Christmas News Report

Paris terror attacks means less tourists for Tate Modern christmas market stall owners.

The christmas market has been held outside the Tate Modern museum since 2013 but it is noticeable quiet for the location, the centre of London.

“It’s not been as busy through the week as it should have been. I think it’s a lot to do with the scare and everything in Paris,” said Lene Miller, 47 who works at the Santa’s Grotto stall. “The atmosphere is still lovely though.”

The market is outside the front of the Tate Modern, next to the River Thames and has around 30 traditional wooden stalls selling food and gifts, as well as a merry-go-round.

“People seem a lot happier because of the christmas market which is nice,” Lucas Elizaro, student, 21 said.

The market will be blasting out christmas songs and spirit until Wednesday 23rd December and is open every day until 9pm.

Security guard Emmanuel, 58 has been working at the Tate Modern for 10 years and said: “The christmas market is a great idea, it makes the place more lively. It makes me warmer, people block the wind and warm me up whilst I’m working. When I see more people it makes the place lively.”

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Published by: MeganFF

I'm a young, aspirational journalism student at Kingston University trying to make a difference. Born in Kingston upon Thames, I have moved back here after spending most of my life growing up in Bristol. London is one of my favourite cities in the world, apart from New York, and as I have family it was a no brainer choosing to move back to this beautiful city. I have always had a passion for writing, however the topics I have wanted to write about has changed quite dramatically over the years. This blog will specifically document my journey as journalism student, preparing for the big bad world of work and taxes, as well as all of the opportunities the university are giving me. As of the moment, I am fascinated with the world of politics and crime having studied it within my A Levels subjects - History, Media Studies and English Language. Despite my huge interest in hard hitting subjects, I am obsessed with travelling to new places and meeting new people. I also love animals, discovering new music and watching films in bed (we all need a little time off from trying to save the world!)

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