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Oxo Tower Wharf
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Bargehouse Street, Off Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from 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
 
 
 
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Gabriel's Wharf
London > Attractions > Sights
Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes walk from South Bank
Situated just 2 minutes walk from Oxo Tower Wharf, this paved area becomes an oasis of outdoor eating as soon as the sun... More
 
 
 
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One Blackfriars
London > Attractions > Sights
1-16 Blackfriars Road, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes walk from South Bank
Shortlisted for the 2015 World Architecture Festival Awards before it was even completed, One Blackfriars is a 170 metre high tower on London's Southbank where... More
 
 
 
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The Wapping Project Bankside
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
65a Hopton Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 5 minutes walk from South Bank
Dr Jules Wright, founder and owner of The Wapping Project, has opened up a second gallery space - the Wapping Project Bankside. Located next to... More
 
 
 
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Bankside Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
48 Hopton Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 5 minutes walk from 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
 
 
 
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Tate Modern
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 6 minutes walk from 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
 
 
 
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Tate Modern: The Tanks
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, Bankside, London SE1 | 6 minutes walk from South Bank
A dramatic new development at Tate Modern, we got our first glimpse inside The Tanks in summer 2012 - revealed as part... More
 
 
 
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Middle Temple Hall
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Middle Temple Lane, Holborn, London EC4Y | 6 minutes walk from South Bank
Middle Temple Hall, completed in 1574, is late-Gothic in style. Its attractions are a rare double-hammer beam roof, an intricately carved screen (which, although heavily... More
 
 
 
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Two Temple Place
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
2 Temple Place, Holborn, London WC2R | 6 minutes walk from South Bank
With its castle like façade and a striking interior, Two Temple Place is one of London's most prestigious settings for corporate and private events. As... More
 
 
 
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Contemporary Applied Arts
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
89 Southwark Street, Fitzrovia, London SE1 | 7 minutes walk from South Bank
Founded in 1948 to promote and champion British craft, Contemporary Applied Arts operates a modern gallery space at 89 Southwark Street as a showcase of... More
 
 
 
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The Hayward Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes walk 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,... More
 
 
 
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Temple Church
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Fleet Street, Temple, Holborn, London EC4Y | 8 minutes walk from South Bank
Temple Church sits within the Inner Temple of the Inns of Court, and was originally consecrated in 1185 as the spiritual and actual home of... More
 
 
 
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Millennium Bridge
London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
River Thames, City, London SE1 | 8 minutes walk from South Bank
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... More
 
 
 
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The Poetry Library
London > Attractions > Museums
Level 5, Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 9 minutes walk from 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... More
 
 
 
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South Bank
London > Attractions
South Bank, London SE1 | 9 minutes walk from South Bank
This stretch along the Thames is one of the cultural and social hubs of London with the Southbank Centre - which includes Royal Festival Hall,... More
 
 
 
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Somerset House: Embankment Galleries
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 9 minutes walk from 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
 
 
 
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The Courtauld Institute Of Art
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Somerset House, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 9 minutes walk from 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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Inns of Court and Royal Courts of Justice
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Strand, Holborn, London WC2A | 9 minutes walk from South Bank
A stunning example of Gothic architecture, London's Inns of Court date back to before the 14th century. It is here that barristers train and traditionally... More
 
 
 
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St Paul's Cathedral
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
St Paul's Churchyard, City, London EC4M | 11 minutes walk from South Bank
Being the cathedral of the capital city, St Paul's is officially the spiritual home of Great Britain. The funerals of Lord Nelson, the Duke of... More
 
 
 
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New Street Square
London > Attractions
New Street Square, City, London EC4A | 11 minutes walk from South Bank
Just off New Fetter Lane, New Street Square is a quiet space in Holborn where you can shop and stop off for a bite to... More
 
 
 
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Alma Enterprises
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
38-40 Glasshill Street, SE1 | 11 minutes walk from South Bank
After five years at 1 Vyner Street Alma Enterprises, the project-space which began as a base for successful young artists' collective 'Land', moved to this... More
 
 
 
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Hunterian Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn, London WC2A | 12 minutes walk from South Bank
The Hunterian Museum within the Royal College of Surgeons boasts a host of enlightening, permanent and temporary, galleries and exhibitions. Housed in the college, the... More
 
