With Christmas just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to enjoy the festive markets.

With everything from mulled wine to hot waffles, alpine chalets will pop up on London's Southbank for the annual Wintertime Market.

The 17-acre site will be transformed into a winter landscape with stalls lined up along Queen’s Walk offering scrumptious street food, artisan gifts and warm drinks.

Take a look at what you can expect below.

When is it?

The Wintertime Market will run from Friday November 10 to Saturday December 30.

Market and attractions

Enjoy Christmas at Southbank Wintertime Festival
Enjoy Christmas at Southbank Wintertime Festival

The Queen’s Walk will offer dining experiences and a bustle of pop-up street food stalls and bars for visitors of all ages to enjoy, including the return of Jimmy Garcia with his pop-up Alpine lodge dining experience.

Hot chocolate

Indulge in a dreamy hot chocolate

Experts Beltane & Pop will be on hand to deliver rich hot chocolate with a choice of delectable toppings.

Toppings include orange zest, gourmet marshmallow, chantilly cream and fresh mint.

Liqueurs of black cherry, coffee, amaretto and more can be added to any drink.

The Rooftop Bar

A cosy hideout sat above the bustle of the riverside in the roof garden of Queen Elizabeth Hall, where visitors can enjoy panoramic views across London with blankets and warming drinks.

Finnish Rooftop Sauna experience

Finnish rooftop sauna
Finnish rooftop sauna

Let off steam in a Finnish rooftop sauna overlooking the Thames.

The Hoplocker Bar

The Hoplocker Bar returns for a second year with a new Nordic inspired Wintertime Bar, celebrating feasting with local and international hearty craft ales along with special guests Parm Star completing the feas.

Street food and artisan gifts

Crockery on display
Crockery on display

Top traders from across London, and the UK, will return for the Wintertime Market bringing an array of festive treats and gifts, alongside delicious street food favourites from across the globe.

Festive decorations

A giant festive tree surrounded by clusters of trees will take centre stage on the Festival Terrace, twinkly lights will run along Queen’s Walk and giant glittering baubles will shimmer in the Clore Ballroom.

Music

Ice instruments
Ice instruments

There are plenty magical shows for the young and young at heart. Enjoy free festive events from choirs and social dances to ABBA singalongs and live music. There is also instruments carved from ice.


Opening times

Sunday to Thursday, 11am – 10pm

Friday and Saturday, 11am – 11pm

Does it open on Sunday?

Yes, it is open from 11am-10pm.

How to get there

By tube

Waterloo (Northern, Bakerloo, Jubilee and Waterloo & City lines) (200 metres)

Embankment (District & Circle lines) (600 metres)

Parking isn't recommended.

Hotels nearby

There are a number of hotels nearby.

Premier Inn: York Road, Lambeth, London SE1 7NJ. Book a room here .

Park Plaza County Hall: Addington Street, Lambeth, London SE1 7RY. Book a room here .

Travelodge London: Waterloo Road, London SE1 8UX. Book a room here .

How to get from Waterloo to Wintertime Christmas Market

The market is a six minute walk from Waterloo
The market is a six minute walk from Waterloo

It is a six minute walk from Waterloo to the Wintertime Market.

Postcode

Belvedere Road, Lambeth, London SE1 8XX

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