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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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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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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Fourth Plinth: Heather Phillipson THE END
Fourth Plinth: Heather Phillipson THE END
Exhibitions | Until 26th March 2022 

Trafalgar Square 15 minutes walk from South Bank

London born artist Heather Philipson puts an ice cream with a cherry on top on The Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar ...More

 
Songs For A New World
Theatre | Until 14th March 2021 

Vaudeville Theatre 15 minutes walk from South Bank

Seimi Campbell directs David Hunter, Rachel John, Cedric Neal and Rachel Tucker in a limited West End run of Jason ...More

The Play That Goes Wrong
The Play That Goes Wrong
Theatre | Until 2nd May 2021 

Duchess Theatre 16 minutes walk from South Bank

Presented by the award-winning, international comedy company Mischief Theatre, The Play That Goes Wrong follows the inept and accident prone ...More

 
The Woman In Black
The Woman In Black
Theatre | Until 27th March 2021 

Fortune Theatre 18 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 ...More

 
Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny
Comedy | Until 14th March 2021 

Palace Theatre 21 minutes walk from South Bank

Deadpan, black humour and one-liners from the British TV favourite, known for his role as host of 8 Out Of ...More

Six The Musical
Theatre | Until 18th April 2021 

Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue 21 minutes walk from South Bank

Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss' playful musical history lesson about Henry VIII and his six wives, which puts the spotlight ...More

 
 
 
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