Designer-makers Christmas market

December 16-22, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, SE1 (020 7960 4200;

The Christmas markets are already in full swing on the South Bank, with wooden chalets selling festive food, warming drinks and unusual gifts, and "Real Food" stalls behind the Festival Hall.

However, the highlight will be this invasion of 60 designers from across the UK to sell their often one-off ceramics, textiles, homewares and prints. We like the Lotus Hanging Flower Shade, pictured, by Yorke Design (£44.95;

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