Cologne Christmas market at South Bank and NBH Xmas Social Night

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Cologne Christmas market at South Bank

Just imagine… “A Christmas Market flooded in special illuminations, a spectacular Christmas tree, traditional music, numerous wooden huts filled with original handcrafts. The public enhanced and inspired by the magic winter atmosphere – listening to Christmas carols while drinking a glass of mulled wine, parents watching the children enjoy a ride on the merry-go-round …”

On the Thames between the Southbank Centre and the London Eye, Britain's newest Christmas market was first held two years ago. As well as wooden toys and Christmas tree decorations, the Cologne connection ensures German authenticity for everything from the stallholders to the gingerbread hearts. Most importantly, the sausages are 100 per cent German. Look for a giant sausage that marks the German Wurst Company stall. Here, almost everything comes from Germany: the sausages, the mustard, even the curry ketchup. The exception? The fresh rolls from a German bakery in London. Order the original bratwurst, a smoky schinkenwurst or the cheese-stuffed käsekrakauer.

Tip: Sausages taste best with Kölsch, a beer rarely available outside Cologne


Meeting Point and Time.

We will meet in front of the London Eye at 5.00pm for a traditional Christmas Market taking place between the London Eye and Waterloo Bridge along the River Thames.

There will be plenty of time for wandering about, look for and finding unusual Christmas presents such as amber & silver jewellery, hand crafted toys, fragile glass ornaments for your Christmas tree, hand tatted laces, wooden toys, hand-made soap, unique Christmas decoration as well as hand-made ceramics.

Other seasonal culinary specialties such as the typical German Sausage “Bratwurst” do not need an introduction, gingerbread hearts for your loved ones, roasted almonds and candies to taste the “sweet” side of life or a delicious crepe.


Food & Drinks

There will be lots of stalls selling different types of food including traditional German sausages and Kölsch beer. At 7.00pm we will meet at the Riverfront Bar, which is located under Waterloo Bridge on the Southbank for our Xmas social night.


NBH Xmas Social Night

Riverfront Bar

NOTE: If you can’t make the Cologne Christmas market at South Bank, you can still join us for our NBH Xmas Social from 7.00pm.

Bring a partner or a friend all invited until the end.

Please remember to store my mobile number [masked] into your phone and I look forward to seeing YOU.

Merry Christmas to YOU from ME.

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  • Ahmad

    Guys, any way I can spot you through the crowds?! ;-) walking past the food stalls...

    December 14, 2013

  • Adam K

    We're directly under the eye. Look for the security guys in dayglo jackets and thats where you'll find us

    December 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi there I am here but can't find your group. [masked]

    December 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    So sorry, still battling a bug, so unable to make it but have a wonderful evening!

    December 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      thanks, Michael - so disappointed but look forward to catching up in the New Year. Have a great evening...

      December 14, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Bit late but almost there :)

      December 14, 2013


    Its going to be a lovely Christmas event with a big turn out !!

    December 11, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Looking forward in,getting to know this group for many 2014 ramblings :)

      December 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hiya, it will be lovely to get to know your hiking group, I normally venture out sort on my own at walking festivals...

    1 · December 9, 2013

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