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South Bank

Lambeth Bridge to Blackfriars Bridge | south to St George's Circus, London SE1, England
020 4202 6918
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Ranked #60 of 851 Attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Walking, Shopping
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: A beautiful riverside stretch in the heart of London featuring the EDF Energy 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. A packed programme of art, theatre, exhibitions, music, film and free events make South Bank an inspiring place to explore.
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Having been previous years decided to go with friends to celebrate an engagement, didn't start well with the Sheepsy stall, questionable marketing when you insult possible customers within 30 seconds of being at stall then saying you weren't going to buy anything anyway when challenged!!! Would explain why they had no other people looking, if you are trying to sell... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Visited here on its 3rd day of opening in the 2014 season and was very disappointed. Not all the stalls were open, those which were offered very little, had mulled wine from one and it was disgusting, not impressed having paid £4 for it. Went to the Swedish Bar which had builders drilling holes into walls and loose wires hanging... More

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London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
31 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The log chalets and temporary 'village' along the South bank form an interesting addition to the area. We went on the first Friday evening which admittedly was only just getting into their stride and it was warm and dry but not really at the height of the season. Even so it was heaving with people along very small walkways with... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Naa..Nice view and atmosphere but way too crowded at times which takes away half of the experience. In parts it's is "concert crowd-tight". But if you get away from the London Eye area it's better. Nice in the sun!

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Barcelona, Espanha
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9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Well, this is simply a wonderful place to visit in London. There is no better feeling than walking along the Tames River, talking with friends, for a romantic moment or listening one of those marvelous musicians, and with a splendid view, no matters if it's night or day!

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London, United Kingdom
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19 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We recently visited the south bank we was very impressed with it there. All the street entertainers. The park for the children. The skate park. Hope they keep that there. We got a boat to the O2 which was great fun. Well worth a stroll

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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 via mobile

Had a few hours in London one evening and did walk along South Bank. Very pretty with all the lights. Lots of cafes

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Whatever time of day it is I can always recommend a stroll down on the South Bank, so much to see, do and experience. If you are about early in the morning then it's a very peaceful place to be especially at weekends before all of the tourists come out, it's just frequented by joggers and walkers. So very relaxing... More

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Alfreton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We had a nice walk down the south bank in our recent trip to London. The weather wasn't great and we had a torrential downpour and then constant gale force winds all day. But the walk was nice. Surprised at the amount of people jogging though. Got slightly annoying after a while.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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57 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

There are so many things I enjoy in London. But on a nice sunny day ( I don't mind if it is a crisp snowy day or a warm sunny one-just as long as it's not raining!!!!) there is nothing I like more than a walk along the Thames along the Southbank. There is always something to see or do.... More

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