Christmas by the River in London Bridge

Who doesn’t love a Christmas market? The free festive market has returned to London Bridge City and will be open until Sunday the 2nd January with iconic views of Tower Bridge, the City skyline and The Tower of London. The market will be serving up festive food and drinks with seasonal entertainment – think choir singing, morris dancers and much more. All of the entertainment will be free to enjoy, and bars will be serving up festive tipples until 10pm. To give back to the community, 14 charities will also be onsite to raise money and awareness for their chosen cause. 

There will be a number of food traders serving up dishes from all over the world, including Aroma – Steak and Chips serving Brazilian food, Burger & Fries providing gourmet street food, Chilli Cha Cha serving Punjabi fast food, Nicholas Pitta dishing up slow-cooked Greek souvlaki and much more. If you’re in the mood for something sweet, make sure you try Choc ‘n’ Churros, Chocolate Kisses serving German chocolates or French Patisserie for mouth-watering French pastries and desserts.

Two bars, The Riverside Lodge and Festive spirit will be open until 10pm. At The Riverside Lodge, alpine themed lodges that are fully heated will be available for advance pre-booking with friends; kick back and watch Christmas themed films or dance the night away to live DJs throughout the week. Winter cocktails will be served to keep you warm, including the Winter Spiced Old Fashioned or a Creamy After Eight Cocktail. If cocktails aren’t your thing, there will be premium local beers, wine, spiced mulled wine and cider, as well as hot toddies. Festive Spirit will also be serving seasonable tipples including cocktails and mulled wine, which can be enjoyed while overlooking the picturesque background of The Thames.

For those who are yet to sort Christmas gifts, there will be lots of shopping opportunities from London Bridge City’s home, lifestyle, fashion and accessories vendors. 

Open between 16th November – 2nd January 2022

Address: London Bridge City, SE1 2DB

Written by Lenny Wright