Attractions in Bankside

Bankside Attractions by category: Art Galleries (7), Museums (5), Historic Buildings (4), Other Attractions (4), 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
Golden Hinde
London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
Pickfords Wharf, Clink 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
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
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
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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Borough Talks
Borough Talks
Foodie Events | Until 12th September 2017 

Borough Market 2 minutes walk from Bankside

Borough Market launches a new series of talks and debates in 2017, inviting some of the most well respected names ...More

 
This Is Not Culturally Significant
Theatre | Until 3rd June 2017 

The Bunker 3 minutes walk from Bankside

Out Of Spite Theatre present a culturally insignificant one-man show that delves into the bizarre, compulsive and wonderful nature of ...More

Twelfth Night
Twelfth Night
Theatre | Until 5th August 2017 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 5 minutes walk from Bankside

With her short-lived time as artistic director coming to an end, Emma Rice directs one of her final productions at ...More

 
Alberto Giacometti
Alberto Giacometti
Exhibitions | Until 10th September 2017 

Tate Modern 7 minutes walk from Bankside

Swiss artist Alberto Giacometti, "one of the most highly regarded and distinctive artists of the last century" (The Guardian) "wowed ...More

 
Wolfgang Tillmans
Wolfgang Tillmans
Exhibitions | Until 11th June 2017 

Tate Modern 7 minutes walk from Bankside

He started out in the early 1990s photographing clubbers for i-D magazine, in 2000 he won the Turner prize in ...More

 
Artist Rooms: Louise Bourgeois
Artist Rooms: Louise Bourgeois
Exhibitions | Until 17th June 2017 

Tate Modern 7 minutes walk from Bankside

Louise Bourgeois, the artist whose giant spiders first welcomed visitors to Tate Modern in 2000, is back 16 years later ...More

 
Transformation
Exhibitions | Until 9th June 2017 

St Stephen Walbrook 9 minutes walk from Bankside

Exhibitions & Art, Painting....More

Bill Viola: Mary
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2018 

St Paul's Cathedral 12 minutes walk from Bankside

Mary, the second permanent large-scale video installation by Bill Viola for St Paul's Cathedral is inaugurated in the North Quire ...More

Bill Viola
Exhibitions | Until 11th August 2018 

St Paul's Cathedral 12 minutes walk from Bankside

The internationally-acclaimed artist displays a second permanent large-scale installation, titled Mary, the first moving-image artworks to be installed in a ...More

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Red Rooster
Dining 

A Harlem institution that boasts Paul McCartney and the Obamas as some of its fans, Red Rooster comes to London in 2017. ...More

Prince of Peckham
Prince of Peckham
Drinking 

Caribbean food from Street Feast regulars White Men Can't Jerk along with beer and rum ...More

 
Circus West Village
Circus West Village
Attractions 

On the western side of Battersea Power Station, connecting the riverfront with Battersea Park, Circus ...More

 
Pedler Peckham Rye
Dining 

Pedler peddles plates of griddled squid and frizzle chicken in Peckham Rye....More

No 29 Power Station West
Dining 

Darwin and Wallace adds to its portfolio of bars and restaurants - which includes No32 The Old Town and No197 Chiswick Fire Station - with No 29....More

Fiume
Fiume
Dining 

Italian chef Francesco Mazzei brings Fiume, a new modern Italian restaurant in the Circus West ...More

 
Vagabond Wines Charlotte Street
Drinking 

The second Vagabond store, following on from the original wine bar in Fulham, can be found in Charlotte Street in the heart of Fitzrovia....More

Vagabond Wines Fulham
Drinking 

The first and original Vagabond, this Fulham wine bar was set up in September 2010....More

CLAW
CLAW
Dining 

Serving delicious British seafood, sourced from traceable and sustainable sources in Salcombe, Devon, in a ...More

 
WOLF II
WOLF II
Dining 

After 10 months at WOLF in Stoke Newington, chef Mattia Antonioni heads up WOLF II, ...More

 
Sonder Presents: NeverFolk
Theatre | From 1st June 

The Nursery Theatre

A collection of improvised stories of everyday lives....More

Compagnie des Quidams: FierS a Cheval
Compagnie des Quidams: FierS a Cheval
Theatre | On 23rd June 

Cutty Sark Gardens

The opening night production of the Greenwich and ...More

 
Gerald Scarfe: Stage and Screen
Gerald Scarfe: Stage and Screen
Exhibitions | From 22nd September 

House of Illustration

Head to The House of Illustration this autumn ...More

 
Lucinda Rogers: On Gentrification
Lucinda Rogers: On Gentrification
Exhibitions | From 28th October 

House of Illustration

The House of Illustration has commissioned English artist ...More

 
Footloose: The Musical
Footloose: The Musical
Theatre | From 12th September 

Peacock Theatre

Gareth Gates stars as Willard opposite Luke Baker as Ren, the new boy in a ...More

 
Terror
Terror
Theatre | From 14th June 

Lyric Hammersmith

The pilot of hijacked plane is put on trial and the audience decide the verdict ...More

 
Bat Out Of Hell - The Musical
Bat Out Of Hell - The Musical
Theatre | From 5th June 

London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO)

Jay Scheib directs a high-octane rock'n'roll musical by ...More

 
The Great Get Together: The Foundling Museum
Exhibitions | On 17th June 

Brunswick Square

Bring a picnic lunch and a favourite children's book to join in a celebration of community at Brunswick Square gardens adjacent to the Foundling Museum....More

Take That
Take That
Concerts | From 6th June 

The O2 Arena

The chart-topping pop trio of singer-songwriter Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald performs uptempo ...More

 
Nora
Nora
Dance | From 1st June 

Sadler's Wells Theatre

A programme of duets by renowned choreographers Lizz Aggiss's Bloody Nora!, Simon Tanguy's Digging, Jonathan ...More

 
Best Places for Street Food in London
Best Places for Street Food in London
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London's street food scene has really taken ...More

 
London Events 2017
London Events 2017
Feature 

Imelda Staunton stars in two London stage shows in 2017, David Tennant and Damian Lewis ...More

 
Best Pizza Restaurants in London
Best Pizza Restaurants in London
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Discover the best pizza in London, where ...More

 
 
 
 
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