Christmas Shopping Events and Markets in Camden

Your alternative Christmas shopping guide

From hand-made gifts straight from the makers to tasty food markets, Camden is the place to be for your Christmas shopping!  

1. Sevel Dials Christmas shopping event, 17 November, 5-9pm, Covent Garden

Seven Dials Christmas event

Register now to enjoy 20% off in over 100 shops at Seven Dials, including Cath Kidston, Tatty Devine and Urban Outfitters. This shopping event also coincides with the launch of a brand new Enchanted Forest Christmas lights installation switch on and further special offers on food and drink in the area. If that wasn’t enough to tempt you, there will also be live music, wreath-making and a beauty bar for festive nails. Yes please!

2. Cockpit Arts Open Studios, 24 – 27 November 2016, Holborn 

Thornback and Peel apron

Nestled behind Holborn Library is the UK’s only business incubator for craftspeople. At their Open Studios you can buy handmade gifts, including ceramics, jewellery and textiles, directly from the makers. Can’t make the Open Studios?  One of the studio holders, Thornback and Peel, have a great little shop just round the corner selling quirky gifts, open 6 days a week.

3. Canopy Market, 25 - 27 November 2016, King's Cross

Canopy Market mittens

We’re very excited about this new market bringing together all our favourite things under one ‘canopy’: Real Food Festivals, Made in Arts London (run by the Students' Union of University of the Arts London), the Independent Label Market and King’s Cross’s new venue for music lovers Spiritland, and Lily Cole’s social retail venture, Buy Impossible. Fancy a break from the shopping? Book onto a workshop or enjoy the music and delicious hot food. 

4. Mid-Century Market, 4 December 2016, Cecil Sharp House 

Mid-century market clothes stall

The UK’s leading 1950s vintage fair is a great spot for costume jewellery, kitsch homeware, retro illustrations and of course vintage dresses. With a careful selection process you’ll be sure to find some great gifts or a cheeky treat for yourself. Accompanied by rockabilly DJs and you can even come away with a vintage hair cut!

5. House of Illustration Christmas Fair, 10 Dec 2016, Granary Square

Illustrator's Fair
© Lis Watkins

The House of Illustration spills out of its home in Granary Square and is taking over the giant canopied yard next door. Up to 100 contemporary illustrators and collectives will be selling prints, artist books, ceramics and more!