south, east, and west London in November and December 2022.

Visit one of London’s Christmas markets

Are you ready to shop till you drop this Christmas? If you’re looking for something a bit more atmospheric than a department store or high street chain, then one of London’s Christmas markets or fairs may just be for you.

Whether you live in east, west, north, or south, London, or are just visiting the capital, there’s plenty of festive shopping opportunities around town. This season the capital will see the return of some popular, long-term markets, such as the Southbank Centre Winter Market or Winter Wonderland, while many local communities, museums and charities are hosting one-off or weekend long fairs.

Many of the markets and fairs have free entry, while some charge a small entry fee to raise money for charity. Some also offer Christmas activities, including crafting workshops, carol-singing and Santa’s Grottoes.

Discover London’s best Christmas markets and fairs this 2022 festive season:

Long-term Christmas markets in London

Some markets are opening throughout the run-up to Christmas, with some still going into the new year. Most of these markets will close earlier than usual on Christmas Eve and be closed all day on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

  • 3 November 2022 – 8 January 2023 : Southbank Centre Winter Market

Shop at riverside chalets selling festive food, drink, gifts and treats on the South Bank. Open Sun-Thur 11am–10pm, Fri & Sat 11am–11pm. Free entry. Queen’s Walk, South Bank, SE1. Nearest station: Waterloo, Westminster or Embankment. For more information, visit the Southbank Centre website.

  • 10 November – 24 December 2022 : Kingston Christmas Market

Over 40 wooden cabins will be selling festive food, drink and gifts. Open Sun-Wed -10am-6pm, Tues-Sat 10am-8pm. Free entry. Market is located across two sites: The first in between Clarence Street and High Street, Kingston-upon-Thames, KT1. Nearest station: Kingston. For more information, visit the Kingston Christmas Market website.

  • 15 November 2022 – 2 January 2023 : Christmas By The River

Annual festive market featuring food, drink, craft and gift stalls across The Scoop More London, Hay’s Galleria and London Bridge City Pier. There will also be choir performances, outdoor film screenings and local community activations. Open daily 11am-10pm. Free entry. Queen’s Walk and Hay’s Galleria, SE1 2DB. Nearest station: London Bridge or Tower Hill. For more information, visit the London Bridge City website.

  • 18 November 2022 – 2 January 2023 : Christmas Markets @ Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland returns to Hyde Park and offers a German market selling gifts, as well as food and drink. You can bring the whole family and get into the festive spirit with a fun fair, circus, live shows and an ice rink. Open daily 10am-10pm. Tickets (must be pre-booked) Standard £5, Peak £7.50, Off-peak free. Entrance fee waived if you spend over £25 on attractions, rides or games in advance. Hyde Park, Westminster, W2 2UH. Nearest station: Hyde Park Corner, Marble Arch or Knightsbridge. For more information, visit the Winter Wonderland website.

  • 26 November – 23 December 2022 : Canopy Christmas Market

Festive edition of the popular Canopy Market, with shopping stalls, food and drink, and live music. Open Tues–Thur 12-7pm, Fri 12pm-8pm and Sat-Sun 12pm-6pm. Free entry. West Handyside Canopy, King’s Cross, N1C 4BH. Nearest station: King’s Cross St Pancras. For more information, visit the King’s Cross website.

 

One-off or short-term London Christmas fairs and markets

 

  • 17 – 20 November 2022 : Swedish Church Christmas Fair

London’s Swedish church opens their doors, offering plenty of Scandi treats, crafts and gifts. There will also be a cafe serving Swedish food and glögg. Open Thu 17 12pm-8pm, Sat 19 11am-6pm, Sun 20 11.30am-5pm. Entry: £3. Swedish Church, 6 Harcourt Street, Marylebone, W1H 4AG. Nearest station: Edgware Road or Marylebone. For more information, visit the church website.

  • 20 November 2022 : Blackheath Christmas Fair

Christmas charity fair selling festive gifts, gourmet food and drink, raffles and more. Open 10.30am- 4.45pm. Entry: £2.50. Blackheath Halls, 3 Lee Road, Blackheath, SE3 9RQ. Nearest station: Blackheath. For more information, visit the Blackheath Halls website. Christmas Mince pies

  • 24 – 26 November 2022 : Novikov Christmas Street Market

Mayfair restaurant Novikov host their annual festive market, featuring stalls, house DJs, Champagne Ice Bar, carol singers, food market, Ashai Bar, as well as Santa and his reindeer. Open 11am-9pm. Free entry. Mayfair Place, Mayfair, W1J. Nearest station: Green Park. For more information, visit the Novikov website.

  • 25 – 27 November 2022 : Christmas Fayre @ Forty Hall Estate

Shop for gifts and crafts from traders in the Jacobean manor house at Forty Hall. There will also be a BBQ and mulled wine stall. Open Fri 4pm-8pm, Sat-Sun 11am-4pm. Entry: £2, Under 16s free (tickets must be booked in advance). Forty Hall Estate, Enfield, EN2 9HA. Nearest station: Turkey Street. For more information, visit the Forty Hall Estate website.

  • 25 – 27 November and 2 – 4 December 2022 : Finnish Church Christmas Fair

Christmas market featuring live music, Finnish treats and gifts, food and drink from the cafeteria. Open Fri 12pm-8pm, Sat-Sun 12pm-6pm. Free entry. Finnish Church, 33 Albion Street, Rotherhithe, SE16 7JG. Nearest station: Rotherhithe. For more information, visit the Finnish Church website.

