Wednesday, 16 December 2015

#London Christmas Shopping Guide 2015 No.30. South Bank Book (& Christmas) Market #XmasInLondon

Welcome to our London Christmas Shopping Guide 2015. 

Over the next few weeks we'll be pointing you in the direction of our favourite shops and shopping neighbourhoods near the meeting and ending points of our London Walks …

No.30. The Southbank

Molly writes…

On the South Bank by the National Theatre and Festival Hall they have set up all the Christmas Market stalls.

I was there last night and they really are very good. So if you are doing a Westminster walk all you have to do is walk across one of the bridges.

Adam adds…

Never miss the open air book market when you are in that neck of the woods. Shopping at its most delightfully basic – secondhand books laid out on simple tables. Great bargains to be had on books and prints and comics. And what premises! The roof was designed by Giles Gilbert Scott (Waterloo Bridge) and the north-facing boundary can claim to be some 58 million years old… it’s the River Thames. Air conditioned by a soft southwesterly (!!) it’s one of the capital’s great delights, browsing for books in the open air by the water. You might call it messing about near boats – to paraphrase Ratty in that greatest of all Thames novels, The Wind In The Willows.


Molly guides at the British Museum and lectures on Art, Archaeology, and London History. An Art Historian, she is a Freeman of the City of London and a top flight professionally qualified Blue Badge and City of London Guide.


Adam is a London Walks guide and Editor of The Daily Constitutional.

Christmas 2015 With London Walks

The Amazing Old Shops Walk takes place on the 19th December – meet Judy at Green Park Station at 10:45a.m

The Christmas Lights & Seasonal Cheer Pub Walk takes place on the 19th December meet at Embankment Tube 7:15p.m

On Christmas Day there are TWO London Walks:

Walk up an appetite with The Christmas Morning 1660 Walk – meet at 11:00a.m by the big tree in Trafalgar Square

Walk off the pudding with The Christmas Day Charles Dickens Walk – meet by the big tree in Trafalgar Square at 2:00pm

A London Walk costs £10 – £8 concession. To join a London Walk, simply meet your guide at the designated tube station at the appointed time. Details of all London Walks can be found at

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