Get ready for late night shopping as Borough Market opens its gates for an evening of cheese on December 7th. Over 20 of Borough Market’s renowned cheesemongers will be ready and waiting to waft an array of exquisite cheeses under your nose. Visitors will have a chance to chat to cheese experts and producers about their craft and find something unique to take home to feature on this year’s Christmas cheeseboard. The night will also play host to Francis and Bronwen Percival, renowned author’s of new book Reinventing the Wheel: Milk, Microbes and the Fight for Real Cheese. They’ll be doing two engaging talks at the demonstration kitchen, the first all about cheese and milk microbes, and the second on farming and cheese flavour. A little later traders will be competing in the ‘cracking of the parmesan wheel’, a head-to-head competition with trader Bianca e Mora. The competition will be fierce – not to be missed!
Join StreetFoodMarkets at the Courage Yard on 8th December for their seasonal street feast Merry & Bite. The pop-up event will take place over Friday lunchtime, 11:30am-3pm, at the recently refurbished destination, located off Shad Thames next to Tower Bridge. Feast on global cuisines from 13 of London’s most sought-after street food traders, including the likes of Chalana Steak Wraps, BellyNBao and Comptoir Gourmand. Everyone will be catered for with veggie, vegan and gluten-free offerings on the day. For those who are partial to a festive tipple or two, The Gin Craze will be bringing their converted horsebox bar – making this the perfect place to eat, drink and be merry. The event will also feature an artisan market made up of 20 stalls inside the pavilion at Courage Yard. Expect to find gourmet cheeses, olives, bread, teas, preserves and sweet treats to stock your cupboards with just in time for the party season. Plus, some of London’s top independent makers will be showcasing the ultimate gifts – consider your Christmas shopping sorted! FREE Courage Yard, Shad Thames, SE1 2NJ www.courageyard.com @CourageYard
Borough Market will be filled with the look, sounds, smells and tastes of Christmas this festive season! To give shoppers as much time as possible to soak up the atmosphere they’ll be extending their opening hours. Check the dates and times below to see when they’re open. Christmas is an extra special time at Borough Market. With the historic arches decked out in beautiful decorations, the sound of bells and Christmas carols in the background, the scent of mulled wine in the air and, crucially, a plethora of seasonal produce to choose from – it’ll be hard not to get into the spirit. In what has become a Christmas tradition at the Market, they will be extending opening hours to allow shoppers more time to stock up on gifts and food for the Christmas dinner table. Their traders have sourced the best ingredients and treats from around the world and would be only too happy to advise on what to get. It will also be worth making the trip for the numerous events and demonstrations taking place throughout the month. Check the times below so you don’t miss out. Weds 06 Dec 10.00 – 17.00 (Switching on the Christmas lights 18.30) Thurs 07 Dec 10.00 – 16.00 (Evening of Cheese 18.00 – 21.00) Fri 08 Dec 10.00 – 18.00 Sat 09 Dec 08.00 – 17.00 Sun 10 Dec 10.00 – 16.00 Mon 11 Dec 10.00 – 17.00 Tues 12 Dec 10.00 – 17.00 Weds 13 Dec 10.00 – 20.00 (Late night shopping) Thurs 14 Dec 10.00 – 17.00 Fri 15 Dec 10.00 – 17.00 Sat 16 Dec 8.00 – 17.00 Sun 17 Dec 10.00 – 16.00 Mon 18 Dec 10.00 – 17.00 Tues 19 Dec 10.00 – 17.00 Wed 20 Dec 10.00 – 20.00 (Late night shopping) Thurs 21 Dec 8.00 – 20.00 (Late night shopping) Fri 22 Dec 8.00 – 18.00 Sat 23 Dec 8.00 – 17.00 Sun 24 Dec 10.00 – 16.00 Mon 25 Dec Closed Tues 26 Dec Closed Wed 27 Dec 10.00 – 17.00 Thurs 28 Dec 10.00 – 17.00 Fri 29 Dec 10.00 – 18.00 Sat 30 Dec 08.00 – 17.00 Sun 31 Dec 10.00 – 16.00 Mon 01 Jan Closed
This December, London’s most picturesque Christmas market returns to the banks of the River Thames for its fourth year. Set against the backdrop of some of London’s most loved landmarks, London Bridge City’s Christmas by the River will run from Thursday 30th November to Wednesday 3rd of January. With stunning views of Tower Bridge, HM Tower of London and the iconic City skyline, Christmas by the River is the perfect setting for the market which boasts 68 stalls selling gifts, food and drink. Gifts and Gastronomy Whether you’re looking for boutique accessories to keep you warm in the winter (Studio Hop, Sian Eymur), fill your loved ones’ stockings with artisan gifts (The Little Tibet, Turkish the Light, London Art Life) or simply settle in to eat, drink and be merry (Jim & Tonic, The Lambassadors, Georgie Porgies Puddings, New England Seafood) Christmas by the Riverwill be the perfect place to relax and enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of a true Christmas market. Throughout December, Christmas by the River will host a wide range of workshops at its very own chalet style event space to make sure you’re ready for the holiday season physically, creatively and romantically. Keep an eye out for further information on these in the run up to December. Launch Party Save the date for the evening of Thursday 30th November and join us as Christmas by the River heralds the start of the festive period and opens its gates for the official launch party. Expect a wintery dreamland in an unparalleled London location and welcome back Christmas in style.