The best markets for shopping in London over Christmas
Posted at November 19, 2010
Old Spitalfields Market
This Christmas market runs from the first of December until Christmas Eve. It is one of the busiest and most vibrant Christmas Markets in London. There is a great variety of unique merchandise to choose from including fashion and art products. In addition, this market hosts many festive events.
The Smithfield Market is one of the best places to buy the food for your Christmas meal. It stocks traditional choices in its meat markets, such as goose or turkey, as well as more exotic options. Produce, cheese and baked goods can also be found here. This market is open from 3 AM until 10 AM from the first of December until Christmas Eve. It is recommended to arrive before 7 AM for the best choices.
Portobello Market is one of the best and most famous markets in London dealing in antiques; however, antiques are not the only items you'll find at this market. There are also many stalls dealing with new items. This market runs from the first of December until Christmas Eve.
Cadmen Market is a good place to find unique and unusual gifts at a reasonable price. This market is packed with stalls that sell anything from jewelry to clothing to handcrafted items. It is open from the first of December until Christmas Eve from 10 AM to 6 PM.
This market caters mainly toward persons interested in punk and alternative style fashions. In addition to clothing, Stables Market features unusual gifts, musical recordings, books and antiques. This market is open from 10:30 AM to 6 PM on weekdays, but opens a half hour earlier on weekends. It runs from December 1st until Christmas Eve.