South Bank

 
 
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South Bank, London SE1 8XX
 
 

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This stretch along the Thames is one of the cultural and social hubs of London with the Southbank Centre - which includes Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall and the Hayward Gallery - the BFI Southbank and the National Theatre providing first class arts and entertainment. The South Bank is also home to City Hall, More London and The Scoop as well as a series of parks
and plazas, the London Eye and the London Aquarium.

 

LondonTown.com - South Bank Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Waterloo Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Lambeth North Tube Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Waterloo East Railway Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Waterloo Railway Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Union Car Park
 
13 minutes walk
 
Library Street NCP
 
13 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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    Park Plaza County Hall Hotel London
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £99  25% off
    1 Addington Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from South Bank
    Close to Waterloo, the 4 star Park Plaza is - as the name suggests - just behind County Hall. Near to the Thames, it's also convenient ... More
     
     
     
    The Royal Horseguards - A Guoman Hotel
    London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £145  39% off
    2 Whitehall Court, SW1A | 6 minutes from South Bank
    Emulating the style of a French chateau, this grand Victorian residence, built in 1884, occupies a prime location within Westminster. It's worth staying at the Grade ... More
     
     
     
    Corinthia Hotel London
    London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £285  38% off
    Whitehall Place, SW1A | 6 minutes from South Bank
    With 294 bedrooms, multi-level penthouse suites and terraces offering spectacular views of the River Thames, Trafalgar Square and Whitehall - the £300 million restoration of the ... More
     
     
     
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    The Poetry Library
    London > Attractions > Museums
    Level 5, Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as South Bank
    The most comprehensive and accessible collection of poetry from 1914 in Britain, The Poetry Library within the Southbank Centre contains 90,000 items and is still growing. ... More
     
     
     
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    The Hayward Gallery
    London > Attractions > Art Galleries
    Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from South Bank
    The Hayward Gallery has been the originator or host of influential exhibitions since 1968. It mounts temporary exhibitions of contemporary and historical art. The gallery, named ... More
     
     
     
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    London Eye
    London > Attractions > Sights
    Jubilee Gardens, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from South Bank
    The London Eye elbowed its way onto the capital's tourist scene as one of the statement pieces to mark the turn of the century ... More
     
     
     
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    Treasure Island (Over 10s)
    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 22nd December 2014 to 8th April 2015
    National Theatre: Olivier Theatre, South Bank, SE1 | 2 minutes from South Bank
    Seeing Treasure Island activates that "little spark of adolescent runaway that still hankers after adventure and treasure," so says the Financial Times. The National ...More
     
     
     
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    Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 17th December 2014 to 9th May 2015
    Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 6 minutes from South Bank
    Olivier-Award winner Tamsin Greig (Episodes, Green Wing, Jumpy, God of Carnage), who made her name as Debbie Aldridge in Radio 4's The Archers, makes her musical ...More
     
     
     
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    Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, A Musical Thriller
    London > Events > Concerts  Dates: 30th March to 12th April 2015
    London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO), St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 10 minutes from South Bank
    Emma Thompson returns to the London stage for the first time in 25 years to play Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet ...More
     
     
     
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    Southbank Centre
    London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
    Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as South Bank
    London's hub of cultural arts, The Southbank Centre announced in March 2013 that it's set for a £100 million revamp that will see the 1960s design ... More
     
     
     
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    Southbank Centre: Purcell Room
    London > Entertainment > Classical Music
    Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as South Bank
    Housed in the same modernist block as the Royal Festival Hall and sandwiched between it and the Hayward Gallery, the Purcell Room has a 372-seat auditorium, ... More
     
     
     
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    Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall
    London > Entertainment > Live Music
    Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as South Bank
    Located by the River Thames, with sweeping views of the capital from the London Eye to St Paul's Cathedral, the Southbank Centre is a unique metropolitan ... More
     
     
     
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    Foyles Royal Festival Hall
    London > Shopping > Books
    Riverside, Level 1, Royal Festival Hall, South Bank Centre, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as South Bank
    The family-run Foyles book shop has been in the book selling business since 1906. Around 30,000 books are stocked at this branch on a broad range ... More
     
     
     
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    Konditor & Cook
    London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
    22 Cornwall Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from South Bank
    Konditor & Cook specialise in the creation of amazingly tasty cakes which are also sold on to some of the finest restaurants in the city. This, ... More
     
     
     
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    Konditor & Cook
    London > Shopping > Delicatessens
    63 Stamford Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from South Bank
    Konditor & Cook specialise in the creation of amazingly tasty cakes which are also sold on to some of the finest restaurants in the city. This ... More
     
     
     
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    Eat Cafe
    London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
    South Bank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as South Bank
    Food to go in its simplest form. Freeshly baked bread for hand-made made sandwhiches; home made soups; simple salads. Another high street option for fresh. fast ... More
     
     
     
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    Canteen
    London > Restaurants > British restaurants
    Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as South Bank
    The menu at Canteen reads like a comforting childhood reminiscence with some sophisticated bunting thrown on top. Devilled kidneys on toast, followed by an excellent slow-roast ... More
     
     
     
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    Strada
    London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
    Unit 6, Royal Festival Hall Riverside, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as South Bank
    Strada has started something of a pizza revolution. The chain has blossomed thanks largely to its focus on fresh, high quality ingredients, and efficient, friendly service. ... More
     
     
     
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    Career Energy
    London > Education > Careers Services
    4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 17 minutes from South Bank
    Situated in the heart of London, Career Energy – formed in March 2002 - offers comprehensive advice on careers, career change and job searching. They’ll analyse ... More
     
