With Christmas right around the corner, we've curated a list of our favorite seasonal markets across London. Whether you're looking for a last-minute Secret Santa gift, get your fix of festive dranks and treats 🍷🍷or want to enjoy the wintery lights with a loved one, here are our recommendations of where to go to get a head start on your Christmas shopping 🛍🛍
Christmas in Leicester Square | November 8 - January 5, West End
For a wide variety of food concessions, hand-crafted toys, ornaments, and goodies, this market is your go-to. Added bonus? It's slap bang in the middle of Leicester Square and is free.99 🤑🤑Ideal for those who want to quickly have a little look, without committing hours and hours to a Christmas Market. More info here.
Jamii Marketplace | November 29, Croydon
Love black-owned brands? Head to the Jamii Marketplace at Fairfield Halls this Black Friday to #ShopSaveSupport on some of your favorite brands. Added bonus? We'll be there - duh! But also, the marketplace is part of Ghana Year of Return celebrations, so you already know the vibes 💃🏾🕺🏽More info here.
Buyagift Sustainable Christmas Market | December 1, Clapton
Eco-warriors rejoice! This market is centered around trailblazing brands in the sustainability space and offers you the opportunity to buy gifts that won't cost the earth! Added bonus? They're offering free manicures and massages, sample free food, and get your gifts wrapped for the free free 🌍♻️More info here.
Black Culture Christmas Market | December 8, Brixton
We love black-owned businesses - hellooo - so of course we had to add #anotherone. This indoor market features a mix of brands focused on skincare, food, art, and more. The purpose of the market is to showcase businesses owned by the African and Caribbean diaspora. Added bonus? You already know we will be there, so make sure you pull up on us 👊🏾👊🏿More info here.
Winter at the South Bank Center | November 8, Southbank
For family fun, comedy and cabaret, head over to the Southbank Center for this festive market. Not only is it open all the way to the end of January, enjoy riverside views of London city. Added bonus? Thrill-seekers can check out rides, while book lovers can check out story time onsite. Win-win for everybody ❄️😏More info here.
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