Southbank’s Winter Festival & Christmas market

Southbank, 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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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.

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