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East London Christmas shopping events

Christmas is a magical time of year and even us busy east London estate agents can get swept away in the season of good will! The capital has long been a Mecca for Christmas shoppers looking for the very best presents but as an established east London estate agent, Winkworth has seen the festive retail scene in the area grow year after year. This Christmas promises to be one of the best, with east London flooded with fairs, markets and shopping opportunities to suit every budget and style. Whether you're looking for property for sale in east London and need a break from viewings, or are in the process of buying a home in the capital and want to deck the halls, take time to soak up the seasonal cheer. Winkworth has rounded up the very best Christmas shopping events taking place in east London. Taste of Christmas Where' Tobacco Docks, 50 Porters Walk, E1W When' 20th to 23rd November What to expect: It's never too soon to start Christmas shopping and this is one of east London's earliest events. Taste of Christmas is a foodie paradise with cinnamon sprinkled on top! There will be cookery demonstrations, tasting sessions and ample opportunities to buy the best ingredients for a festive feast. Columbia Road Christmas Shopping Evenings Where' Columbia Road, E2 When' 27th November to 18th December What to expect: Every Wednesday between 27th November and 18th December sees extended late-night opening hours for the quirky shops lining Columbia Road, which normally only open on Sundays. Hunt down vintage, retro, one off and unique bargains, and make time for some of the tasty delicacies and mulled wine on sale. Winter Village Where' St John-at-Hackney Church, Lower Clapton Road, E5 When' 5th to 7th December What to expect' A feast of locally-made art, edible treats and contemporary crafts brought to you by the organisers of the Soho Flea Market and 2013's Dalston Christmas Market. It's the perfect weekend event to get all the Christmas shopping done, with the chance to put your feet up and enjoy to magical wintery atmosphere. Hackney Flea-Mas Market Where' Abney Hall, Church Street, Stoke Newington, N16 When' 6th to 21st December What to expect: Vintage with added tinsel! This regular market is positioning itself as a purveyor of all things festive for just over two weeks, with Christmas music, carol singers and a café selling mulled wine and homemade cakes lifting the spirits. Dusty Fingers German Winter Wunderland Where' The Round Chapel on Powerscroft Road in Clapton, E5 When' Saturday December 13th What to expect: A beautiful German-inspired winter market will be setting up for one day only in the Round Chapel, with vintage stalls, arts and crafts, home-wares and Christmas gifts. Bring along the kids as there's also a Santa's Grotto. Those with a hearty appetite won't be disappointed, with the promise of waffles, bratwurst, beer and German-inspired baked goods. £1 entry.

Christmas is a magical time of year and even us busy east London estate agents can get swept away in the season of good will! The capital has long been a Mecca for Christmas shoppers looking for the very best presents but as an established east London estate agent, Winkworth has seen the festive retail scene in the area grow year after year. This Christmas promises to be one of the best, with east London flooded with fairs, markets and shopping opportunities to suit every budget and style.

Whether you're looking for property for sale in east London and need a break from viewings, or are in the process of buying a home in the capital and want to deck the halls, take time to soak up the seasonal cheer. Winkworth has rounded up the very best Christmas shopping events taking place in east London.

Taste of Christmas

Where' Tobacco Docks, 50 Porters Walk, E1W

When' 20th to 23rd November

What to expect: It's never too soon to start Christmas shopping and this is one of east London's earliest events. Taste of Christmas is a foodie paradise with cinnamon sprinkled on top! There will be cookery demonstrations, tasting sessions and ample opportunities to buy the best ingredients for a festive feast.

Columbia Road Christmas Shopping Evenings

Where' Columbia Road, E2

When' 27th November to 18th December

What to expect: Every Wednesday between 27th November and 18th December sees extended late-night opening hours for the quirky shops lining Columbia Road, which normally only open on Sundays. Hunt down vintage, retro, one off and unique bargains, and make time for some of the tasty delicacies and mulled wine on sale.

Winter Village

Where' St John-at-Hackney Church, Lower Clapton Road, E5

When' 5th to 7th December

What to expect' A feast of locally-made art, edible treats and contemporary crafts brought to you by the organisers of the Soho Flea Market and 2013's Dalston Christmas Market. It's the perfect weekend event to get all the Christmas shopping done, with the chance to put your feet up and enjoy to magical wintery atmosphere.

Hackney Flea-Mas Market

Where' Abney Hall, Church Street, Stoke Newington, N16

When' 6th to 21st December

What to expect: Vintage with added tinsel! This regular market is positioning itself as a purveyor of all things festive for just over two weeks, with Christmas music, carol singers and a café selling mulled wine and homemade cakes lifting the spirits.

Dusty Fingers German Winter Wunderland

Where' The Round Chapel on Powerscroft Road in Clapton, E5

When' Saturday December 13th

What to expect: A beautiful German-inspired winter market will be setting up for one day only in the Round Chapel, with vintage stalls, arts and crafts, home-wares and Christmas gifts. Bring along the kids as there's also a Santa's Grotto. Those with a hearty appetite won't be disappointed, with the promise of waffles, bratwurst, beer and German-inspired baked goods. £1 entry.

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