The South Bank Wintertime Market
Last Christmas we gave the Southbank Wintertime Market our hearts…
…and the very next day (in fact for a highly enjoyable few weeks) we had the best time. We certainly hope we can go back again at Christmas time 2018.
Wintertime at Southbank Centre always pulls out all the stops and every year throw the biggest and best Christmas celebration. Every effort is made, with meticulous planning, to offer a feast of Thames-side festive fun including one of the best Christmas markets in London, where shoppers can bag gifts, festive produce and sweet treats, and enjoy seasonal Christmas shows, guaranteed to brighten up any miserable family members shunning the festive spirit.
Over the Christmas period last year we managed to serve a staggering 11,000 portions of our succulent line caught cod loins and Halloumi fried in delicious gluten-free batter, and crisp golden Maris Piper chips.
The Wintertime Market usually opens mid-November and runs until just after Christmas. The majority of the Southbank Centre’s outdoor attractions are usually open from 10am-10pm daily. The Southbank Centre is normally entirely closed on Christmas Day, with outdoor attractions staying closed on New Year’s Eve.
How to find Wintertime at the Southbank Centre
The nearest train and tube station to the Southbank Centre is Waterloo (Bakerloo, Northern, Jubilee and Waterloo and City Underground lines), though Embankment (Circle and District) and Charing Cross (Northern and Bakerloo) are just a short walk across a big river away. Many bus routes stop nearby or you can even arrive by boat to Festival Pier.
Is there an entry fee?
The Wintertime market is completely free to wander around, and many of Southbank Centre’s festive events are free too. Some events are ticketed. Check out the listings magazines and websites or the Standard or Metro for more details.
If this video doesn’t put you in the mood for Christmas festivities (and our scrumptious fish and chips and battered Halloumi) then we don’t know what will…