Attractions in South Bank

 

South Bank Attractions by category: Art Galleries (10), Museums (6), Attractions for Kids (4), Historic Buildings (4), Other Attractions (3), Boats (1), Boats and Bridges (1), Parks and Gardens (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
 
 
 
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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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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Somerset House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Strand, South Bank, London WC2R | in South Bank
Somerset House, once the site of a spectacular Tudor palace, now includes a magnificent 18th century art gallery housing celebrated collections belonging to the Courtauld Institute... More
 
 
 
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Garden Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Lambeth Palace Road, South Bank, London SE1 | in South Bank
Situated in the restored church of St Mary-at-Lambeth, adjacent to Lambeth Palace on the banks of the River Thames, the Garden Museum provides an insight... 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
 
 
 
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Courtauld Institute Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, 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 artworks displayed... 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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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
London Film Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Riverside Building County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | in South Bank
This collection of real life film sets, famous props and everything to do with the flicks takes you on a behind the scenes tour of... 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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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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Golden Hinde
London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
Pickfords Wharf, Clink 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
 
 
 
Rose Theatre
London > Attractions > Museums
56 Park Street, South Bank, London SE1 | in South Bank
This exhibition is situated on the site of Bankside's first theatre, which was only discovered by Museum of London archaeologists in 1989. This was the... 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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Courtauld Gallery
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Big Ben
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Parliament Square, St Margaret Street, South Bank, London SW1A | in South Bank
Sir Charles Barry sought advice from Benjamin Lewis Vuillamy - clockmaker to the Queen - and Augustus Pugin when it came to designing the... 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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Somerset House: Embankment Galleries
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Strand, South Bank, London WC2R | in South Bank
Opened on 24th April 2008, the Embankment Galleries at Somerset House offer 750 square metres of exhibition space where the Hermitage Rooms used to be.... More
 
 
 
Namco Station, County Hall
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | in South Bank
Up until the late eighties County Hall was the location from where the capital was run by Ken Livingstone his cronies at the Greater London... 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
 
 
 
Museum Of The Royal Pharmaceutical Society
London > Attractions > Museums
1 Lambeth High Street, South Bank, London SE1 | in South Bank
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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
 
 
 
County Hall Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Riverside Building County Hall, South Bank, London SE1 | in South Bank
County Hall Gallery situated on London's vibrant South Bank comprises of three major gallery spaces: the Dal Universe exhibition - at 3,000 square metres it's... More
 
 
 

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Swing Latino
Sporting Events | On 28th January 2015 

Primo Bar SE1 7UT - 0 minute walk from South Bank

Masterful cocktails, chic design and the hottest local entertainers on the bars own stage....More

The Jest
Comedy | Until 1st February 2015 

The Vaults, Arch 233 2 minutes walk from South Bank

The stars of BBC Radio 4 program Sketchoram perform their critically acclaimed sketch comedy....More

RAT: Induction
Comedy | Until 1st February 2015 

The Vaults, Arch 233 2 minutes walk from South Bank

Sketch comedy from Camilla Whitehill, Dave Newman and Alistair Donegan....More

The Nest Collective
Concerts | Until 8th March 2015 

The Vaults, Arch 233 2 minutes walk from South Bank

A collective of folk bands and musicians performs....More

Unborn In America
Concerts | Until 1st February 2015 

The Vaults, Arch 233 2 minutes walk from South Bank

A cabaret opera which blends jazz, punk and tribal rhythms conducted and composed by Luke Styles and featuring artist Jessica ...More

Pumajaw Song Noir
Concerts | Until 31st January 2015 

The Vaults, Arch 233 2 minutes walk from South Bank

The pairing of Pinkie Maclure and John Wills performs a range of film and TV theme tunes....More

Captain Morgan And The Sands Of Time
Theatre | Until 31st January 2015 

The Vaults, Arch 233 2 minutes walk from South Bank

In Tap Tap Theatre's production, Captain Morgan and First Mate Hammond quest for the secrets of time-travel....More

The Day After (They Went Off On One)
Theatre | Until 1st February 2015 

The Vaults, Arch 233 2 minutes walk from South Bank

A darkly comedic romance, told in a bold fusion of drama and spoken word, written by award-winning young playwright, Miran ...More

House Of Blakewell's House Party
Theatre | On 28th January 2015 

The Vaults, Arch 233 2 minutes walk from South Bank

Harry and Alice invite the edgiest crowd in Peckham to their housewarming but will their love of show-tunes be their ...More

Vault Festival
Vault Festival
Theatre | Until 8th March 2015 

The Vaults, Arch 233 2 minutes walk from South Bank

Returning for its third year, Vault Festival is a six-week arts festival in Waterloo's Leake Street tunnels featuring a wide-ranging ...More

 
 

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Alternative Afternoon Tea in London
Alternative Afternoon Tea in London

Afternoon Tea is one tradition that London has perfected and there are countless venues serving finger sandwiches, dainty cakes ...More

 
Burns Night in London
Burns Night in London

From traditional suppers to comedy extravaganzas, London provides a number of options for celebrating Burns Night. So, grab a ...More

 
RAW Artisan Wine Fair
RAW Artisan Wine Fair
Foodie Events | 17th May 2015 - 18th May 2015 

The Old Truman Brewery

With the promise of healthy wine - well, healthier - the RAW Artisan Wine Fair at the Old Truman Brewery ...More

 
Plantastic
Plantastic
Exhibitions | 14th February 2015 - 1st November 2015 

Horniman Museum

From giant seeds and exploding cucumbers to sun-seeking flowers and a huge crawl-through root system, Plantastic at the Horniman Museum ...More

 
Artful Badger's Love & Lightning Valentine's Ball
Exhibitions | 13th February 2015 - 14th February 2015 

The Vaults, Arch 233

After the success of the Arts of Hearts Ball in 2014, the Artful Badger collective once again present a Valentine's ...More

The Charlatans
The Charlatans
Concerts | On 20th February 2015 

Brooklyn Bowl

Respected indie-rock legends, The Charlatans, fronted by Tim Burgess, are back 25 years after their debut album was released. Nineties ...More

 
Valentine's Day Cooking for Two
Valentine's Day Cooking for Two
Seasonal | On 14th February 2015 

Billingsgate Seafood School

If dinner for two cooked by someone else seems all too easy and cliché this Valentine's Day, head to the ...More

 
The Cocktail Trading Company Development Bar and Table
The Cocktail Trading Company Development Bar and Table
Opened Mid-January 2015 

Situated in the basement below Central & Co, on Great Marlborough Street, The Cocktail Trading Co Development Bar & Table, ...More

 
Z Shoreditch
Opened January 2015 

Z Hotels, the boutique-budget hotel group which offers out-of-town prices in city central locations in London, Liverpool and Glasgow opens ...More

Sky Garden
Sky Garden
Opened 5th January 2015 

The free-to-access Sky Garden, occupying the top three floors of Rafael Vinoly's 37 storey, 525ft 20 Fenchurch Street (aka the ...More

 
 
 
 
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