Winter Events in London

Winter Events

Beyond the Deepening Shadow: The Tower Remembers*

Beyond The Deepening Shadow is a display of thousands of flames in the Tower of London Moat. This artistic tribute was designed by Tom Piper with sound artist Mira Calix & will run for 8 nights from the 4th November 2018 until the 11th November 2018. The commemoration will unfold during the four hour display, starting with a procession led by the Yeoman Warders of the Tower of London. The Yeoman Warders are distinguished service men & women & will ceremonially light the first flame before a team of volunteers light the rest of the installation.

 4th-11th November 2018 – 17:00-21:00

*This photo is the property of Bex Walton on Flickr, is licensed by Creative Commons & has been resized.

Tower Skate

 23rd November 2018-6th January 2019

Skate at Somerset House

The ice rink returns to Somerset House on the 14th November & will be open day & night. Skate Lates will feature music nights throughout the festive season & the Fortnum’s Lodge is the perfect place for a sweet treat after a skating session.

The Fortnum’s Lodge will be serving a number of delicacies designed for two to share including Mulled Wine & a Sharing Mince Pie for Two (£28), Champagne & Chocolate Fondue for Two & Red Wine (£34), Baked Camembert with Brioche for Two (£40).

 14th November 2018-13th January 2019

Southbank Centre Winter Market

For six weeks Southbank Centre are adding two new food & drink pop-ups to their retinue. Visit Bar Under the Bridge for cocktails & a selection of cheese-inspired dishes including cheese boards, charcuterie, croque monsieur & baked Camembert.

The Circus Bar will be situated in front of Royal Festival Hall & will feature fire-pits, hot smoked salmon baguettes, steak, mulled cider & mulled wine. A range of traders will also be serving festive street food including traditional foods like bratwurst & sweeter treats like pancakes & waffles.

The Southbank Centre Food Market is also open from Friday – Sunday in Southbank Centre Square.

 9th November 2018-27th December 2018
 Sunday-Thursday 11:00-22:00
 Friday-Saturday 11:00-23:00

Destinations

Westminster Pier is located on the North shore of the River Thames in the City of Westminster. The pier is a short walk from the Palace of Westminster (Houses of Parliament), Westminster Abbey & St. Margaret’s Church (A UNESCO World Heritage Site). Numerous museums & landmarks are within walking distance of Westminster Pier including the Banqueting House, Household Cavalry Museum, the National Gallery & the London Eye.

Thames River Services Winter Timetable

 10:20, 11:00, 11:40, 12:20, 13:00, 13:40, 14:20, 15:00, 15:30**

 

**The 15:30 sailing does not operate during January & February.

 10:40, 11:20, 12:00, 12:40, 13:20, 14:00, 14:40, 15:20, 15:50**

**The 15:50 sailing does not operate during January & February.

 11:20, 12:00, 12:40, 13:20, 14:00, 14:40, 15:20, 16:00, 16:30**

 

**The 16:30 sailing does not operate during January & February.

Standard Ticket Prices

The 48 Hour Riverpass is a hop-on hop-off cruise ticket allowing unlimited travel between six River Thames piers for two days. 

 48 Hour Ticket

Thames River Services operate regular cruises between Westminster Pier, St. Katharine Pier & Greenwich Pier. Between April-October Thames River Services also operate extra services with five sailings continuing downriver to the Thames Flood Barrier each day.