Festive things to do in London Bridge

‘Tis the season to be jolly! Immerse yourself in the joys of Christmas this December in London Bridge

1. An Evening of Cheese at Borough Market

Get ready for a cheese-themed shopping extravaganza led by Borough Market’s community of cheesemongers. Enjoy tastings, seek expert advice and put together a festive cheeseboard featuring the highest quality cheeses from Britain, Ireland, France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland and the Netherlands. The market’s drinks traders will also be on hand to keep shoppers refreshed. Find out more

2. Christmas by the River

Set alongside the River Thames with the iconic city skyline as a backdrop, discover fairy-lit wooden cabins showcasing a range of hand-crafted items, as well as festive fayre to sustain you while you shop. Running until 2 January, Christmas by the River also incorporates a variety of free activities including outdoor film screenings, choir performances and community activations. Find out more

3. Late night shopping on Bermondsey Street

Head to Bermondsey Street on Thursday 8th December to enjoy a spot of late night shopping. Local shops including Peter Layton, Giddy Grocer, B Street Deli, Kat Maconie, Seaward & Stern, Igloo Flowers, Lovely & British, Bermondsey Corner, Eames Print Room, Strand and Lock, Pure & Applied Framing and Trove 167 will all be open from 6-10pm, with tasty treats and tipples available to keep you fuelled! Find out more

4. Sail with Santa

Santa Claus has swapped his sleigh for a Clipper this year, but where is he heading? Hop on board on 3 and 17 December and meet Santa whilst enjoying London’s iconic landmarks along the river. Find out more

5. Electric Shuffle Festive Brunch

Toast the season with Prosecco and endless pizza while you slide your pucks to victory at Electric Shuffle’s Festive Brunch. A brunch slot guarantees 2 hours of shuffle board fun, plus you’ll be playing for the chance to win a round of festive cocktails. Find out more

6. Christmas in the Sunshine

This Christmas Elias is going to visit his family in the Caribbean for the first time. He gets to go to the beach, play in the sunshine, and there’ll be a big party. It’s going to be the best. Join the Unicorn Theatre for this joyful, warm and festive story of celebrating Christmas and family, wherever you are. Suitable for ages 3 – 6. Find out more

7. Amazing Grace Old School Brunch Christmas Special

Taking it back to the 90’s and 00s – but make it festive! Get stuck in to an hour of bottomless rum punch and prosecco as live DJ spin old school bangers. The brunch includes a 2-course meal, lip-synch battle, quiz and a prize for the best dressed. Fancy dress encouraged. Find out more

8. The Hay’s Galleria Christmas Tree

The Hay’s Galleria Christmas tree is always a sight to behold. Combine your visit with a cosy cuppa or mulled wine at one of the galleria’s cafes, before taking a stroll along the river.

9. A Christmas Carol at the Bridge Theatre

Nicholas Hytner’s adaptation of this Christmas Classic is scary, joyful, spooky, hilarious, furious, beautiful, and a triumphant declaration that even the hardest heart can melt. Three outstanding actors – Simon Russell Beale, Eben Figueiredo and Lyndsey Marshal– come together to tell the story and play all the parts. Find out more

10. Fashion and Textile Museum festive Workshops

Get creative and join a drop-in craft activity while you visit Kaffe Fassett: The Power of Pattern at the Fashion and Textile Museum on December 16th, 20th and 22nd. Members of the museum team will be on hand to help you create your very own tree decoration, using felt, ribbon and sequins. All materials will be provided, simply purchase an exhibition ticket between 2-5pm for one of the above dates. Find out more

11. Visit The View from the Shard

Gaze down at the twinkling lights of London from the highest viewing platform in Western Europe. The View from The Shard is open Wednesday – Sunday throughout December, with the exception of Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Find out more

12. Christmas Carols at Guy’s Chapel 

A candlelit service of popular Christmas Carols in the Chapel of Thomas Guy, followed by mulled wine and mince pies for all. An opportunity for those of all ages to join in some festive fun. No tickets required, just turn up on the night. Find out more

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