South Bank †

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South Bank, South Bank, Southwark, London SE1

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Welcome to our guide for the area around South Bank in Southwark. Below we present a selection of upcoming events, local attractions and great places to eat and shop.

The nearest station to South Bank is Southwark Tube Station which is about 6 minutes to the South East.

South Bank is in the London area of South Bank.


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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

Southwark Tube Station
6 minutes walk
Waterloo Tube Station
8 minutes walk
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

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

Car Parks

Union Car Park
7 minutes walk
Library Street NCP
11 minutes walk

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What to do in London throughout 2019

Discover what's on in London 2019 with our comprehensive guide to the best events. From theatre to art and music to sport, London 2019 has something for everyone - so read on to find out what London town has to offer.

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Sea Containers London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
20 Upper Ground, SE1 | On South Bank
London landmark Sea Containers House, situated between the OXO Tower and Blackfriars Bridge on the South Bank, was transformed into the Mondrian London in 2014 before ... More
Holiday Inn Express London Southwark
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel † from £68† 32% off
103-109 Southwark Street, SE1 | 5 minutes from South Bank
Located in the bustling heart of London's arts scene, with the capital's finest theatres, concert halls and cinemas just a short stroll away, this is a ... More
Crowne Plaza London The City
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £88† 28% off
19 New Bridge Street, EC4V | 6 minutes from South Bank
Located in the very heart of the Square Mile, Crowne Plaza London The City is a newly renovated hotel set on the site of Henry VIII's ... More
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Events near South Bank

Near South Bank
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Now On
Top Girls
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 26th March to 22nd April 2019
South Bank, South Bank, SE1 | 5 minutes from South Bank
More than three decades since it premiered at the Royal Court, Caryl Churchill's powerful feminist play, Top Girls, returns to London in 2019, and it's just ...More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Now On
Downstate
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 12th March to 27th April 2019
South Bank, National Theatre, South Bank, SE1 | 5 minutes from South Bank
Coming to the National Theatre direct from its debut at Steppenwolf, Chicago, Downstate is a fiery and provocative new play from Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Bruce Norris. ...More
Ongoing
John Ruskin: The Power Of Seeing
London > Events > Exhibitions †Dates: 17th to 22nd Apr 2019 - Various Times
South Bank, 2 Temple Place, WC2R | 6 minutes from South Bank
Over 190 paintings, drawing, metal work, plaster casts and daguerreotypes that illustrates the artist's attitude to aesthetic beauty shaped by his radical views....More
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Entertainment near South Bank

Near South Bank
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Curzon Mondrian
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | On South Bank
Situated within Mondrian London, Curzon Mondrian is a 56-seat cinema run by the independent cinema company from Friday evenings through to Sunday. Screenings include new releases, ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Rambert
London > Entertainment > Theatres
99 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from South Bank
Founded by Marie Rambert in 1926, who was heavily influenced by her work with Diaghilev, Stravinsky and the Ballet Russes, Rambert dance company is one of ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
HMS President
London > Entertainment >
Kings Reach, Victoria Embankment, Holborn, London EC4Y | 4 minutes from South Bank
One of the last three surviving warships of the Royal Navy built during the First World War and the first type of warship built specifically for ... More
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Sights and Attractions near South Bank

The best museums, galleries, attractions near South Bank
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Oxo Tower Wharf
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Bargehouse Street, Off Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from South Bank
Originally a power station, later a reprocessing plant owned by the Oxo Company, the bold, Art Deco Oxo Tower was marked out as ripe for demolition ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Gabriel's Wharf
London > Attractions > Sights
Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from South Bank
Situated just 2 minutes walk from Oxo Tower Wharf, this paved area becomes an oasis of outdoor eating as soon as the sun comes ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
One Blackfriars
London > Attractions > Sights
1-16 Blackfriars Road, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from South Bank
Shortlisted for the 2015 World Architecture Festival Awards before it was even completed, One Blackfriars - or 'The Vase' - ... More
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Shopping near South Bank

The best shops and markets near South Bank
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Oxo Tower and Gabriel's Wharf
London > Shopping > Arts and Crafts
Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from South Bank
As you stare across the river at this bustling, stylish, multi-faceted venue, it’s hard to believe that this riverside warehouse was once a reprocessing plant for ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Konditor & Cook
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Evans Cycles
London > Shopping > Bicycle Shops
77 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from South Bank
With over 80 years experience in selling bikes, Evans brings something special to the cycle scene. This shop is the original Evans bike shop. ... More
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Restaurants near South Bank

What are the best dining options near South Bank London?
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Sea Containers
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Sea Containers London, 20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | On South Bank
Titled Sea Containers after the landmark building's original name, the restaurant within the Sea Containers London combines "the best of England and America" in a restaurant ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Wyld Afternoon Tea, Sea Containers London
London > Restaurants > Afternoon Tea
20 Upper Ground, SE1 | On South Bank
Take a step back in time with Sea Containers London's 1970s Wyld Afternoon Tea, which gives a nod to the original Platner designed Sea Containers in ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Eat Cafe
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
Oxo Tower, Wharf Barge House Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from 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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Education near South Bank

Near South Bank
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 9 minutes from South Bank
The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 12 minutes from South Bank
The award-winning Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, designed by Irish architects O'Donnell + Tuomey and awarded the RIBA London Building of the Year Award in 2014, ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Career Energy
London > Education > Career Services
4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 13 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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Leisure near South Bank

