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Attractions in Bankside

Bankside Attractions by category: Art Galleries (7), Historic Buildings (5), Museums (5), Other Attractions (5), Sights (4), Boats and Bridges (3), Attractions for Kids (1)

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Tate Modern
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, Bankside, London SE1 | in Bankside
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... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Design Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
224-238 Kensington High Street, Bankside, London W8 | in Bankside
In 2016 the Design Museum moves from is long standing home at Shad Thames to a venue three times the size, the former Commonwealth Institute... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Tower Of London
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Tower Hill, Bankside, London EC3N | in Bankside
With close to 1,000 years of royal history lurking within its highly fortified walls, a trip to the Tower of London is like traveling back... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Tower Bridge Exhibition
London > Attractions > Museums
Tower Bridge, Bankside, London SE1 | in Bankside
Competing with the London Eye for the capital's most vertiginous experience, Tower Bridge offers one of the best vantage points in the city from... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret
London > Attractions > Museums
9a St Thomas Street, Bankside, London SE1 | in Bankside
Hidden away in the roof space of the old St Thomas Baroque church, this restored 1821 women's operating theatre is the oldest operating theatre in... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
HMS Belfast
London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
Morgan's Lane, Tooley Street, Bankside, London SE1 | in Bankside
HMS Belfast, moored at Morgan's Lane off Tooley Street, is a World War Two cruiser with nine decks. As you explore this floating museum, pop... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Monument
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Fish Street Hill, Bankside, London EC3R | in Bankside
Following an 18-month closure which began in 2007, The Monument reopened in February 2009 revealing the effects of a 4.5 million renovation. If you're feeling... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London Dungeon
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, Bankside, London SE1 | in Bankside
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... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Fashion and Textile Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
83 Bermondsey Street, Bankside, London SE1 | in Bankside
The fashionista behind the Fashion and Textile Museum is Zandra Rhodes, the colourful designer who won the Designer of the Year award in 1972 and... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Southwark Cathedral
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
London Bridge, Bankside, London SE1 | in Bankside
Dating back to around 1220 Southwark Cathedral is the oldest Gothic church in London. It has a varied and lively history and houses interesting memorials... More
London Bridge Experience
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
2-4 Tooley Street, Bankside, London SE1 | in Bankside
Take the London Bridge Experience and explore the tombs under London Bridge with the history of the area brought to life through special effects, CGI,... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Bankside Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
48 Hopton Street, Bankside, London SE1 | in Bankside
Bankside Gallery is the home of the Royal Watercolour Society and the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers - the oldest societies of their kind in the... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
St Magnus the Martyr
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Lower Thames Street, Bankside, London EC3R | in Bankside
St Magnus' was built by Sir Christopher Wren between 1671-76, and boasts a steeple dating from 1705. Henry Yevele, Richard II's master mason, is buried... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Clink Prison Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
1 Clink Street, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | in Bankside
Located on what was once the London estate of the Bishops of Winchester (known as the 'Liberty of the Clink'), the Clink Prison Museum unlocks... More
Kirkaldy Testing Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
99 Southwark Street, Southwark, Bankside, London SE1 | in Bankside
Working equipment and exhibition about the machinery David Kirkaldy designed to experiment and test the strength of materials to uniform standards. The entrance is in... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Golden Hinde
London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
St Mary Overie Dock, Cathedral Street, Bankside, London SE1 | in Bankside
Sir Francis Drake completed the second-ever circumnavigation of the world between 1577-80 in a galleon ship called The Golden Hinde. The ship has been re-created... More
Jerwood Space
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
171 Union Street, Bankside, London SE1 | in Bankside
The Jerwood name is synonymous with investing in the arts. Thanks to the tireless work of charitable organisation the Jerwood Foundation, large funds have been... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
All Hallows by the Tower
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Byward Street, Bankside, London EC3R | in Bankside
All Hallows, the oldest church in the City of London, is 1300 years old with a crypt museum, Roman pavement and Saxon and Roman artefacts.... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Oxo Tower Wharf
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Bargehouse Street, Off Upper Ground, Bankside, London SE1 | in Bankside
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... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
City Hall
London > Attractions > Sights
110 The Queen's Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | in Bankside
It may look like a pile of CDs tilted at a precarious angle so it's about to fall over, but this attractive Norman Foster building... More
Architecture Foundation
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
136–148 Tooley Street, Bankside, London SE1 | in Bankside
As the first independent architecture centre in Britain, the Architecture Foundation aims to promote debate on the planning, design and welfare of cities. It regularly... More
Royal Fusiliers Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
HM Tower of London, Bankside, London EC3N | in Bankside
Buried within the walls of the Tower of London this small, curious museum chronicles the history of the Royal Fusiliers Regiment. Every campaign the... More
London Fire Brigade Museum, Winchester House
London > Attractions > Museums
94a Southwark Bridge Road, Bankside, London SE1 | in Bankside
Situated in Winchester House, this Grade II listed building was the home of Eyre Massey Shaw, the first chief officer of the Metropolitan Fire Brigade... More
Essor Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
1 America Street, Bankside, London SE1 | in Bankside
Art Gallery ... More
All Hallows Brass Rubbing Centre
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
All Hallows-by-the-Tower Church, Byward Street, Bankside, London EC3R | in Bankside
This exhibition of medieval facsimile brasses is organised as a workshop with staff on hand to help visitors make their own rubbings. The centre is... More
London Glassblowing Workshop & Glass Art Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
62-66 Bermondsey Street SE1, Bankside, London SE1 | in Bankside
Focused on the creation of contemporary glass art, this hot glass studio workshop has a reputation as one of Europe’s leading glassmaking workshops with a... More
Skyline Balloon
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Lambeth College Tower Bridge Centre, Tooley Street SOUTHWARK, Bankside, London SE1 | in Bankside
Tethered balloon offering 15-minute rides and ascending to 400 feet, giving passengers the opportuni... More
Bargehouse
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House Street, Bankside, London SE1 | in Bankside
Bargehouse is an atmospheric, warehouse arts space in Oxo Tower Wharf on the South Bank. Described as a "blank canvas", it is used for exhibitions,... More
Cube Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
111 Oxo Tower Wharf Bargehouse Street, Bankside, London SE1 | in Bankside
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The Custom House
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Lower Thames Street, Bankside, London EC3R | in Bankside
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The Boy Friend
Theatre | Until 7th March 2020 

