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
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
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
... 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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Alice's Adventures Underground
Alice's Adventures Underground
Theatre | Until 10th September 2017 

The Vaults, Arch 233 2 minutes walk from South Bank

Les Enfants Terribles and ebp's Olivier Award nominated wonderland, a huge hit here at the the Vaults deep underneath Waterloo ...More

 
Adventures in Wonderland
Adventures in Wonderland
Kids Events | Until 3rd September 2017 

The Vaults, Arch 233 2 minutes walk from South Bank

Further to the main adult show, Alice's Adventures Underground, the Vaults under Waterloo also hosts the return of the children's ...More

 
Zip World London
Zip World London
Sporting Events | Until 1st October 2017 

Archbishop's Park 6 minutes walk from South Bank

Zip through the skies at up to 50 miles per hour on the fastest zip wire in a big city. ...More

 
Waterloo Billboard Commission: Superflex, Euro (2012)
Exhibitions | Until 31st March 2018 

Southbank Centre 7 minutes walk from South Bank

Exhibitions & Art, Design....More

Waterloo Billboard Commission: Superflex, Euro (2012)
Exhibitions | Until 31st March 2018 

Southbank Centre 7 minutes walk from South Bank

Exhibitions & Art, Design....More

Waterloo Billboard Commission: Superflex, Euro (2012)
Exhibitions | Until 31st March 2018 

Southbank Centre 7 minutes walk from South Bank

Exhibitions & Art, Design....More

Waterloo Billboard Commission: Superflex, Euro (2012)
Exhibitions | Until 31st March 2018 

Southbank Centre 7 minutes walk from South Bank

Exhibitions & Art, Design....More

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

Underbelly Festival 7 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

 
Cirkus Cirkor: Limits
Cirkus Cirkor: Limits
Dance | Until 16th August 2017 

Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall 7 minutes walk from South Bank

Combining limitless energy with acrobatic artistry, this playful and poetic contemporary circus performance takes a look at the world to ...More

 
Jungle Book
Jungle Book
Theatre | Until 24th August 2017 

Underbelly Festival 7 minutes walk from South Bank

An updated street dance version of Kipling's classic tale, Metta Theatre presents its award winning production of Jungle Book which ...More

 

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RA Summer Lates: The Other Paradise
RA Summer Lates: The Other Paradise
Exhibitions | On 19th August 

Royal Academy of Arts

The Royal Academy's next late-night event turns the ...More

 
Hassan Hajjaj: La Caravane
Exhibitions | From 5th October 

Somerset House

This October, Somerset House hosts a homecoming exhibition on British-Moroccan artist Hassan Hajjaj. The exhibition will showcase his vibrant fusion of contemporary cultures, which he has picked up ...More

Red Star Over Russia: A Revolution in Visual Culture 1905-55
Red Star Over Russia: A Revolution in Visual Culture 1905-55
Exhibitions | From 8th November 

Tate Modern

Tate Modern looks at the dramatic history of ...More

 
Modigliani
Exhibitions | From 23rd November 

Tate Modern

This November, Tate Modern takes a journey through Amedeo Modigliani's career with a major new retrospective. Responsible for some of the most memorable art of the 20th century, Modigliani continuously evolved his career, developing his ...More

Lake Keitele: A Vision of Finland
Exhibitions | From 15th November 

National Gallery

The National Gallery unites all four versions of Akseli Gallen-Kallela's Lake Keitele in its new exhibition, Lake Keitele: A Vision of Finland. Upon visiting Finland Gallen-Kallela fell in ...More

Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell Afternoon Tea
Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell Afternoon Tea
Dining 

Both the Marylebone and Clerkenwell Zetter Townhouses serve ...More

 
Zetter Townhouse Marylebone Afternoon Tea
Zetter Townhouse Marylebone Afternoon Tea
Dining 

Both the Marylebone and Clerkenwell Zetter Townhouses serve ...More

 
Ham Yard Hotel Afternoon Tea
Ham Yard Hotel Afternoon Tea
Dining 

Awarded Best Afternoon Tea at the Harden's London ...More

 
Affordable Afternoon Tea in London
Affordable Afternoon Tea in London
Article 

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

 
Speakeasy Cocktail Tea at St Martins Lane
Speakeasy Cocktail Tea at St Martins Lane
Dining 

Speakeasy bar Blind Spot at St Martins Lane ...More

 
Southam Street
Southam Street
Dining 

Luca Longobardi and chef Chris Denney, the pair behind 108 Garage, bring flavours from around ...More

 
108 Garage
108 Garage
Dining 

108 Garage has proven to be a big hit, with Fay Maschler giving the Notting ...More

 
Wyld Afternoon Tea, Mondrian London
Wyld Afternoon Tea, Mondrian London
Dining 

Take a step back in time with Mondrian ...More

 
Science Afternoon Tea at The Ampersand Hotel
Science Afternoon Tea at The Ampersand Hotel
Dining 

Inspired by its neighbour, The Science Museum, The ...More

 
Royal Lancaster London
Royal Lancaster London
Hotels 

In September 2017 the 18-storey Royal Lancaster London - one of the best-known landmarks on ...More

 
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Afternoon Tea
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Afternoon Tea
Dining 

Swanky hotel One Aldwych takes inspiration from Roald ...More

 
Wait Until Dark
Wait Until Dark
Theatre | From 4th September 

Richmond Theatre

An edge-of-your-seat thriller from the hand of Frederick Knott, best known for writing Dial M ...More

 
Fever Pitch: The Opera
Concerts | From 22nd September 

Union Chapel

The first musical version of Nick Hornby's book Fever Pitch, which famously follows the ups and downs of life supporting Arsenal Football Club, is staged at the Union Chapel, in the heart of north London ...More

Joe Moran / Dance Art Foundation: On The Habit Of Being Oneself
Joe Moran / Dance Art Foundation: On The Habit Of Being Oneself
Dance | From 28th September 

Sadler's Wells: Lilian Baylis Theatre

See the world premiere of an experimental work ...More

 
BooManchu: The Wellness Festival Weekend
Sporting Events | From 23rd September 

Fu Manchu

Boutique cycling legends Boom Cycle have teamed up with cocktail bar Fu Manchu to present the BooManchu Wellness Festival Weekend. Running for one weekend, it invites guests to ...More

Chiswick Book Festival
Chiswick Book Festival
Exhibitions | From 14th September 

St Michael & All Angels Chiswick

A long weekend of literary discussions with the likes of Jeremy Vine, Clare Balding and ...More

 
Best Things to do in London for an Adventure
Best Things to do in London for an Adventure
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Kidult thrill seekers looking for an adrenaline ...More

 
Luxury Hotels in London
Luxury Hotels in London
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From historical grandeur to cutting edge contemporary, London is home to some of the ...More

 
Best Activities for Children in London
Best Activities for Children in London
Article 

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

 
 
 
 
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