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.”