Attractions in South Bank  

 

South Bank Attractions by category: Art Galleries (10), Attractions for Kids (7), Historic Buildings (6), Museums (4), Other Attractions (3), Boats (1), Boats and Bridges (1), Sights (1)

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Tate Modern
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, South Bank, London SE1 | in South Bank
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
 
 
 
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Design Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
224-238 Kensington High Street, South Bank, London W8 | in South Bank
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
 
 
 
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Tower Of London
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Tower Hill, South Bank, London EC3N | in South Bank
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
 
 
 
Benjamin Franklin House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
36 Craven Street, South Bank, London WC2N | in South Bank
This Georgian terraced house was the London base of the great American statesman and key founder of the United States, Benjamin Franklin between 1757... More
 
 
 
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Tower Bridge Exhibition
London > Attractions > Museums
Tower Bridge, South Bank, London SE1 | in South Bank
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, South Bank, London SE1 | in South Bank
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
 
 
 
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The Hayward Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | in South Bank
The Hayward Gallery has been the originator or host of influential exhibitions since 1968. It mounts temporary exhibitions of contemporary and historical art. The gallery,... More
 
 
 
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HMS Belfast
London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
Morgan's Lane, Tooley Street, South Bank, London SE1 | in South Bank
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
 
 
 
Banqueting House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Whitehall, South Bank, London SW1A | in South Bank
In its heyday Banqueting House (the only surviving section of Whitehall Palace) was the largest royal palace in Europe and continues to host many royal... More
 
 
 
Florence Nightingale Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
2 Lambeth Palace Road, South Bank, London SE1 | in South Bank
It is only fitting that the Florence Nightingale Museum is housed inside the St. Thomas hospital - after all, Nightingale helped found the hospital in... More
 
 
 
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London Dungeon
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | in South Bank
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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London Eye
London > Attractions > Sights
Jubilee Gardens, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | in South Bank
The London Eye elbowed its way onto the capital's tourist scene as one of the statement pieces to mark the turn of the... More
 
 
 
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Fashion and Textile Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
83 Bermondsey Street, South Bank, London SE1 | in South Bank
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
 
 
 
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Houses of Parliament
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Parliament Square, St Margaret's Street, South Bank, London SW1A | in South Bank
Now more commonly known as the Houses of Parliament, the Palace of Westminster began life in 1042 as a royal residence under Edward the Confessor.... More
 
 
 
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Southwark Cathedral
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
London Bridge, South Bank, London SE1 | in South Bank
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, South Bank, London SE1 | in South Bank
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, South Bank, London SE1 | in South Bank
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
 
 
 
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Sea Life London Aquarium
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | in South Bank
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... More
 
 
 
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St Magnus the Martyr
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Lower Thames Street, South Bank, London EC3R | in South Bank
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
 
 
 
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The Clink Prison Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
1 Clink Street, Bankside, South Bank, London SE1 | in South Bank
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, South Bank, London SE1 | in South Bank
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
 
 
 
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The Golden Hinde
London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
St Mary Overie Dock, Cathedral Street, South Bank, London SE1 | in South Bank
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, South Bank, London SE1 | in South Bank
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
 
 
 
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The Courtauld Institute Of Art
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Somerset House, Strand, South Bank, London WC2R | in South Bank
Manet's 'Bar at the Folies-Bergeres', Van Gogh's 'Self-Portrait with a Bandaged Ear' and Renoir's 'La Loge' are just a few of the celebrated... More
 
 
 
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Oxo Tower Wharf
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Bargehouse Street, Off Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | in South Bank
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
 
 
 
Somerset House: The Hermitage Rooms
London > Attractions > Museums
Somerset House, Strand, South Bank, London WC2R | in South Bank
THE HERMITAGE ROOMS ARE NO LONGER OPERATING AS AN EXHIBITION SPACE. From April 2008 two of the Rooms became the London base of The State Hermitage... More
 
 
 
Topolski Gallery and Bar
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Concert Hall Approach (behind the Royal Festival Hall), South Bank, London SE1 | in South Bank
Beneath the railway which runs along Hungerford Bridge in the Victorian arches behind the Royal Festival Hall is a large gallery and now bar dedicated... More
 
 
 
Royal Fusiliers Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
HM Tower of London, South Bank, London EC3N | in South Bank
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
 
 
 
Museum Of The Royal Pharmaceutical Society
London > Attractions > Museums
1 Lambeth High Street, South Bank, London SE1 | in South Bank
... More
 
 
 
London Fire Brigade Museum, Winchester House
London > Attractions > Museums
94a Southwark Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | in South Bank
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
 
 
 

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Witness For The Prosecution
Witness For The Prosecution
Theatre | Until 29th March 2020 

The Debating Chamber, County Hall 5 minutes walk from South Bank

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

 
Death of a Salesman
Death of a Salesman
Theatre | Until 29th June 2019 

The Young Vic 7 minutes walk from South Bank

The Old Vic is staging an Arthur Miller double bill in 2019 with The American Clock and All My Sons, ...More

