South Block  

 
 
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South Block, South Bank, Lambeth, London SE1
 
 

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

The nearest station to South Block is Waterloo East Railway Station which is about 5 minutes to the North East.

South Block is in the London area of South Bank.

 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

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

Railway Stations

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

Car Parks

 
Library Street NCP
 
12 minutes walk
 
Union Car Park
 
14 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Park Plaza County Hall Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £106  28% off
1 Addington Street, SE1 | 2 minutes from South Block
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
 
 
 
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £119  33% off
Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 | 2 minutes from South Block
The Park Plaza Westminster Bridge is a modern, design-led hotel a short walk from some of the city's most iconic attractions, such as Big Ben and ... More
 
 
 
Park Plaza London Waterloo
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £84  35% off
6 Hercules Road, SE1 | 6 minutes from South Block
With attractions such as the London Eye and London Aquarium on its doorstep as well as Covent Garden and the West End just a short walk ... More
 
 
 
 
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Events near South Block

Near South Block
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Ongoing
Witness For The Prosecution
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 6th October 2017 to 16th September 2018
South Block, Belvedere Road, SE1 | 3 minutes from South Block
Set the Debating Chamber of London's County Hall - a room which resembles a courtroom in every way - Lucy Bailey's site-specific staging of Agatha Christie's ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Ongoing
Rainforest Adventure: SEA LIFE London
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 24th March 2018 to 24th March 2019
South Block, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 | 3 minutes from South Block
Opening to the public on 24th March 2018, just in time for the Easter holidays, Rainforest Adventure brings the UK's largest population of piranhas to SEA ...More
 
 
 
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Buck Brass Trio - Summer Concert
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 22nd June 2018 - 7.30pm
South Block, 7 Exton Street, SE1 | 7 minutes from South Block
...More
 
 
 
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The Vaults
London > Entertainment >
10 Leake Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from South Block
The Vaults under Waterloo are an intriguing venue that play host to a number of underground events. Prime among them is the annual ... More
 
 
 
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The Slug And Lettuce
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
County Hall, 5 Chicheley Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from South Block
Situated in the heart of London at Southbank, and right in front of tourists' favourite the London Eye, The Slug and Lettuce is the perfect place ... More
 
 
 
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The Vaults, Launcelot Street
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
1 Launcelot Street, SE1 | 4 minutes from South Block
The Vaults is a multi-disciplinary arts space located in underneath Waterloo station. The space features 30,000 sq ft of accessible, flexible and delectable Victorian brickwork ... More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near South Block

The best museums, galleries, attractions near South Block
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London Dungeon
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from South Block
The London Dungeon closed its doors on its old Tooley Street home on 31st January 2013 (while London Bridge station is being redeveloped) and the new ... More
 
 
 
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Sea Life London Aquarium
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from South Block
The Sea Life London Aquarium features hundreds of varieties of fish and sea life from around the world. Here you'll come face-to-face with sharks and watch ... More
 
 
 
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Shrek's Adventure
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from South Block
Having already been the subject of a West End musical back in 2011, the Shrek saga is now the inspiration behind a new London attraction. A ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near South Block

The best shops and markets near South Block
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Crockatt and Powell
London > Shopping > Books
119-120 Lower Marsh, South Bank, London SE1 | 4 minutes from South Block
If you hate the commercial, branded feel of mega bookshops like Waterstones and Borders this one's a treat. Crockatt and Powell is an independent bookshop that ... More
 
 
 
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Greensmiths Market
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
27 Lower Marsh, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from South Block
Greensmiths combines an excellent butcher's (The Ginger Pig), artisan baker's (The Old Post Office Bakery) and Covent Garden Market greengrocer's (Solstice) under one roof - all ... More
 
 
 
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Lower Marsh Market
London > Shopping > Markets
Lower Marsh, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from South Block
On weekdays a street food market runs along Lower Marsh displaying a diverse range of global food for all tastes, from Italian ... More
 
 
 
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What are the best dining options near South Block London?
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Yo! Sushi
London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
County Hall, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | On South Block
For anyone who needs a fast, healthy lunch Yo! Sushi is the place to go. Its conveyor belt service means you've always got plenty of choice, ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Ichi Sushi and Sashimi Bar
London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
200 Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from South Block
Japanese Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Brasserie Joel
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
First Floor, Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from South Block
French Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Education near South Block

Near South Block
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 13 minutes from South Block
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
 
 
 
