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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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Ranked #66 of 1,100 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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Boca Raton, Florida
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502 reviews 502 reviews
110 attraction reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Much enjoy occasional strolls on the South Bank between London Bridge and Tower Bridge. From time to time try rather longer walks that take in more, and always find it pleasurable.

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14 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

Great place for people and city watching. So much going on, wonderful places to see, along the bank of the Thames. Good restaurants,lots to choose from or you could just have a picnic somewhere along the walkways many places to stop and sit. One of my favorites Don experiences!

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

London Eye was fun but the Queen's Walk is jammed like walking through Times Square. Not that it wasn't expected but now that we've don't it once, I'd rather not go there again.

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Llanelli, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
13 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Great place to visit, something for everyone here. Just further up from the London eye on the South bank of the Thames. Loads of lovely bars and restaurants with great outdoor space, brilliant atmosphere, and community spirit. There's something for everybody here, all ages from a skate park, little man made beach, cooling pool to relaxed al fresco dining, very... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

There are many things to do & see on the thriving South Bank - yet it seems calming with nice walks and many places to stop & have a drink or some food. Of course there's the Sea Life Centre Aquarium - London Dungeons and London Eye too where you can experience fantastic views. You can also get a boat... More

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London, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

South Bank is London at it's best - museums, restaurants, bars, Themes, London Eye, views on St. Paul's and the Big Ben...In any time of the year South bank makes for a lovely London walk, hosting Christmas Market in December, summer festivals in South Bank center and so much more. When you're in London for the first time this is... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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115 reviews 115 reviews
103 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

this plceis buzzing , you can spen hours here wandering. i lve this place and would lke visit when ever i am in lndon

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Uppsala, Sweden
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

....the better it gets. Don't stop at the London Eye but keep on walking. The best part comes later with exhibitions, brasseries and handy crafts like independent designer Henrietta Park at Gabriel's wharf and further on

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London, England, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
24 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I live around here and walk to work daily but my options are truly objective. South Bank represents the transformation of south London's economy. Over the years prosperity has shifted downwards from central London to South Bank. The largest capital investment in the UK for the last 10 years has been in South Bank. Beautiful homes,offices,restaurants and cafe's have sprung... More

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We had hop on hop off boat tickets and got off at the London Eye because the place seemed to be buzzing. In the end we spent three hours wandering and could easily have done more! The Festival of Love features art installations, many of which have been created with children in mind - they can touch, climb, slide to... More

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