Southbank Market Attractions this Christmas

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The Southbank really comes alive in the winter, with an exciting array of activities to keep you entertained. Here’s our guide to the top attractions you’ll find there this festive season.

Wintertime at Southbank Centre

The Southbank Centre’s annual winter celebration is billed as better than ever before this year. Running until 4th January 2018, there’s plenty still to see including the famous Southbank Christmas market. Add in the chance to enjoy some festive shows to the sound of carol singing, and you’ve got yourself a truly festive day out! Most attractions are open from 10am-10pm throughout the winter, only closing on Christmas Day and in some cases New Year’s Eve. Getting to the area is a case of simply jumping on the Tube, grabbing the bus or taking a stroll from the Grand Royale London Hyde Park.

Wintertime at Southbank Centre

The Best of Southbank Centre Wintertime Market

Just one part of the wider celebrations taking place in this area, the Southbank Centre’s market is a great way to relax and unwind while getting a few of your Christmas essentials. Not only can you can get your hands on delicious food made by London’s finest local producers, but much more besides, including handmade gifts, decorations and wines. Each stall is under its own delightful wooden chalet for a wonderfully rustic feel sure to get you in the Christmas spirit while staying at the Grand Royale London Hyde Park. Some of the best things you’ll find there this year include:

  • Christmas Decorations and Baubles

Perfect for adding some final finishing touches to your Christmas or New Year décor, many of the decorations available to buy at the market have been hand-crafted for an extra-special feeling of uniqueness, which will transform any space into a cosy wintry idyll. There are even plenty of lights available for keeping your home well lit with festive cheer throughout the Christmas season.

  • Fine Confectionary and Fresh Produce

Feel like snacking while you stroll? That’s no problem at the Southbank Winter Market, where there’s an almost endless supply of confectionary, cakes, waffles and hot savoury foods available including fudge, chocolates and of course gingerbread! Wrap them up as gifts or enjoy them yourself while staying at The Shaftesbury Hotels in London.

  • Wines for your Christmas Table

Many of us enjoy indulging in a festive tipple, and you’ll find plenty to suit your tastes at the market. In many instances there’ll be the opportunity to try before you buy, ensuring you end up with the perfect drinks to suit your menu and guestlist. Trying some delightful mulled wine at the on-site bar complete with comfy seating is a great way to enjoy the wintry open-air in style.

  • Stocking Fillers

Need to buy a few last-minute bits and pieces before the shops shut for Christmas? Then this is the perfect way to combine practicality with a truly atmospheric shopping experience which gives festive shopping a much more leisurely feel than the typical dash round the high street. If you want something truly unique, this is the place you’ll find it.