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London College Of Communication
London > Education > Professional Training
Elephant & Castle, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 16 minutes from South Block
From a clutch of excellent courses in London, this is the best and among the premier specialist media courses in the world. Formerly London College of ... More
 
 
 
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 18 minutes from South Block
The London Film School is the oldest-established international school of film technique in the world. The school has contributed significantly to ... More
 
 
 
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Leisure near South Block

South Block gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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London Marriott Hotel County Hall Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from South Block
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 | 3 minutes from South Block
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Leake Street Pocket Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Lower Marsh, SE1 | 5 minutes from South Block
Located at the entrance to one of the most well known graffiti hotspots in London, Leake Street Pocket Park is an urban oasis of shrubs, ... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near South Block

The best pubs near London South Block.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Red Lion Pub
London > Nightlife > Pubs
48 Parliament Street, Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 7 minutes from South Block
Right across the street from the Houses of Parliament, the Red Lion is perfectly positioned for politicos to pop in for a pint after a heated ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
King's Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
25 Roupell Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 minutes from South Block
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Anchor & Hope
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
36 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 10 minutes from South Block
The Anchor & Hope is a gastropub that takes both parts of its name seriously, and you can certainly have a good evening just popping in ... More
 
 
 
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Nightlife near South Block

South Block clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden
London > Nightlife > Bars
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from South Block
Designed by the Eden Project, the Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden is the place to be on a summer's evening for stunning sundown views over the ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Bar Elba
London > Nightlife > Bars
Rooftop, Mercury House, 109-117 Waterloo Road, SE1 | 7 minutes from South Block
The first of its kind in the area, Bar Elba is a brand new rooftop cocktail bar in Waterloo. ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Bassoon Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Corinthia Hotel London, Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 8 minutes from South Block
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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Meeting venue hire near South Block

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near South Block.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London County Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
Riverside Building, Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from South Block
... More
 
 
 
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London Eye Venue Hire
London > Business > Venue Hire
Jubilee Gardens, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from South Block
The London Eye (or Millennium Wheel) elbowed its way onto the capital's tourist scene as one of the statement pieces to mark the turn of the ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Skylon
London > Business > Venue Hire
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from South Block
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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Rainforest Adventure: SEA LIFE London
Rainforest Adventure: SEA LIFE London
Exhibitions | Until 24th March 2019 

Sea Life London Aquarium 3 minutes walk from South Block

Opening to the public on 24th March 2018, just in time for the Easter holidays, Rainforest Adventure brings the UK's ...More

 
Witness For The Prosecution
Witness For The Prosecution
Theatre | Until 16th September 2018 

The Debating Chamber, County Hall 3 minutes walk from South Block

Set the Debating Chamber of London's County Hall - a room which resembles a courtroom in every way - Lucy ...More

 
Elixir
Kids Events | Until 23rd June 2018 

Underbelly Festival 6 minutes walk from South Block

An award-winning display of acrobatics and physical comedy from the award-winning circus....More

Vex Red
Concerts | On 19th June 2018 

Southbank Centre 6 minutes walk from South Block

The five-piece hard rock and electronica outfit from London performs its debut album Start With A Strong And Persistent Desire. ...More

Manic Street Preachers
Concerts | On 19th June 2018 

Southbank Centre 6 minutes walk from South Block

Welsh rock outfit led by James Dean Bradfield. With support from The Anchoress....More

Criminal: An Improvised Murder Mystery
Comedy | On 19th June 2018 

Underbelly Festival 6 minutes walk from South Block

Justin Edwards, Rachel Parris, Marcus Brigstocke and Charlotte Gittins solve a murder in front of your eyes....More

Circolombia
Circolombia
Theatre | Until 14th July 2018 

Underbelly Festival 6 minutes walk from South Block

Circolombia, the Colombian circus company from Bogota, returns to the UK as part of the Underbelly Festival after taking Edinburgh ...More

 
ABBA: Super Troupers
ABBA: Super Troupers
Exhibitions | Until 29th July 2018 

Southbank Centre 6 minutes walk from South Block

Created in association with ABBA The Museum in Stockholm, the Southbank Centre presents ABBA: Super Troupers, an immersive 60 minute ...More

 
Underbelly Festival
Underbelly Festival
Theatre | Until 30th September 2018 

Underbelly Festival 6 minutes walk from South Block

The unrivalled Underbelly Festival returns to South Bank, between the Southbank Centre and London Eye, from April 2018 and they're ...More

