Attractions in Bankside

Bankside Attractions by category: Art Galleries (7), Historic Buildings (5), Museums (5), Other Attractions (4), Sights (4), Boats and Bridges (3), Attractions for Kids (1)

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Tate Modern
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, Bankside, London SE1 | in Bankside
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Design Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
224-238 Kensington High Street, Bankside, London W8 | in Bankside
In 2016 the Design Museum moves from is long standing home at Shad Thames to a venue three times the size, the former Commonwealth Institute... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Tower Of London
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Tower Hill, Bankside, London EC3N | in Bankside
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Tower Bridge Exhibition
London > Attractions > Museums
Tower Bridge, Bankside, London SE1 | in Bankside
Competing with the London Eye for the capital's most vertiginous experience, Tower Bridge offers one of the best vantage points in the city from... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret
London > Attractions > Museums
9a St Thomas Street, Bankside, London SE1 | in Bankside
Hidden away in the roof space of the old St Thomas Baroque church, this restored 1821 women's operating theatre is the oldest operating theatre in... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
HMS Belfast
London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
Morgan's Lane, Tooley Street, Bankside, London SE1 | in Bankside
HMS Belfast, moored at Morgan's Lane off Tooley Street, is a World War Two cruiser with nine decks. As you explore this floating museum, pop... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Monument
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Fish Street Hill, Bankside, London EC3R | in Bankside
Following an 18-month closure which began in 2007, The Monument reopened in February 2009 revealing the effects of a 4.5 million renovation. If you're feeling... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London Dungeon
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, Bankside, London SE1 | in Bankside
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Fashion and Textile Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
83 Bermondsey Street, Bankside, London SE1 | in Bankside
The fashionista behind the Fashion and Textile Museum is Zandra Rhodes, the colourful designer who won the Designer of the Year award in 1972 and... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Southwark Cathedral
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
London Bridge, Bankside, London SE1 | in Bankside
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
London Bridge Experience
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
2-4 Tooley Street, Bankside, London SE1 | in Bankside
Take the London Bridge Experience and explore the tombs under London Bridge with the history of the area brought to life through special effects, CGI,... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Bankside Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
48 Hopton Street, Bankside, London SE1 | in Bankside
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
St Magnus the Martyr
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Lower Thames Street, Bankside, London EC3R | in Bankside
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Clink Prison Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
1 Clink Street, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | in Bankside
Located on what was once the London estate of the Bishops of Winchester (known as the 'Liberty of the Clink'), the Clink Prison Museum unlocks... More
Kirkaldy Testing Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
99 Southwark Street, Southwark, Bankside, London SE1 | in Bankside
Working equipment and exhibition about the machinery David Kirkaldy designed to experiment and test the strength of materials to uniform standards. The entrance is in... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Golden Hinde
London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
Pickfords Wharf, Clink Street, Bankside, London SE1 | in Bankside
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
Jerwood Space
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
171 Union Street, Bankside, London SE1 | in Bankside
The Jerwood name is synonymous with investing in the arts. Thanks to the tireless work of charitable organisation the Jerwood Foundation, large funds have been... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
All Hallows by the Tower
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Byward Street, Bankside, London EC3R | in Bankside
All Hallows, the oldest church in the City of London, is 1300 years old with a crypt museum, Roman pavement and Saxon and Roman artefacts.... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Oxo Tower Wharf
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Bargehouse Street, Off Upper Ground, Bankside, London SE1 | in Bankside
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
City Hall
London > Attractions > Sights
110 The Queen's Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | in Bankside
It may look like a pile of CDs tilted at a precarious angle so it's about to fall over, but this attractive Norman Foster building... More
Architecture Foundation
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
136–148 Tooley Street, Bankside, London SE1 | in Bankside
As the first independent architecture centre in Britain, the Architecture Foundation aims to promote debate on the planning, design and welfare of cities. It regularly... More
Bargehouse
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House Street, Bankside, London SE1 | in Bankside
Bargehouse is an atmospheric, warehouse arts space in Oxo Tower Wharf on the South Bank. Described as a "blank canvas", it is used for exhibitions,... More
Royal Fusiliers Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
HM Tower of London, Bankside, London EC3N | in Bankside
Buried within the walls of the Tower of London this small, curious museum chronicles the history of the Royal Fusiliers Regiment. Every campaign the... More
London Fire Brigade Museum, Winchester House
London > Attractions > Museums
94a Southwark Bridge Road, Bankside, London SE1 | in Bankside
Situated in Winchester House, this Grade II listed building was the home of Eyre Massey Shaw, the first chief officer of the Metropolitan Fire Brigade... More
Essor Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
1 America Street, Bankside, London SE1 | in Bankside
Art Gallery ... More
All Hallows Brass Rubbing Centre
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
All Hallows-by-the-Tower Church, Byward Street, Bankside, London EC3R | in Bankside
This exhibition of medieval facsimile brasses is organised as a workshop with staff on hand to help visitors make their own rubbings. The centre is... More
London Glassblowing Workshop & Glass Art Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
62-66 Bermondsey Street SE1, Bankside, London SE1 | in Bankside
Focused on the creation of contemporary glass art, this hot glass studio workshop has a reputation as one of Europe’s leading glassmaking workshops with a... More
Skyline Balloon
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Lambeth College Tower Bridge Centre, Tooley Street SOUTHWARK, Bankside, London SE1 | in Bankside
Tethered balloon offering 15-minute rides and ascending to 400 feet, giving passengers the opportuni... More
Cube Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
111 Oxo Tower Wharf Bargehouse Street, Bankside, London SE1 | in Bankside
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The Custom House
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Lower Thames Street, Bankside, London EC3R | in Bankside
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Romantics Anonymous
Romantics Anonymous
Theatre | Until 6th January 2018 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 5 minutes walk from Bankside

