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South Bank  

 
 
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South Bank, London SE1 8XX
 
 

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This stretch along the Thames is one of the cultural and social hubs of London with the Southbank Centre - which includes Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall and the Hayward Gallery - the BFI Southbank and the National Theatre providing first class arts and entertainment. The South Bank is also home to City Hall, More London and The Scoop as well as a series of parks
and plazas, the London Eye and the London Aquarium.

 

LondonTown.com - South Bank Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Waterloo Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Lambeth North Tube Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Waterloo Railway Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Waterloo East Railway Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Union Car Park
 
13 minutes walk
 
Library Street NCP
 
13 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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What to do in London throughout 2019

With an exciting calendar of entertainment, 2019 is another special year in London. Find out what's happening throughout the capital with our thorough guide to the best 2019 London events.

 
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Park Plaza County Hall Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £119  24% off
1 Addington Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from South Bank
Close to Waterloo, the 4 star Park Plaza is - as the name suggests - just behind County Hall. Near to the Thames, it's also convenient ... More
 
 
 
The Royal Horseguards - A Guoman Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £146  25% off
2 Whitehall Court, SW1A | 6 minutes from South Bank
Emulating the style of a French chateau, this grand Victorian residence, built in 1884, occupies a prime location within Westminster. It's worth staying at the Grade ... More
 
 
 
Corinthia Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £335  23% off
Whitehall Place, SW1A | 6 minutes from South Bank
With 294 bedrooms, multi-level penthouse suites and terraces offering spectacular views of the River Thames, Trafalgar Square and Whitehall - the £300 million restoration of the ... More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near South Bank

The best museums, galleries, attractions near South Bank
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Poetry Library
London > Attractions > Museums
Level 5, Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as South Bank
The most comprehensive and accessible collection of poetry from 1914 in Britain, The Poetry Library within the Southbank Centre contains 90,000 items and is still growing. ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Hayward Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from 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, named ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Southbank Centre Beach
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Queens Walk, SE1 | 2 minutes from South Bank
Every summer, from the end of May until the beginning of September, the Southbank Centre brings the beach to ... More
 
 
 
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Now On
Outdoor Pedal Powered Film Screenings
London > Events > Film Events  Dates: 24th July to 21st August 2019
South Bank, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as South Bank
Enjoy free pedal powered outdoor film screenings on the Royal Festival Hall riverside terrace, as part of the Southbank Centre's summer entertainment. Jump on one of ...More
 
 
 
Now On
Siren
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: 19th, 20th, 21st and 22nd Aug 2019
South Bank, Belvedere Road, SE1 | Same location as South Bank
The group performs its dance and techno sounds....More
 
 
 
9 To 5 The Musical
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th January 2019 to 4th April 2020
South Bank, Savoy Court, Strand, WC2R | 7 minutes from South Bank
Dolly Parton's signature sass is stamped all over this empowering musical version of the 1980 movie in which she co-starred. She has written all the songs ...More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near South Bank

Near South Bank
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Southbank Centre
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as South Bank
London's hub of cultural arts, The Southbank Centre announced in March 2013 that it's set for a £100 million revamp that will see the 1960s design ... More
 
 
 
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Southbank Centre: Purcell Room
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as South Bank
Housed in the same modernist block as the Royal Festival Hall and sandwiched between it and the Hayward Gallery, the Purcell Room has a 372-seat auditorium, ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall
London > Entertainment > Live Music
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as South Bank
Located by the River Thames, with sweeping views of the capital from the London Eye to St Paul's Cathedral, the Southbank Centre is a unique metropolitan ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near South Bank

The best shops and markets near South Bank
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Foyles Royal Festival Hall
London > Shopping > Books
Riverside, Level 1, Royal Festival Hall, South Bank Centre, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as South Bank
The family-run Foyles book shop has been in the book selling business since 1906. Around 30,000 books are stocked at this branch on a broad range ... More
 
 
 
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Konditor
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
22 Cornwall Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from South Bank
Konditor specialises in the creation of amazingly tasty cakes which are also sold on to some of the finest restaurants in the city. This, the first ... More
 
 
 
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Lower Marsh Market
London > Shopping > Markets
Lower Marsh, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from South Bank
On weekdays a street food market runs along Lower Marsh displaying a diverse range of global food for all tastes, from Italian ... More
 
 
 
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What are the best dining options near South Bank London?
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Eat Cafe
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
South Bank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as South Bank
Food to go in its simplest form. Freeshly baked bread for hand-made made sandwhiches; home made soups; simple salads. Another high street option for fresh. fast ... More
 
 
 
