Attractions in South Bank  

 

South Bank Attractions by category: Art Galleries (10), Attractions for Kids (6), Historic Buildings (5), Museums (4), Other Attractions (3), Boats (1), Boats and Bridges (1), Sights (1)

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Tate Modern
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, South Bank, London SE1 | in 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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Design Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
224-238 Kensington High Street, South Bank, London W8 | in South Bank
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
 
 
 
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Tower Of London
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Tower Hill, South Bank, London EC3N | in South Bank
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
 
 
 
Benjamin Franklin House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
36 Craven Street, South Bank, London WC2N | in South Bank
This Georgian terraced house was the London base of the great American statesman and key founder of the United States, Benjamin Franklin between 1757... More
 
 
 
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Tower Bridge Exhibition
London > Attractions > Museums
Tower Bridge, South Bank, London SE1 | in South Bank
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
 
 
 
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Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret
London > Attractions > Museums
9a St Thomas Street, South Bank, London SE1 | in South Bank
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
 
 
 
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The Hayward Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | in 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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HMS Belfast
London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
Morgan's Lane, Tooley Street, South Bank, London SE1 | in South Bank
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
 
 
 
Banqueting House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Whitehall, South Bank, London SW1A | in South Bank
In its heyday Banqueting House (the only surviving section of Whitehall Palace) was the largest royal palace in Europe and continues to host many royal... More
 
 
 
Florence Nightingale Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
2 Lambeth Palace Road, South Bank, London SE1 | in South Bank
It is only fitting that the Florence Nightingale Museum is housed inside the St. Thomas hospital - after all, Nightingale helped found the hospital in... More
 
 
 
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London Dungeon
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | in 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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London Eye
London > Attractions > Sights
Jubilee Gardens, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | in 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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Fashion and Textile Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
83 Bermondsey Street, South Bank, London SE1 | in South Bank
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
 
 
 
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Houses of Parliament
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Parliament Square, St Margaret's Street, South Bank, London SW1A | in South Bank
Now more commonly known as the Houses of Parliament, the Palace of Westminster began life in 1042 as a royal residence under Edward the Confessor.... More
 
 
 
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Southwark Cathedral
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
London Bridge, South Bank, London SE1 | in South Bank
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, South Bank, London SE1 | in South Bank
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, South Bank, London SE1 | in 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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Sea Life London Aquarium
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | in 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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St Magnus the Martyr
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Lower Thames Street, South Bank, London EC3R | in South Bank
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
 
 
 
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The Clink Prison Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
1 Clink Street, Bankside, South Bank, London SE1 | in South Bank
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, South Bank, London SE1 | in South Bank
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
 
 
 
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Golden Hinde
London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
Pickfords Wharf, Clink Street, South Bank, London SE1 | in 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
 
 
 
Jerwood Space
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
171 Union Street, South Bank, London SE1 | in South Bank
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
 
 
 
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The Courtauld Institute Of Art
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Somerset House, Strand, South Bank, London WC2R | in 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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Oxo Tower Wharf
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Bargehouse Street, Off Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | in 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
 
 
 
Somerset House: The Hermitage Rooms
London > Attractions > Museums
Somerset House, Strand, South Bank, London WC2R | in South Bank
THE HERMITAGE ROOMS ARE NO LONGER OPERATING AS AN EXHIBITION SPACE. From April 2008 two of the Rooms became the London base of The State Hermitage... More
 
 
 
Topolski Gallery and Bar
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Concert Hall Approach (behind the Royal Festival Hall), South Bank, London SE1 | in South Bank
Beneath the railway which runs along Hungerford Bridge in the Victorian arches behind the Royal Festival Hall is a large gallery and now bar dedicated... More
 
 
 
Royal Fusiliers Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
HM Tower of London, South Bank, London EC3N | in South Bank
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
 
 
 
Museum Of The Royal Pharmaceutical Society
London > Attractions > Museums
1 Lambeth High Street, South Bank, London SE1 | in South Bank
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London Fire Brigade Museum, Winchester House
London > Attractions > Museums
94a Southwark Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | in South Bank
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
 
 
 

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Pop That Jazz
Concerts | Until 30th November 2017 

Primo Bar SE1 7UT - 0 minute walk from South Bank

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Beauty And The Feast
Beauty And The Feast
Foodie Events | Until 14th January 2018 

The Vaults, Arch 233 2 minutes walk from South Bank

A delectable retelling of the original fairy tale, Beauty and the Feast takes over the Vaults under Waterloo this winter. ...More

 
Hair The Musical
Hair The Musical
Theatre | Until 14th January 2018 

The Vaults, Arch 233 2 minutes walk from South Bank

Celebrating its 50th year, Hair comes to London this year. The acclaimed musical will be staged in The Vaults beneath ...More

 
Hair
Theatre | Until 13th January 2018 

The Vaults, Arch 233 2 minutes walk from South Bank

To mark the 50th anniversary of the tribal rock musical with a book and lyrics by James Rado and Gerome ...More

Out Of Office
Exhibitions | Until 26th October 2017 

Morley Gallery 6 minutes walk from South Bank

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Dr Seuss's The Lorax
Dr Seuss's The Lorax
Theatre | Until 5th November 2017 

Old Vic Theatre 6 minutes walk from South Bank

A tree-chopping businessman known as The Once-ler meets his match in a gruff, moustachioed critter on a mission to protect ...More

 
Oliver Wass (harp) - Hattori Foundation Rush Hour Recital
Concerts | On 19th October 2017 

1901 Arts Club 7 minutes walk from South Bank

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My Name is Rachel Corrie
My Name is Rachel Corrie
Theatre | Until 21st October 2017 

The Young Vic 7 minutes walk from South Bank

This September, The Young Vic brings to life the diaries of activist Rachel Corrie in a Josh Roche-directed production. The ...More

 
Wings
Wings
Theatre | Until 28th October 2017 

The Young Vic 7 minutes walk from South Bank

The Young Vic presents the London premiere of Arthur Kopit's Wings starring Juliet Stevenson. Directed by Natalie Abrahami, it tells ...More

 
Wall Of Dreams
Exhibitions | Until 1st November 2017 

Southbank Centre 7 minutes walk from South Bank

A large-scale, collaborative projection by Danish artist and poet Morten Sondergaard and UK poets Kayo Chingonyi and Jasmine Cooray, reflecting ...More

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Smoking Goat
Dining 

Opened in 2014, Soho dive bar and dining room Smoking Goat is a popular side of the road, BBQ style Thai restaurant....More

Smoking Goat Shoreditch
Dining 

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

Shake Shack Cambridge Circus
Dining 

Shake Shack the modern day 'roadside' burger stand continues its expansion with a shack at Cambridge Circus in the heart of the West End....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

 
The Great Nordic Feast
The Great Nordic Feast
Foodie Events | From 20th October 

Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall

Part of the year-long Nordic Matters, the Southbank Centre hosts The Great Nordic Feast this ...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

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

 
December in London 2017
December in London 2017
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Multi Tony Award-winning musical Hamilton comes to Victoria, Robert Lindsay reprises his role as ...More

 
 
 
 
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