There are lots of Christmas markets on in London but which ones are on the Southbank and which is the best one to go to? This is Everything you need to know about the Christmas Markets on the Southbank London what they sell and where to find them. The four Best Southbank markets are all within walking distance of each other do they are easy to visit in one day.
Which one is the best for food, gifts or drinks? Which is the best Southbank Christmas Market in London? Lets look at the Southbank Christmas markets thier opening times, where can you find them and what the markets sell.
Which one is the best Southbank Christmas Market in London? Everything you need to know about the markets on the South of the river Thames
The best thing about the Southbank Christmas markets is you can do all four in one day! I suggest hopping off of the tube at either Waterloo Station or Westminster bridge and starting at the Southbank Centre Market. Then you can meander your way down the river passing some great sites such as the Southbank skate park, the National theatre , numerous pubs and the Globe theatre before finally ending up at Borough for Christmas by the river market, Borough market, Hays Galleria, Tower Bridge and even HMS Belfast.
What Christmas markets are on the Southbank in London?
There are 4 Christmas markets on the Southbank in London;
- Southbank Centre Christmas market
- The Urban Spoon Tudor Market
- Christmas By the River Market
- Borough Market
Which Southbank London Christmas market is the best?
The best Southbank Christmas Market is Christmas by the River. It has lots of stalls and it is also close to Borough Market and it also has an undercover area too. It is easily accessible from Tower Hill or Borough station and there is plenty to do around the area.
Southbank Centre Christmas market
Winter Market at Southbank Christmas market has spectacular views along the Thames. With views of the London Eye and a carousel for little ones. There are a few street vendors serving street food, mulled, wine, festival, goodies and gifts. There are only a handful of Stalls at the Southbank Centre Christmas Market so in my opinion this is probably not the best one if you are going out of your way. It is however a good place to start your walk along the river Thames. The stalls are mainly street food stalls.
What stalls are at the South bank Christmas market?
There are only roughly 20 stalls at the Southbank Centre Christmas market they consist of some of the following but not limited too;
- Winter Warmers ( mulled wine, hot chocolate)
- Dutch Pancakes
- Just Stars ( star decorations )
- Mulled Wine
- Christmas Decorations
- Bait ( seafood rolls )
- The Great British Bee Co ( Honey soaps and gifts )
- Lulin Teas on Southbank centre ( Chai lattes, Hot chocolates, teas and sweets )
- Voodoo Chicken ( chicken burgers and wraps )
- The Duck Shed ( duck wraps and salad boxes)
Where is it: Queen’s Walk Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX.
Nearest tube: Waterloo (Northern line, Bakerloo, Jubilee and Waterloo & City lines) and Embankment (District & Circle lines).
When: 28th of October 2023 to the 3rd of January 2024
Cost: Free to enter
Winter at the Urban Spoon Market
The Urban Spoon Christmas Market is run by Tudor markets and they specialise in setting up some cosy Christmas markets. This Christmas market is held on the Southbank near the National Theatre. This is a slightly bigger market and has lots more food on offer. It is also more of a traditional German Christmas market with beautiful wooden chalets filled with lights and music.
You can get your mulled, wine or cider, or even or crêpes here. There are also lots of chain eateries nearby and you can nip in to Gabriels Wharf which has lots of lovely boutique shops too!
Winter at the Urban Spoon Market is a brand new 11 week Christmas market between on the prime arts trail between Tate Modern, Shakespeare’s Globe
If you are looking for delicious street food and quality commodities in festive cabins. This brand new Winter market along the River Thames Southbank is perfect! On the prime arts trail between Tate Modern, Shakespeare’s Globe on to the National Theatre. Its an amazing scenic route to the London Eye.
What stalls are at the Urban Spoon Southbank Christmas Market?
The Urban Spoon Tudor Market at the Southbank has a variety of Stalls bear in mind they do change. Here are a few of the stalls on offer;
- Winter Warmers ( hats )
- Xmas Castle ( personalised hanging Christmas decorations )
- Dream N Art Collection ( Scarfs and winter jumpers )
- Chocolate Kiss ( German Schokokuss )
- Do Shop ( Tote bags and socks )
- Happy Crepes
- Silver Art ( silver jewellery )
- Traditional Moroccan hanging lanterns and bowls and pot ware
- Personalised glass hanging balls
- Dannys Dogs ( hotdogs And Bratwurst )
- Little Tokyo street food
- Niaus Crafts ( jewellery and gifts )
- A covered wooden Bar area
- Noodle bar
- Mexican Burritos
- Cheshire Cheeses
- A sweet shop
- The Sweet Spot ( donuts hot food and coffees )
Where is it : Near the Tate Modern
Nearest tube: London Bridge
When: Winter at the Urban Spoon Southbank is an 11 week market starting from October and ends in January.
Cost: Free to enter
Christmas by the River at Borough
Christmas by the river is held at Bankside. It’s a really lovely spot to go to a Christmas market in London. Against stunning back drops of some of London’s most iconic locations! From Tower Bridge, to Hays Court Galleria. It has Brand new cabin designs to make this years market stand out. There are lots of different stalls see a list below.
With views of the of the Thames, Tower Bridge, The HMS Belfast on one side and the Shard on the other. You can surely not fall in love with this fabulous Christmas market with all of its regular stalls from woolly coats and scarves and Christmas gifts and Christmas toys. You can find it all here in one of London’s prettiest markets with a view of the shard right behind it. It also has a huge undercover bar that’s cosy for drinks too.
What stalls are at the Christmas by the river Borough market?
There are so many stalls at Christmas by the river here are a few of the stalls that are on offer;
- Sweet Stall
- Korean Fried Chicken
- Lulin Teas
- Silver Jewellary
- Glass Candles holders and baubles
- Macaron stalls
- Little Toykio
- Personalised hanging Christmas decorations
- The Duchess Candles ( gorgeous tea cup candles )
- A variety of Christmas ornament stalls
- Chocolate Kisses ( Sckokuss )
- Burger stall with rainbow burgers
- Mexican burritos
- One pan noodles
- To home from London ( london gifts and handmade items)
- Crystals stall
Where: Bankside, London Bridge city Riverside Walk way (BY OXO TOWER WHARF) South Bank LONDON, SE1 9PP
Nearest tube: London Bridge
When: November to January, 2023
Cost: Free to enter