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Strada
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
Unit 6, Royal Festival Hall Riverside, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as South Bank
Strada has started something of a pizza revolution. The chain has blossomed thanks largely to its focus on fresh, high quality ingredients, and efficient, friendly service. ... More
 
 
 
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Giraffe
London > Restaurants > International restaurants
Unit 1, Royal Festival Hall Riverside, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as South Bank
If you happen to be with the kids on the South Bank this summer this is a great little eatery in which to recharge their batteries. ... More
 
 
 
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Near South Bank
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 7 minutes from South Bank
The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
 
 
 
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Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 12 minutes from South Bank
The award-winning Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, designed by Irish architects O'Donnell + Tuomey and awarded the RIBA London Building of the Year Award in 2014, ... More
 
 
 
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 13 minutes from South Bank
The London Film School is the oldest-established international school of film technique in the world. The school has contributed significantly to ... More
 
 
 
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South Bank gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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London Marriott Hotel County Hall Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 4 minutes from South Bank
Fancy detoxing in the building where the Greater London Council used to run the city? The Spa at the London Marriott County ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Jubilee Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
3 Belvedere Road, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 4 minutes from South Bank
The concrete promenade along the South Bank greatly benefits from this large patch of green grass for striders, strollers and sightseers to relax on. Not ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Bernie Spain Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Upper Ground, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from South Bank
Located between Oxo Tower Wharf and Gabriel's Wharf, Bernie Spain Gardens is a pleasant green space to stop off on a riverside walk along the South ... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near South Bank

The best pubs near London South Bank.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
King's Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
25 Roupell Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from South Bank
A short walk from the South Bank Centre, The Old Vic and The National Theatre this traditional old watering hole is a good place to have ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Sherlock Holmes
London > Nightlife > Pubs
10 Northumberland Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 7 minutes from South Bank
Thirsty Sherlock Holmes fans look no further than this homage to the great detective himself and to original Victorian pubs. While you indulge in a soothing ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Thirsty Bear
London > Nightlife > Pubs
62 Stamford Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 minutes from South Bank
If you're the kind of drinker who gets thirsty, very thirsty, and you don't have the time or patience to queue for at a very busy ... More
 
 
 
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Nightlife near South Bank

South Bank clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden
London > Nightlife > Bars
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as South Bank
Designed by the Eden Project, the Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden is the place to be on a summer's evening for stunning sundown views over the ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Bassoon Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Corinthia Hotel London, Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 6 minutes from South Bank
The cocktails in the Bassoon Bar are very good, expensive, yes, but very, very good. Not only that but the bar has a piano which is ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Gordon's Wine Bar
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
47 Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 6 minutes from South Bank
Home to Samuel Pepys in the 1680s, the building housing Gordon’s is now home to a regular, thriving crowd of drinkers of all ages and all ... More
 
 
 
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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near South Bank.
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Skylon
London > Business > Venue Hire
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as South Bank
The Royal Festival Hall's refurbishment has done away with 'The People's Palace', the marvellously 1950s restaurant that used to occupy this space, and replaced it with ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as South Bank
Located by the River Thames, with sweeping views of the capital from the London Eye to St Paul's Cathedral, the Southbank Centre is a unique metropolitan ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Deck at the National Theatre
London > Business > Venue Hire
South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from South Bank
The Deck is a modern roof-top venue with stunning views over the Thames, available for hire at the National Theatre, part of the Southbank Centre which ... More
 
 
 
 
 

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Twirlywoos Live
Theatre | Until 31st August 2019 

Underbelly Festival

A show for young audiences....More

Tales of the Turntable
Tales of the Turntable
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 26th August 2019 

Southbank Centre: Queen Elizabeth Hall

Inspired by extracts from Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure and Back to the Future, ZooNation Youth Company brings the world ...More

 
Gals Aloud
Gals Aloud
Concerts | Until 17th September 2019 

Underbelly Festival

A drag tribute to Girls Aloud, packed with all the solo singles, hilarious TV appearances, costumes, boys and a few ...More

 
Siren
Concerts | Until 22nd August 2019 

Southbank Centre

The group performs its dance and techno sounds....More

Underbelly Festival
Underbelly Festival
Theatre | Until 29th September 2019 

Underbelly Festival

The unrivalled Underbelly Festival returns to South Bank, between the Southbank Centre and London Eye, from April 2019, presenting over ...More

 
Guernica Remakings
Exhibitions | Until 22nd September 2019 

Southbank Centre

A contemporary response to Pablo Picasso's anti-war masterpiece of 1937, which features artworks from across the globe that remake Picasso's ...More

Jeppe Hein: Appearing Rooms
Jeppe Hein: Appearing Rooms
Kids Events | Until 1st September 2019 