South Bank gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Agua Bathhouse and Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Sea Containers London, 20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | On South Bank
Six private treatment rooms, including a couples' suite and a private thermal suite, make up agua Bathhouse and Spa within Mondrian London at Sea Containers. Bringing ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Bernie Spain Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Upper Ground, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from South Bank
Located between Oxo Tower Wharf and Gabriel's Wharf, Bernie Spain Gardens is a pleasant green space to stop off on a riverside walk along the South ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Chang's Hapkido Academy
London > Leisure > Martial Arts
Topnotch Health Club, 3 Tudor Street, City, London EC4Y | 5 minutes from South Bank
Grandmaster Gedo Chang's Hapkido martial arts schools emphasises practical self-defence, confidence, balance and fitness. The ancient Korean martial art of Hapkido is made up of three components: ... More
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Pubs near South Bank

The best pubs near London South Bank.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Thirsty Bear
London > Nightlife > Pubs
62 Stamford Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute 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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Doggett's Coat and Badge
London > Nightlife > Pubs
1 Blackfriars Bridge, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from South Bank
Functional, multi-purpose pub whose saving grace is its excellent Southbank location and views of the river. Doggett's Coat and Badge could hardly be described as a ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
King's Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
25 Roupell Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 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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Nightlife near South Bank

South Bank clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Lyaness
London > Nightlife > Bars
Sea Containers London, 20 Upper Ground, SE1 | On South Bank
Pioneering mixology maestro Ryan Chetiyawardana shook the industry as hard as he shakes his cocktails in 2018 when he announced the closure of his ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Oxo Tower Bar & Brasserie
London > Nightlife > Bars
Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from South Bank
Boasting one of the best views in town, the Oxo Tower Bar is perfect for combining a spot of leisurely (if static) sightseeing with some classy ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Distillery
London > Nightlife > Bars
Hilton London Bankside, 2-8 Great Suffolk Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from South Bank
Cocktails incorporating homemade aromatics hark back to the heritage of the site of The Distillery , the ... More
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Meeting venue hire near South Bank

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near South Bank.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Deck at the National Theatre
London > Business > Venue Hire
South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
National Theatre
London > Business > Venue Hire
South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from South Bank
The greatest theatre in the world? Probably. Each year the three superb venues in the National Theatre put on a significant proportion of the world's best ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Tate Modern
London > Business > Venue Hire
Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 6 minutes from South Bank
Located along the banks of the River Thames in the former Bankside Power Station, originally designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott in 1947, the architect of ... More

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Downstate
Downstate
Theatre | Until 27th April 2019 

National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre 5 minutes walk from South Bank

Coming to the National Theatre direct from its debut at Steppenwolf, Chicago, Downstate is a fiery and provocative new play ...More

 
Top Girls
Top Girls
Theatre | Until 22nd April 2019 

National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre 5 minutes walk from South Bank

More than three decades since it premiered at the Royal Court, Caryl Churchill's powerful feminist play, Top Girls, returns to ...More

 
Tartuffe
Tartuffe
Theatre | Until 30th April 2019 

National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre 5 minutes walk from South Bank

Director Blanche McIntyre and writer John Donnelly present a new take on Moliere's comic masterpiece, Tartuffe, at the National Theatre. ...More

 
Downstate
Theatre | Until 27th April 2019 

National Theatre: Dorfman 5 minutes walk from South Bank

Following its world premiere in Chicago, Steppenwolf Theatre Company's staging of Bruce Norris's unsettling drama set in an Illinois home ...More

Yinka Shonibare: The British Library
Exhibitions | Until 17th November 2019 

Tate Modern 6 minutes walk from South Bank

An installation which reflects on the impact of immigration on all aspects of British culture while creating a space for ...More

Artist Rooms: Ellen Gallagher
Exhibitions | Until 17th November 2019 

Tate Modern 6 minutes walk from South Bank

Contemporary artworks of multiple disciplines by the American artist who uses found images and references to historical events in her ...More

Hip Hop Karaoke with Fourpure Brewery
Hip Hop Karaoke with Fourpure Brewery
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 20th July 2019 

Tate Modern 6 minutes walk from South Bank

Hosted in partnership with Fourpure Brewery, Tate Modern is presenting a series of Hip Hop Karaoke evenings. Taking place on ...More

 
Dorothea Tanning
Dorothea Tanning
Exhibitions | Until 9th June 2019 

Tate Modern 6 minutes walk from South Bank

Organised in collaboration with the Reina Sofía in Madrid, Tate Modern presents a major retrospective of Dorothea Tanning's work. Spanning ...More

 
Franz West
Franz West
Exhibitions | Until 2nd June 2019 

Tate Modern 6 minutes walk from South Bank

This winter, Tate Modern presents an extensive posthumous survey of Vienna-born artist Franz West. Known for bringing a punk aesthetic ...More

 
Pierre Bonnard: The Colour Of Memory
Pierre Bonnard: The Colour Of Memory
Exhibitions | Until 6th May 2019 

Tate Modern 6 minutes walk from South Bank

A major exhibition of works by French painter Pierre Bonnard, a friend and contemporary Henri Matisse, known for his unconventional ...More

 

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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

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