Attractions in South Bank  

 

South Bank Attractions by category: Art Galleries (10), Attractions for Kids (5), Historic Buildings (5), Museums (5), Other Attractions (3), Boats (1), Boats and Bridges (1), Parks and Gardens (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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Garden Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Lambeth Palace Road, South Bank, London SE1 | in South Bank
Situated in the restored church of St Mary-at-Lambeth, adjacent to Lambeth Palace on the banks of the River Thames, the Garden Museum provides an insight... 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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
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
... More
 
 
 
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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The Royal Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty
Dance | Until 14th March 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from South Bank

The Sleeping Beauty holds a special place in The Royal Ballet's history - it was the first production at its ...More

Written on Skin
Written on Skin
Concerts | Until 30th January 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from South Bank

Five years after its well received premiere at the 2012 Festival d'Aix-en-Provence 'Written on the Skin' George Benjamin's full-scale piece ...More

 
Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
Exhibitions | Until 19th June 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from South Bank

A new piece of artwork by Yinka Shonibare will be displayed on the exterior of the Royal Opera House this ...More

 
The Royal Opera: Il Trovatore
Concerts | Until 9th February 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from South Bank

Verdi's "muddled masterpiece" (Telegraph) begins mid-way through the story of a gypsy, Azucena, who plans to avenge the Luna family's ...More

Royal Opera: La Traviata
Concerts | Until 1st February 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from South Bank

Richard Eyre's production of Verdi's tragic opera, telling the tale of a doomed Parisian courtesan. Sung in Italian with English ...More

The Woman In Black
The Woman In Black
Theatre | Until 23rd September 2017 

Fortune Theatre 2 minutes walk from South Bank

One of the less well-known West-End fixtures, this adaptation of Susan Hill's gothic novel has been packing out houses since ...More

 
Kinky Boots
Kinky Boots
Theatre | Until 14th January 2017 

Adelphi Theatre 3 minutes walk from South Bank

Inspired by a true story and based on the 2005 British film of the same name, Cyndi Lauper and Harvey ...More

 
Dead Funny
Dead Funny
Theatre | Until 4th February 2017 

Vaudeville Theatre 3 minutes walk from South Bank

An all-star cast which includes Katherine Parkinson (famous for The IT Crowd and Humans), Ralf Little (The Royle Family, Two ...More

 
Matilda The Musical
Matilda The Musical
Theatre | Until 15th October 2017 

Cambridge Theatre 3 minutes walk from South Bank

The Royal Shakespeare Company's multiple award-winning musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's celebrated children's book Matilda is a big hit at ...More

 
The Lion King
The Lion King
Theatre | Until 4th June 2017 

The Lyceum Theatre 3 minutes walk from South Bank

The Lion King tells the story of Simba - the epic adventure of his battles, his friendships, his dreams and ...More

 

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Lorne Restaurant
Dining 

Owned by sommelier Katie Exton (who has come here directly from The River Cafe) and chef Peter Hall, Lorne Restaurant aims to make fine wine more approachable....More

Radio Alice
Radio Alice
Dining 

Brothers Matteo and Salvatore Aloe have teamed up with Gails co-founder to create Radio Alice ...More

 
Bel-Air New Fetter Lane
Bel-Air New Fetter Lane
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Founder Andrew Bredon, who co-founded travel website Secret Escapes, brings a slice of Californian living ...More

 
MOCA London
Attractions 

The Museum of Contemporary Art, London, first opened in the Bellenden Renewal Area in South London in January 2004....More

Club Mexicana
Club Mexicana
Dining 

Club Mexicana makes great-tasting Mexican food that just happens to be vegan....More

 
The Petersham Hotel
The Petersham Hotel
Hotels 

Built in 1865, The Petersham Hotel stands high on Richmond Hill, overlooking the Thames....More

 
Hai Cenato
Hai Cenato
Dining 

Casual New York-Italian style Hai Cenato is the first Italian restaurant from Jason Atherton....More

 
Borough Plates
Borough Plates
Dining 

A two-month pop-up showcasing the wonderful ingredients you can get at Borough Market, Borough Plates ...More

 
Bedales at Leadenhall
Drinking 

A hidden wine bar and vault found beneath the cobblestone alleys of Leadenhall Market. ...More

Marian Goodman Gallery
Marian Goodman Gallery
Attractions 

Described by The Guardian as the "gallerist with the golden touch" Marian Goodman opened her ...More

 
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Robert De Niro's Covent Garden luxury boutique hotel, The Wellington Hotel, opens in 2019, brought ...More

 
London 2017: Theatre (January to June)
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Damian Lewis, Imelda Staunton and Griff Rhys Jones tread the boards in London's West End in 2017. Discover the hottest theatre tickets in town with our top ...More

London Events 2017
London Events 2017
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Imelda Staunton stars in two London stage shows in 2017, David Tennant and Damian Lewis ...More

 
 
 
 
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