Recently some friends of ours were telling us about the spectacular Christmas markets that are a tradition in Germany every year.  While I was looking at the View London website, I noticed that London has this same type of market beneath the London Eye on the Southbank for the month before Christmas.

Southbank Christmas market at night

The traditional Christmas Market features 60 open air chalets between the Southbank Centre and the London Eye and  offers gifts and culinary specialties (one photo shows Angus Beef for sale. Yum!).

The market will take place this year from November 18th until 6 pm on the 24th of December 2011. In the tradition of the German markets you can even get a glass of “Gluhwein” (German mulled wine) while listening to traditional Christmas music and watching the children go round on the merry-go-round in the center of it all. Happy Holidays!