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Bankside Attractions by category: Art Galleries (6), Museums (6), Historic Buildings (4), Other Attractions (4), Boats and Bridges (3), Sights (2), Attractions for Kids (1)

 
 
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1st January Where:
,   Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street    Bankside  SE1
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Tate Modern

Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, Bankside, SE1  9TG  7 minutes away from 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

1st January Where:
,   28 Shad Thames    Bankside  SE1
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Design Museum

28 Shad Thames, Bankside, SE1  2YD  15 minutes away from Bankside

Located on the banks of the Thames, the Design Museum has two floors and showcases contemporary design in all forms, including fashion, graphic and architectural....  More

1st January Where:
,   Tower Hill    Bankside  EC3N
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Tower Of London

Tower Hill, Bankside, EC3N  4AB  13 minutes away from 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

1st January Where:
,   Tower Bridge    Bankside  SE1
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Tower Bridge Exhibition

Tower Bridge, Bankside, SE1  2UP  13 minutes away from 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

1st January Where:
,   Morgan's Lane, Tooley Street    Bankside  SE1
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HMS Belfast

Morgan's Lane, Tooley Street, Bankside, SE1  2JH  9 minutes away from 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

1st January Where:
,   9a St Thomas Street    Bankside  SE1
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Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret

9a St Thomas Street, Bankside, SE1  9RY  4 minutes away from 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

1st January Where:
,   Fish Street Hill    Bankside  EC3R
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The Monument

Fish Street Hill, Bankside, EC3R  8AH  7 minutes away from 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

1st January Where:
,   Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road    Bankside  SE1
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London Dungeon

Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, Bankside, SE1  7PB  23 minutes away from 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

1st January Where:
,   83 Bermondsey Street    Bankside  SE1
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Fashion and Textile Museum

83 Bermondsey Street, Bankside, SE1  3XF  11 minutes away from 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

1st January Where:
,   London Bridge    Bankside  SE1
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Southwark Cathedral

London Bridge, Bankside, SE1  9DA  2 minutes away from 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

1st January Where:
,   2-4 Tooley Street    Bankside  SE1
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London Bridge Experience

2-4 Tooley Street, Bankside, SE1  2SY  11 minutes away from 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

1st January Where:
,   48 Hopton Street    Bankside  SE1
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Bankside Gallery

48 Hopton Street, Bankside, SE1  9JH  9 minutes away from 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

1st January Where:
,   Lower Thames Street    Bankside  EC3R
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St Magnus the Martyr

Lower Thames Street, Bankside, EC3R  6DN  6 minutes away from 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

1st January Where:
,   1 Clink Street, Bankside    Bankside  SE1
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The Clink Prison Museum

1 Clink Street, Bankside, Bankside, SE1  9DG  2 minutes away from 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

1st January Where:
,   99 Southwark Street, Southwark    Bankside  SE1
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Kirkaldy Testing Museum

99 Southwark Street, Southwark, Bankside, SE1  0JF  9 minutes away from 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

1st January Where:
,   Pickfords Wharf, Clink Street    Bankside  SE1
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Golden Hinde

Pickfords Wharf, Clink Street, Bankside, SE1  9DG  1 minutes away from 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

1st January Where:
,   56 Park Street    Bankside  SE1
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Rose Theatre

56 Park Street, Bankside, SE1  9AR  3 minutes away from Bankside

This exhibition is situated on the site of Bankside's first theatre, which was only discovered by Museum of London archaeologists in 1989. This was the...  More

1st January Where:
,   171 Union Street    Bankside  SE1
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Jerwood Space

171 Union Street, Bankside, SE1  0LN  7 minutes away from 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

1st January Where:
,   Byward Street    Bankside  EC3R
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All Hallows by the Tower

Byward Street, Bankside, EC3R  5BJ  11 minutes away from 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

1st January Where:
,   Bargehouse Street, Off Upper Ground    Bankside  SE1
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Oxo Tower Wharf

Bargehouse Street, Off Upper Ground, Bankside, SE1  9PH  14 minutes away from 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

1st January Where:
,   110 The Queen's Walk    Bankside  SE1
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City Hall

