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South Bank

Address: Lambeth Bridge to Blackfriars Bridge | south to St George's Circus, London SE1, England
Phone Number: 020 4202 6918
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Ranked #77 of 924 Attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods, Sights & Landmarks, Other
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, Sights & Landmarks, Other
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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64 reviews 64 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Loved the south bank this Christmas, wonderful atmosphere, markets, food, gifts and stalls. All folk working there were very helpful and welcoming. Just fantastic will visit again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Actually, this is no single attraction or landmark, but rather a promenade between various other interesting and frequently visited places in the heart of London. Most common is that you go over the bridge at Westminiter and then runs along the south shore all the way to the Tower Bridge; you pass the London Eye, The Aquarium, Shakespeare Theatre, The... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Walking along the South Bank there is so much to see and do: • From eating in a variety of restaurants or eating from independent food stalls • Skaters and street art • The London Eye • Aquarium • Hotels within walking distance • Royal Festival Hall • Book sales • Nelson Mandela statue. I am sure there are others... More 

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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Just stroll along at your own pace and enjoy so much around you.Food halls,Books,Living Statues,London Eye,Tate modern,and so so much more.Bridges to cross to take you into many more places.Just enjoyment to fill your day so much to take in.And the weather who cares with so much going on Just go for it,

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The Southbank of the Thames has a great energy... Kids with skateboards, couples strolling and tourists taking snapshots! The views are world famous, from here you can see the London eye and Big Ben a trip to London would not be complete without a wander along the riverside.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Nice relaxation on the Sothbank of the Thames. Lots of activities and tourist hotspot. Entertainers lining the Thames Path and nice restaurants along the Southbank to make your relaxation even more enjoyable. Also the spot to get on the London Eye and enjoy great views of the city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This is a cultural must while on London. There are some pop-up shops. Wahaka Mexican restaurant is one of these that is constructed out of freight containers. It became so popular that it has remained as a permanent fixture. During Christmas there is a range of small pop-up shops that sell unique gifts, food, drinks (try mulled wine or strawberry... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

If staying in London, there are some great evening walks along the Southbank and not too far from Covent Garden and theatre land. St Paul's in the evening is a magnificent sight and the Jubilee Walkway gives you some of the best

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This is an easy walk along the south bank of the Thames. Depending on how far you go, you can see some of the most famous sights of the city like Parliament, St. Paul's cathedral, the Tower of Linda, and Tower Bridge. You can also access the London Eye from there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

One of my favourite places to visit. Always something new to see and do for all ages. Stunning views of the London Eye, the Houses of Parliament, St. Paul's and the river and vibrant crowds with a friendly atmosphere. On this occasion we walked from Lambeth Bridge to Tower Bridge taking in the sights and sounds along the way. We... More 

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