Christmas Market trail could start at southbank, walk along to the Tate Modern, then up to Borough market of vice vera or cross the river and go to Covent Garden. If you book the Big Bus with us before 31st Dec 2017 Doris Visits has a code that works with our link, that gives you 12% off. BIGBUSTOURS12


xmas-southbank-mapThe Southbank for many years has had a Christmas market under Hungerford Bridge. It has stretched from the foot of the London Eye along to the National. A children’s small train ride has in the past been erected as a short length of track along this stretch of the Thames embankment by the Royal Festival Hall. 2016 Southbank appears smaller, no train, and the other traders like book stalls were not there (yet). I am hoping it increases its current size but what seems apparent is that it has split into two (see story below).

The Southbank sits below the London Eye and has a major fairground attraction in the field next to its food hall section so it remains significant. The food area is still as large and there are bars as well. The Tate had a market last year but that looks off this year. Hyde Park has a market and not forgetting our favourite Borough Market.

Christmas Ocean Cruises Christmas Markets River Cruise Christmas Markets

If you are stuck for unusual Christmas Presents we have found a few odd ideas as inspired by our stop in Richmond before visiting Kew. From chocolate brussel sprouts to a bicycle pizza cutter! We found them cheaper on Amazon for you.


Should you wish to add this film to your web site for christmas, please do. What are your five favourite Christmas decorations this year?  Here are ours.