Our roundup of the best indie craft markets in London November 26, 2017 09:41

Christmas markets  

Feeling a bit jaded after Black Friday? Make a change and finish off your Christmas shopping by doing the best indie craft markets in London. You'll be making those hard-earned pounds of yours contribute to the creative economy on your doorstop, and you'll be giving the coolest gifts in the house! 

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The ForgeWhat: Craft Central Winter Market at The Forge 
When: Sunday 26th November
Where: Craft Central at hte Forge, Westferry Road
What they say: Join us this winter at Craft Central's wonderful new home, The Forge, for a seasonal market selling handmade products by over 50 talented craftspeople. Home accessories, fashion, jewellery, ceramics, stationery, prints and more will be on sale. The Craft Central winter market is a chance to meet and shop directly from designer-makers, explore our imaginatively converted 19th century Victorian forge building, take part in one of our family craft workshops and enjoy a drink in our pop-up café.
Website: https://www.craftcentral.org.uk/events-calendar/craft-central-winter-market-forge
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Etsy What :Etsy Made Local 2017 - Tooting Broadway
When: Saturday 2nd December
Where: Tooting Shed and social (map)
What they say: This year, the Etsy London Team is hosting their Etsy Made Local Christmas market in the heart of South London in the beautiful Tram & Social. 40 plus talented local designer-makers from the thriving Etsy London community will be showcasing their wonderful products. Free goody bag stuffed with products for the first 50 visitors and get all your Christmas presents you’ve bought from the market wrapped at the wrapping station – it’s free! So come along to enjoy a day of mulled wine and Christmas music!
Website: https://www.londonlocalteam.com/markets-events-1/

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Crouch End What: CROUCH END FESTIVAL 2017 CHRISTMAS MARKET
When: Saturday 2nd December
Where: Crouch End Town Hall Green
What they say: Giant xmas tree switch-on ceremony at 5pm. Full music programme to entertain you while you browse the stalls – check back on this page for full details. You’ll find the market packed with gorgeous gift ideas, plus deliciously tempting food and drink. There are also beautifully wrapped edible gifts too
Website: https://www.crouchendfestival.org/

 

 

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Crafty fox What: Crafty Fox Christmas Market - Brixton
When: Saturday 2nd December and Sunday 3rd December
Where: The Dogstar Brixton
What they say: Join us for more festive fun at the original Crafty Fox Market venue - the Dogstar in Brixton. You'll find 3 floors of the finest designer/makers selling original gifts alongside drop-in workshops, DJs, mulled wine and The Tea's Knees tearoom. Different traders each day
Website: http://www.craftyfoxmarket.co.uk/new-events-1/
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sampleWhat: GREENWICH PENINSULA PRESENT SAMPLE CURATED BY HEMINGWAYDESIGN
When: Saturday 2nd December and Sunday 3rd December
Where: Greenwich Peninsula
What they say: Join us this December for London’s most vibrant urban market. A celebration of the start of the new season through fresh produce and modern craftsmanship showcasing the latest emerging creatives from the world of fashion, beatify, art, design and homewares. Workshops running throughout both days
Websitehttp://greenwichpeninsula.co.uk/whats-on/sample-christmas-2017/

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BustWhat: Bust Craftacular
When: Sunday 3rd December
Where: York Hall, Bethnal Green
What they say: This year's event has over 100 designer-makers represented, across 70 stalls. Plus the usual Craftacular festive mix of workshops, Drink Shop & Do cafe, DJs, activities, raffle and demos
Websitehttp://bust.com/london/bust-christmas-craftacular.html

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Morely What: Morley College Christmas Fair
When: Sunday 3rd December
Where: Morley College London, 61 Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7HT
What they say: Celebrate the festive season at the annual Morley Winter Fair. Pick up unique, handcrafted gifts for Christmas, enjoy live performances and demonstrations and take part in taster sessions happening throughout the day. Try delicious street food, mulled wine and mince pies! Performances will take place in Morley's prestigious Holst Room from 11am - 3pm with a mixture of Kathak dancing, Opera, Flamenco dancing, Folk Choir and more to keep you entertained through out the day. We are running a number of tasters to excite and inspire you!
Websitehttps://www.morleycollege.ac.uk/events/1288-morley-winter-fair


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AlloyWhat: Alloy
When: December Tuesday 5th December Sunday 10th December
What they say: The best place for jewellery by indie makers this Christmas. This exhibition celebrates the variety of mediums used to make jewellery in a modern world with handcrafted work by 9 different jewellers. Includes work by Rhiannon Palmer, the designer who created the smash hit casting concrete jewellery workshops at London Craft Club
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/123326085018722/

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RenegaddeWhat: Renegade Craft Fair
When :Saturday 9th December and Sunday 10th December
Where: The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane
What they say: With over 200 makers, Renegade is a celebration of the creative spirit. Each fair showcases emergent and seasoned independent makers alike, with 2017 will markingour 7th year in Londontown!
Website: http://www.renegadecraft.com/fairs/london

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PexmasWhat: Pexmas Festive 2017
When: Saturday 9th December and Sunday 10th December
Where: Warwick Gardens 
What they say: Catch us in Warwick Gardens in December for all your favourites at the sixth year of our original festive market. Mulled Wine. Stalls. Street Food. Tunes. All the stuff. Keep it LOCAL. #pexmas2017 #countdown
Websitehttps://www.pexmas.com/new-events/pexmas

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