London’s Lovely Riverside Christmas Market Is Returning For Winter 2019

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London’s Lovely Riverside Christmas Market Is Returning For Winter 2019

London Bridge’s charming festive market will be returning to the banks of the Thames this November.

Crisp winter air, a lovely riverside spot, and all the trimmings and trappings of Christmas. Really, Christmas by the River has it all. One of London’s prettiest Christmas markets, the festive fiesta will return to the capital on November 26th, bringing with it the best seasonal treats and temptations.


Nestled against the backdrop of Tower Bridge and the City skyline, Christmas by the River has been a sparkling addition to the festive scene for the past five years. A cluster of cute winter cabins line the riverside, stuffed with crafty creations, pop-up bars, and delicious street food outlets – and a bucketload of festive cheer to boot. The market is also planning a series of workshops, tastings, and storytelling events, which we suspect are best enjoyed wrapped up in a ludicrous Christmas jumper. Plus, this insanely cute Snowman sculpture trail, which we suspect will prove immensely popular!

Christmas by the River
Photo: @sarah_presh

2019 sees Christmas by the River get a vintage ski theme, which can only help improve on their reputation as the best UK Christmas market to impress a first date (yes, they’ve got polling). Really, who needs a German Christmas market when you can head to this gloriously festive spot for the same amount of fun? Christmas by the River lets you crack on with your Christmas shopping whilst admiring the views of Tower Bridge and getting steadily sloshed on glühwein – and really, that’s all we’ve ever wanted out of a Christmas market!

Find Christmas by the River at London Bridge City, SE1 2DB, between November 26th and January 5th, 2019. 

Meanwhile, Christmas is threatening to get extra magical with a spellbinding Christmas feast at the Harry Potter Studio Tour.

Also published on Medium.

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