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Christmas by the River

November 26 2019 - January 5 2020

Christmas by the River


There’s nothing more enjoyable than a festive market come Christmas, particular one located beside the icy River thames. From the people that brought us Summer by the River comes the return of London Bridge City’s Christmas by the River, a fantastic festive market spanning over 70 wooden chalet-style stalls.

Browse an array of Christmassy gifts from a range of boutique stalls and delight in delicious festive food and beverages while overlooking unrivalled views of the river and its neighbouring landmarks, from The Shard to the Tower of London.

This year’s theme? Vintage ski – so get your mitts and goggles at the ready as the market transforms into a snowy alpine resort. Outdoor entertainment venue, The Scoop will be hosting a wintry ski-themed bar serving up deliciously warming hot toddies, with live music to accompany the merry dining and drinking.

Taking place across six weeks, there will be plenty of time to head down to the festive extravaganza – ideal for those last-minute shoppers – and peruse a plethora of handmade, bespoke gifts. What’s more, visitors can even get involved in an array of festive-themed crafts, from wreath making workshops to Christmas jumper decorating, all in aid of the nonprofit charity Save the Children.

Whether you’re visiting with family, friends, or a very special someone – OnePoll in fact revealed that the Christmas market was voted best to impress a first date in the UK – there will be plenty of enticing festive gifts, nibbles and ‘tipples’ to lure you into the merriest of moods.

Situated on the south bank of the River Thames, London Bridge City is the vibrant riverside hub offering a multitude of contemporary arts, dining and entertainment spots, regularly hosting authentic farmer’s markets and a range of cultural events.


26th November 2019 – 5th January 2020


London Bridge City, 2A More London Riverside, London SE1 2DB


Entry to the market is free. Visit londonbridgecity.co.uk for more information, for programme updates and the workshop calendar. 


November 26 2019
January 5 2020
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