Guide to Christmas Markets in East London
8th December 2021
8th December 2021
Christmas markets transform the main squares of cities across the world into winter wonderlands every holiday season. Wooden huts, twinkling lights, mulled wine, a holiday atmosphere and fabulous gifts, as Christmas carols fill the air.
East London Christmas markets are a perfect preamble to winter holidays. They’re full of unique products with a variety so extensive you can complete your whole shopping list at one event.
Step into a world of festive delights with some of the best Christmas markets and winter fairs. Walk through a winter wonderland of handmade treasures and be inspired for your Christmas presents or discover unique gifts for your loved ones.
Here are some of the best markets in east London, each offering something a little different so you can choose the one that suits you best.
Step into Christmas with character at Old Spitalfields Market this winter, where you’ll find thoughtful gifting and neighbourhood festivities all under one roof.
Old Spitalfields Market will be holding a series of shopping events and host a fantastic array of guest markets in the run-up to Christmas.
Open seven days a week, it is the perfect antidote to the high street. The market brings together small producers and local creatives with original independent retailers and a few well-known brands under one historic roof.
You can find Old Spitalfield Market at 16 Horner Square, London, E1 6EW.
With the festive season fast approaching, Hackney Bridge will be hosting weekly markets on Thursday evenings until 23rd December. Perfect for picking up unique gifts, Christmas decorations and much more. Plus, there’ll be mulled wine available!
Get yourself into the Christmas Spirit at Units 1-28, ECHO BUILDING, East Bay Lane, London E15 2SJ.
Aldgate in Winter is returning for the fifth year! Enjoy festive food, music, performances, and activities in one of London’s most historical sites until the 17th of December. Try a wreath-making workshop or head to Aldgate Lantern Parade as it weaves through the city streets led by Barbican’s Drum Works. There will also be light installations that will illuminate windows across the area.
Aldgate in Winter is at Aldgate High Street, London, EC3N 1AF.
If you need an extra hand organising time to complete your Christmas shopping – you’re in luck! Visit Spitalfields Market for two nights of late-night shopping on Wednesday 15th December and Wednesday 22nd December.
Market traders and boutique stores will remain open until 9 pm, and there will be live music to keep you entertained while you make your way through your shopping list.
Christmas Shopping Lates waits for you at Spitalfields Estate, 65 Brushfield Street, London, E1 6AA.