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Free Events in London December 2013

Jen picks her Top 10 Free Events in London December 2013

by Jen (follow Jen on Twitter: @JenBarnes207)

With the holiday season in full swing, no one has time for much other than holiday parties and present shopping. With that in mind, December’s top 10 list is only markets and open studios for you to explore. That way you can kill two birds with one stone and enjoy a lovely festive day while checking gifts off your list! Entry to all the markets is free but you’ll have to pay for anything you’d like to take home!

#1 Bermondsey Village Christmas Night Market | Dec 6th

What: For one night only you can pop by Bermondsey antique market on a Friday evening for vintage shopping, live blues & jazz, mulled wine & mince pies.
When: Dec 6th
Where: Bermondsey Square

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#2 Vintage Xmas Fair & Real Ale Festival | Dec 6th-8th

What: A market with a spin (literally).  A vintage Christmas market, roller disco and real ale festival rolled into one location. There will be market stalls, DJs, crafts and a ferris wheel.
When: Dec 6th-8th
Where: Queen Elizabeth Park

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#3 Cockpit Arts Open Studios | Dec 6th-8th

What: Tucked away in Deptford is a bustling social enterprise called Cockpit Arts which provides studio space for over 100 artisans and makers. Join them for the weekend to take a look behind closed doors, drink some mulled wine, eat some festive treats and window-shop! Entry is only free on Friday.
When: Dec 6th-8th
Where: Cockpit Arts, Deptford

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#4 Pullens Yard Open Studios | Dec 6th-8th

What: Discover some of London’s best artisans under one roof. It’s the perfect location for unique, handmade gifts. And of course, mulled wine and treats will make an appearance.
When: Dec 6th-8th
Where: Pullen’s Yard, Elephant & Castle

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#5 If on a Winter’s Day | Dec 7th

What: Another dose of holiday cheer south of the river. Besides the usual Deptford market stalls and food offerings, site-specific performances celebrating Deptford’s history will enliven the trail from the High Street to Deptford Lounge.
When: Dec 7th
Where: Deptford

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#6 More London Xmas Market | Dec 11th-15th

What: More London claim the market will be full of local start-ups offering fashion, gifts, food and more. If you go at the right time you can meet Santa or take a ride on the bucking reindeer!
When: Dec 11th-15th
Where: The Scoop, Southbank

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#7 The Chocolate Festival | Dec 13th-15th

What: Who doesn’t love chocolate? The Chocolate Festival is back just in time for the holidays! Treat yourself to a truffle or two.
When: Dec 13th-15th
Where: Southbank Centre

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#8 Crafty Fox Xmas Market | Dec 14th

What: The Bussey Building is hosting a delightful holiday market with a twist. You’ll find artisan stalls, workshops, DJs, Drinks and even a tearoom.
When: Dec 14th
Where: The Bussey Building, Peckham

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#9 The Real Food Christmas Market | Dec 19th-22nd

What: The holidays are for overeating, and the Southbank Centre is making it easy on everyone. Traditional and non-traditional festive fare will be available to eat as you walk around or take home with you at the end of the day.
When: Dec 19th-22nd
Where: Southbank Centre

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#10 Xmas Market on the Southbank | Dec 24th

What: The Southbank has been transformed into an adorable german-style Christmas market. Fudge, Haribo, mulled wine, kitchy London souvenirs and even some handmade jewellery. The Southbank Market has all the usual suspects in a lovely setting.
When: until Dec 24th
Where: Southbank Centre

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