5 Fabulously Festive Christmas Markets in London 2022

Festive Christmas Markets London – Are you looking for what markets are on in London over Christmas?  London really lights up over the Xmas season, with some wonderful events like Winter Wonderland, Pantomimes, Santa’s Grottos and Christmas Markets. 

Find all your Christmas gifts or just soak up the atmosphere (as well as the mulled wine and street food!).  Have a look at our suggestions for Christmas Markets in London.

Also, don’t miss our posts on Christmas Events in London or Hotels near London Christmas Markets.


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Winter Wonderland Christmas Market – Hyde Park, London

18 November 2022 to 2 January 2023

There are few places better to get into the Christmas spirit than the Winter Wonderland in London’s Hyde Park. This fabulous family event is one of the must do things to do in London at Christmas.

“Featuring a huge selection of festive entertainment and activities, from ice skating and circus shows to a Christmas market and live music, there’s enough fun things to do to fill a whole day and evening.  Take a look at what’s usually happening at Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland. Plus, check the top tips to make the most of your next visit to Winter Wonderland in London. ” Be sure to celebrate the festive season when Winter Wonderland returns to London from 18 November 2022 to 2 January 2023.

“Browse the traditional Christmas Market, one of the largest London Christmas markets complete with charming chalets overflowing with festive goods. Shop for unusual and unique gifts, arts and crafts, trinkets, jewellery and decorations.”


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Hyde Park Christmas Market


Southbank Christmas Market – London’s Southbank

Late November to late December

The South Bank is the perfect spot this festive season to avoid the crowds of Central London and browse for special gifts with a whole lot more charm. “Peruse stalls at the riverside Christmas market, with the scent of street foods and mulled wine filling the air.”

“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.”

Fabulous and festive from late November to late December. 

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Southbank Christmas Market


Leicester Square Christmas Market London

Dates to be announced, but as a guide last year was 12 November  – 9 January

London’s most famous square is getting a festive makeover. At Leicester Square Christmas Market you can browse more than 25 festive stalls, selling handcrafted gifts and treats, while you enjoy a cup of mulled wine. There will of course be a Santa’s Grotto and a spectacular 1920s Spiegeltent. Entertainment includes La Clique circus, an “All Senses Christmas Cabaret”, and “Tucking around the Christmas Tree” which is a Drag Christmas Variety show. At Leicester Square Christmas Market there is something for everyone!

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Leicester Square Christmas Market


Greenwich Christmas Market – Greenwich London

Dates to be announced, but as a guide last year was Wednesday evening throughout December. 

There are an incredible 150 festive stalls to browse at Greenwich Christmas Market, which is on every Wednesday evening throughout December. 

An exciting array of street vendors selling unique and charming gifts, food and treats. The market comes to life with sparkling fairy lights, festive music and of course, the big man himself, Santa, will be checking his naughty and nice list within his grotto at Greenwich Christmas Market. What better backdrop this Christmas time – situated proudly against the backdrop of the award-winning visitor attraction, the Cutty Sark, and overlooking the stunning views of the River Thames and the London skyline.


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Greenwich Christmas Market


Spirit of Christmas Fair

Hammersmith Rd, London W14 8UX

Spirit of Christmas Fair returns from 31 October – 6 November 2022

Following a year of shopping online, Spirit of Christmas Fair is excited to be welcoming shoppers back through the doors of Olympia London celebrating 20 years. Ensuring customers have Christmas all wrapped up before December, the UK’s leading and largest shopping event will be returning to Olympia London from 1 – 7 November.

The home of Christmas shopping, Spirit of Christmas Fair has over 650 independent boutiques with an extraordinary breadth of product ranges under one roof.

Offering items not found on the high street, Spirit of Christmas Fair shines a spotlight on British, sustainable and ethically produced products. Enabling customers to find something for even the trickiest of individuals to buy for, discerning shoppers will find endless never-before-seen items. From gifts and treats to entertaining ideas, the expertly curated fashion, decorations, jewellery, homeware, baby and children, toys and games, food and drinks brands have all been hand-picked for their quality and originality.

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Spirit of Christmas Fair