Southbank’s Winter Festival & Christmas market

Address:
Southbank, London 51.505008 -0.117751
Dates & Time:
to
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
See southbankcentre.co.uk
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Buses:
Bus routes that go near Southbank are: 1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 76, 77, 139, 168, 172, 176, 177, 189, 253, 341, 381, 521, RV1, X68
London bus fares 2016
Trains:
The best London underground train stations to visit Southbank are Charing Cross Embankment Waterloo
Note: The actual closest train station to Southbank is Waterloo
London train fares 2016
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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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If you enjoy Christmas markets then you might like these other London events…

Hyde Park Winter Wonderland at SouthbankHyde Park Winter Wonderland at Southbank – 18th November 2016 to 2nd January 2017Hyde Park will once again become a magical Winter Wonderland with ice skating and rides, a circus, and a Christmas market.

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Winter Ice Rink, at the Natural History Museum – 27th October 2016 to 8th January 2017The Natural History Museum always has one of the best outdoor ice rinks, decorated with a huge tree and fairy lights.

Meet Santa at the Harrods Christmas Grotto – 4th November to 24th December 2016Take you kids to see the toy factory at Harrods, and then meet Santa in his Winter Cabin inside the Christmas Grotto.

Skate around Canary Wharf’s outdoor ice rink – 4th November 2016 to 25th February 2017An outdoor ice rink in the shadow of the Canary Wharf skyscrapers, with a perimeter path made of fir trees and fairy lights.

Christmas lights in Oxford Street – 6th November 2016 to 6th January 2017The Oxford Street switch-on ceremony is always one of the biggest, and this year they're shutting the street to traffic.

Christmas lights in Bond Street – 10th November 2016 to 6th January 2017Bond Street is one of the poshest shopping streets in in London, and they always have some of the poshest decorations too!

Christmas lights in Carnaby Street – 10th November 2016 to 6th January 2017Carnaby Street will be kicking off its Christmas season with a big switch-on ceremony on the 10th November.

Broadgate ice rink (near Liverpool Street station) – 14th November 2016 to 2nd February 2017Surrounded by tall offices and shops, the outdoor ice rink at Broadgate is only two minutes from Liverpool Street station.

 

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