Bankside Gallery  

 
 
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48 Hopton Street, Bankside, London SE1 9JH
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
11am-6pm | Closed on various days to prepare for new exhibitions.
 
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FREE (Adult)
 

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Bankside GalleryBankside Gallery is the home of the Royal Watercolour Society and the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers - the oldest societies of their kind in the world. The gallery houses changing exhibitions of contemporary watercolours and prints, coupled with special events organised in conjunction with exhibitions - including artists' talks and tours. A full education programme covering aspects of expression and practical advice is organised every year.

 

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Holiday Inn Express London Southwark
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £49  38% off
103-109 Southwark Street, SE1 | 3 minutes from Bankside Gallery
Located in the bustling heart of London's arts scene, with the capital's finest theatres, concert halls and cinemas just a short stroll away, this is a ... More
 
 
 
Sea Containers London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
20 Upper Ground, SE1 | 4 minutes from Bankside Gallery
London landmark Sea Containers House, situated between the OXO Tower and Blackfriars Bridge on the South Bank, was transformed into the Mondrian London in 2014 before ... More
 
 
 
Hilton London Bankside
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £71  30% off
2-8 Great Suffolk Street, SE1 | 4 minutes from Bankside Gallery
The Hilton London Bankside is a purpose built hotel with a four-storey glass atrium, 292 rooms and fitness centre, complete with swimming pool, and an opulent ... More
 
 
 
 
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Alternative Art Galleries nearest Bankside Gallery

Nearest to Bankside Gallery
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The Wapping Project Bankside
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
65a Hopton Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from Bankside Gallery
Dr Jules Wright, founder and owner of The Wapping Project, has opened up a second gallery space - the Wapping Project Bankside. Located next to Tate ... More
 
 
 
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Tate Modern
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Bankside Gallery
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 of ... More
 
 
 
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Tate Modern: The Tanks
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, Bankside, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Bankside Gallery
A dramatic new development at Tate Modern, we got our first glimpse inside The Tanks in summer 2012 - revealed as part of ... More
 
 
 
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One Blackfriars
London > Attractions > Sights
1-16 Blackfriars Road, Bankside, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Bankside Gallery
Shortlisted for the 2015 World Architecture Festival Awards before it was even completed, One Blackfriars - or 'The Vase' - ... More
 
 
 
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Millennium Bridge
London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
River Thames, City, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Bankside Gallery
This sleek, £18.2million 325m steel footbridge designed by Sir Norman Foster spans the River Thames between St Paul's Cathedral in the City and the Tate Modern ... More
 
 
 
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Oxo Tower Wharf
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Bargehouse Street, Off Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Bankside Gallery
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 demolition ... More
 
 
 
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Bruce Nauman
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 7th October 2020 to 21st February 2021 - 10am-6pm
Bankside Gallery, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, SE1 | 2 minutes from Bankside Gallery
Immersive installations with an emphasis on sound and moving image by the Indiana-born artist, shown alongside poetic sculptures and neon pieces. The exhibition includes the major ...More
 
 
 
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Zanele Muholi
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 3rd December 2020 to 7th March 2021 - Various Times
Bankside Gallery, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, SE1 | 2 minutes from Bankside Gallery
More than 260 photographs which document and celebrate the lives of South Africa's black lesbian, gay, trans, queer and intersex communities, including the ongoing series Somnyama ...More
 
 
 
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Curzon Mondrian
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Bankside Gallery
Situated within Mondrian London, Curzon Mondrian is a 56-seat cinema run by the independent cinema company from Friday evenings through to Sunday. Screenings include new releases, ... More
 
 
 
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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Bankside Gallery
This replica of the Shakespeare's 16th century theatre, reconstructed just 200 yards from its original site, is the brainchild of American actor and director Sam Wanamaker. ... More
 
 
 
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The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
New Globe Walk, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Bankside Gallery
For the first time since it opened in 1997, Shakespeare's Globe has the facilities to present plays throughout the year at The Sam Wanamaker Theatre, a ... More
 
 
 
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Oxo Tower and Gabriel's Wharf
London > Shopping > Arts and Crafts
Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Bankside Gallery
As you stare across the river at this bustling, stylish, multi-faceted venue, it’s hard to believe that this riverside warehouse was once a reprocessing plant for ... More
 
 
 
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O W Loeb
London > Shopping > Wine Merchants
3 Archie Street, SE1 | 8 minutes from Bankside Gallery
Specialists in fine German wine, this shop has moved to larger premises and taken its customers with it - they have a deserved reputation for excellence ... More
 
 
 
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Burnt Lemon Bakery
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
Flat Iron Square, 68 Union Street, SE1 | 8 minutes from Bankside Gallery
Founded by chef and baker Matthew Dryden in early 2016, Burnt Lemon Bakery is serious about sourdough breads, made exclusively with organic flours milled in the ... More
 
 
 
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Cafe 2 (Tate Modern)
London > Restaurants > Brasseries
Second floor, Tate Modern, Sumner Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Bankside Gallery
A brasserie at Tate Modern. It's really good! No really, given the lack of choice around here you might expect average to good food at extortionate ... More
 
 
 
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Cafe Level Seven
London > Restaurants > International restaurants
Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Bankside Gallery
Extremely swish International Cuisine in a magnificent setting looking out over the Blade of Light bridge, the Thames and the centre of town. This superior eaterie ... More
 
 
 
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Tate Modern Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Bankside Gallery
With one of the best views over London, an eclectic menu based around carefully sourced, seasonal food together with an innovative wine list, the restaurant on ... More
 
 
 
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Mimo London
London > Education > Cookery Courses
1 Cathedral Street, Borough Market, SE1 | 10 minutes from Bankside Gallery
In a historic building next to Borough Market, husband and wife team Jon and Nicole Warren have set up the second branch of Mimo, their cookery ... More
 
