Attractions in Southwark  

 

Southwark Attractions by category: Art Galleries (9), Museums (7), Historic Buildings (5), Attractions for Kids (2), Other Attractions (2), Activities for Kids (1), Boats and Bridges (1), Parks and Gardens (1), Sights (1), Sightseeing Tours (1)

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Tate Modern
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, Southwark, London SE1 | in Southwark
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, Southwark, London W8 | in Southwark
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 Bridge Exhibition
London > Attractions > Museums
Tower Bridge, Southwark, London SE1 | in Southwark
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, Southwark, London SE1 | in Southwark
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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IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
London > Attractions > Museums
Lambeth Road, Elephant and Castle, Southwark, London SE1 | in Southwark
The IWM London, the flagship Imperial War Museum which offers a thoughtful look at what day-to-day life is like for both citizens and soldiers in... More
 
 
 
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Tibetan Peace Gardens
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, Southwark, London SE1 | in Southwark
Buddhist garden in the grounds of the Imperial War Museum. Located in the ground of the Imperial War Museum, lies this fitting tribute to peace and... More
 
 
 
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London Dungeon
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, Southwark, London SE1 | in Southwark
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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Fashion and Textile Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
83 Bermondsey Street, Southwark, London SE1 | in Southwark
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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Southwark Cathedral
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
London Bridge, Southwark, London SE1 | in Southwark
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, Southwark, London SE1 | in Southwark
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
 
 
 
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Bankside Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
48 Hopton Street, Southwark, London SE1 | in Southwark
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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Cuming Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
151 Walworth Road, Southwark, London SE17 | in Southwark
The worldwide collection of the Cuming Family accompanies exhibitions on the history of Southwark (from Roman times to the 19th century) in this unique museum.... More
 
 
 
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The Clink Prison Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
1 Clink Street, Bankside, Southwark, London SE1 | in Southwark
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, Southwark, London SE1 | in Southwark
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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The Golden Hinde
London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
St Mary Overie Dock, Cathedral Street, Southwark, London SE1 | in Southwark
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, Southwark, London SE1 | in Southwark
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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Brunel Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Railway Avenue, Rotherhithe, Southwark, London SE16 | in Southwark
Within the original engine house in Tunnel Road, SE16, this permanent exhibition commemorates the world's first subaqueous tunnel built by Sir Marc Isambard Brunel assisted... More
 
 
 
Brunel Engine House - Subaqueous Tunnel
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Tunnel Road, Southwark, London SE16 | in Southwark
This historic landmark was the first ever tunnel to be burrowed under a navigable river. Digging began in 1825 under Marc Brunel. He invented... More
 
 
 
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Oxo Tower Wharf
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Bargehouse Street, Off Upper Ground, Southwark, London SE1 | in Southwark
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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Surrey Docks Farm
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Rotherhithe Street, Southwark, London SE16 | in Southwark
All the animals on this 2.2 acre city farm on the south bank of the river Thames in Rotherhithe are organically reared. Donkeys, goats and... More
 
 
 
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City Hall
London > Attractions > Sights
110 The Queen's Walk, Southwark, London SE1 | in Southwark
It may look like a pile of CDs tilted at a precarious angle so it's about to fall over, but this attractive Norman Foster building... More
 
 
 
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Dilston Grove
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Southwest Corner of Southwark Park, Southwark, London SE16 | in Southwark
Set up by the Cafe Gallery Projects London, who also run the nearby Cafe Gallery in the centre of Southwark Park just a five-minute walk... More
 
 
 
Norwegian Church and Seamen's Mission
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
St Olav's Church, Albion Street, Southwark, London SE16 | in Southwark
The Norwegian Church and Seamen's Mission is well known in Rotherhithe, especially among the Norwegian community who it serves with a busy programme of worship... More
 
 
 
Livesey Museum for Children
London > Attractions > Museums
682 Old Kent Road, Southwark, Southwark, London SE15 | in Southwark
The Livesey Museum runs a changing programme of lively, unusual, interactive exhibitions for children up to the age of 12, their parents, carers and schools.... More
 
 
 
Pumphouse Educational Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Lavender Pond & Nature Park, Lavender Pumphouse Lavender Road, Southwark, London SE16 | in Southwark
This museum houses a private collection of artefacts from the Thames foreshore in Rotherhithe. The story of Rotherhithe is told through its unique collection, which... More
 
 
 
Bermondsey Square
London > Attractions
2 Bermondsey Square, Southwark, London SE1 | in Southwark
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London Fire Brigade Museum, Winchester House
London > Attractions > Museums
94a Southwark Bridge Road, Southwark, London SE1 | in Southwark
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
 
 
 
Essor Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
1 America Street, Southwark, London SE1 | in Southwark
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Cycle Training UK
London > Attractions > Activities for Kids
Tower Bridge Business Complex, Unit 215, Building J, 100 Clements Road, Southwark, London SE16 | in Southwark
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London Glassblowing Workshop & Glass Art Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
62-66 Bermondsey Street SE1, Southwark, London SE1 | in Southwark
Focused on the creation of contemporary glass art, this hot glass studio workshop has a reputation as one of Europe’s leading glassmaking workshops with a... More
 
 
 

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Zhou Li: Original State Of Mind
Exhibitions | Until 30th June 2019 

White Cube Bermondsey 8 minutes walk from Southwark

The first solo exhibition in the UK by the Chinese artist, who moved to France then returned home, features large-scale ...More

Sarah Morris: Machines Do Not Make Us Into Machines
Exhibitions | Until 30th June 2019 

White Cube Bermondsey 8 minutes walk from Southwark

The abstract painter makes her first foray into sculpture plus works on canvas, films and a site-specific wall painting....More

