London SE1 community website

Giant snow slide coming to Bankside

London SE1 website team

A giant snow slide is to be installed on Bankside over Christmas and the New Year by Southwark Council, offering three goes at 'tubing' for £2.

Frost Fair
Last year's Frost Fair on Bankside

A giant inflatable rubber tube will be issed to users when they set off on the 30-metre slide, to located between Shakespeare's Globe and Tate Modern.

"The slide promises to be one of the most fun things to do in London this Christmas," Cllr Columba Blango, Southwark's executive member for tourism, told the Evening Standard.

"It's a fantastic way for companies to start off their office parties and it does not involve booking ahead." The four-lane snow slidewill be ready for use on Friday 17 December – the day of the council's Frost Fair event – and will remain on Bankside until early January.

The artificial snow surface will take four days to install.

Shakespeare's Globe is running another event – also called the Frost Fair – every weekend until Christmas

The SE1 website is supported by people like you
Keep up with SE1 news

We have three email newsletters for you to choose from:

We are part of
Independent Community News Network
Email newsletter

For the latest local news and events direct to your inbox every Monday, you need our weekly email newsletter SE1 Direct.

7,000+ locals read it every week. Can you afford to miss out?

Read the latest issue before signing up

News archive from February 1999 to January 2001
Got a story for us?
Contact us with your tip-offs and story ideas.