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December 2023

Thursday 7 December 2023

Thursday December 7th — The Queen’s Walk
We would like to hear your thoughts on our plans to sensitively refurbish and revitalise this well-known building on London’s South Bank. VENUE: Hay’s Galleria , opposite The Navigators sculpture, 1 Battle Bridge Lane, SE1 2HD
Together At Christmas on Lower Marsh • WeAreWaterloo
Enjoy Christmas festivities on Lower Marsh Market on Thursday 7 December, from 12-2pm.
London Bridge Christmas Lantern Parade — Team London Bridge
Join the London Bridge community and The Bridges Foundation Schools at our annual carol singing and lantern parade beside the Thames this December. The walking parade starts in Potters Fields Park and ends in London Bridge station. We’ll be joined by some special guests, including the Mayor of Sout
Miracle on Leake Street
Join us in Leake Street Arches for an unmissable FREE Christmas fiesta!

South Bank BID and WeAreWaterloo team up for a festive event underneath Waterloo Statiion

Friday 8 December 2023

Winter Flowers Week Late - Garden Museum
The Garden Museum, celebrating British gardens and gardening

Late night opening at the Garden Museum

Saturday 9 December 2023

Snowmen in the City
Short easy ride through the City to find the Snowman statues. Should be fun. Suitable for any level of cyclist. Join us and get Chirstmassy!

Southwark Cyclists 'Healthy Ride' starting in Waterloo

Saturday December 9th — The Queen’s Walk
We would love to hear your thoughts on our plans to sensitively refurbish and revitalise this well-known building on London’s South Bank. VENUE: Hay’s Galleria , opposite The Navigators sculpture, 1 Battle Bridge Lane, SE1 2HD
Christmas Fair 2023 - St George’s Cathedral, Southwark | Roman Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral
News about the 2023 Christmas Fair and Christmas Raffle Tickets
Ave Maria | Christmas with the Purcell Singers
Join The Purcell Singers on Saturday 9th December, 7.30pm for their Christmas concert at St George’s Cathedral, Southwark.

Sunday 10 December 2023

Stand By Please - Christmas Concert | waterlooeast
Showcasing the next generation of West End talent in this exciting Chritmas Concert

Wednesday 13 December

Winter Warmer - wreathmaking, mulled wine and merriment — Bankside Open Spaces Trust
Come and get festively creative with wreathmaking in one of London’s best kept secret gardens - with mulled wine, live music & good cheer! Supported by Southwark Council’s Neighbourhood Fund. Tickets are free via: https://buytickets.at/banksideopenspacestrust/1065336 Join us in histor
An Evening of Cheese
Our annual Evening of Cheese is back on 13th December from 6 – 9pm. Get ready for a cheese-themed shopping extravaganza led by our community of cheesemongers. Enjoy tastings, seek expert advice and…

🎵 St George's Cathedral Carol Service

The Mayor’s Christmas Carol Service 2023
The Mayor of London hosts his annual Christmas Carol Service - join us and watch online.

Thursday 14 December 2023

Carols by Candlelight at Guy’s
A beautiful candlelit service of popular Christmas Carols in the Chapel of Thomas Guy.
Festive Evening - Waterloo Centre - Morley College London
Join us at the Waterloo Centre to celebrate our Festive Evening where you can pick up unique student made handcrafted gifts for Christmas including Morley College London Gift Vouchers. Showcasing their work available to buy will be our ceramics students with print and pot sale. The annual Christmas…

Buy products made by Morley College students and enjoy performances from choirs and dancers

SoW Forum

South Bank & Waterloo Forum meeting

St Mary Magdalen church consultation evening
St Mary Magdalen church in Bermondsey Street has plans for improvement and is keen to share these with local residents and businesses. The church will host a co

Friday 15 December 2023

Southwark Cathedral Choir Christmas Concert - Handel’s Messiah and Carols
Join us for a festive evening at Southwark Cathedral Choir’s Christmas Concert featuring Handel’s Messiah and joyful carols by candlelight

Saturday 16 December 2023

Christmas Market 2023 - 16/12/2023 12:00:00
An end-of-year Afrocentric marketplace showcasing a range of exciting products and accessories by various Black-owned brands and platforms. There will also be abundant African entertainment, food, and culture. A fun-filled weekend that is perfect for the whole family. Not to be missed!

