Each holiday season one of London’s most scenic Christmas Markets sets up along the Thames in Southbank. Just moments from the London Eye and offering lovely views of Big Ben and Westminster across the river, it’s a fun spot to stroll along in the evenings while enjoying traditional holiday foods and shopping. This year the Southbank Christmas Market is open until December 24th, 2012. One more weekend to enjoy the holiday fun in London!
There are about 80 wooden chalet style stalls that set up along Queen’s Walk. There’s a pretty carousel, too! The chalets sell holiday foods and drinks, like mulled wine and gingerbread, as well as bratwurst in keeping with the German Christmas Market feel. There’s a great atmosphere and a heady mix of tempting scents and sweets on display!
We stopped off for a cup of mulled wine, which was perfect for warming up on a chilly winter night in London. But you’ll also find coffee and hot chocolate to warm up, too.
After strolling through the market, don’t miss a chance to walk up on the Golden Jubilee Footbridges that run along both sides of the Hungerford Bridge across the Thames. They’re lovely suspension bridges just for pedestrians … so you can enjoy the views along the Thames without traffic!
Walking along one side of the bridges you’ll see the lights of the London Eye stretching across the river while on the other side Big Ben shines with the House of Parliament nearby. This is one of the most stunning river views in London!
If you’re staying at our charming Eden studio rental you’ll be just around the corner from the Golden Jubilee Footbridges. The views are so spectacular that guests tell us they can’t resist walking out on the bridges to enjoy the view every day during their stay! It’s the perfect spot for a romantic holiday stay in London just a short stroll from the Southbank Christmas Market, holiday shopping spots like Covent Garden and Regent Street and all the theatres of the West End.