London has established a European-style Christmas Market along the south bank of the Thames. If you’ve been to it’s German cousins, it’s familiar and cute, ‘not too crowded yet attracting a younger crowd than Koln or Aachen. There are all of the usual suspects: craft huts and sausage vendors, gluhwein and Jager shots (at 5.50 gbp!). The carousel is colorful and the huge skillets of potatoes and onions are a nice variation on the theme. But no sign of ice skating or lebkuchen, and I miss the commemorative mugs and eierpunsch.
The evening’s most spectacular scenes were in the restaurant, though (Bistro Bruno Loubet),
and across the river, skyline and light against the churning skies.