Also on Sunday 17 December

Sunday 17 December 2023

Sailing Santa | Uber Boat by Thames Clippers
This year Santa is green! Bring your little ones to meet Green Santa aboard one of our hybrid passenger ferries on 17 December and they will also receive a sustainable gift!

Meet Father Christmas on a boat from Bankside Pier or London Bridge City Pier

St John’s Waterloo: Christmas Carols by Candlelight | St Johns Waterloo
Experience a traditional carol service for all ages at the beautifully renovated St John’s Church, whilst helping us reach our target to raise £1,500 f…

Raising funds for Room For You and Coin Street’s community singing group

Southwark Cathedral Carol Services
A true highlight of the Cathedral’s Christmas programme.

Monday 18 December 2023

Christmas Concert at the London Bridge Organ for the Railway Benefit Fund
A festive evening of carols and organ music at London Bridge. Raising money for The Railway Benefit Fund

Tuesday 19 December 2023

Southwark Cathedral Carol Services
A true highlight of the Cathedral’s Christmas programme.

Wednesday 20 December 2023

Community Christmas Carols - Southwark Cathedral
Wednesday 20 December, 12.45pm

Christmas Day 2023

Peckham Soup Kitchen Christmas Dinner - Community Southwark
We would like to thank you for all the support you’ve shown us throughout this challenging yet inspiring year, which has made a positive impact in our community.

Christmas event at Mercato Metropolitano

Sunday 31 December 2023

London New Year’s Eve 2023
We’re delighted to announce that London New Year’s Eve Celebrations are back again!

Fireworks display centred on the London Eye. Major road closures will be in place around Waterloo and the South Bank.

January 2024

Sunday 7 January 2024

the Lions part - Twelfth Night
Site of ‘the Lions part’, a theatre company who love verse and music old and new, celebration, costume, the seasons - and above all, theatre.

Twelfth Night revelry on Bankside with the Lions part

Wednesday 17 January 2024

London Philharmonic Orchestra: songbirdsongs | St Johns Waterloo
For John Luther Adams, music is a lifelong search for home – an invitation to slow down, pay attention, and remember our place within the larger community o…

Friday 26 January 2024

Bankside’s Frost Fair is back! SAVE THE DATE
The days may be getting shorter, the nights are getting longer, but Better Bankside absolutely knows the best way to chase away those winter blues- with connection, community, food, drink, merriment and, of course an […]

February 2024

Wednesday 7 February 2024

London Philharmonic Orchestra: Jazz Roots, Soul Branches | St Johns Waterloo
Embark on a journey through jazz and soul history as timeless classics meet contemporary brilliance. Join the London Philharmonic Orchestra as they perform…

Thursday 22 February 2024

London Bridge: A History of the People of Southwark Talk by Margaret Willes
Join us for an engaging talk by Margaret Willes as she takes us on a fascinating journey through the history of the people of Southwark

Local history event at Southwark Cathedral

Saturday 24 February 2024

Hodge the Cat Presents Stories of Cats - A Day of Talks About...Cats!
Home to Hodge our rambunctious cat, we are delighted to be hosting our annual Stories of Cats day all about our feline friends

A day of talks about cats, hosted by Southwark Cathedral cat Hodge

Tuesday 12 March 2024

London Philharmonic Orchestra: An Imagination Shared | St Johns Waterloo
Everyone is a musician, and there’s music in the sound of every breath. In St John’s Waterloo there’s an orchestra and an audience – but who’s to say which…
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