Christmas is tantalisingly close now and if you’ve still got some special gifts to buy, we know just the places!
We present our pick of the best Christmas markets in London for beautiful, unique, crafted gifts.
The Barbican Christmas Market
The Barbican is hosting 35 independent designers, makers and artisans for just 10 days, opening this weekend. Expect arts and crafts, jewellery, vintage clothes as well as food and drink and much more.
Look out for Kirstie Maclaraen’s hand crafted contemporary jewellery, her new collection ‘Béton Brut’ is inspired by Brutalist architecture.
Barbican Centre Foyer, Silk Street London EC2Y 8DS
12th – 22nd December, Mon–Fri 4pm–8.30pm, Sat & Sun 12pm–8.30pm
Shoreditch Christmas Craft Market
The markets of Shoreditch have long been established as treasure troves of stylish vintage and antique items and this special Christmas edition is no exception! There is no telling what you might find amongst the huddles of stalls selling their eclectic ranges of art, jewellery, leather wares, clothing, pottery, stationary and food.
There will also be special seasonal craft workshops, where crafters will exhibit the skills of their trades and offering the opportunity for you to join in and learn a new skill for yourself.
The Red Market, 288-299 Old Street, EC1V 9LA,
5th-20th December, every Fri & Sat. 12noon – 6pm
More London Christmas Market
This year you can expect more homemade gifts and warming food from the More London market, with views across the river to the Tower of London a perfect backdrop to the traditional chalet-style stalls.
There will also be live carol singing this weekend, perfect for a cosy Christmas atmosphere.
More London Riverside, Tooley St, London SE1 2DB
8th – 21st December, 11am – 7pm