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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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As featured in London for free and 1 other guide
Ranked #66 of 1,108 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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Southampton
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Walked from embankment over bridge and back past national theatre to restaurants - lovely pizzeria on waterfront - welcome pitcher of pimms, 3pizzas, olives, water £58.00 total. Lovely nighttime walk back to Belgrave rd with lit buildings - spectacular

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Chipping Campden, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Excellent walk along river with wonderful views of buildings, Tower Bridge, etc. Lots of coffee places, pubs and restaurants to suit all pockets.

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Pembroke Pines
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70 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

Always enjoy a walk in the South Bank with all the street performers, restaurants, wonderful views and if you like to sit and watch people go by it's definitely for you.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Avoid this place at all costs during peak times, it's almost impossible to walk without getting bashed into.

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Chicago, IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Many shops and restaurants along the Thames. Fun way to sightsee. There are theaters as well although we didn't go. There is a big bathroom facility, but you have to pay 50 pence to get in.

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Famagusta, Cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Here is a busy buzzing area of London that has tourist walking along taking in the sights of London as well as the good old British going about there business to work. Loved the strawberry and cream waffle near the London eye...that was a delicious treat!

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Cumbria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

It was our last afternoon after a couple of days rain - the sun was shining, the children were in the park and it was just lovely. Watched some of the street entertainment and had a scary ride on that thing that has swings on it and flies VERY high up. I don't like heights but our daughters (9 &... More

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

There is always something to do at Southbank, whether it just be sitting out by the river with a glass of wine and people watching, to exploring the ever changing markets, fairs and exhibits. Have a ride on the London Eye or watch some of the street performers. There are lots of restaurants to stop at for lunch or dinner,... More

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Bexley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I love the living statues!!! There is always something on at south bank kids or adult fun day or night London looks great at night and the view from southbank is great I can honestly say I go a lot and I have never been disappointed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Went to the south bank in order to take a trip on the London Eye. Great views from the London eye including Big Ben Houses of Parliament Horse Guards Parade and the Thames River. Excellent mimes and street artists along the embankment great fun

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