Best Christmas Markets In East London
Grab a pair of gloves and a cup of mulled wine; it’s that time of year again when the only acceptable weekend plans involve strolling through festive market stalls. Here are our favourites across East London:
Old Spitalfields Christmas Market (18th and 24th Dec)
Featuring all your favourite independent shops and makers, Old Spitalfields market has given itself a festive make-over. Take a wander around the packed in market stalls and browse the unique fashion, art, prints and homeware, with plenty of sustainable options added in for the conscious consumer. If the browsing makes you peckish, grab a bite from the market’s multiple food vendors which include the irresistible Piadana Bros for wonderful artisanal Italian flatbreads, or the Insta-Famous Humble Crumble for a delicious fruity and buttery treat.
16 Horner Square, London E1 6EW
Netil Market (Every Tuesday-Sunday)
A little-known favourite of East London locals, Netil Market is tucked away in a quiet corner of London Fields. With a small collection of carefully selected stalls featuring some foodie favourites like Pockets, as well as small businesses like Jill Hopkins Jewellery offering fabulously elevated Christmas gifting options.
13-23 Westgate St, London E8 3RL
Columbia Road Flower Market (Every Wednesday 30th Nov -21st Dec)
The iconic flower market is back with some seasonal spice. Brace yourself on a chilly midweek evening to peruse the famous market street on its ‘Christmas Wednesdays’. Offering handwoven wreathes, seasonal foliage and even the odd Christmas tree, Columbia Road is the place to go if you want to welcome the earthy scent of pine into your home.
Columbia Rd, London E2 7RG
Urban Makers Christmas Market (10/11th December)
Located just a short walk away in Mile End is the Urban Makers market, held at the Ecology Pavilion at Mile End Park. With roughly 50 different creators in attendance each day, this Christmas market is bursting with option for Christmas gifts ranging from homeware and candles to clothing and accessories, all sustainable and ethically sourced.
The Ecology Pavilion Mile End Park, 125 Grove Rd, Bow, London E3 5RP
Bethnal Green DIY Christmas Art Market (10th December)
This intimate market at creative hub Rich Mix is the perfect place to grab a personal gift. With a close-knit feel, you can get to know the vendors and artists attending to learn more about their work. With a range of crafts on offer you can expect to see everything from ceramics and jewellery to custom t-shirts and tote bags.
Rich Mix 35-47 Bethnal Green Road London E1 6LA
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