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Historic Buildings 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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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
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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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
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
Lambeth Palace
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Lambeth Palace Road, South Bank, London SE1 | in South Bank
Lambeth Palace is one of the few medieval buildings left in London. It is also the last survivor of the great London seats of the... More
Queen's Chapel of the Savoy
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Savoy Hill Strand, South Bank, London WC2R | in South Bank
This chapel is the last surviving building of a hospital for homeless people founded by Henry VII in 1512. Hidden behind the hotel down Savoy... More
Fishmongers' Hall
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
London Bridge, South Bank, London EC4R | in South Bank
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Glaziers Hall and Southwark Cathedral
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Montague Close London Bridge, South Bank, London SE1 | in South Bank
It was built by the Hays Wharf company during the Napoleonic wars as a three-storey warehouse, its distinctive Georgian industrial facade being added when it... More
Hay's Galleria
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Hay's Lane, off Tooley Street, South Bank, London SE1 | in South Bank
Hay's Galleria is a covered shopping centre but it's also so much more than that. Its riverside location hints at its original purpose back in... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
House of Lords
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Parliament Square, South Bank, London SW1P | in South Bank
The Upper House of the British Parliament, the House of Lords is part of the Palace of Westminster, more commonly known as the Houses of... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
St George's Cathedral
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | in South Bank
One of two cathedrals in Southwark, St George's Cathedral opened in 1848 as the first Catholic cathedral in the UK after the Reformation. The impressive... More
St John's Church, Waterloo
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Waterloo Road, South Bank, London SE1 | in South Bank
The church of St John's was built in 1824 to celebrate victory in the Napoleonic wars. In 1940, the church was firebombed, destroying much of... More
Westminster Hall
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Houses of Parliament, South Bank, London SW1A0AA | 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
Portcullis House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Bridge Street, South Bank, London SW1A | in South Bank
Portcullis House, home to 210 MPs, is Parliament's newest building - it was officially opened in February 2001. Its prominent positioning opposite Big Ben and... More
St George The Martyr, Southwark
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Borough High Street, South Bank, London SE1 | in South Bank
The church of St George the Martyr has strong associations with Charles Dickens, whose father was imprisoned for debt in the Marshalsea Prison. The surviving... More
Vintners' Hall
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Upper Thames Street, South Bank, London EC4V | in South Bank
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Marshalsea Prison
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Borough High Street, South Bank, London SE1 | in South Bank
Little remains of the once famous Marshalsea Prison and all that is left can be seen on one side of a pathway leading to Southwark... More
Shakespeare's Globe Exhibition
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
21 New Globe Walk, South Bank, London SE1 | in South Bank
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St George's RC Cathedral
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | in South Bank
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Red Palace
Red Palace
Theatre | Until 12th January 2020 

The Vaults 2 minutes walk from South Bank

Following on from last year's Divine Proportions, Shotgun Carousel return to The Vaults with another immersive experience, this time presenting ...More

 
The Permanent Way
The Permanent Way
Theatre | Until 17th November 2019 

The Vaults 2 minutes walk from South Bank

David Hare's award-winning play, The Permanent Way, comes to The Vaults this September in a brand-new site-specific production. Having originally ...More

 
Witness For The Prosecution
Witness For The Prosecution
Theatre | Until 13th September 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

 
Lungs
Theatre | Until 9th November 2019 

Old Vic Theatre 6 minutes walk from South Bank

The Crown's leading royal couple, Claire Foy and Matt Smith, star in Duncan Macmillan's story about a couple who want ...More

Blood Wedding
Theatre | Until 2nd November 2019 

The Young Vic 7 minutes walk from South Bank

Yael Farber directs Federico Garcia Lorca's drama of a community gearing up for explosive violence in a version by Irish ...More

Out Of Order
Out Of Order
Theatre | Until 14th October 2019 

Southbank Centre 7 minutes walk from South Bank

Sheffield based ensemble Forced Entertainment stages a tragi-comic mime show set in the ruins of a broken world at the ...More

 
Swappnam: Dreams
Theatre | On 14th October 2019 

Southbank Centre 7 minutes walk from South Bank

An operatic musical featuring leading dance and vocal stars from South India, conceived and scripted by Krithika Subrahmanian, with music ...More

What to Look for in the Garden: A Ladybird Books Exhibition
What to Look for in the Garden: A Ladybird Books Exhibition
Exhibitions | Until 27th October 2019 

Garden Museum 8 minutes walk from South Bank

Ladybird, the publishers who have been creating books for children since 1915, invite you to explore the outdoors with an ...More

 
Costume at the National Theatre
Costume at the National Theatre
Exhibitions | Until 1st March 2020 

National Theatre: Olivier Theatre 9 minutes walk from South Bank

Featuring costumes from Follies and Antony and Cleopatra, Costume at the National Theatre shows just some of the exquisite outfits ...More

 
'Master Harold'... and the boys
'Master Harold'... and the boys
Theatre | Until 17th December 2019 

National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre 9 minutes walk from South Bank

A semi-autobiographical play by Tony Award-winning playwright Athol Fugard, 'Master Harold'... and the boys comes to the National Theatre this ...More

 

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Unity Diner
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Seasonal | On 31st October 

Granary Square

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Where's Wally: The Big Museum Hunt
Kids Events | From 19th October 

London Transport Museum

Children are invited to join in on a special Play Trail this half term with Whereâs Wally? The Big Museum Hunt at the London Transport Museum. The journey ...More

Fujifilm: My Life Exhibition
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Exhibitions | From 24th October 

The Old Truman Brewery

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Festival of the Dead
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Seasonal | On 19th October 

Troxy

A spectacular cabaret show inspired by the Day Of The Dead festival, with skull processions, ...More

 
Chiswick Park Fireworks Extravaganza
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Seasonal | On 7th November 

Chiswick Park

Chiswick Park welcomes the return of its Fireworks ...More

 
Brian May's Halloween Exhibition
Brian May's Halloween Exhibition
Seasonal | On 28th October 

Century Club

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Bjork: Cornucopia Tour
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The O2 Arena

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Big Fish Little Fish Halloween Family Rave
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The Queen Of Hoxton

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Acosta Danza - Evolution
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Sadler's Wells Theatre

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