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South Bank, Greater London, SE1 2AA, United Kingdom

South Bank is a beautiful riverside stretch in the heart of London in the boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark, following the Thames from Lambeth to Blackfriars bridges.

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    Kevin M.
    "Start at the London Eye and finish up at Tower Bridge."(3 Tips)
    Ashley B.
    "Festival Hall along the banks"(2 Tips)
    Charlie N.
    "Visit the giraffe cafe!"(2 Tips)
    Irina S.
    "Best view of London..."(2 Tips)
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  • Natasha 'Tashster'

    Lots to do here from walking down by the river and enjoying the view to going to one of the many cafes' or entertainment spots. Avoid 'Zen Cafe' as it's highly tourist marketed and not cheap.

    Natasha 'Tashster' · June 18, 2012
  • Britannica

    For centuries the riverside district was dominated by industrial plants, but bombings in World War II ruined the area. The Festival of Britain transformed South Bank a cultural hub in 1951

    Britannica · August 5, 2011
  • EArchitect

    Loved the South Bank especially around the Mondrion where there are plenty of things to do. It's also a great place for a nice long run along the River Thames.

    EArchitect · July 8, 2015
  • Denise C.

    Walk from Borough Market along Bankside until you reach the London Eye. There will be lots of people on this stretch if it's a bright day and tons of activities happening.

    Denise Cozier · May 31, 2013
  • Nick M.

    When going to Waterloo get off at Embankment or Charring Cross and walk over Millennium bridge via The South Bank for great views of London

    Nick Marley · November 22, 2012
  • Kevin M.

    A wonderful place for a casual stroll on a sunny day. Start at the London Eye and finish up at Tower Bridge.

    Kevin McCulley · July 13, 2015
  • Ashley B.

    walk from Festival Hall along the banks of the Thames up to Tate Modern, cross over to St Paul's, get the tube - a nice half day

    Ashley Bovan · May 13, 2013
  • Ali W.

    Be careful if eating outside at restaurants here. Companion had bag snatched from Giraffe. No bag clips! Apparently happens a lot according to security guy.

    Ali W · June 8, 2014
  • Peter S.

    In summer, get here at 4pm and get a seat and bottle of wine on the South Bank Centre sun terrace.

    Peter Sigrist · December 4, 2011
  • Bradley Associates

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    Bradley Associates · August 13, 2012
  • Jamie B.

    Go for a walk down the Southbank, make sure you stop by and check out the graffiti artists at work...take some pictures of the coolest pieces.

    Jamie Butcher · November 19, 2009
  • Steve G.

    Walk from Waterloo to Tower Bridge where the Wetherspoons pub awaits with a pint of your favourite beer! emmm! Lovely! Read more

    Steve Grimley · January 14, 2010
  • Fiona S.

    A lovely stroll from the London Eye to London Bridge. Plenty to see and places to stop to shop, eat and drink.

    Fiona Smallcorn · October 26, 2011
  • Tor V.

    Check out the food market in front of Royal Festival Hall and walk along the river bank. Also, check out the Udderbelly festival.

    Tor Vic · March 17, 2012
  • Nicola S.

    Start off at Borough Market and head towards Westminster. I adore this walk, first thing I do with any friends in London

    Nicola Stewart · December 21, 2014
  • Ana J.

    Best place in London with the best view! Get a seat and chillax :)

    Ana Joma · November 25, 2012
  • Stephen M.

    The ultimate Saturday morning walk, the South Bank is bustling with energy.

    Stephen McVerry · July 17, 2012
  • Josh W.

    nice restaurant at the BFI southbank! absolutely love it!

    Josh Wood · August 17, 2012
  • Kosta D.

    Full of street artists on every time of the day!

    Kosta Dinos · October 28, 2014
  • Language Connect

    River Thames water level is high today, looks great from the South Bank

    Language Connect · November 25, 2011
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    Cor · January 17, 2014
  • Advait P.

    Food Market outside Ping Pong always has great free samples!

    Advait Patil · July 23, 2011
  • Billie B.

    A lovely place to watch the world go by

    Billie Barnes · April 12, 2012
  • Paul G.

    Foyles deckchairs are a great place for people watching and reading.

    Paul Gailey · August 31, 2012
  • Gene J.

    Meander. You'll never know what you might see.

    Gene Johnson · March 18, 2013
  • Nick F.

    Fantastic area for culture and food

    Nick Francis · November 27, 2015
  • Stevan W.

    Great street atmosphere this Sunday

    Stevan Wing · September 25, 2011
  • Van M.

    It really true its heart of London .. Read more

    Van Mark · May 9, 2014
  • Ms. A.

    Also, one of my secret spot in London :)

    Ms. A · September 2, 2012
  • ☀ Jelena ✈

    Where anything can happen & most likely will...

    ☀ Jelena ✈ · October 17, 2012
  • Irina S.

    Best view of London...

    Irina Serenity · April 27, 2014
  • Michael P.

    I love the view and all the places around here.

    Michael Pezda · October 8, 2013
  • Alexandre C.

    Very dynamic neighbourhood!!!

    Alexandre Curiel · 1 week ago
  • Eric E.

    Some really nice places to eat on the river....

    Eric Edmeades · July 4, 2011
  • N S.

    book and map fair sunday evenings.

    N Smith · November 7, 2010
  • Eton T.

    look at south African pictures

    Eton Travel · October 1, 2011
  • Erich V.

    There is a southbank skatepark here !

    Erich Veselenyi  · August 15, 2012
  • Charlie N.

    Visit the giraffe cafe!

    Charlie Nuttall · August 25, 2011
  • john b.

    watch the bubble people entertaining

    john bannister · February 28, 2012
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