Half-term days out on the South Bank

Image of a painting of two women by Skylark Galleries.

Join us this half-term for exciting days out on London’s South Bank!

February half-term is just around the corner, and there are plenty of fun activities for you and your little ones to see and do at Gabriel’s Wharf.

We’ve got riverside restaurants, independent boutiques, and art galleries for you to explore! Dine at our delicious restaurants such as Marsha and HolaGuacamole, make your own chocolate in a class with Gabu Chocolate, or browse the work of independent artists at Southbank Printmakers and Skylark Galleries.

Here are our top five half-term activities at Gabriel’s Wharf:

Painting of two ships on the ocean by Southbank Printmakers.

1. Southbank Printmakers

Southbank Printmakers has a range of artwork made by independent artists for the whole family. The gallery is open every day with new handmade prints to browse through, including new pieces ‘D for Dog’ by artist Theresa Pateman, and ‘Drop the Pilot’ by Roy Tonkin.

On Saturday 11 February and Sunday 12 February 11:30am – 5:30pm, there will also be a pop-up ‘Flash Sale’ at Southbank Printmakers, with lots of artwork on sale well below the usual prices. Trial prints, unusual colours and monoprints will be featured in the sale – the first time that many of these works will be available at Southbank Printmakers!

Explore unique art prints and speak to the artists themselves at Southbank Printmakers this half-term.

Image of chocolate macarons.

2. Gabu Chocolate

Gabu Chocolate is a chocolatier selling bespoke artisan chocolate. Lisette Davis from Gabu Chocolate creates unique chocolate which she handmakes from authentic Caribbean beans.

This half-term, Lisette is running chocolate-making classes at her pop-up studio, where you can join an exciting class and create your own delicious chocolate!

Gabu Chocolate’s pop-up is open Thursday – Sunday, 11am-6pm. If you’re a chocoholic at heart, make some of your own using fairtrade and ethical cocoa of Caribbean origin.

A picture of a food spread from Marsha.

3. Marsha

Marsha is one of our riverside restaurants offering stunning views of the Thames and delicious chicken dishes, with ethics and sustainability at heart. Passionate about minimising food waste, Marsha uses every part of the chicken on their menu, using only higher-welfare and free-roaming chickens in their dishes.

This half-term, treat the whole family to a tasty meal overlooking the City of London on the iconic South Bank.

Choose from their mouth-watering chicken burgers, small plates such as buttermilk-fried chicken wings, or large plates such as their oven-roasted half-chicken with your choice of glaze (house rub, honey and soy, or spiced maple). You’re spoilt for choice!

Image of someone making a burrito.

4. HolaGuacamole

Get a taste of Mexico this half-term at Gabriel’s Wharf!

HolaGuacamole offers an authentic taste of Mexican street food, their menu boasting delicious tacos, burritos, and quesadillas made using fresh ingredients. Their products are based on their very own recipes, and their meals are prepared using only natural ingredients of the highest quality meat and fresh vegetables, aromatic herbs and spices.

Once you’ve browsed our arty enclave of artisan jewellers, artists, and skincare boutiques, ease your hunger with HolaGuacamole.

Image of a painting of two women by Skylark Galleries.

5. Skylark Galleries

Another perfect activity for creatives and art lovers this half-term, explore new artworks, prints, and ceramics made by the collective of independent artists at Skylark Galleries.

As a collective of 22 artists with over 20 years of experience exhibiting online and at Gabriel’s Wharf, Skylark is a trusted choice to buy affordable original art in a range of styles.

From figurative to non-figurative, limited-edition prints, sculptures and art paintings, there’s no limit to the creativity on display at Skylark Galleries, and you’ll be sure to find a piece that’s perfect for you.

We hope you have a lovely and restful break with your family this half-term!

Be sure to join us at Gabriel’s Wharf for fun family days out on London’s South Bank this February.