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 EDF Energy London Eye elbowed its way onto the capital's tourist scene as one of the statement pieces to mark the turn of... 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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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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Thames Barrier Voyage
Thames Barrier Voyage
Tours | Until 31st October 2014 

London RIB Voyages 5 minutes walk from South Bank

Travel to the Thames Barrier by boat and take in some of London's top attractions from the river en route ...More

 
My Perfect Mind
My Perfect Mind
Theatre | Until 27th September 2014 

The Young Vic 7 minutes walk from South Bank

Directed by Kathryn Hunter and performed by Edward Petherbridge and Paul Hunter, 'My Perfect Mind' is a Told ...More

 
Eyes Down! Bingo With Ida Barr
Comedy | Until 20th September 2014 

London Wonderground Spiegeltent 7 minutes walk from South Bank

The pensioner, hip-hopping, ex-Music Hall performer, Ida Barr, presents her unique Bingo show, in which you can compete for some ...More

Dhrupad And Shock Of The New
Concerts | On 20th September 2014 

Southbank Centre 7 minutes walk from South Bank

A double-bill of traditional Hindustani and Carnatic music, performed by Hedge and Raghuram....More

Miss Behave's Gameshow
Concerts | Until 20th September 2014 

London Wonderground Spiegeltent 7 minutes walk from South Bank

Miss Behave presents this part variety, part gameshow, part disco, slice of late-night entertainment, featuring performers in comedy, burlesque and ...More

Dhrupad And Shock Of The New
Concerts | On 20th September 2014 

Southbank Centre 7 minutes walk from South Bank

Traditional Hindustani and Carnatic songs performed by Abhishek Raghuram, Akkarai S Subhalakshmi, VV Ramanamurthy, G Guruprasanna and Jyoti Hegde....More

Darbar Festival
Darbar Festival
Concerts | Until 21st September 2014 

Southbank Centre 7 minutes walk from South Bank

The Darbar Festival, now a regular fixture, returns to Southbank Centre this September bringing the best of Indian classical music ...More

 
Instruments Of The Gurus
Concerts | On 20th September 2014 

Southbank Centre 7 minutes walk from South Bank

Kirpal Panesar and Surdarshan Channa performs a selection of classical works using two traditional and rare Sikh instruments, the taus ...More

Magical Morning Ragas
Concerts | On 20th September 2014 

Southbank Centre 7 minutes walk from South Bank

In his debut UK performance, Torvi performs a selection of classical works....More

Tabla Rhythms Unleashed
Concerts | On 20th September 2014 

Southbank Centre 7 minutes walk from South Bank

Banerjee performs songs on the Tabla....More

 
 
 
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