Lovely London: It's Chriiiiistmaaaas!


So, in case you were wondering, London and I are going steady. We fell in love, and yes, like any relationship, we have our ups and downs. But ‘tis the season and I’m feeling all Christmassy, and can’t wait for a month of festivities with my city. Our first Christmas-themed date? A meander through the Southbank Centre Christmas Market. Mulled wine anyone?

Christmas shoppers, Southbank Christmas shoppers browsing the market at Southbank © Emma Sparks

Christmas soap I’ll take one of these! © Emma Sparks

What's Christmas without a snow globe? What’s Christmas without a snow globe? © Emma Sparks

A watch and clock stall Take your time browsing the stalls…© Emma Sparks

Soap Stocking fillers! © Emma Sparks

Stall browsing Seek out the perfect gift at the Southbank © Emma Sparks

A toy stand Find gifts for all ages © Emma Sparks

A stall glows in the dark The hunt continues… © Emma Sparks

Churros Snacks are essential when Christmas shopping © Emma Sparks

A rainbow of candles! Candles are a classic Christmas gift © Emma Sparks

Rings By a special someone something sparkly © Emma Sparks

What? Southbank Christmas Market

When? Now until Christmas Eve

Where? The South Bank, London, SE1 8XX

How? Nearest Tubes: Embankment, Waterloo

Tip: Keep an ear out for the free carol concert at the market each day at 1.30pm and 7pm.

For more information check out the Southbank Centre’s website.

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