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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

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

The Southbank Centre plays host to one of London’s most spectacular winter events. See the Thames-side arts venue get magically transformed into a festive wonderland with a brilliant Christmas market full of stalls packed with festive treats and gifts, and a stage area where you can feast your eyes on some enchanting Christmas performances. Make sure you take a look at our picks below so you don't miss one of the 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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