 
 
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Flat Iron Square
London > Attractions
68 Union Street, SE1 | 12 minutes walk from South Bank
The Flat Iron Square project is an exciting piece of town planning and urban renewal. This Bankside development... More
 
 
 
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London Eye
London > Attractions > Sights
Jubilee Gardens, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 12 minutes walk from South Bank
The London Eye elbowed its way onto the capital's tourist scene as one of the statement pieces to mark the turn of the... More
 
 
 
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London Dungeon
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, Bankside, London SE1 | 12 minutes walk from 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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Sea Life London Aquarium
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 12 minutes walk from 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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Shrek's Adventure
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 12 minutes walk from South Bank
Having already been the subject of a West End musical back in 2011, the Shrek saga is now the inspiration behind a new London attraction.... More
 
 
 
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London Transport Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Covent Garden Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 13 minutes walk from South Bank
After a two-year, £22 million refurbishment the London Transport Museum reopened on 22 November 2007 revealing more exhibition space than before. The museum travels back... More
 
 
 
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London Film Museum Covent Garden
London > Attractions > Museums
45 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 13 minutes walk from South Bank
The London Film Museum, located on the site of the Theatre Museum in the original Flower Cellars in the heart of Covent Garden, is the... More
 
 
 
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Golden Hinde
London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
Pickfords Wharf, Clink Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 13 minutes walk from 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
 
 
 

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The Art of the Brick: DC Super Heroes
The Art of the Brick: DC Super Heroes
Exhibitions | Until 15th October 2017 

Doon Street Car Park 3 minutes walk from South Bank

A life-size Batmobile, built from half a million LEGO bricks, is just one of the 120 models on display in ...More

 
Mosquitoes
Mosquitoes
Theatre | Until 28th September 2017 

National Theatre 5 minutes walk from South Bank

The Night Manager star Olivia Colman and Olivia Williams (Lady Hamilton in ITV's The Halcyon) play sisters in this new ...More

 
Angels In America: Part Two: Perestroika
Angels In America: Part Two: Perestroika
Theatre | Until 19th August 2017 

National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre 5 minutes walk from South Bank

The sobering repercussions of betrayal and excess send shockwaves through New York and force a deeper understanding of the AIDS ...More

 
Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power
Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power
Exhibitions | Until 22nd October 2017 

Tate Modern 6 minutes walk from South Bank

Tate Modern hosts landmark exhibition Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power, shining a bright light ...More

 
Alberto Giacometti
Alberto Giacometti
Exhibitions | Until 10th September 2017 

Tate Modern 6 minutes walk from South Bank

Swiss artist Alberto Giacometti, "one of the most highly regarded and distinctive artists of the last century" (The Guardian) "wowed ...More

 
Fahrelnissa Zeid
Fahrelnissa Zeid
Exhibitions | Until 8th October 2017 

Tate Modern 6 minutes walk from South Bank

One of the first female artists to exhibit at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) in London in the late ...More

 
Yerma
Theatre | Until 30th August 2017 

The Young Vic 7 minutes walk from South Bank

Simon Stone directs his own adaptation of Federico Garcia Lorca's achingly painful story of a young woman desperate to become ...More

Vintage Jitterbug Contest
Vintage Jitterbug Contest
Sporting Events | Until 28th August 2017 

Underbelly Festival 9 minutes walk from South Bank

Dress in your finest vintage threads and bring your dancing shoes as the Vintage Arts Asylum hosts a swing dance ...More

 
Monski Mouse's Baby Disco Dance Hall
Monski Mouse's Baby Disco Dance Hall
Kids Events | Until 24th September 2017 

Underbelly Festival 9 minutes walk from South Bank

Let your under-5s loose on the dance floor as Adelaide's own DJ Monski Mouse plays the tunes....More

 
Anya Anastasia: Rogue Romantic
Anya Anastasia: Rogue Romantic
Theatre | Until 28th July 2017 

Underbelly Festival 9 minutes walk from South Bank

A seductive and exhilarating night of hilarious physical comedy and intense audience interaction from the internationally acclaimed cabaret femme fatale....More

 

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The CoffeeWorks Project
Drinking 

