Southbank’s Winter Festival & Christmas market

, London 51.505008 -0.117751
Dates & Time:
11 AM to 10 PM (Sun-Thu); 11 AM to 11 PM (Fri-Sat)
Note: The Winter Market and Hoplocker Bar only run up until the 8th January. The Rekorderlig Lodge will continue until the 22nd January
Tickets & Cost:
Free to walk around
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The closest station to Southbank is Waterloo
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Christmas shopping and festive markets Easy to get to? Good for kids?
Value for money? n/a Worth a visit? 3 0 3

This popular Christmas market occupies the area between the London Eye and Waterloo Bridge, and spills across into the Jubilee Gardens. You'll find lots of German-style wooden huts decorated with lights and strings of holly, and it's very festive looking.

The stalls sell everything from hand-crafted toys and decorations, to art and crafts and clothes.

There will be lots of festive food and drink stalls around, including the popular Rekorderlig Cider Lodge. Or how about trying some German Sausage 'Bratwurst', or some sweet roasted almonds and candies?

Obviously they can't call it a Christmas market, though (they don't want to upset anybody), so it's been renamed as a Winter market these days. And it's not a Christmas Festival either -- it's a Winter Festival. Let's hope Father Christmas doesn't turn up, or he'll probably get arrested by the PC police.


 Guest – “Why 'Obviously they can't call it a Christmas market, though (they don't want to upset anybody), - '”

 Guest – “I can't that that calling it a Christmas market can cause offence. Who is it that is trying to call it a Winter market, I wonder?”

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Craig’s review – “Fortnum & Mason is the closest that a shop ever gets to being a 5-star hotel. The staff dresses up in red tails and shiny shoes at Christmas, with a bit of Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra on the speakers -- proper chestnut tunes. When you step inside from Piccadilly it's all posh chocolates and teas, with decorated tables full of sugarcoated bon-bons, stone-sized toffee… continued”

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