 
 
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 13 minutes from Bankside Gallery
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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Career Energy
London > Education > Career Services
4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 15 minutes from Bankside Gallery
Situated in the heart of London, Career Energy – formed in March 2002 - offers comprehensive advice on careers, career change and job searching. They’ll analyse ... More
 
 
 
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Agua Spa London
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Sea Containers London, 20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Bankside Gallery
Six private treatment rooms, including a couples' suite and a private thermal suite, make up agua Spa within Sea Containers London. Bringing a new concept ... More
 
 
 
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Chang's Hapkido Academy
London > Leisure > Martial Arts
Topnotch Health Club, 3 Tudor Street, City, London EC4Y | 6 minutes from Bankside Gallery
Grandmaster Gedo Chang's Hapkido martial arts schools emphasises practical self-defence, confidence, balance and fitness. The ancient Korean martial art of Hapkido is made up of three components: ... More
 
 
 
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Bernie Spain Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Upper Ground, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from Bankside Gallery
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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The best pubs near London Bankside Gallery.
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Doggett's Coat and Badge
London > Nightlife > Pubs
1 Blackfriars Bridge, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Bankside Gallery
Functional, multi-purpose pub whose saving grace is its excellent Southbank location and views of the river. Doggett's Coat and Badge could hardly be described as a ... More
 
 
 
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The Thirsty Bear
London > Nightlife > Pubs
62 Stamford Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Bankside Gallery
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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Charles Dickens
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
160 Union Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from Bankside Gallery
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Viva Verdi
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
6 Canvey Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Bankside Gallery
Located just behind the Tate Modern is the delightful wine bar Viva Verdi where the prosciutto is served with piles of Palma ham, just like in ... More
 
 
 
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Lyaness
London > Nightlife > Bars
Sea Containers London, 20 Upper Ground, SE1 | 4 minutes from Bankside Gallery
Pioneering mixology maestro Ryan Chetiyawardana shook the industry as hard as he shakes his cocktails in 2018 when he announced the closure of his ... More
 
 
 
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12th Knot
London > Nightlife > Bars
20 Upper Ground, Sea Containers London, SE1 | 4 minutes from Bankside Gallery
Found on the top floor of Sea Containers London the 12th Knot is the crowning glory of the glamorous riverside hotel. ... More
 
 
 
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Tate Modern
London > Business > Venue Hire
Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Bankside Gallery
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 of ... More
 
 
 
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The Mermaid
London > Business > Venue Hire
The Mermaid, Puddledock, City, London EC4V | 4 minutes from Bankside Gallery
The self-proclaimed best kept events secret in the City, the newly refurbished Mermaid events and conference centre in Blackfriars boasts a 600-seat theatre-style auditorium and numerous ... More
 
 
 
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Vinopolis
London > Business > Venue Hire
London Bridge, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 8 minutes from Bankside Gallery
This conference and event venue caters for between 10 and 1250 guests. Ideal for dinners, conferences, exhibitions, meetings, product launches & AGMs. ... More
 
 
 
 

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Zanele Muholi
Exhibitions | Until 7th March 2021 

Tate Modern 2 minutes walk from Bankside Gallery

More than 260 photographs which document and celebrate the lives of South Africa's black lesbian, gay, trans, queer and intersex ...More

Bruce Nauman
Exhibitions | Until 21st February 2021 

Tate Modern 2 minutes walk from Bankside Gallery

Immersive installations with an emphasis on sound and moving image by the Indiana-born artist, shown alongside poetic sculptures and neon ...More

The Play That Goes Wrong
The Play That Goes Wrong
Theatre | Until 2nd May 2021 

Duchess Theatre 16 minutes walk from Bankside Gallery

Presented by the award-winning, international comedy company Mischief Theatre, The Play That Goes Wrong follows the inept and accident prone ...More

 
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The View From The Shard Tickets
Attraction | Until 31st December 2022 

The Shard 17 minutes walk from Bankside Gallery

London looks like a city in miniature from The View From The Shard which at 244 metres tall is the ...More

 
The View from The Shard
The View from The Shard
Tours | Next performance 26th January 2021 

The Shard 17 minutes walk from Bankside Gallery

The View from The ShardAt almost twice the height of any other viewing platform in London, The View from The ...More

 
Nye Thompson; Insulae: Of The Island
Exhibitions | Until 4th April 2021 

Barbican Centre 17 minutes walk from Bankside Gallery

A video installation of British coastal waters captured by drone, contemplating the impact of island geography on national identity in ...More

Ling Tan: Playing Democracy
Exhibitions | Until 4th April 2021 

Barbican Centre 17 minutes walk from Bankside Gallery

Artist Ling Tan explores social structures and collective responsibility in a multimedia installation comprising a giant two-player game of Pong....More

The Woman In Black
The Woman In Black
Theatre | Until 27th March 2021 

Fortune Theatre 17 minutes walk from Bankside Gallery

One of the less well-known West End fixtures, this adaptation of Susan Hill's gothic novel has been packing out houses ...More

 
Mischief Movie Night
Comedy | Until 31st January 2021 

Vaudeville Theatre 18 minutes walk from Bankside Gallery

Mischief Theatre, creators of The Play That Goes Wrong, return to their comedy roots with an improvised movie live on ...More

Hello, Dolly!
Hello, Dolly!
Theatre | Until 6th March 2021 

Adelphi Theatre 18 minutes walk from Bankside Gallery

Multi Olivier and BAFTA Award winning Imelda Staunton plays meddlesome socialite turned matchmaker Dolly Levi, taking the title role in ...More

 
 
 
 
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