Swinging London: A Lifestyle Revolution
Exhibitions | Until 2nd June 2019 

Fashion and Textile Museum 11 minutes walk from Southwark

Fashion, design and art of the Chelsea Set; a group of radical young architects, designers, photographers and artists who were ...More

Swinging London: A Lifestyle Revolution / Terence Conran - Mary Quant
Swinging London: A Lifestyle Revolution / Terence Conran - Mary Quant
Exhibitions | Until 2nd June 2019 

Fashion and Textile Museum 11 minutes walk from Southwark

Ahead of and tying in nicely with Mary Quant (at the V&A from 6th April 2019), Swinging London: A Lifestyle ...More

 
Introduction To Tapestry Weaving
Exhibitions | On 25th May 2019 

Fashion and Textile Museum 11 minutes walk from Southwark

Literary & Education, Craft Workshop....More

The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby
Theatre | Until 1st September 2019 

Gatsby's Drugstore 14 minutes walk from Southwark

The UK's longest running immersive theatre show, The Great Gatsby, adapted and directed by Alexander Wright, has been staged in ...More

 
The Swell Mob
Theatre | Until 28th July 2019 

Colab Factory 14 minutes walk from Southwark

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Dido
Dido
Theatre | Until 2nd June 2019 

Unicorn Theatre 14 minutes walk from Southwark

A new production of Purcell's masterpiece, Dido and Aeneas, gives a contemporary staging of the tragic love story for teenagers ...More

 
The View From The Shard Tickets
The View From The Shard Tickets
Attraction | Until 31st December 2022 

The Shard 15 minutes walk from Southwark

London looks like a city in miniature from The View From The Shard which at 244 metres tall is the ...More

 
The View from The Shard
The View from The Shard
Tours | Next performance 25th May 2019 

The Shard 15 minutes walk from Southwark

The View from The ShardAt almost twice the height of any other viewing platform in London, The View from The ...More

 

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Bunga Bunga Summertime Spectacular
Bunga Bunga Summertime Spectacular
Clubbing and Nightlife | From 5th June 

Bunga Bunga Covent Garden

Save money on a holiday this summer and ...More

 
Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert
Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert
Theatre | From 7th October 

New Wimbledon Theatre

Jason Donovan, producing for the first time, teams ...More

 
Pittsburgh Art on the Bank
Pittsburgh Art on the Bank
Exhibitions | From 3rd June 

South Bank

Pittsburgh Art on the Bank brings a curated ...More

 
The Depot
The Depot
Drinking 

At the heart of one of London's biggest housing-led developments, Kidbrooke Village, is The Depot, ...More

 
Dear Evan Hansen
Dear Evan Hansen
Theatre | From 29th October 

Noel Coward Theatre

Michael Greif directs the Tony Award-winning musical about a teenage outcast who becomes a focal ...More

 
Gezellig Restaurant & Bar
Gezellig Restaurant & Bar
Dining 

In the refurbished Grade II listed Holborn Town Hall, Gezellig Restaurant and Bar is a ...More

 
London Events 2019
Feature 

Cate Blanchett comes to the National Theatre in 2019, the Spice Girls reunite and Christian Dior is the Designer of Dreams at the V&A. New musicals are dedicated to Dolly Parton, Pirates and Mary Poppins, ...More

Burberry Classic Afternoon Tea at Thomas's Cafe
Dining 

Created in celebration of the fashion house's founder, Thomas Burberry, the Burberry Classic Afternoon Tea serves a traditional menu within Thomas's Café....More

Murder Inc.
Murder Inc.
Drinking 

From the trio of owner-bartenders behind The Cocktail Trading Company comes Murder Inc., a neon ...More

 
Les Platanes
Les Platanes
Dining 

The plane trees that line the lanes of Provence, as well as nearby Berkeley Square, ...More

 
The Wine Parlour
The Wine Parlour
Drinking 

Encouraging you to try before you buy, The Wine Parlour in Brixton Village goes beyond ...More

 
The Mantl
The Mantl
Dining 

Open from 11.30am 'til 11.30pm, The Mantl brings a taste of Turkey to Brompton Road ...More

 
Kurabu
Kurabu
Dining 

Above the much-loved Dinings SW3 in Chelsea, Kurabu (meaning 'clubhouse' in Japanese) turns the upstairs ...More

 
Fugitive Motel
Fugitive Motel
Drinking 

Fugitive Motel is a craft beer bar and co-working space next to the railway arches ...More

 
AllBright Mayfair
AllBright Mayfair
Leisure 

Named after the former USA Secretary of State, Madeline Albright, the AllBright Mayfair is a ...More

 
World Oceans Day Family Festival
World Oceans Day Family Festival
Exhibitions | On 8th June 

National Maritime Museum

The National Maritime Museum is doing its bit ...More

 
Cirque du Soleil: Luzia
Cirque du Soleil: Luzia
Theatre | From 12th January 

Royal Albert Hall

Thirty years after Cirque du Soleil first introduced its phenomenal acrobatics to UK audiences, the ...More

 
Summer Safari
Summer Safari
Foodie Events | From 4th June 

Mr Fogg's Society of Exploration

Take a trip to Africa via Covent Garden this summer with the Summer Safari at ...More

 
Peckham Levels Open Studio Weekend
Peckham Levels Open Studio Weekend
Exhibitions | From 31st May 

Peckham Levels

Peckham Levels is inviting the public into its ...More

 
A Midsummer Night's Dream
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Theatre | From 28th June 

Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park

Get fully immersed in Shakespeare's mythical forest this summer with A Midsummer Night's Dream at ...More

 
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Sundown over the city skyline is best enjoyed ...More

 
Easter Bottomless Brunch in London
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