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South Bank Attractions by category: Art Galleries (10), Attractions for Kids (7), Historic Buildings (6), Museums (4), Other Attractions (3), Boats (1), Boats and Bridges (1), Sights (1)

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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
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Big Ben
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Parliament Square, St Margaret Street, South Bank, London SW1A | in South Bank
Sir Charles Barry sought advice from Benjamin Lewis Vuillamy - clockmaker to the Queen - and Augustus Pugin when it came to designing the... More
 
 
 
Lambeth Palace
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Lambeth Palace Road, South Bank, London SE1 | in South Bank
Lambeth Palace is one of the few medieval buildings left in London. It is also the last survivor of the great London seats of the... More
 
 
 
Queen's Chapel of the Savoy
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Savoy Hill Strand, South Bank, London WC2R | in South Bank
This chapel is the last surviving building of a hospital for homeless people founded by Henry VII in 1512. Hidden behind the hotel down Savoy... More
 
 
 
Fishmongers' Hall
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
London Bridge, South Bank, London EC4R | in South Bank
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Glaziers Hall and Southwark Cathedral
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Montague Close London Bridge, South Bank, London SE1 | in South Bank
It was built by the Hays Wharf company during the Napoleonic wars as a three-storey warehouse, its distinctive Georgian industrial facade being added when it... More
 
 
 
Hay's Galleria
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Hay's Lane, off Tooley Street, South Bank, London SE1 | in South Bank
Hay's Galleria is a covered shopping centre but it's also so much more than that. Its riverside location hints at its original purpose back in... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
House of Lords
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Parliament Square, South Bank, London SW1P | in South Bank
The Upper House of the British Parliament, the House of Lords is part of the Palace of Westminster, more commonly known as the Houses of... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
St George's Cathedral
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | in South Bank
One of two cathedrals in Southwark, St George's Cathedral opened in 1848 as the first Catholic cathedral in the UK after the Reformation. The impressive... More
 
 
 
St John's Church, Waterloo
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Waterloo Road, South Bank, London SE1 | in South Bank
The church of St John's was built in 1824 to celebrate victory in the Napoleonic wars. In 1940, the church was firebombed, destroying much of... More
 
 
 
Westminster Hall
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Houses of Parliament, South Bank, London SW1A0AA | 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
 
 
 
Portcullis House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Bridge Street, South Bank, London SW1A | in South Bank
Portcullis House, home to 210 MPs, is Parliament's newest building - it was officially opened in February 2001. Its prominent positioning opposite Big Ben and... More
 
 
 
St George The Martyr, Southwark
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Borough High Street, South Bank, London SE1 | in South Bank
The church of St George the Martyr has strong associations with Charles Dickens, whose father was imprisoned for debt in the Marshalsea Prison. The surviving... More
 
 
 
Vintners' Hall
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Upper Thames Street, South Bank, London EC4V | in South Bank
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Marshalsea Prison
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Borough High Street, South Bank, London SE1 | in South Bank
Little remains of the once famous Marshalsea Prison and all that is left can be seen on one side of a pathway leading to Southwark... More
 
 
 
Shakespeare's Globe Exhibition
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
21 New Globe Walk, South Bank, London SE1 | in South Bank
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St George's RC Cathedral
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | in South Bank
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London Philharmonic Orchestra
Concerts | On 11th December 2019 

Southbank Centre 7 minutes walk from South Bank

Vladimir Jurowski conducts Foulds's Dynamic Triptych For Piano And Orchestra and Shostakovich's Symphony No 11 In G Minor, 'The Year ...More

Fabrizio Paterlini
Concerts | On 11th December 2019 

Southbank Centre 7 minutes walk from South Bank

Contemporary ambient sounds from the Italian pianist and composer....More

Bridget Riley
Exhibitions | Until 26th January 2020 

Southbank Centre 7 minutes walk from South Bank

A comprehensive survey of the artist's work from early paintings and drawings to the iconic black-and-white works of the 1960s, ...More

The London Choral Sinfonia
Concerts | On 11th December 2019 

St John's Smith Square 11 minutes walk from South Bank

Michael Waldron conducts Britten's Saint Nicolas and other works including Holst arr Owain Park 'Christmas Day' and Adam arr Max ...More

Caya Sounds And Jah Bigs
Concerts | On 11th December 2019 

Somerset House 14 minutes walk from South Bank

The DJs play reggae tunes, plus live performance by Mangrove Steelband....More

The Lion King
The Lion King
Theatre | Until 30th May 2020 

The Lyceum Theatre 16 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

 
Bunny Michael
Concerts | On 11th December 2019 

Corsica Studios 17 minutes walk from South Bank

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The Phantom of the Opera
The Phantom of the Opera
Theatre | Until 4th April 2020 

Her Majesty's Theatre 17 minutes walk from South Bank

Andrew Lloyd Webber's most enduring hit has been running since 1984 and is still as popular with audiences and critics ...More

 
Northern Ballet: Dracula
Northern Ballet: Dracula
Dance | Until 16th January 2020 

