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
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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
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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
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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

 
Richard Q Miller
Exhibitions | Until 1st September 2017 

Southwark Cathedral 2 minutes walk from Bankside

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The Secret Diary Of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4
Theatre | Until 9th September 2017 

Menier Chocolate Factory 3 minutes walk from Bankside

Luke Sheppard directs the London debut of Jake Brunger and Pippa Cleary's musical version of the popular young adult novel ...More

Lions And Tigers
Theatre | Until 16th September 2017 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 5 minutes walk from Bankside

Pooja Ghai directs Tanika Gupta's biographical drama, based on the true story of her great uncle and freedom fighter, Dinesh ...More

Much Ado About Nothing
Much Ado About Nothing
Theatre | Until 15th October 2017 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 5 minutes walk from Bankside

Matthew Dunster, Associate Director at Shakespeare's Globe, revives Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing in 2017. The fresh interpretation sees the ...More

 
King Lear
King Lear
Theatre | Until 14th October 2017 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 5 minutes walk from Bankside

Kevin McNally, best known for his role as Gibbs in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series, takes the title ...More

 
Artist Room: Louise Bourgeois
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2017 

Tate Modern 7 minutes walk from Bankside

Provocative sculptures, drawings and writing of an autobiographical nature, addressing universal experiences such as birth, death, love, loss and fear....More

Magdalena Abakanowicz
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2017 

Tate Modern 7 minutes walk from Bankside

Soft sculptures reflecting an interest in biological systems, organic matter and regeneration, topics the artist has discussed with scientists in ...More

Between Man And Matter
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2017 

Tate Modern 7 minutes walk from Bankside

Works providing an insight into the affinities between artists working in Japan, Europe and the United States, many of whom ...More

Fahrelnissa Zeid
Fahrelnissa Zeid
Exhibitions | Until 8th October 2017 

Tate Modern 7 minutes walk from Bankside

One of the first female artists to exhibit at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) in London in the late ...More

 

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Age of Terror: Art Since 9/11
Exhibitions | From 26th October 

IWM London (Imperial War Museums)

This October, the Imperial War Museum hosts the UK's first major exhibition of artists' responses to war and conflict since the terrorist attacks on 11th September 2001. Age ...More

Ferrari: Under the Skin
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Exhibitions | From 15th November 

Design Museum

This autumn, the Design Museum marks the 70th anniversary of Ferrari with a major new ...More

 
North: Fashioning Identity
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Somerset House

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Soutine's Portraits: Cooks, Waiters And Bellboys
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Exhibitions | From 19th October 

Somerset House

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Somerset House

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Red Star Over Russia: A Revolution in Visual Culture 1905-55
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Exhibitions | From 8th November 

Tate Modern

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Modigliani
Exhibitions | From 23rd November 

Tate Modern

This November, Tate Modern takes a journey through Amedeo Modigliani's career with a major new retrospective. Responsible for some of the most memorable art of the 20th century, Modigliani continuously evolved his career, developing his ...More

Lake Keitele: A Vision of Finland
Exhibitions | From 15th November 

National Gallery

The National Gallery unites all four versions of Akseli Gallen-Kallela's Lake Keitele in its new exhibition, Lake Keitele: A Vision of Finland. Upon visiting Finland Gallen-Kallela fell in ...More

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