Menier Chocolate Factory 3 minutes walk from Bankside

Young ladies attending Madame Dubonnet's finishing school in the south of France burst into song in the first major London ...More

Aqua Shard x Holly Fulton - Christmas Tree
Aqua Shard x Holly Fulton - Christmas Tree
Seasonal | Until 1st January 2020 

Aqua Shard 5 minutes walk from Bankside

For its Christmas Tree this year Aqua Shard is going full on fashion and partnering with Scottish fashion designer Holly ...More

 
KIMA: Noise At Tate Exchange
Exhibitions | Until 24th November 2019 

Tate Modern 7 minutes walk from Bankside

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Winter at Vinegar Yard
Winter at Vinegar Yard
Seasonal | Until 24th December 2019 

Vinegar Yard 7 minutes walk from Bankside

Street food hotspot Vinegar Yard, which sits in the shadow of The Shard, is given a makeover for winter with ...More

 
Nam June Paik
Nam June Paik
Exhibitions | Until 9th February 2020 

Tate Modern 7 minutes walk from Bankside

In what will be the UK's most comprehensive survey of the Korean artist's work, Tate Modern presents a major exhibition ...More

 
Dora Maar
Dora Maar
Exhibitions | Until 15th March 2020 

Tate Modern 7 minutes walk from Bankside

The Surrealist artist and photographer Dora Maar, lover to Pablo Picasso for eight or nine years, is celebrated as an ...More

 
Dora Maurer
Dora Maurer
Exhibitions | Until 5th July 2020 

Tate Modern 7 minutes walk from Bankside

The playful works of Dora Maurer come to Tate Modern this summer in what will be the first UK survey ...More

 
Olafur Eliasson: In Real Life
Olafur Eliasson: In Real Life
Exhibitions | Until 5th January 2020 

Tate Modern 7 minutes walk from Bankside

This summer, Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson, whose 2003 weather project flooded the Turbine Hall with fake sunlight, returns to Tate ...More

 
The Fancy Fork
The Fancy Fork
Foodie Events | Until 23rd July 2020 

Farmer J 7 minutes walk from Bankside

As the afternoon rolls into evening Israeli chef Shuli Wimer joins Farmer J in Monument to give us The Fancy ...More

 
The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby
Theatre | Until 31st December 2019 

Gatsby's Drugstore 8 minutes walk from Bankside

The UK's longest running immersive theatre show, The Great Gatsby, adapted and directed by Alexander Wright, has been staged in ...More

 

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Baker Street Quarter
Attractions 

