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London Southbank Centre Winter Festival

28 October 2023 - 7 January 2024


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If you are heading to the UK capital this Christmas be sure to include the south bank of the river Thames for the London Southbank Centre Winter Festival.

Running from 28 October 2023 to 7 January 2024, the leading festive festival in London includes performances of The Nutcracker, carol singing, Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day parties and lots of fireworks. From free art exhibitions to cabaret expect it all in this hugely popular festival which has lots of free events.

London Southbank Centre Winter Festival 2023

For further details please read the preview of the Southbank Centre Winter Festival on our sister website London Begins at 40.

The book market at the Southbank Centre London
Southbank Centre’s vintage book market

Southbank Centre

The Southbank Centre is the leading arts and cultural centres in the capital with theatres, cinemas, exhibition spaces and concert halls as well as many free spaces and events.

You can combine a trip here with a walk along the banks of the river Thames, or visit some of the major tourist attractions in London, including the London Eye, Shakespeare’s Globe¬†and the Tate Modern. There are also many cafes, restaurants and bars in the area as well as a wonderful second hand book market., a short stroll away.

Getting There

You can get to the the Southbank Centre from either Waterloo or London Bridge stations. If you are coming from the latter make sure you stroll through Borough Market, with its many food outlets. Alternatively, you can walk over the Millennium Bridge (from St Paul’s Station) and look at St Paul’s Cathedral en route. All in all whichever route you choose to take, this makes for an excellent day out in the UK capital.

What’s on at the Southbank Centre

To discover what is on at the Southbank Centre during the course of the year, please click here.


28 October 2023
7 January


Southbank Centre
Kings Cross
London,SE1 9PXUnited Kingdom
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Mark Bibby Jackson

Mark Bibby Jackson

Before setting up Travel Begins at 40, Mark was the publisher of AsiaLIFE Cambodia and a freelance travel writer. When he is not packing and unpacking his travelling bag, Mark writes novels, including To Cook A Spider and Peppered Justice. He loves walking, eating, tasting beer, isolation and arthouse movies, as well as talking to strangers on planes, buses and trains whenever possible. Most at home when not at home.

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