The ever-changing food stalls that pop up behind the Royal Festival Hall each weekend have added a welcome gastronomic vibe to the South Bank. This coming weekend, things are slightly different: it’s a special Christmas market, with vendors selling all the comestibles you’ll need for the Big Day itself (geese, turkey, mince pies, stilton). There will also be an array of seasonal gifts for the food-lovers in your life, from artisan chocolates to marmalade-flavoured vodka. Keep the winter chill at bay as you browse with a tumbler of mulled wine or hot spiced cider.
The Real Food Festival takes place from December 20-23. For info, see realfoodfestival.co.uk.