I love a Makers Market where modern crafts of woven hangings, fine jewellery and hand poured candles reside. It’s time to give back this year and purchase from our friends who toil each year making beautiful works of art. Here is my selection of London markets recommended not only for the wares on sale but for the added entertainment provided. Even if you don’t want to purchase anything these markets make great destinations for friend catch ups and date night antics!
Enjoy! PF xo
Crafty Fox Market. This monthly modern craft market ramps up over the Christmas season with multiple locations across London. I recommend attending the Brixton market so you can enjoy a drink inside without the impact of the weather. A DJ will be playing tunes and different craft traders every day. Make it your local base and gets friends to come visit you there everyday!
Columbia Road Market. Celebrating Christmas every Wednesday leading up to the big day the independent traders of Columbia Road will stay open late. Sip on hot chocolate and fresh pastries from Cake Hole and purchase vintage homewares from my favourite store Vintage Heaven. Margaret set up the store when her two garages and house overflowed with vintage china!
Urban Makers. Housed in Old Spitalfields markets over the Christmas period, Urban Makers is brining together the finest talent from East London. Founded by makers for makers, you will be able to find scented candles, face clays to help combat the party season and local crafted jewellery. Not sure if you can make it down to the market? Urban Makers has recently launched their online marketplace here.
Renegade Craft Fair. A US craft fair that ventures across the pond, Renegade will be in London at the Old Truman Brewery mid December. Designed as a day out, there are DJ’s, food trucks and cocktails, perfect for a shopping date! Not only will they have markers selling their wares there will also be plenty of workshops for you to hand make presents for your loved ones.
Turning Earth and The Kiln Rooms. Wanting to purchase a special ceramic piece? Both these markets are operating late November giving you plenty of time to seek out the perfect item. Both studios are shared membership spaces encouraging their potters to produce one off pieces for the Christmas season. I am biased and would encourage you to come south to The Kiln Rooms and then venture to Peckham Levels for a spot of indoor mini golf, food and drinks on top of carpark!