Taking in the charming streets of Marylebone from Baker Street Station to Wigmore Street, Baker Street Quarter covers an attractive swathe of central London that's rich in history....More

Bancone Soho
Bancone Soho
Dining 

Given the queues can get pretty long at the original Bancone pasta bar in Covent ...More

 
No 35 Mackenzie Walk
No 35 Mackenzie Walk
Drinking 

A destination bar with a modern edge, No 35 Mackenzie Walk brings all the signature ...More

 
Mimo London
Education 

In a historic building next to Borough Market, husband and wife team Jon and Nicole Warren have set up the second branch of Mimo, their cookery school born in Spain's Basque Country....More

Kimpton Fitzroy London
Kimpton Fitzroy London
Article 

Overlooking Bloomsbury's Russell Square, Kimpton Fitzroy London launched in October 2018. Its Grade II listed ...More

 
Batera - Pinxtos by Mimo
Batera - Pinxtos by Mimo
Dining 

Close to cookery school Mimo, the husband and wife team behind the award-winning school and ...More

 
FishWorks Covent Garden
FishWorks Covent Garden
Dining 

Combining an in-house fish counter with a seafood restaurant and private dining room, FishWorks puts ...More

 
Manteca
Manteca
Dining 

Inspired by his travels through Rome and Napoli, chef Chris Leach presents a restaurant centred ...More

 
EllaMia
EllaMia
Dining 

Serving artisan coffee and colourful croissants in a pastel pink room, luxury coffee shop EllaMia ...More

 
Do You Like Chocolate? Afternoon Tea at Kimpton Fitzroy London
Do You Like Chocolate? Afternoon Tea at Kimpton Fitzroy London
Dining 

What better way to celebrate the season of ...More

 
Royal Opera: Otello
Royal Opera: Otello
Concerts | From 9th December 

Royal Opera House

Keith Warner's 2017 production of Verdi's Otello - "the hottest ticket" of the year (The ...More

 
Cinderella at New Wimbledon Theatre
Cinderella at New Wimbledon Theatre
Theatre | From 7th December 

New Wimbledon Theatre

Samantha Womack plays The Wicked Stepmother opposite Lesley ...More

 
TuckShop: Cinderella
TuckShop: Cinderella
Theatre | From 15th December 

Trafalgar Studios

Baga Chipz from RuPaul's Drag Race UK stars as The Wicked Stepmother opposite Britain's Got ...More

 
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Theatre | From 7th December 

Richmond Theatre

Comedian, writer, presenter and actress Jo Brand stars as The Wicked Queen when Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs comes to Richmond Theatre this winter. The much loved ...More

House of Illustration Winter Fair
House of Illustration Winter Fair
Shopping | On 14th December 

House of Illustration

From illustrated calendars to clothing, stationery to ceramics, ...More

 
The Lost Thing
The Lost Thing
Theatre | From 7th December 

Linbury Theatre

The Royal Opera and Candoco Dance Company combine in this first big family show in ...More

 
Oi Frog & Friends!
Oi Frog & Friends!
Theatre | From 29th November 

Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue

Fun family entertainment for the over threes, Oi Frog & Friends! is an action-packed play ...More

 
Black Beauty: Red Bridge Arts & Traverse Theatre Company (Over 5s)
Black Beauty: Red Bridge Arts & Traverse Theatre Company (Over 5s)
Theatre | From 14th December 

Southbank Centre: Purcell Room

Storytelling, music and puppetry combine in a re-telling ...More

 
Crisis Icebreaker Challenge
Crisis Icebreaker Challenge
Sporting Events | On 14th December 

Brockwell Lido

Don't dip your toe in the water, just ...More

 
City Island Ice Rink
City Island Ice Rink
Sporting Events | From 12th December 

London City Island

An open-air, 45-person ice skating rink takes up residence at London City Island for first ...More

 
Hopewell Square
Hopewell Square
Attractions 

Public square within City Island in east London, home to English National Ballet and English ...More

 
Top 10 Cocktail Bars in London
Top 10 Cocktail Bars in London
Article 

The list of the World's 50 Best ...More

 
Worlds Best 50 Bars in London
Article 

The list of the World's 50 Best Bars was revealed in October 2019 and we learned that London has 10 of them. That's more than any other ...More

Top 10 Bars for London Cocktail Week
Top 10 Bars for London Cocktail Week
Article 

Ten days of cocktails, over 35 pop-up cocktail ...More

 
Autumn 2019 in London
Feature 

Summer may be over but that isn't an excuse for hibernating - and why would ...More

 
 
 
 
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