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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 #64 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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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Love walking along South bank, it always feels lively and has a good atmosphere, there is so many restaurants to choose from with a nice view of the Thames and performers such as singers and dancers, a must see.

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Luton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Another visit to the "south bank" centre. Lots of free stuff. So much to see it is hard to single out one thing. But, the "Human Factor" exhibition is superb. Beautifully executed sculpture, all of the pieces are thought provoking, some quite disturbing ( not always in a bad way) The heartbreak hotel is excellent too, take plenty of tissues!... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

It is from here that you get the iconic view over the Thames of the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben. For that alone, it is worth crossing the river. The London Eye is here as well. There are often street performers that can be amazingly entertaining. The pedestrian only Millenium Bridge is a nice alternative to crossing the river.... More

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Chatham, New Jersey, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Couldn't believe how much the South Bank had improved since I worked in London many years ago. It's crowded at the weekends but so worth it. You can feel the energy, diversity and creativity of London. Really cool froyo from a bright pink technicolor double decker bus - street eats from retro food stalls - entertainers - sand artists -... More

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Los Angeles, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

I've been here many many times, each time was more uninteresting than the last. They have a ferris wheel and some food, and a little park, and some pubs... just like everywhere else in London basically except there are so many people often it is hard to walk.

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Glasgow, Scotland
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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

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

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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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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

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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