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Downtown London, in collaboration with the London Community Recovery Network, Dundas Place, and the City of London, is thrilled to announce the Festival of Markets. Taking place every weekend from November 25th to December 19th, with an additional event on December 23rd, the Festival of Markets is a collaborative event series that aims to bring a true holiday season ambiance to London.
During the festival, Dundas Place between Ridout Street and Talbot Street will be temporarily closed to vehicular traffic to accommodate 12 shipping container units. This block of Dundas Place will remain open for residents and visitors to visit and walk or bike through. The container units will be used by a diverse offering of different vendors, and the street will be programmed with large-scale art installations, projections, and live music.
The event schedule is as follows:
Festival of Markets presents IndigenART
Curated Indigenous vendors, food, art, and music. You can expect to find clothing, beading,
zines, ceramics, and health and wellness products.
Friday November 26 from 5-10pm
Saturday November 27 from 11am-9pm
Sunday November 28 from 12-4pm
Festival of Markets presents A Very Vintage Xmas
Curated vintage vendors, art installations, and music. You can expect to find clothing, housewares, decor, and jewellery. There will also be a retro bus on site for one-of-a-kind photo opportunities.
Friday December 3 from 5-10pm
Saturday December 4 from 11am-9pm
Sunday December 5 from 12-4pm
Festival of Markets presents PopART
Curated pop art vendors, art galleries, and music. You can expect to find beautiful illustrations on display, comic books, collectables, illustrations, and clothing.
Friday December 10 from 5-10pm
Saturday December 11 from 11am-9pm
Sunday December 12 from 12-4pm
Festival of Markets presents Afrique
Curated African vendors, food, and music. You can expect to find handmade items, pieces of art, and jewellery.
Friday December 17 from 5-10pm
Saturday December 18 from 11am-9pm
Sunday December 19 from 12-4pm
Festival of Markets presents Last Minute London
Curated local hand-makers, art, and music. You can expect to find handmade clothing, jewellery, decor, and unique gifts.
Thursday December 23 from 10am-5pm
All public health and COVID-19 safety protocols will be strictly followed. As this is a fully outdoor event, masks are recommended when interacting with others and will be made available at the entry points. Hand sanitizer will be provided at various stations throughout the market. All vendors participating in the Festival of Markets are fully vaccinated. View the full schedule of events on Downtown London’s website.
April 28, 2022
Possible light rain in the morning.
Overcast throughout the day.
Snow (1–3 cm.) in the morning.
Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
Rain in the evening and overnight.
Rain throughout the day.