 
Meltdown Festival 2018
Meltdown Festival 2018
Concerts | Until 24th June 2018 

Southbank Centre 6 minutes walk from South Block

The Cure frontman Robert Smith, "the first to lay bare the hidden fragility of the male condition" (The Guardian) curates ...More

 

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Queer And Now
Exhibitions | On 23rd June 

Tate Britain

Back for its second year and following on from the 2017 Queer British Art exhibition, the one-day Queer and Now festival celebrates the powerful role of LGBTQ+ arts and culture. Curated in partnership with Pride ...More

Vegan Nights
Vegan Nights
Dining 

After the roaring success of the original Vegan Nights market in late 2017 the meat ...More

 
The Muppets Take The O2
The Muppets Take The O2
Theatre | From 13th July 

The O2 Arena

They've been entertaining audiences for over 60 years but this is the first time the ...More

 
This Is Not For You
This Is Not For You
Theatre | From 30th June 

Royal Artillery Square

The world premiere of Graeae Theatre Company's moving tribute to Britain's wounded soldiers, directed by ...More

 
When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other
When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other
Theatre | From 4th January 

National Theatre

Cate Blanchett makes her debut at the National ...More

 
Nederlands Dans Theater 1
Nederlands Dans Theater 1
Dance | From 26th June 

Sadler's Wells Theatre

The Dutch dance company, "One of world dance's truly great companies" (Daily Telegraph), performs two ...More

 
Savage Garden
Savage Garden
Drinking 

All-day bar and cocktail lounge located atop the DoubleTree by Hilton - Tower of London....More

 
Wimbledon in Victoria Embankment Gardens
Wimbledon in Victoria Embankment Gardens
Sporting Events | From 2nd July 

Victoria Embankment Gardens

Wimbledon will be screened by the Bandstand in ...More

 
The Bazaar
The Bazaar
Shopping | On 30th June 

Paper Mill Studios

An opportunity to support independent makers and designers, The Bazaar is a one day market ...More

 
Paper Mill Studios
Paper Mill Studios
Business 

Creative work space that's home to film and photography studios, desk rentals, set kitchens and ...More

 
Allelujah!
Allelujah!
Theatre | From 11th July 

The Bridge Theatre

A film crew arrives at an NHS hospital on the edge of the Pennines, which ...More

 
Club Swizzle
Club Swizzle
Theatre | From 31st July 

Roundhouse

From the creators of La Soiree comes Club Swizzle, a summer of outrageous cabaret, air-defying ...More

 
Beautiful Thing
Beautiful Thing
Dance | From 3rd July 

South Thamesmead

Jonathan Harvey's moving comedy drama, which deftly captures the growing pains of being 16 and ...More

 
Summer in London
Summer in London
Feature 

With events taking place in the parks and gardens, in the car parks and on ...More

 
Urban Pantry
Urban Pantry
Dining 

Bringing the breakfast culture in Australia and New Zealand to London, Leith's trained chef Kate ...More

 
Yeotown Kitchen
Yeotown Kitchen
Dining 

An extension of the Devon-based wellness retreat set up by husband and wife, Mercedes Sieff ...More

 
The Clink Restaurant at HMP Brixton
Dining 

A unique dining experience, within the walls of Brixton prison, The Clink Restaurant helps transform the lives of prisoners....More

Rehab Hackney
Rehab Hackney
Dining 

Since November 2017, Rehab has been serving medicinal, organic plant-based goodness from their small kitchen ...More

 
Best Vegan Restaurants in London
Best Vegan Restaurants in London
Article 

Plant-based eating is trending in London. From burgers ...More

 
Plates London
Plates London
Dining 

Plant-based food meets Michelin-star techniques to created food that's a work of art on a ...More

 
Chicken Shop and Dirty Burger Balham
Dining 

Dirty Burger and Chicken Shop come under the same roof in Balham....More

Dirty Burger Vauxhall
Dirty Burger Vauxhall
Dining 

Under the arches in Vauxhall, Dirty Burger serves shakes, burgers and beers....More

 
London Celebrates 250 Years of the Circus
London Celebrates 250 Years of the Circus
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In 2018 London celebrates the 250th anniversary ...More

 
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November in London 2018
November in London 2018
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There's an explosion of fireworks on the 5th, Star Wars gets the full orchestra treatment ...More

 
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There's an explosion of fireworks on the 5th, Star Wars gets the full orchestra treatment at the Royal Albert Hall and Gainsborough's Family Album opens at the National Portrait Gallery, it's all in London in ...More

Best Immersive Experiences in London
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