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South Bank

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Address: Lambeth Bridge to Blackfriars Bridge | south to St George's Circus, London SE1, England
Phone Number: 442072026918
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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South Bank is a beautiful riverside stretch in the heart of London...

South Bank is a beautiful riverside stretch in the heart of London featuring the Coca-Cola London Eye, SEA LIFE London Aquarium, Imperial War Museum London, Southbank Centre, National Theatre, top hotels, shopping, dining and more. Located walking distance from Covent Garden and Westminster, it is the perfect location for a relaxing stroll or evening of entertainment. Known as the capital's cultural playground, there is a packed programme of art, theatre, exhibitions, music, film and free events make South Bank an inspiring place to explore.

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The South Bank's attractions are well known, including the London Eye, Royal Festival Hall, National Theatre, Globe Theatre, The Old Vic, extending along the estuary to the Tate... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Halifax UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The South Bank's attractions are well known, including the London Eye, Royal Festival Hall, National Theatre, Globe Theatre, The Old Vic, extending along the estuary to the Tate Modern and the Oxo Tower. For me, the best thing about the South Bank is something that all too few visitors to London realise is the superb views it affords of the... More 

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Brighton
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Summer or winter there is always tons happening here . Literally dozens of restaurants and some of Europes best attractions all within 15 minutes car free walking

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Shiplake
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

As a Londoner I love to go for a walk day or night, winter or summer. It can be breezy in the winter so wrap up warm but the views are lovely and this is a perfect romantic walk in the evening. There is often street entertainment during the day. It can be extremely busy with tourists on nice days.... More 

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

very vast and beutiful place to walk around, some attractions near by, theatres, benches to relax, some art intollations, sufficient streets and pathwalks lighting, accessable any time of the day and night

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Valladolid, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Walking Southbank will take you to some of the most known attractions in London: Tower Bridge, Tate Modern, Old Globe Theatre, London Eye, etc, and give you a lot of nice picture opportunities. Usually is packed with tourists and Londoners during the day, and even more if the weather is good, but it gets less busy at night, and the... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I go here a lot either alone, with y wife, or with my whole family. It's such a pleasant day out even if you have no specific plan. There are so many things to do and see and we nearly always end up eating in one of the many good restaurants in the area or popping into the Tate Gallery.... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Let the world go by walking along the banks of the Thames. Take a trip on the London Eye, visit the attractions in County Hall, or take in a meal at one of the many waterside cafes and restaurants.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A great place in London is the area of South Bank! Walking along the River of Thames, having coffee or lunch at one of the cafes or restaurants in the area or just buy a cup of coffee and drink it sitting on a bench and admiring the view! South Bank is amazing in any way! Just don't miss the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food trucks during the weekend on South Bank are some of the best around. Do not miss, a great place to walk and enjoy the outdoors.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful walk along the Thames. We found lots of little food caravans and eateries along here and it is a wonderful place to sit down for dinner and watch everyone go by. There was a musician playing, t is nice and calm and not too crowded on a Sunday evening.

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Big time attractions such as the London Eye and a thriving theatre scene (compliments of the National Theatre and the Young Vic) are but a few of the reasons that Southbank is such a collectively cherished part of town. With plenty of family friendly activities and venues lined up along a pedestrianized river bank between Westminster Bridge and Waterloo Bridge, visitors can always expect a casual and festive atmosphere. On top of all the fun stuff to do at Southbank is the opportunity to simply sit back and admire photo-op views of iconic landmarks like Parliament and St Paul's Cathedral, just on across the Thames.
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