Southbank Centre

To the art world Jeppe Hein's 'Appearing Rooms' is a delightful mix of sculpture and architecture, playing with the viewers ...More

 
Kiss My Genders
Kiss My Genders
Exhibitions | Until 8th September 2019 

The Hayward Gallery 1 minute walk from South Bank

In this "invigorating" (Telegraph) group exhibition, Kiss My Genders, the Hayward Gallery celebrates fluid gender identities through the works of ...More

 
Peter Gynt
Peter Gynt
Theatre | Until 8th October 2019 

National Theatre: Olivier Theatre 2 minutes walk from South Bank

James McArdle, star of Platonov and Angels in America, takes the title role in David Hare's epic new production of ...More

 
Mr Gum And The Dancing Bear - The Musical
Mr Gum And The Dancing Bear - The Musical
Theatre | Until 31st August 2019 

National Theatre: Dorfman 3 minutes walk from South Bank

Nine-year-old Polly and her misfit chums help a big bear called Padlock to escape from the clutches of villainous Mr ...More

 

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Colours
Colours
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Mothership Group, the team behind the Queen of Hoxton and The Book Club, gives us ...More

 
Foragers Of The Foreshore
Exhibitions | From 24th September 

Bargehouse

An expansive exhibition at the Bargehouse on mudlarking on the River Thames, Foragers of the Foreshore is curated by Florence Evans and features photographic portraits of mudlarkers taken by Hannah Smiles. Meet Mudlarker in Residence ...More

Royal Docks
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The biggest enclosed docks in the world, with around 250 acres of water, the Royal Docks encompass three docks....More

Ophelia Rewound
Theatre | From 22nd August 

Camden People's Theatre

Antigoni Spanou's solo performance weaves projection mapping, the story of Shakespeare's Ophelia and her own lived experience to examine the stereotypes around women and mental health. Highlighted as one of the best Camden Fringe shows ...More

One Day At The Disco
One Day At The Disco
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 24th August 

Three Mills Island

A massive ten hours of disco and house are certainly one way to put the ...More

 
Thabiso Sekgala: Here Is Elsewhere
Thabiso Sekgala: Here Is Elsewhere
Exhibitions | From 28th August 

Southbank Centre

Fifty works by the late South African photographer, ...More

 
Astana Ballet
Astana Ballet
Dance | From 12th September 

Linbury Theatre

The Republic of Kazakhstan's leading ballet company performs four one-act ballets at the Royal Opera ...More

 
Electric Soul Festival
Electric Soul Festival
Concerts | On 7th September 

The O2 Arena

A brand new one day only festival that's music to the ears of soul fans,the ...More

 
What Girls Are Made Of
What Girls Are Made Of
Theatre | From 9th September 

Soho Theatre

Actor, musician and playwright Cora Bissett used her own diaries to document her life from ...More

 
The Fishermen
Theatre | From 3rd September 

Trafalgar Studios

New Perspectives' award-winning staging of Chigozie Obioma's powerful allegory of brotherhood based on the Man Booker Prize shortlisted novel. Adapted for the stage by Gbolahan Obisesan, The Fishermen tells the powerful story of four brothers ...More

A Day in the Death of Joe Egg
A Day in the Death of Joe Egg
Theatre | From 21st September 

Trafalgar Studios

Toby Stephens and Claire Skinner (best known for ...More

 
Noises Off
Noises Off
Theatre | From 27th September 

Garrick Theatre

Meera Syal, Lloyd Owen and Daniel Rigby star in Michael Frayn's classic comedy which follows ...More

 
The Espresso Room, Holborn
The Espresso Room, Holborn
Dining 

Renowned as one of London's best, and first, ...More

 
The Espresso Room, Southampton Row
The Espresso Room, Southampton Row
Dining 

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The Espresso Room, Covent Garden
The Espresso Room, Covent Garden
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Haya
Haya
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Offering Tel Aviv-inspired cuisine across two floors, Haya is an all-day Mediterranean restaurant in west ...More

 
Liv
Liv
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Offering a neighbourhood hub for residents of Belgravia, Chelsea and Battersea, Liv is an all-day ...More

 
Fafa's
Fafa's
Dining 

Starting life as a small kiosk in Helsinki, Fafa's brings street food from Finland to ...More

 
Westwood Sports Pub and Kitchen
Westwood Sports Pub and Kitchen
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With big screens and a massive video wall, ...More

 
Bar Douro City
Bar Douro City
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Popular Portuguese restaurant and wine bar Bar Douro adds to its Flat Iron Square original ...More

 
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