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South Bank

Lambeth Bridge to Blackfriars Bridge | south to St George's Circus, London SE1, England (City of London)
020 4202 6918
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As featured in London for free and 1 other guide
Ranked #58 of 1,085 attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Neighborhoods, Historic Walking Areas, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Activities: Walking, Shopping
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Traveler Description: Experiencing the South Bank is a must-do in any London itinerary. Travel... will be visiting the cultural heart of London, an eclectic and creative... more »
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Glasgow, Scotland
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203 reviews 203 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We love strolling along the Southbank as every time we visit there is always something different to see. However the area around the London Eye was very crowded this visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Lovely walk down the south bank , lovely food , take a long walk past the itv studio's . Lots to see, great night life and relaxing feeling. Nice quit pub outside itv studio and if your lucky you might meet some celebs. People I've met being in that pub are , ant n dec , Simon cowel, micheal buble,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We love a stroll along southbank....there's nearly always something laid on we went recently and there was a fair!!! The London Eye! ! An aquarium. ...stalls, a fake beach!!! Beautiful views and lots of places to eat.

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London
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5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

At the south bank, we were spoilt for choice .. Can never be bored. Everyone who worked around here was very friendly. Its a clean, spacious environment with many activities.

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Chandigarh, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Though well past 60, I quite enjoyed the meandering walk with two grand children.We walked from the Burroughs market (more of that some other time). There was a movie being shot on the bridge, so that was out of bounds. So we walked down and found ourselves opposite the Globe theater. Street performers and tourists out to enjoy a day... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This is a very nice spot, well hidden off the river Thames walk. I you are hungry you go to this market and will find all kind food from different origin. It looks good and taste good too. Good place to chill out, sit down with drink and food and soak the atmosphere.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Really enjoyed walking along here. There is so much to see and it is full of hustle and bustle. We walked from London Eye to Tate Modern with 6 and 8 year old. It is fair old hike but the fact so much is going on meant kids never complained.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This is a really nice area, that has actually changed a lot in the last few years. You can walk along the embankment and enjoy views of London across the Thames. The London Eye, the Shakespeare Globe and the Tate Modern are on this side and provide really nice stops. I would go up to the Houses of Parliament and... More

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Denver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This area has many nice places to see along the river. It's worth it to show up expecting to spend a number of hours, hit the attractions, have lunch or dinner, stroll along the river, and then head back to your hotel.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Go to the South Bank, walk along the river, soak up the atmosphere. Then find the concrete staircase painted yellow which is near the Queen Elizabeth Hall. Climb the stairs and enter the secret world of the South Bank roof garden. Designed by Eden Project this showcases what can be done with a roof top in London, and by analogy... More

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