Round-up of crafty Christmas fairs across Pocket’s London

Escape the high street this Christmas

If you’re still putting money away to save a deposit for your first home, Christmas expenditure can throw your savings plan off kilter.  But life goes on and there’s no escaping Christmas, so you can at least support your local businesses by doing your shopping the local way.  We’ve come up with a little list of markets where you can pick up reasonably-priced arts and crafts in some of Pocket’s favourite parts of London:




Columbia Road Christmas Wednesdays, Columbia Road E2

Late night shopping on this iconic street every Wednesday evening until Christmas.

2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd December




Crafty Fox Market Hoxton

Oodles designer-makers and artists will be introducing a tempting selection of homewares, jewellery, gifts, prints and more.




Hackney’s Christmas village, Winterville in Victoria Park

This East London Christmassy carnival returns with ice skating, horse rides, festive food & drink and markets to boot.

Thursday November 26 – Wednesday December 23





Islington Christmas Market, Islington Green, N1

This popular shopping market, in the heart of Angel Islington N1 is back, expect a marquee filled to the brim with stall holders.

4 – 20 December

Mon – Fri 12 – 7pm
Saturday 10am – 6pm
Sunday  12noon – 5pm


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