110 The Queen's Walk, Bankside, SE1  2AA  11 minutes away from 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

1st January Where:
,   136–148 Tooley Street    Bankside  SE1
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Architecture Foundation

136–148 Tooley Street, Bankside, SE1  2TU  9 minutes away from 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

1st January Where:
,   HM Tower of London    Bankside  EC3N
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Royal Fusiliers Museum

HM Tower of London, Bankside, EC3N  4AB  13 minutes away from 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

1st January Where:
,   94a Southwark Bridge Road    Bankside  SE1
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London Fire Brigade Museum, Winchester House

94a Southwark Bridge Road, Bankside, SE1  0EG  8 minutes away from 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

1st January Where:
,   1 America Street    Bankside  SE1
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Essor Gallery

1 America Street, Bankside, SE1  0NJ  4 minutes away from Bankside

Art Gallery ...  More

1st January Where:
,   Tower Bridge    Bankside  SE1
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Pool of London

Tower Bridge, Bankside, SE1  2UP  13 minutes away from Bankside

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1st January Where:
,   All Hallows-by-the-Tower Church, Byward Street    Bankside  EC3R
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All Hallows Brass Rubbing Centre

All Hallows-by-the-Tower Church, Byward Street, Bankside, EC3R  5BJ  11 minutes away from 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

1st January Where:
,   62-66 Bermondsey Street SE1    Bankside  SE1
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London Glassblowing Workshop & Glass Art Gallery

62-66 Bermondsey Street SE1, Bankside, SE1  3UD  10 minutes away from 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

1st January Where:
,   Lambeth College Tower Bridge Centre, Tooley Street SOUTHWARK    Bankside  SE1
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Skyline Balloon

Lambeth College Tower Bridge Centre, Tooley Street SOUTHWARK, Bankside, SE1  2JR  12 minutes away from Bankside

Tethered balloon offering 15-minute rides and ascending to 400 feet, giving passengers the opportuni...  More

1st January Where:
,   Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House Street    Bankside  SE1
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Bargehouse

Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House Street, Bankside, SE1  9PH  14 minutes away from 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

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Hotels Near Bankside

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What's On Today Near Bankside

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Exhibitions | Until 29th August 2015
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Menier Chocolate Factory  3 minutes walk from Bankside

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What's It All About? Bacharach Reimagined
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Theatre | Until 5th September 2015
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Menier Chocolate Factory  3 minutes walk from Bankside

Olivier Award winner Steven Hoggett directs Kyle Riabko's original musical arrangements of Burt Bacharach's celebrated songbook. The 90-minute non-stop musical ... More

Great British Summer at The Refinery Bankside
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Sporting Events | Until 31st October 2015
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The Refinery  4 minutes walk from Bankside

The Refinery, on the ground floor of the landmark Blue Fin Building in Southwark, celebrates the Great British Summer by ... More

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Theatre | Until 17th October 2015
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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre  5 minutes walk from Bankside

Virginal sister Isabella seeks mercy for her condemned brother Claudio by appealing directly to the puritanical Angelo in Shakespeare's bruising ... More

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Theatre | Until 5th September 2015
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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre  5 minutes walk from Bankside

A new production of Helen Edmundson's critically-acclaimed The Heresy of Love will be staged at Shakespeare's Globe this July. Helen ... More

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Exhibitions | Until 26th August 2015
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Tate Modern  7 minutes walk from Bankside

Sessions based on the collections.... More

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Exhibitions | Until 30th September 2015
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Tate Modern  7 minutes walk from Bankside

Sessions for school children to work with the collection.... More

Agnes Martin
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Exhibitions | Until 11th October 2015
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Tate Modern  7 minutes walk from Bankside

Tate Modern stages the first retrospective exhibition of work by Agnes Martin since her death just over a decade ago. ... More

Sonia Delaunay
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Exhibitions | Until 9th August 2015
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Tate Modern  7 minutes walk from Bankside

The first UK retrospective to assess the breadth of Sonia Delaunay, a key figure in the Parisian avant-garde who became ... More

The View From The Shard Tickets
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Attraction | Next performance 4th August 2015
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The Shard  8 minutes walk from Bankside

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

 
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