Christmas by the River: London Bridge Market


Billed as the capital’s most picturesque Christmas market, London Bridge City will be getting festive again this year with Christmas by the River, renamed Winter by the River for 2023.

What to do at London Bridge City Christmas Market 2023

With stalls selling food, drink and perfect stocking fillers as well as artisan gifts, you can enjoy the stunning city and river views while you stroll through the market. Voted the nation’s best Christmas market for a first date, it’s got full-on festive romcom vibes.

Eating and drinking

As well as the usual festive market fare (anyone for more bratwurst?) there’s a full line-up of foods from around the world competing to wow the crowds, so be sure to come on an empty stomach!

Getting to Christmas By the River

London Bridge City is smack bang in the middle of the southern entrances to London Bridge and Tower Bridge. At a little over five minutes on foot, your closest tube stop will be London Bridge, on the Northern and Jubilee lines. If you fancy a stroll across the river, Monument is also within walking distance.

Looking for other cheap and free activities while you’re in the area? Don’t miss our guide to the South Bank

Christmas By the River Opening Times

Opening times vary a little. Generally the times below apply, but there are a few exceptions:

Christmas Eve: 11am–5pm
Christmas Day: Closed
New Year’s Eve: 11am–8pm
January 2nd: 11am–5pm

Organisers may cancel events, alter schedules, or change admission requirements without notice. Always check official sites before heading to an event.

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