Emma Rice directs her own adaptation of a swoonsome musical based on the French-Belgian film Les Emotifs Anonymes, about a ...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 7 minutes walk from Bankside

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

 
The Hyundai Commission: SUPERFLEX
The Hyundai Commission: SUPERFLEX
Exhibitions | Until 2nd April 2018 

Tate Modern 7 minutes walk from Bankside

Danish collective Superflex has been chosen to create this year's Hyundai Commission for Tate Modern's massive Turbine Hall. In the ...More

 
Ilya and Emilia Kabakov
Ilya and Emilia Kabakov
Exhibitions | Until 28th January 2018 

Tate Modern 7 minutes walk from Bankside

Russian-born conceptual artists Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, known for their pioneering large-scale environments and installations, are the subject of a ...More

 
Illustrator For Fashion And Textile Design
Exhibitions | Until 4th November 2017 

Fashion and Textile Museum 11 minutes walk from Bankside

Literary & Education, Art Workshop....More

Coppa Club Winter Igloos
Coppa Club Winter Igloos
Seasonal | Until 31st December 2017 

Coppa Club 11 minutes walk from Bankside

The instagram hit of last winter, Coppa Club's igloos along the Thames are back and this year they're even better. ...More

 
Bill Viola: Mary
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2018 

St Paul's Cathedral 12 minutes walk from Bankside

Mary, the second permanent large-scale video installation by Bill Viola for St Paul's Cathedral is inaugurated in the North Quire ...More

Young Marx
Young Marx
Theatre | Until 31st December 2017 

The Bridge Theatre 13 minutes walk from Bankside

Nicholas Hytner directs the world premiere staging of Richard Bean and Clive Coleman's historical comedy set in 1850 London, where ...More

 
Awol
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 21st October 2017 

Ministry of Sound 13 minutes walk from Bankside

A whole host of DJs, including Randall, Kenny Ken, Logan D, Voltage and Pied Piper will be dropping their best ...More

The Big Draw
The Big Draw
Kids Events | Until 31st October 2017 

Tower Bridge 13 minutes walk from Bankside

If cave men could animate then so can you. That's the premise behind The Big Draw which takes Living Lines ...More

 

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Smoking Goat
Smoking Goat
Dining 

Opened in 2014, Soho dive bar and dining room Smoking Goat is a popular side ...More

 
Smoking Goat Shoreditch
Smoking Goat Shoreditch
Dining 

Ben Chapman, Brian Hannon and head chef Ali Borer open a second Smoking Goat, in ...More

