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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.

 

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What to do in London throughout 2020

Discover what's on in London 2020 with our comprehensive guide to the best events. From theatre to art and music to sport, London 2020 has something for everyone - so read on to find out what London town has to offer.

 
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Park Plaza County Hall Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £119  30% 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
 
 
 
Corinthia Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £450  26% 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
 
 
 
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £120  34% off
Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 | 7 minutes from South Bank
The Park Plaza Westminster Bridge is a modern, design-led hotel a short walk from some of the city's most iconic attractions, such as Big Ben and ... More
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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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Among The Trees
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 29th, 30th and 31st October 2020 - 11am-7pm
South Bank, Belvedere Road, SE1 | Same location as South Bank
Artworks from the late 1960s up to present day that highlight and explore our relationships with trees and forests, with works by Robert Adams, Eija-Liisa Ahtila, ...More
 
 
 
Now On
Death Of England: Delroy
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 21st October to 28th November 2020 - Various Times
South Bank, South Bank, SE1 | 2 minutes from South Bank
A Black working class man confronts his relationship with White Britain in present day London in Clint Dyer and Roy Williams' incendiary one-person drama, written in ...More
 
 
 
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Good
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 6th October to 19th December 2020
South Bank, Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 6 minutes from South Bank
David Tennant, the well loved actor best known for playing Doctor Who, returns to the West End to star in Good, the first play from the ...More
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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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Education near South Bank

Near South Bank
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Leisure near South Bank

South Bank gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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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Among The Trees
Exhibitions | Until 31st October 2020 

Southbank Centre

Artworks from the late 1960s up to present day that highlight and explore our relationships with trees and forests, with ...More

Death Of England: Delroy
Theatre | Until 28th November 2020 

National Theatre: Olivier Theatre 2 minutes walk from South Bank

A Black working class man confronts his relationship with White Britain in present day London in Clint Dyer and Roy ...More

The Boat Show Comedy Club
Comedy | On 30th October 2020 

Tattershall Castle 5 minutes walk from South Bank

London's floating comedy club welcomes buoyant humour from self-confessed luvvie Hal Cruttenden. MC Rich Wilson and one more stand-up....More

The Boat Show Comedy Club
Comedy | On 30th October 2020 

Tattershall Castle 5 minutes walk from South Bank

London's floating comedy club welcomes buoyant humour from self-confessed luvvie Hal Cruttenden. MC Rich Wilson and one more stand-up....More

Dante's In-Furlough
Theatre | Until 30th December 2020 

The Vaults 5 minutes walk from South Bank

Navigate the seven circles of Hell to attend The Devil's wedding in an interactive, socially distanced show inspired by Shel ...More

Good
Good
Theatre | Until 19th December 2020 

Playhouse Theatre 6 minutes walk from South Bank

David Tennant, the well loved actor best known for playing Doctor Who, returns to the West End to star in ...More

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

Adelphi Theatre 8 minutes walk from South Bank

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

 
The Unforgotten
Exhibitions | Until 31st October 2020 

The Young Vic 8 minutes walk from South Bank

Artists Sadeysa Greenaway-Bailey and Anna Fleischle contribute to the ongoing conversation within the Black Lives Matter movement with an installation ...More

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

Duchess Theatre 9 minutes walk from South Bank

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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