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Winter festival at Southbank Centre

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Southbank Centre Winter Market. Credit: India Roper-Evans. Image courtesy of Southbank Centre.
Celebrate the winter season at Southbank Centre with festive shows, a Christmas market, seasonal food and drink, and family activities under the glittering lights. Read More


See Southbank Centre transformed into a festive wonderland for Winter, the art centre's annual winter festival along the Thames.

Enjoy a packed programme of free and ticketed events, including a Christmas market, festive shows and family entertainment

Over the Christmas and New Year season, the riverside area glows with glittering lights, festive decorations and a huge Christmas tree.

Check back nearer the time for full details of the Winter festival at Southbank Centre in 2019.

Southbank Centre Christmas market

Shop for Christmas gifts and quirky crafts at the twinkling wooden cabins of the Winter Market, which line the south bank of the Thames.

Tuck into festive snacks and steaming drinks, from mulled wine and hot chocolate, to German sausages, mince pies and spiced cider. And keep the little ones entertained with family-friendly activities.

Winter market stalls at the Southbank Centre

Seasonal food and drink

Food and drink stalls have not yet been confirmed for Winter 2019. In 2018, you could:

  • Cuddle up with a hot spiced cider at The Circus Bar outside the Royal Festival Hall.
  • Indulge in cheese-themed food at Bar Under the Bridge – try baked camembert, toasted sandwiches and charcuterie boards, accompanied by wintry cocktails
  • Visit the Winter Market for more seasonal treats, global street food and hot drinks next to the Thames.
  • Book an igloo at Jimmy’s Lodge, an alpine retreat serving seasonal drinks and warming dishes. 

Activities at Southbank Centre's Winter festival

Activities have not yet been confirmed for Winter 2019. In 2018, you could:

    • Get into the festive spirit with a Christmas concert, traditional choir performance or a sparkling seasonal show.
    • Bring in 2020 in style at the New Year's Eve Spectacular.

    Find more top Christmas markets in London, and take a look at what else is on in London this Christmas.

    Venue Details & Map

    Southbank Centre

    Belvedere Road
    SE1 8XX
    0844 847 9910
    Public transport:
    Underground and Rail Stations: Waterloo, Embankment, Charing Cross or Waterloo East Buses stop on Waterloo Bridge, York Road, Belvedere Road and Stamford Street.

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