 
Shake Shack Cambridge Circus
Shake Shack Cambridge Circus
Dining 

Shake Shack the modern day 'roadside' burger stand ...More

 
The Watch House
Dining 

A former spice factory near Tower Bridge has become a cool coffee shop, offering signature cocktails at night....More

The Watch House
Dining 

Once a shelter for men guarding St Mary Magdalane Church graveyard at night, now a cosy Bermondsey Street coffee shop....More

The Watch House
The Watch House
Dining 

Chancery Lane coffee shop The Watch House becomes, from 5pm each evening, a cosy wine ...More

 
Claw Carnaby
Dining 

Claw Carnaby is the first bricks and mortar site for the seafood specialist....More

The Good Egg
The Good Egg
Dining 

Chefs Joel Braham, Alex Coppard and Oded Mizrachi repeat the success of their much-loved Stoke ...More

 
Bombay Bustle
Bombay Bustle
Dining 

The team behind Jamavar honour the men who use Mumbai's local railway to deliver home ...More

 
Picasso
Theatre | From 1st November 

The Playground Theatre

The refurbished London theatre opens with Terry d'Alfonso's biographical drama, which explores the professional triumphs and personal tribulations of the revered Spanish painter and sculptor. Peter Tate plays the title role, directed by Michael Hunt....More

The Playground Theatre
The Playground Theatre
Entertainment 

200 seat Ladbroke Grove theatre house in a former bus depot....More

 
Autumn 2016 in London
Article 

No excuse to hide and hibernate with London's impressive calendar of events over the coming months. With frightful Halloween happenings and banging Bonfire Night celebrations, excellent exhibitions and fabulous foodie pop-ups, there's a whole host ...More

Halloween Horror Movie Ball
Halloween Horror Movie Ball
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 28th October 

The Grand, Clapham

The Grand, Clapham pays homage to the finest ...More

 
Awful Auntie
Theatre | From 2nd November 

Richmond Theatre

The Birmingham Stage Company, who recently completed a record-breaking tour of David Walliams' Gangsta Granny, now turn their attention to Walliams' Awful Auntie. Awfully thrilling fun for everyone over five, the stage show tells the ...More

Stylist Live
Exhibitions | From 10th November 

Olympia London

Presented by Stylist Magazine, Stylist Live is back for its third year in 2017 and it has doubled in size since launching in 2015. Taking place at Olympia London, the event expects to welcome 21,000 ...More

Gilbert & George: The Beard Pictures And Their Fuckosophy
Gilbert & George: The Beard Pictures And Their Fuckosophy
Exhibitions | From 22nd November 

White Cube Bermondsey

White Cube Bermondsey marks the 50th anniversary of ...More

 
Miss Julie
Theatre | From 14th November 

Jermyn Street Theatre

Howard Brenton's adaptation of August Strindberg's Miss Julie gets its London premiere this November at the Jermyn Street Theatre. Directed by Tom Littler, it will be the first West End staging of the play since ...More

Rose Wylie
Rose Wylie
Exhibitions | From 30th November 

Serpentine Sackler Gallery

A new exhibition at the Serpentine presents the work of British artist Rose Wylie, showcasing ...More

 
Vegan Nights
Foodie Events | On 23rd November 

The Boiler House

After the roaring success of the original Vegan Nights market - the queue stretched all the way down Brick Lane - it's coming back this November. Hosted by the Truman Markets and King Cook of ...More

MTV Europe Music Awards
Concerts | On 12th November 

SSE Arena, Wembley

In 2017, the MTV European Music Awards (EMAs) are to be held in London for the first time in 21 years. Coming to Wembley's SSE Arena in November, the awards will be hosted by Rita ...More

Living with gods: peoples, places and worlds beyond
Living with gods: peoples, places and worlds beyond
Exhibitions | From 2nd November 

British Museum

With no known culture in the world or ...More

 
Oktoberfest in London
Oktoberfest in London
Article 

Oktoberfest comes to London this autumn with themed parties popping up all over the ...More

 
Affordable Afternoon Tea in London
Affordable Afternoon Tea in London
Article 

A much-loved tradition for locals and visitors alike, ...More

 
December in London 2017
December in London 2017
Article 

Multi Tony Award-winning musical Hamilton comes to Victoria, Robert Lindsay reprises his role as ...More

 
 
 
 
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