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 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 East Railway Station
5 minutes walk
Waterloo 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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What's on in London 2014

With an exciting calendar of events, London 2014 is shaping up to be another special year. Find out the best of what's happening throughout the capital this year with our thorough guide to 2014's finest entertainment.

THE BEST

Hotels near South Block

Near South Block
Park Plaza County Hall Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £99† 35% 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 £80† 40% 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
London Marriott Hotel County Hall
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £157† 38% off
Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 | 3 minutes from South Block
A simply unbeatable location for anyone who loves to keep themselves busy. London's County Hall is at the heart of the South Bank, surrounded by theatres, ... More
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Events near South Block

Near South Block
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Slava's Snowshow (Over 8s)
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 17th December 2014 to 5th January 2015
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, SE1 | 6 minutes from South Block
The multi-award winning sensation, Slava's Snowshow has delighted audiences in over 80 cities around the world including New York, Los ...More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 17th December 2014 to 9th May 2015
Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 9 minutes from South Block
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Ruling Class
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 16th January to 11th April 2015
Trafalgar Studios, 14 Whitehall, SW1A | 11 minutes from South Block
Atonement actor James McAvoy who played a highly acclaimed Macbeth in an all-Scottish production here two years ago, returns to Jamie Lloyd's Traf Transformed season at ...More
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Entertainment near South Block

Near South Block
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Vaults
London > Entertainment >
Leake Street, SE1 | 2 minutes from South Block
The Vaults under Waterloo are an intriguing venue that play host to a number of underground events.... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
BFI IMAX Cinema
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
1 Charlie Chaplin Walk, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from South Block
With a huge 26m x 20m screen, a 12,000 watt digital surround sound-system, and the special multi-dimensional technology of the IMAX format (short for Image Maximum), ... More
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Sights and Attractions near South Block

The best museums, galleries, attractions near South Block
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London Eye
London > Attractions > Sights
Jubilee Gardens, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from South Block
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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Shopping near South Block

The best shops and markets near South Block
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
I Knit London
London > Shopping > Clothing
106 Lower Marsh, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from South Block
Stocking a wide range of yarns, needles, patterns and accessories, I Knit London started as a knitting community in Vauxhall in January 2006, meeting at the ... More
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Restaurants near South Block

What are the best dining options near South Block London?
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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, SE1 | 2 minutes from South Block
Japanese Cuisine... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Brasserie Joel
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
First Floor, Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, SE1 | 2 minutes from South Block
French Cuisine... More
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Education near South Block

Near South Block
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 23 minutes from South Block
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Career Energy
London > Education > Careers Services
4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 23 minutes from South Block
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Method Studio
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R | 25 minutes from South Block
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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Leisure near South Block

South Block gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
ESPA Life at Corinthia
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 9 minutes from South Block
The people at Espa take grooming pretty seriously, and quite rightly, when it comes to appearances it's often best to leave it to the experts. You'll ... 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
This is a gastropub that takes both parts of its name seriously, and you can certainly have a good evening just popping in to sample some ... More
THE BEST

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, SE1 | 6 minutes from South Block
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
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Gordon's Wine Bar
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
47 Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 10 minutes from South Block
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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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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Meet Penguin Father Fishmas At The Sea Life London Aquarium This Christmas
Kids Events | Until 28th December 2014 

Sea Life London Aquarium 3 minutes walk from South Block

Meet the cuddly Father Fishmas!...More

La Soiree
La Soiree
Theatre | Until 11th January 2015 

Jubilee Gardens 3 minutes walk from South Block

Last seen in London in 2011, cult hit La Soiree returns to London fresh from a six month residency at ...More

 
Eyeskate
Eyeskate
Seasonal | Until 4th January 2015 

London Eye 5 minutes walk from South Block

In its fifth year on the South Bank this winter, the London Eye open air ice rink is ...More

 
Houses of Parliament Guided Tours
Houses of Parliament Guided Tours
Tours | Until 31st December 2015 

Houses of Parliament 6 minutes walk from South Block

One of the world's most iconic buildings is The Palace of Westminster, more commonly known as the Houses of Parliament. ...More