 
Barrie Tullett: The Typographic Dante
Exhibitions | Until 30th June 2019 

Southbank Centre 7 minutes walk from South Bank

One hundred typographic illustrations, each of which responds to a Canto of Dante's The Divine Comedy....More

Best Of The British Podcast Awards
Comedy | On 16th June 2019 

Underbelly Festival 7 minutes walk from South Bank

The second of two special live shows bringing together some of the best podcasting talent: Project Pleasure, Spark, The Tip ...More

Rekorderlig: Rekorder-land
Rekorderlig: Rekorder-land
Seasonal | Until 13th July 2019 

Underbelly Festival 7 minutes walk from South Bank

This summer Scandinavian cider makers Rekorderlig are setting up the bar at the Underbelly Festival on the Southbank and they're ...More

 
Alex Horne: The Horne Section
Comedy | On 16th June 2019 

Southbank Centre 7 minutes walk from South Bank

Alex and his five-piece band perform a mix of stand-up, cabaret and live music....More

The Light In The Piazza
Theatre | Until 5th July 2019 

Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall 7 minutes walk from South Bank

Daniel Evans directs Craig Lucas and Adam Guettel's romantic musical set in Florence during the summer of 1953. The all-star ...More

Flip Fabrique: Transit
Flip Fabrique: Transit
Theatre | Until 7th July 2019 

Underbelly Festival 7 minutes walk from South Bank

The Quebecois Flip Fabrique bring their mix of physical theatre and circus to the live stage. The internationally renowned troupe ...More

 
Magical Bones
Magical Bones
Theatre | Until 26th June 2019 

Underbelly Festival 7 minutes walk from South Bank

Explosive street magic with simultaneous break-dancing skills from the magician who has appeared on BBC1's Bafta Awards 2018 and Sky's ...More

 
Little Death Club
Little Death Club
Theatre | Until 23rd June 2019 

Underbelly Festival 7 minutes walk from South Bank

The darkest, funniest and most debauched kabarett club this side of Berlin! A Weimar-punk jazz band soundtracks a night of ...More

 

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Holly Stars' Big Pride Cabaret
Holly Stars' Big Pride Cabaret
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 5th July 

Madame Tussauds

Gear up for the London Pride Parade with ...More

 
e&o Chelsea
e&o Chelsea
Dining 

On the Kings Road corner where Eight Over Eight used to be, an extensive refurb ...More

 
Ross Noble: Humournoid
Ross Noble: Humournoid
Comedy | On 3rd May 

London Palladium

Known for his improvisational comedy and random musings, Ross Noble returns to London with his ...More

 
Applebee's Fish Pop Up
Applebee's Fish Pop Up
Dining 

Borough Market restaurant Applebee's Fish hosts a pop up on the Southbank for a four-month ...More

 
Wimbledon at Brown Hart Gardens
Wimbledon at Brown Hart Gardens
Sporting Events | From 1st July 

Brown Hart Gardens

The elevated terrace of Brown Hart Gardens, hidden ...More

 
Mary Sibande: I Came Apart at the Seams
Mary Sibande: I Came Apart at the Seams
Exhibitions | From 3rd October 

Somerset House

Somerset House puts the focus on contemporary artist ...More

 
24/7
24/7
Exhibitions | From 31st October 

Somerset House

Every 12 minutes. That is the amount of time, on average, people in the UK ...More

 
Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh
Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh
Exhibitions | From 2nd November 

Saatchi Gallery

More than 150 original artefacts from Tutankhamun's tomb ...More

 
Twirlywoos Live
Theatre | From 3rd August 

Underbelly Festival

A show for young audiences....More

RIBA
Attractions 

The home of the Royal Institute of British Architects in London, 66 Portland Place houses free exhibitions, a library, bookshop, cafe and bar....More

The Art of Innovation: From Enlightenment to Dark Matter
The Art of Innovation: From Enlightenment to Dark Matter
Exhibitions | From 25th September 

Science Museum

Created in partnership with BBC Radio 4, The ...More

 
Driverless: Who is in control?
Driverless: Who is in control?
Exhibitions | From 19th June 

Science Museum

With continuous development of new technology, the concept ...More

 
Cars: Accelerating the Modern World
Cars: Accelerating the Modern World
Exhibitions | From 23rd November 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum

Putting the first-ever production car and an autonomous ...More

 
London Events 2019
Feature 

Cate Blanchett comes to the National Theatre in 2019, the Spice Girls reunite and Christian Dior is the Designer of Dreams at the V&A. New musicals are dedicated to Dolly Parton, Pirates and Mary Poppins, ...More

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Best Rooftop Restaurants in London
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With the arrival of more skyscrapers comes the ...More

 
Best Rooftop Bars in London
Best Rooftop Bars in London
Article 

Sundown over the city skyline is best enjoyed ...More

 
Easter Bottomless Brunch in London
Easter Bottomless Brunch in London
Article 

With four glorious days off work, the ...More

 
 
 
 
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