The Christmas Market on South Bank is one of my favourite festive things to visit each year to kick off the holiday season. I love spending the day walking down South Bank year round, but there’s something particularly magical about the twinkling trees and decorated stands set up to appear as if you’ve been dropped in the middle of a German Christmas market.
Take someone to snuggle up with whilst you browse the market stalls for Christmas gifts and reward yourself for all the calories burned shivering down the Thames with a steaming cup of hot chocolate. When you’ve seen enough mini snow globes and wooden ties, follow the smell of grilled onions to the stand with piles of German Bratwursts sizzling over a pit. There are also pans made for giants filled with steaming cheesy potatoes, bacon, and caramelised onions.
My favourite thing to get at the market would have to be the Kangaroo burgers. Kangaroo burgers?! you ask.
Yes, tender Kangaroo burgers topped with onions caramelised in Jack Daniels.
Whilst devouring your meat, wander a bit further down South Bank to the graffiti covered skate park and watch the bikers, bladers, and skater boys attempt their tricks.
After sharing a Bratwurst and Kangaroo Burger, we had some warm, candied nuts and peppermint hot chocolate before taking a ride on the Eye. Gazing out at a twinkling London was the perfect ending to an evening at the Winter Christmas Market.
The market is on until the 24th of December and is sure to spread some Christmas cheer, so grab some friends or a loved one and head down to South Bank.