The markets littering the Southbank spill out their golden treats and gifts to passing visitors, with hot winter drinks and Scandinavian street food in the neighbouring pop-up bar and Rekorderlig Cider Lodge, open until 11pm during the week at 12:30pm on Fridays and Saturdays.
Families find shelter and fun in the Southbank's mobile rollerdisco by BUMP Rollerdisco filled with festive sparkle and party music to get everyone bopping.
This quirky eighties-inspired alternative to the Christmas ice-rinks is more fun and unexpectedly much, much more dangerous than ice skating. We thoroughly recommend braving any disappointed looks and protecting your babies with bicycle helmets and knee pads. Our intrepid reviewer, who reckons herself something of a starlet on the ice rink, spent her time last year sitting on the floor, using her hands to pull herself along the ground and weeping.
Foodies rejoice, the Horn OK Please chalet will bring a flavour of India to this year's Winter Market, with a selection of vibrant and flavourful Indian street food to add a little fire to the chilly months. Try the gluten free, vegan Moong Dal Dosa (a pancake stuffed with crushed masala potato and crispy sev) or a Spiced Egg Kati Roll (Indian omelette wrapped in a fluffy paratha flatbread). If you fancy a hot drink to warm your cockles, there's an authentic Indian Masala Chai to wash it all down.
Other Family events: Southbank Centre
NoFit State will be bringing contemporary act to the stage with 'Bianco' -- a circus performed from behind, above and around the audience from 23 November - 22 January.
'Million Dollar Quartet' is bringing its rock 'n' roll Christmas, with music by Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis (17th December - January 2nd).
Club nights and the annual Christmas market are also, of course, making a return.
|What||Winter Festival at the Southbank Centre|
Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX | MAP
|Nearest tube||Waterloo (underground)|
11 Nov 16 – 22 Jan 17, 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM
|Price||£Free - £68|
|Website||Click here for more information and to book...|