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 has returned to the capital for 2021, 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.
2019 saw Christmas by the River get a vintage ski theme, but 2021 brings with it the “Festive Tale” motif. 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 16, 2021 and January 2, 2022.
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