  • 26 November 2022 : Love West Dulwich Christmas Fair

Local stalls pop-up selling crafts, food and gifts; Santa’s grotto, children’s story-telling, street food, mulled wine, face-painting, carol singing and children’s entertainment. 10am-4pm. Free. Along 93-115 Rosendale Road, Croxted Road and Park Hall Road, West Dulwich, SE21. Nearest station: West Dulwich. For more information, visit the Love West Dulwich Facebook page.

  • 26 November 2022 : Woolwich Christmas Market

Craft and gift stalls will be joined by children’s activities, Christmas card making, singers, Christmas trail and more. From 10am-4pm. Free entry. General Gordon Square, Woolwich, SE18. Nearest station: Woolwich Arsenal. For more information, visit the Royal Greenwich website.

  • 26 November 2022 : Christmas Gifts & Makers Fair

Christmas fair in the grounds of the Arnos Arms pub, along with festive food and drink, singing and music. 11am-4pm. Free entry. The Arnos Arms, 338 Bowes Road, Arnos Grove, N11 1AN. Nearest station: Arnos Grove. For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page.

  • 27 November 2022 : Dulwich College Christmas Fair

Christmas fair in the grounds and halls of historic Dulwich College featuring over 100 stalls selling crafts, gifts, carol singing, food & drink and Santa’s Grotto. Open 11.30am-4pm. Entry: Adults £5, Under 18s free. Dulwich College, Dulwich Common, SE21 7LD. Nearest station: West Dulwich. For more information, check out the Friends of Dulwich College website.

  • 2 December 2022 : RAW Labs Christmas Market

Shop from artists and makers’ stalls, enjoy street food and mulled wine, listen to a local school choir and step into an immersive Christmas installation. There are also Christmas craft workshops. From 4pm-9pm. Free entry, Royal Albert Wharf, E16 2GU. Nearest station: Gallions Reach. For more information, visit the Bow Arts website.

  • 3 – 4 December 2022 : Crafty Fox Christmas Market @ Mercato Metropolitano

Buy gifts directly from crafters and makers, while enjoying food and drink from street food stalls. 11am-5pm. Free entry. Mercato Metropolitano, 47 Newington Causeway, Elephant & Castle, SE1 6BD. Nearest station: Elephant & Castle. For more information, visit the Crafty Fox website.

  • 3 – 4 December 2022 : Christmas Fair Weekend @ Fulham Palace

An indoor and alfresco festive market featuring over 65 stalls selling food and gifts, such as jewellery, fragrances, accessories, decorations and more. There will also be children’s activities, tombola, festive photos, carols and more. Open 10am-4pm. Tickets: Adults £5, Children £3 (advance, more on the door). Fulham Palace & Garden, Bishop’s Avenue, Fulham, SW6 6EA. Nearest station: Putney Bridge. For more information, visit the Fulham Palace website.

  • 3, 10 and 17 December 2022 : Wembley Park Festive Market

Wembley Park will be hosting a festive market over three consecutive Saturdays. Featuring 25 artisan traders selling gifts, food and drink. 10am-5pm. Free entry. Market Square, Wembley Park, Wembley, HA9 0FD. Nearest stations: Wembley Park or Wembley Stadium. For more information, visit the Wembley Park website.

  • 4 December 2022 : Beautiful & Useful Craft Fair @ the Garden Museum

Meet and shop from artists, designers and makers at the many stalls at the Garden Museum. The cafe will also be open serving food and drink. Open 10.30am-5pm. Entry: £7. The Garden Museum, 5 Lambeth Palace Road, Lambeth, SE1 7LB. Nearest station: Lambeth North. For more information, visit the Garden Musem website.

  • 5 December 2022 : The City Christmas Fair

Popular Christmas fair returns to the City, with over 50 stalls and fundraising for the Wellbeing of Women charity. There is also a raffle, silent auction and champagne bar. Open 11am-8pm. Entry: £10. Drapers’ Hall, Throgmorton Street, City of London, EC2N 2DQ. Nearest stations: Bank or Liverpool Street. For more information, visit the City Christmas Fair website.

  • 11 December 2022 : Christmas Market @ The Crossing

Huge Christmas market in King’s Cross sees over 100 traders selling gifts and crafts. 11am-5pm. Free entry. The Crossing, The Granary Building, King’s Cross, N1C. Nearest station: King’s Cross St Pancras. For more information, visit the Crafty Fox website.  

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Head to Brixton Windmill for its Winter Market

  • 11 December 2022 : Brixton Windmill Winter Market

Enjoy a festive market in the shadow of one of London’s few remaining Georgian windmills. Featuring stalls, adult and children’s craft workshops, choir and Santa’s Grotto. From 12pm-3.30pm. Free entry. Brixton Windmill, Windmill Gardens (west end of Blenheim Gardens, off Brixton Hill), Brixton, SW2 5EU. Nearest station: Brixton. For more information, visit the Brixton Windmill website.

  • 17 December 2022 : Christmas Craft and Gift Market (Crouch End)

A host of Christmas gifts and crafts for sale. 12pm-4pm. Free entry. Union Church Community Centre, Weston Park, Crouch End, N8 9PX. Nearest station: Hornsey. For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page.

  • 17 – 18 December 2022 : Crafty Fox Christmas Market @ Mercato Metropolitano

Buy gifts directly from crafters and makers, while enjoying food and drink from street food stalls. 11am-5pm. Free entry. Mercato Metropolitano, 47 Newington Causeway, Elephant & Castle, SE1 6BD. Nearest station: Elephant & Castle. For more information, visit the Crafty Fox website.

  • 18 December 2022 : The Rookery Christmas Fair & Market

Buy gifts, crafts, jewellery and much more from local traders, while enjoying food and drink. Open 11am-4pm. Entry via donation. The Rookery, Streatham Common, Streatham, SW16 3BZ. Nearest station: Streatham. For more information, visit the Streatham Common Co-operative website.

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