7 must-go-to events across South Bank this winter
As we countdown to Christmas, London is bursting at the seams with places to eat, drink and be merry, but the choice can be somewhat overwhelming.
Thank goodness, then, for South Bank – London's one-stop shop for all your festive needs this Christmas. A pedestrianised zone, running from Lambeth Bridge to Blackfriar's Bridge and back away from the river to St George's Circus, the South Bank is abuzz with things to do, see, eat and buy this winter.
From a Finnish rooftop sauna and delicious lashings of mulled wine at Wintertime Festival, to sure-to-sell out family theatre and champagne receptions at NYE, long wintry nights are bright along the South Bank.
Here's our guide to the best things to do in South Bank London this winter!
Bah Humbug! There's a new Scrooge on stage this Christmas.
Jack Thorne, the playwright with the magic touch, re-works Charles Dickens's classic, A Christmas Carol for a new Old Vic production starring Rhys Ifans as Ebenezer Scrooge.
With stage hits spanning bold tragedy, blockbuster wizards (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, 2016) and supernatural thriller (Let the Right One In, 2013), we are prepped for Thorne to do something a little more innovative than the average version of the morality ghost story.
While the character of Ebenezer Scrooge is cemented into popular imagination – his name has become a byword for miserliness – his journey through Christmases past, present, and future has been part of the festive season for over 175 years.
Dickens's A Christmas Carol is an uplifting, heart-warming tale to delight the whole family.