Wintertime 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

Rebecca Brindle

Wintertime at Southbank Centre always pulls out all the stops to throw its biggest and best ever Christmas celebration. There's usually a sack-load of Thames-side festive fun planned including one of the best Christmas markets in London, where shoppers can bag gifts, festive produce and sweet treats, and seasonal Christmas shows, guaranteed to brighten up any miserable family members shunning the festive spirit. Check out our highlights below and head down to one of the most festive events in London this winter

When is Wintertime at Southbank Centre 2018?

Wintertime usually opens mid November and runs until just after Christmas. The majority of the Southbank Centre's outdoor attractions are usually 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 Wintertime at Southbank Centre 2018?

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

Is there an entry fee? 

The Wintertime market is completely free to wander around, and many of Southbank Centre’s festive events are too. Some events are ticketed. 

We’ll be updating this page with events and info for Wintertime at Southbank Centre 2018 as it’s announced. 

RECOMMENDED: Find more festive fun with our guide to Christmas in London

Wintertime at Southbank Centre: the highlights

ABBA: Super Troupers

Enter the world of the iconic Swedish foursome in this immersive exhibition charting ABBA's music, lyrics, creative process and influence. Part of the Southbank Centre’s Nordic Matters season, the exhibition brings together objects from private archives and ABBA The Museum in Stockholm, including previously unseen archive material, original costumes, handwritten notes and sketches, personal photographs and more. 

Southbank Centre , South Bank Until Sunday July 29 2018

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