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Be informed about the best 10 Craft Markets in London

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You’ve clicked here because you want to know how to be informed about the best 10 Craft Markets in London… well, the short answer is – use Pedddle!

Our market directory lists lovely markets from all over the UK, so make sure you’re using our market timeline in order to find the best Craft Markets near you.

The best 10 Craft Markets in London

We mentioned above that you need to use Pedddle – simply click on our ‘London’ tab below to see what’s coming up.

Disclaimer… there may be more than 10. We’ll leave it up to you to decide which ones are your top 10 Craft Markets because honestly, we recommend visiting them all!

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What can I expect to find at these Craft Markets?

A craft market is a marketplace or event where different artisans, crafters and makers gather to sell their handmade goods directly to customers. These markets typically feature a diverse array of crafts, which include but are most certainly not limited to:

  1. Handmade Jewellery: Items such as rings, necklaces, bracelets and earrings can often be found at Craft Markets, usually crafted from materials like metal, gemstones, beads and wire. As they’re crafted by hand, they’re often totally unique, so perfect for a gift, a special occasion, a keepsake or just as a treat to yourself.
  2. Textiles and Fibre Arts: Handwoven textiles, knitted or crocheted items and sewn goods often pop up at Craft Markets. Think scarves, hats, gloves and blankets, as well as embroidered or appliquéd fabrics – ideal for all of your fashion needs.
  3. Ceramics and Pottery: Handcrafted pottery, ceramic dishes, mugs, teacups, vases, and sculptures made using techniques like wheel-throwing, hand-building, and glazing crop up lots at markets, with some excellent potters to be found. You can even get specialised ceramics markets, so keep a look out if you’re looking to upgrade your homeware!
  4. Woodwork: When you think of artisans, skilled trades such as woodwork instantly come to mind. Many markets offer a wide variety of woodwork, including wooden furniture, utensils, bowls, cutting boards, and decorative items crafted from lots of different types of wood.
  5. Visual Arts and Prints: We all love a gallery feature wall, right?! Find unique, often hand drawn, quirky paintings, illustrations, prints, and mixed media artworks created by artists using various techniques and styles. London is a well-known hub of creativity, so the markets here truly offer some of the coolest visual goods you can find in the country!
  6. Home Decor: We all love a cosy home, and homeware makes for great gifts too. Lots of the markets listed above offer handmade candles, soaps, ornaments and other decorative items, each designed to enhance the aesthetic of your living spaces. Your living space is so important in a healthy mindset, and sometimes a small upgrade can truly make a world of difference.
  7. Accessories and Wearables: Craft Markets are often the home of handmade bags, wallets, belts, hats, and other fashion accessories crafted from all sorts of materials such as leather and fabric, giving you inspiration for new styles and fashion.

Every craft market is unique – even regular markets often switch up their traders and stallholders.

Craft markets can vary in size and scope, ranging from small local events to outdoor parks to dedicated regular market spaces. With London officially being the greenest city in Europe (reference article here), it offers plenty of great spaces to host markets, and with summer coming up there are some ideal ones to spend a day!

Craft markets provide a platform for artisans to showcase their creativity, connect with customers face-to-face, and contribute to the local economy – something we really need in Britain’s current recession. Although times are hard and cost of living feels ever-rising, it’s important to support our small businesses however we can, and contribute to our communities to keep them alive. Craft markets often foster a sense of community and appreciation for handmade goods among attendees, again something so important especially now.

See you at a London market soon

Let us know if you find the best 10 Craft Markets in London. There’s so many to choose from, it’s impossible to decide which are the best!

Looking for other things to do in London, after you’ve visited a market? Click here for some ideas.