Property Guide – London’s Christmas Markets
Whether you want to get your Christmas shopping done, looking to buy festive treats and Christmas decorations, or you’re just up for some festivity, London’s many Christmas markets and fairs are the place to be. Below are details of London’s Christmas 2019 markets located close to our property developments.
The Osborn Apartments
Located in the busy and vibrant Shoreditch, just up the road from Brick Lane and Columbia Road which have plenty to offer:
- Columbia Road Christmas Wednesdays
If you’re looking for an excuse to miss the Sunday morning crowds at Columbia Road flower market, their late Wednesday openings are the perfect opportunity – you’ll find carollers, Christmas trees and shops open till 9pm.
- Spitalfields Christmas Lates
Spitalfields has got your Christmas shopping all wrapped up. They’re opening late every Wednesday up until Christmas, allowing you to browse plastic-free gift stalls at their sustainable market; book into wreath-making workshops; prop up the mulled wine and Irish coffee bar; and soak up the sounds of live steel drum bands and gospel choirs.
- Rare Birds Christmas Bazaar, Brick Lane
Rare Birds is loading its Brick Lane nest full of festive treats for a big Christmas bazaar with plenty of unique treasures from bohemian fashion to artisan craft and homewares. Or, if you want to give a gift that money can’t buy, you can even try your hand at making your own in one of the festive craft workshops with Lizy Bending from The Feel Free Company. The resident DJs will be doing what they do best – blending the finest soul, Afro beat and house to get you in the festive mood, and you’ll find street food from Yorkshire Burrito and Falafel Queen, as well as cocktails, mulled wine and mulled cider. Free entry. Taking place on 1 December from 11am-6pm (with bar and DJs till 10pm).
Located on the fringes of Hampstead, offers various fun activities nearby that are great for kids:
- Kenwood House Audience with Father Christmas
Festive Fun with the Man himself! Meet Father Christmas as he tells festive tales amidst the yuletide decorations.
- Santa’s Grotto at Alexandra Palace
Santa Claus is swapping the North Pole for North London as he sets up camp in the East Court this December 19th to 23rd. Little ones are treated to a meeting with Santa plus a small gift. Christmas just wouldn’t be the same without a trip to see old Saint Nick! Every kid must be accompanied by an adult.
The Old Diary
Set in the heart of Bloomsbury managed to have a special Christmas activity for everyone on its doorstep, with its Victorian Christmas at the Charles Dickens Museum and of course the Designer Christmas Market at King’s Cross.
- Christmas at Canopy Market, King’s Cross
As part of the Christmas by Design season at King’s Cross, Canopy Market will have a design makeover. As well as all the best bits of a Christmas market – hot and crumbly mince pies, the scent of mulled wine in the air, and a wistful rendition of Fairy-tale of New York from live performers – you can expect pop up stalls from incredible independent design makers, talks on the history of design from experts at the V&A and the Royal Academy and a host of special design-themed events. The covered weekend market will showcase top artisan food, drink, fashion, art and design pieces from indie creators. Best of all, in the run-up to Christmas, from late November, the market with be open daily from 12pm-6pm and Fridays from 12noon-8pm. You can also buy your Christmas tree at Canopy Market, with proceeds going to charity.
- Christmas at Charles Dickens Museum
Each year, the Museum provides a unique and enchanting glimpse into how the festive season was celebrated by the great Victorian author, with the historic interiors transformed into a true embodiment of Christmas Past. Follow in Dickens’s footsteps as you savour the sights, sounds and smells of the rooms where he lived and worked – with holly and ivy decking the halls, beautiful Victorian decorations and a whole host of other festive surprises to discover.