East Village, London

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Elephant Central, London

Located in Elephant & Castle SE1. Elephant Central is well-connected for travel, making it quick and easy to get around – perfect for professionals looking to keep their commute short. The neighbourhood offers a variety of arts, bars, cafes and parks to explore.

New Maker Yards, Manchester

Located in Middlewood Locks, M5. New Maker Yards is in a prime location to experience Salford and Manchester with ease via train, car, bike, bus or foot. Within this vibrant up-and-coming neighbourhood you will find a local pub and supermarket, outdoor spaces and local events to enjoy.


Get Living London’s Christmas Makers Market returns

Get Living London is delighted to announce the return of its Christmas Makers Market in East Village London.

Following the success of the inaugural event last year, a handpicked selection of local makers are setting up shop for three weekends running in E20, complete with workshops to try your hand at making them yourself.

With everything from hot coffee and cocktails through to bobble hats, artisan leathers and wreath making classes there is something for everyone and is guaranteed to get you in the mood for Christmas.

This year the market, which focuses on hand-crafted goods, is inspired by “Hygge”, and is completely FREE entry. Hygge – the Danish art of living cosily – is all about savouring simple pleasures, nuturing and enjoying good times with great people, an ethos with considerable prominence in East Village. Visitors can expect all forms of cosiness and conviviality at the market, combining ambient interiors, entertainment, comfort food and fashion – the perfect way to fully infuse yourself with that Christmas spirit.

The annual market is set to be open on Saturdays and Sundays for three weekends running, with a selection of London artisans invited to showcase their products including Att Pynta, BLASTA, HENRIET, Briggs & Shears and Geo-Fleur.

The will run from 11am-6pm on Saturdays, and 11am-4pm on Sundays until December 11th. You can find it on West Park Walk in the heart of East Village, with easy access not only to the market but also to the vast array of independent makers dotted around East Village.

Here are just some of the exciting makers you can look forward to enjoying:

Att Pynta
Blästa Henriët
Briggs + Shears
Christabel Balfour
Ello Darling Coffee
Flat Pack Pockets
Inger Studio
Juniper Weaves
Kreis Design
Mr Studio London
One We Made Earlier
Ren London
Slow Split
The Bread Station

You can also get involved yourself to learn the Maker’s craft and create something special for a loved one at workshops running at the market.

These workshops are:

Christmas wreath making with Geo-fleur

December 3rd at 3pm – 4.30pm


Blockprinting with Ren.London

10th Dec 1pm – 3pm


Butter Knife workshop with Slow Split

11th Dec 12pm – 2pm


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