South Bank

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)
    Irina S.
    "Best view of London..."(2 Tips)
    Erich V.
    "There is a southbank skatepark here !"(2 Tips)
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  • Nick F.

    Fantastic area for culture and food

    Nick Francis · 4 hours ago
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Kosta D.

    Full of street artists on every time of the day!

    Kosta Dinos · October 28, 2014
  • 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
  • Van M.

    It really true its heart of London .. Read more

    Van Mark · May 9, 2014
  • Irina S.

    Best view of London...

    Irina Serenity · April 27, 2014
  • Arzu Y.

    I like being Londoner...

    Arzu Yildirim · April 19, 2014
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    Cor · January 17, 2014
  • Michael P.

    I love the view and all the places around here.

    Michael Pezda · October 8, 2013
  • 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
  • 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
  • Gene J.

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

    Gene Johnson · March 18, 2013
  • Ana J.

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

    Ana Joma · November 25, 2012
  • 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
  • ☀ Jelena ✈

    Where anything can happen & most likely will...

    ☀ Jelena ✈ · October 17, 2012
  • Ms. A.

    Also, one of my secret spot in London :)

    Ms. A · September 2, 2012
  • Paul G.

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

    Paul Gailey · August 31, 2012
  • Josh W.

    nice restaurant at the BFI southbank! absolutely love it!

    Josh Wood · August 17, 2012
  • Erich V.

    There is a southbank skatepark here !

    Erich Veselenyi  · August 15, 2012
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    Bradley Associates · August 13, 2012
  • Stephen M.

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

    Stephen McVerry · July 17, 2012
  • 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
  • will a.

    Iain dowie's here. No shit.

    will ashton · June 2, 2012

    Come to #sfl11 http:/ festival - starting this week.

    SCI-FI-LONDON Festival · April 29, 2012
  • Billie B.

    A lovely place to watch the world go by

    Billie Barnes · April 12, 2012
  • 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
  • john b.

    watch the bubble people entertaining

    john bannister · February 28, 2012
  • 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
  • Language Connect

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

    Language Connect · November 25, 2011
  • 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
  • Nassos

    About to become lame

    Nassos · October 15, 2011
  • Eton T.

    look at south African pictures

    Eton Travel · October 1, 2011
  • Stevan W.

    Great street atmosphere this Sunday

    Stevan Wing · September 25, 2011
  • Charlie N.

    Visit the giraffe cafe!

    Charlie Nuttall · August 25, 2011
  • 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
  • Advait P.

    Food Market outside Ping Pong always has great free samples!

    Advait Patil · July 23, 2011
  • Eric E.

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

    Eric Edmeades · July 4, 2011
  • Nishith D.

    Bombay on Thames @ Dishoom, beautiful home cooked ruby chicken and naan.

    Nishith Dhawan · June 4, 2011
  • Luke B.

    awesome stuff in 2010;;; and National Science Week is from end of next week Read more

    Luke Brandt · March 5, 2011
  • N S.

    book and map fair sunday evenings.

    N Smith · November 7, 2010
  • 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
  • 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
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