     
     
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    English [Out There!]
    London > Education > English Language Courses
    10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 17 minutes from South Bank
    English [Out There!] takes a very hands-on approach to learning English. The course places an emphasis on using what you have learned. Students are taken out ... More
     
     
     
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    The Method Studio
    London > Education > Universities and Colleges
    Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R | 19 minutes from South Bank
    Learn to act by becoming the person you are portraying. Think yourself into the role... eat what they would eat, weigh what they would weigh, behave ... More
     
     
     
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    London Marriott Hotel County Hall Spa
    London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
    Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 4 minutes from South Bank
    Fancy detoxing in the building where the Greater London Council used to run the city? The Spa at the London Marriott County ... More
     
     
     
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    Jubilee Gardens
    London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
    3 Belvedere Road, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 4 minutes from South Bank
    The concrete promenade along the South Bank greatly benefits from this large patch of green grass for striders, strollers and sightseers to relax on. Not ... More
     
     
     
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    Victoria Embankment Gardens
    London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
    Victoria Embankment, Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 7 minutes from South Bank
    Created in 1874, the Victoria Embankment Gardens run parallel to the River Thames, creating a green walkway between Waterloo Bridge and Embankment, and are dotted with ... More
     
     
     
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    King's Arms
    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    25 Roupell Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from South Bank
    A short walk from the South Bank Centre, The Old Vic and The National Theatre this traditional old watering hole is a good place to have ... More
     
     
     
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    The Sherlock Holmes
    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    10 Northumberland Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 7 minutes from South Bank
    Thirsty Sherlock Holmes fans look no further than this homage to the great detective himself and to original Victorian pubs. While you indulge in a soothing ... More
     
     
     
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    The Thirsty Bear
    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    62 Stamford Street, SE1 | 8 minutes from South Bank
    If you're the kind of drinker who gets thirsty, very thirsty, and you don't have the time or patience to queue for at a very busy ... More
     
     
     
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    Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    Belvedere Road, SE1 | Same location as South Bank
    Designed by the Eden Project and run by Company of Cooks, the Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden is the place to be on a summer's evening ... More
     
     
     
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    Bassoon Bar
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    Corinthia Hotel London, Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 6 minutes from South Bank
    The cocktails in the Bassoon Bar are very good, expensive, yes, but very, very good. Not only that but the bar has a piano which is ... More
     
     
     
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    Gordon's Wine Bar
    London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
    47 Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 6 minutes from South Bank
    Home to Samuel Pepys in the 1680s, the building housing Gordon’s is now home to a regular, thriving crowd of drinkers of all ages and all ... More
     
     
     
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    Skylon
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as South Bank
    The Royal Festival Hall's refurbishment has done away with 'The People's Palace', the marvellously 1950s restaurant that used to occupy this space, and replaced it with ... More
     
     
     
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    Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as South Bank
    Located by the River Thames, with sweeping views of the capital from the London Eye to St Paul's Cathedral, the Southbank Centre is a unique metropolitan ... More
     
     
     
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    The Deck at the National Theatre
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from South Bank
    The Deck is a modern roof-top venue with stunning views over the Thames, available for hire at the National Theatre, part of the Southbank Centre which ... More
     
     
     
     
     

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    Abi Wade
    Concerts | On 6th March 2015 

    Southbank Centre

    The Brighton-based musician performs contemporary folk....More

    Lady Leshurr & Guests
    Concerts | On 6th March 2015 

    Southbank Centre

    The Birmingham-born rapper, also known as Melesha O'Garro, performs R&B and hip hop....More

    Changing Britain 1945-2015
    Changing Britain 1945-2015
    Exhibitions | Until 9th May 2015 

    Southbank Centre

    The Southbank Centre looks at the last 70 years of British history in Changing Britain 1945-2015, a 3-month arts festival ...More

     
    Women of the World Festival
    Women of the World Festival
    Seasonal | Until 8th March 2015 

    Southbank Centre

    The Women of the World Festival (WOW) returns to the Southbank Centre for its fifth year this March, coinciding with ...More

     
    History Is Now
    History Is Now
    Exhibitions | Until 26th April 2015 

    The Hayward Gallery 1 minute walk from South Bank

    A well-timed exhibition, History is Now: 7 Artists Take on Britain offers an inventive way of exploring the country's recent ...More

     
    Treasure Island (Over 10s)
    Treasure Island (Over 10s)
    Theatre | Until 8th April 2015 

    National Theatre: Olivier Theatre 2 minutes walk from South Bank

    Seeing Treasure Island activates that "little spark of adolescent runaway that still hankers after adventure and treasure," so ...More

     
    The Hard Problem
    The Hard Problem
    Theatre | Until 16th April 2015 

    National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre 3 minutes walk from South Bank

    Sir Nicholas Hytner's last production at the National before he steps down as Artistic Director will be Tom Stoppard's neuroscience ...More

     
    Dara
    Dara
    Theatre | Until 4th April 2015 

    National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre 3 minutes walk from South Bank

    A play originally performed in Pakistan, Dara takes the audience to seventeenth century Mughal India two watch the story of ...More

     
    Keston Cobblers Club @ VAULT Festival
    Concerts | On 6th March 2015 

    The Vaults, Arch 233 5 minutes walk from South Bank

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    Vault Festival
    Vault Festival
    Theatre | Until 8th March 2015 

    The Vaults, Arch 233 5 minutes walk from South Bank

    Returning for its third year, Vault Festival is a six-week arts festival in Waterloo's Leake Street tunnels featuring a wide-ranging ...More

     
     
     
     
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