An independent family run business The CoffeeWorks Project showcases seasonal Single Origin brewed coffee and espresso, often with six or more variations (including decaf) to sample....More

The Jump Off
The Jump Off
Concerts | On 31st August 

Scala

The Jump Off returns to London this August after a three-year hiatus. Taking place at ...More

 
Freakscene
Dining 

Miso grilled black cod taco on the new Scott Hallsworth menu at Freakscene....More

A Battle of the Bubbles: English Sparkling vs French Champagne
A Battle of the Bubbles: English Sparkling vs French Champagne
Foodie Events | On 1st August 

Lights Of Soho

Currently taking residence at Lights of Soho, Fiz ...More

 
Stoke Newington Overground Station
Transport 

London Overground station on the Lea Valley, Hackney Downs - Cheshunt and Enfield Town lines in Hackney, London....More

Mint Gun Club
Mint Gun Club
Dining 

Specialising in delicious apéritifs, globally-inspired cocktails, fine teas and exotic delicacies....More

 
James Cochran N1
James Cochran N1
Dining 

Second restaurant from James Cochran, former chef at the two Michelin starred The Ledbury, this ...More

 
Sorrento Terrace at Sartoria
Sorrento Terrace at Sartoria
Seasonal | From 4th August 

Sartoria

In the heart of Mayfair, Sartoria's sunny terrace ...More

 
Bang Bang Oriental
Bang Bang Oriental
Dining 

London's biggest Asian foodhall. Over 20 food kiosks, bubble tea and seating for up to ...More

 
Percolate Open Air
Percolate Open Air
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 29th July 

Three Mills Island

After hosting parties in some of London's best clubs over the past five years, the ...More

 
The Coal Shed
The Coal Shed
Dining 

The team behind The Coal Shed and The Salt Room in Brighton go from coast ...More

 
Lucky & Joy
Lucky & Joy
Dining 

From the co-founder of The Art of Dining, Chinese pop-up Lucky & Joy comes to ...More

 
The Grand Cork Experiment
Exhibitions | From 28th July 

15 Bateman Street

Renowned for their quirky and immersive events, sensory food experts Bompas & Parr have collaborated with the Portuguese Cork Association to present The Grand Cork Experiment. An immersive wine tasting like no other, it will ...More

Pique-Nique
Dining 

From the owner of Casse-Croûte across the road comes a French cafe style restaurant full of French bistro classics cooked on the rotisserie....More

Shakespeare's Telling Tales
Kids Events | From 28th July 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

This week, Shakespeare's Globe hosts a weekend-long festival celebrating the joy of storytelling. Shakespeare's Telling Tales will include everything from talks with leading children's authors to practical workshops ...More

Pitch Stratford
Pitch Stratford
Dining 

Brand new for summer 2017, Pitch Stratford is an open air space in the heart ...More

 
Food For Being Looked At
Food For Being Looked At
Exhibitions | From 27th July 

Photographers' Gallery

A new exhibition at The Photographers' Gallery, Food For Being Looked At explores the new ...More

 
The Great Eight Phantoms - A Rolls-Royce Exhibition
The Great Eight Phantoms - A Rolls-Royce Exhibition
Exhibitions | From 29th July 

Bonhams

This summer, renowned auctioneers Bonhams present an exhibition ...More

 
Gladiators
Gladiators
Sporting Events | On 14th September 

Merchant Square

Reviving the '90s TV show Gladiators comes to Merchant Square for one day only, challenging ...More

 
Fantastic Mr Fox
Fantastic Mr Fox
Theatre | From 28th July 

Lyric Hammersmith

A playful re-telling of Roald Dahl's popular tale, Fantastic Mr Fox, by Maria Aberg who ...More

 
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Best Activities for Children in London
Best Activities for Children in London
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Children bouncing off the ceiling? Little ones got ...More

 
Best Small Museums in London
Best Small Museums in London
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London's collection of small museums devoted to the ...More

 
Best Beaches in London
Best Beaches in London
Article 

There's no need to leave town when you're in search of sand, feel the ...More

 
Best Places for Street Food in London
Best Places for Street Food in London
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London's street food scene has really taken ...More

 
 
 
 
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