Royal Opera House 19 minutes walk from South Bank

Northern Ballet's adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula comes to the Royal Opera House but before it does it's screened live ...More

 
Royal Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty
Dance | Until 16th January 2020 

Royal Opera House 19 minutes walk from South Bank

Petipa's classic ballet, a long-time part of the Royal Ballet's repertoire and accruing additional choreography by Ashton, Dowell and Wheeldon ...More

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Studio 8 Cafe and Bar
Studio 8 Cafe and Bar
Dining 

Part of the redevelopment of Riverside Studios, rebuilt from the ground up over five years, ...More

 
Eataly
Eataly
Dining 

Eataly, the Italian food hall which gathers high quality Italian foods under one roof, has ...More

 
KOL
KOL
Dining 

The debut restaurant from Santiago Lastra, Rene Redzepi's righthand man for the Noma Mexico pop-up, ...More

 
Samsung KX Kings Cross
Samsung KX Kings Cross
Education 

As well as being a high tech space where visitors can discover a range of ...More

 
Educating Rita
Educating Rita
Theatre | From 24th March 

Rose Theatre Kingston

As part of its 40th anniversary tour, Educating Rita comes to Rose Theatre Kingston this ...More

 
The Doctor
Theatre | From 20th April 

Duke of York's Theatre

Described by the Guardian as 'one of the peak theatrical performances of the year', Juliet Stevenson reprises her role in Robert Icke's The Doctor when it transfers to the Duke of York's Theatre in 2020. ...More

Masculinities: Liberation through Photography
Masculinities: Liberation through Photography
Exhibitions | From 20th February 

Barbican Centre

Bringing together over 300 works by more than ...More

 
Message In A Bottle
Message In A Bottle
Dance | From 6th February 

Sadler's Wells Theatre

In a first-time collaboration between Sadler's Wells and Universal Music, Message In A Bottle is ...More

 
British Baroque: Power and Illusion
British Baroque: Power and Illusion
Exhibitions | From 5th February 

Tate Britain

In 2020, Tate Britain presents the first-ever exhibition ...More

 
Pretty Woman: The Musical
Theatre | From 13th February 

Piccadilly Theatre

Everyone's favourite Hollywood love story comes alive on the London stage this February when Pretty Woman: The Musical transfers from Broadway to the West End with a run at the Piccadilly Theatre. The direction and ...More

NYE at Greenwich Grind
NYE at Greenwich Grind
Seasonal | On 31st December 

Greenwich Grind

Eclectic café-bar brand Grind gets in on the New Year's action this year with a ...More

 
A Number
A Number
Theatre | From 14th February 

Bridge Theatre

Caryl Churchill's haunting drama, A Number, returns to the London stage in 2020 with a ...More

 
Manor
Manor
Theatre | From 7th April 

National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre

A new play by Moira Buffini, Manor sees Olivier Award-winning actors Nancy Carroll and Ben ...More

 
Jack Absolute Flies Again
Jack Absolute Flies Again
Theatre | From 15th April 

National Theatre: Olivier Theatre

Oliver Chris and Richard Bean - the writer responsible for One Man, Two Guvnors - ...More

 
London Events 2020
London Events 2020
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New musicals put Pretty Woman and The Prince of Egypt centre stage, blockbuster art ...More

 
Glass House Brick Lane
Glass House Brick Lane
Dining 

A coffee bar by day, serving cocktails till midnight and offering a creative co-working space ...More

 
Akoko
Dining 

Serving dishes from across West Africa in Fitzrovia, in a room that reflects the natural beauty, simplicity and earthiness of the country....More

Hoppers King's Cross
Hoppers King's Cross
Dining 

With a much larger bar than previous sites, Hoppers King's Cross offers beers on tap ...More

 
Westin London City
Westin London City
Hotels 

The first hotel under Marriott's Westin brand in London, The Westin London City is a ...More

 
Pan Pacific London
Pan Pacific London
Hotels 

Set in One Bishopgate Plaza, a landmark tower just across from Liverpool Street Station, Pan ...More

 
Goodman's Fields
Goodman's Fields
Attractions 

A pretty, pedestrianised square with a water feature and bronze horses galloping down the middle, ...More

 
New Hotels in London 2020
New Hotels in London 2020
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A record high of 65 new hotels open in London in 2020. Stay at ...More

 
Kimpton Fitzroy London
Kimpton Fitzroy London
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Overlooking Bloomsbury's Russell Square, Kimpton Fitzroy London launched in October 2018. Its Grade II listed ...More

 
Top 10 Cocktail Bars in London
Top 10 Cocktail Bars in London
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The list of the World's 50 Best ...More

 
Worlds Best 50 Bars in London
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The list of the World's 50 Best Bars was revealed in October 2019 and we learned that London has 10 of them. That's more than any other ...More

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Top 10 Bars for London Cocktail Week
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Ten days of cocktails, over 35 pop-up cocktail ...More

 
 
 
 
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