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Winter at Southbank Centre guide

Cider, carols and a Christmas market at Wintertime at Southbank Centre – it's all happening down by the river this winter

By Time Out London Things To Do |
Southbank Centre Wintertime 2018
Rebecca Brindle

The Thames-side arts venue is set to be magically transformed into a festive wonderland once more in the build-up to the big day. As in previous years, a charming Christmas market full of traders selling festive treats and gifts will be setting up shop outside the Southbank Centre, while a season of enchanting Christmas performances will take to a stage area too. Although the shows are yet to be confirmed, it's sure to be one of the most magical seasonal events in London.

What is Winter at Southbank Centre 2019?

Christmas celebrations at Southbank include yuletide markets, magical lights, sensational family workshops, and plenty of festive entertainment. 

When is Winter at Southbank Centre 2019?

Southbank Centre's Winter Festival runs from early November until the first week of January 2020. The majority of the Centre is 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. 

Where is Winter at Southbank Centre 2019?

The nearest train and tube station to the Southbank Centre is Waterloo (Bakerloo, Northern, Jubilee and Waterloo and City Underground lines). 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.

During the festive period, many public transport services will have reduced timetables so make sure you've checked how you'll be travelling around London over Christmas and New Year.

Is there an entry fee? 

The Winter Market is free to wander through, as are many of Southbank Centre’s festive events are too. Some events are ticketed. 

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