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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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$144*
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Private Tour: London City Highlights
94%
Ranked #95 of 853 Attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Walking, Shopping
Fee: No
Owner description: A beautiful riverside stretch in the heart of London featuring the...
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Type: Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Walking, Shopping
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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st albans
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Don't bother! Such a disappointment, last year was a treat, this year was a waste of time. Glad the sun was shining as this rescued a much looked forward to day out.

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

When in London we often cross over from the city to walk the south bank there are always street entertainers to listen to and watch. Our visit this time was in the Christmas period so its far more busier than normal but still enjoyable. Christmas brings a little more to the walks passing kids enjoying the occasion of Christmas entertainment.... More 

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

On a sunny winter afternoon, take a stroll by the river. Call in at the Christmas chalet market where you can buy some unusual presents including kaleidoscopes and hand made oil and vinegar dispensers and then look for Paddington picture locations. Watch out for the joggers !

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

I went here today instead of the usual crowded winter wonderland in search of mulled wine and bratwurst. At first I liked the new layout but then it seemed that there wasn't as many stalls as there usually is and I couldn't find bratwurst anywhere!! I'm so disappointed, I usually love coming to the southbank at Christmas but in future... More 

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rotherham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

It was lovely down on the south bank with the German Christmas market it was extremely busy but there was lots of music on and lots of mulled wine on tap I was a little disappointed this year there didn't have many huts that were selling gifts like previous years but we still got some presents and had a great... More 

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

South Bank is home to the London Eye and plenty of other attractions, right now there is a Christmas market and tree fayre on the bank which is free and worth a visit for half an hour or so. Lots of street acts and performers all day long so plenty of entertainment to be found in an area that's not... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

This years Frost Fair has not as many stalls as last year, but is still worth a visit. The roundabout and train rides were fun and there was plenty to eat and drink. There is a charge for the train and the roundabout. Toilets near roundabout were 50p, but next to the maze, they were free!

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Arbroath
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

If your visiting London at xmas you have to go and spend some time on the south bank at the winter wonderland! Unlike Hyde parks child friendly park this is much more adult with cider on tap and gourmet nibbles! We had a blast

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Billericay, Essex, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

One of my fav walks in London is along the South Bank. Start at the Globe Theatre the home of William Shakespeare and take a ride on the Eye a fantastic Ferris wheel giving you a view of London's old buildings. At Christmas time there is a lively Christmas market

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Holland-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Where are some of the reviewers coming from. The walk along the Thames on a very cold evening ,with all the lights of London reflected in the water was magical. Where else could you see this spectacle=and thousands of tourists seemed to agree with us by their reactions. Christmas is special and numerous stalls selling food AND many other crafts... More 

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