Christmas: Christmas by The River, London Bridge City

We’ve already visited the Sheffield Christmas markets, so it was only right that we visited some of London’s Christmas markets while James was in London this weekend. With a very packed weekend planned, we started with a visit to Christmas by The River.

Although I have lived in London my whole life, it’s funny that I don’t believe I’ve ever visited Christmas by The River, but the opportunity came about when we were given two complimentary drinks to the TwoRuba stand and trust me, their seasonal cocktails are hard to say no to.

On top of that wonderful treat, a lovely fellow blogger, Charlotte, offered us some some food and drink tokens to enjoy within the market and as if that wasn’t enough already, we had entry to the Eis Haus.

Eis Haus is an ice lounge and bar, and if you’ve been to an ice bar before, then you’ll know the deal. They give you an extra coat and gloves to keep you warm during your visit and this ticket entry includes a shot served in real ice shot glass. For some reason, James was feeling extremely brave and went for the Bacon and Chilli Vodka shot, and Jessica went for the sweeter Strawberry option. 

Cheered on by the fantastic owner of Eis Haus, Phillip, we were given a quick tour around and explanation of how everything is made. With sculptures of bears, wolves, an arch and throne for photos, each one can take up to three days to build, some away from site, and some on once the shipping container it is all in has arrived. 

So you can imagine, it’s pretty cool (see what I did there)

With Tower Bridge, the Tower of London and the iconic City skyline as a backdrop, this surely is one of London’s most picturesque markets. This is the place to buy artisan stocking fillers, boutique accessories, or just to settle down with some fantastic food and drink. There is so much to see with their programme of workshops and events in the chalet style events space.

If you’re in London and you haven’t already, head to the Christmas by The River. They open until January 3rd from 11am to 10pm everyday.

We had a really fun time at Christmas by The River, this is the only the first stop of out weekend, make sure to come back for our next post where we visit Winter Wonderland and our tradition we do every year.

Disclaimer: this post is not sponsored at all, just purely a kind gesture from a fellow blogger. As always all photos and opinions are our own.

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9 Comments

  1. Pinkiebag Pinkiebag
    December 11, 2017 / 5:14 pm

    HI, this looks like an amazing place to visit. How lucky to get some food and drinks tokens. I could probably spend a fortune there.

    • Food and Baker
      December 15, 2017 / 8:35 pm

      We were very lucky and so grateful for them! It's so easy to spend so much at Christmas markets!Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💕

  2. Andi Matzen
    December 11, 2017 / 5:17 pm

    Your posts always make me so hungry, and desperate to head to a Christmas Market.. 😍 I really want to take a trip to an Ice Bar – I may have to treat my boyfriend for his birthday in a couple months! 🙊

    • Food and Baker
      December 15, 2017 / 8:36 pm

      Ooooh yes! Defo look into Eis Haus because they do several pop ups!Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💕

  3. Zoe Jackson
    December 11, 2017 / 6:02 pm

    I love Christmas in London! I haven't been to the Ice Bar but it's something on my bucket list to visit!

    • Food and Baker
      December 15, 2017 / 8:36 pm

      There's so many around isn't there!? It's such an experience, you'll love itThank you for reading and commenting☺️💕

    • Food and Baker
      December 15, 2017 / 8:37 pm

      Oh my, I took a tiny sip and it burned! James was very brave to shot the whole thing!Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💕

  4. Zimmerman
    October 10, 2018 / 6:10 am

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