 
Southbank Winter Festival
Southbank Winter Festival
Seasonal | Until 11th January 2015 

Southbank Centre 6 minutes walk from South Block

The Southbank Winter Festival takes place this festive season at venues both within the Southbank Centre itself and across the ...More

 
Southbank Centre Christmas Market
Southbank Centre Christmas Market
Seasonal | Until 4th January 2015 

Southbank Centre 6 minutes walk from South Block

Now that the German Christmas Market has moved to Bankside, the Southbank Centre Christmas Market is on a much smaller ...More

 
Slava's Snowshow (Over 8s)
Slava's Snowshow (Over 8s)
Theatre | Until 5th January 2015 

Southbank Centre 6 minutes walk from South Block

The multi-award winning sensation, Slava's Snowshow has delighted audiences in over 80 cities around the world ...More

 
Boat Show Comedy Club
Boat Show Comedy Club
Comedy | Until 27th December 2014 

Tattershall Castle 8 minutes walk from South Block

For the past twelve years the Boat Show Comedy Club aboard the Tattershall Castle has played host to some of ...More

 
Treasure Island (Over 10s)
Treasure Island (Over 10s)
Theatre | Until 21st January 2015 

National Theatre: Olivier Theatre 8 minutes walk from South Block

The National Theatre's Christmas kids' show takes Robert Louis Stevenson's classic, Treasure Island, and adapts it for children aged ten ...More

 
Modern War Gardens: Paradise Lost
Exhibitions | Until 5th January 2015 

Garden Museum 8 minutes walk from South Block

London-based photojournalist, filmmaker and writer Lalage Snow takes a look at conflict in the modern world and how the inhabitants ...More

 

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London 2015: Mainstream Theatre
London 2015: Mainstream Theatre

From big name productions such as Benedict Cumberbatch's Hamlet to political plays like The Vote at the Donmar Warehouse, ...More

 
Christmas Fishmongers in London
Christmas Fishmongers in London

Smoked salmon is the traditional Christmas fish,†popular not just for its flavour, but for the ease of preparation, and the ...More

 
Joshua Reynolds: Experiments In Paint
Joshua Reynolds: Experiments In Paint
Exhibitions | 12th March 2015 - 7th June 2015 

Wallace Collection

The culmination of a four-year research project into the collection of Reynolds paintings at the Wallace Collection, Joshua ...More

 
Dead Sheep
Theatre | 1st April 2015 - 9th May 2015 

Park Theatre

Dead Sheep at the Park Theatre tells the story of how Margaret Thatcher was brought down by her one time ...More

Bette and Joan: The Final Curtain
Theatre | 3rd January 2015 - 9th January 2015 

St James Theatre

Focusing on the famous feud between Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, Bette and Joan: The Final Curtain presents Davis on ...More

A Vintage New Year's Eve Party
A Vintage New Year's Eve Party
Seasonal | On 31st December 2014 

Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall

Following two sell-out years, A Vintage New Year's Eve Party is back. Party like it's 1923 at the Southbank this ...More

 
Cindermouse: Little Angel Theatre
Cindermouse: Little Angel Theatre
Theatre | Until 1st February 2015 

The Little Angel Theatre

A host of colourful glove and rod puppet characters travel to the land of mice where hardworking little Cindermouse, the ...More

 
Snaps & Rye
Snaps & Rye
Opened 30th November 2014 

Breakfast on homemade Danish pastries and enjoy traditional Danish rye bread for lunch at Snaps & Rye where meatballs and ...More

 
Dishoom King's Cross
Dishoom King's Cross
Opened 20th November 2014 

The third restaurant from the team behind Dishoom, the Bombay cafes in Shoreditch and Covent Garden, is also their largest ...More

 
The Viktor Wynd Museum Of Curiosities, Fine Art and Natural History
The Viktor Wynd Museum Of Curiosities, Fine Art and Natural History
Opened 7th November 2014 

Viktor Wynd launched his Little Shop of Horrors in 2009 and in 2014 it re-opened as a museum of rare ...More

 
 
 
 
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