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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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Ranked #72 of 1,137 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

There is so much to see and do. Very vibrant place - attractions to visit, music, variety of places to eat, street entertainers and plenty of places to sit and take in the surrounding views. There is something here for everyone.

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

A stroll along the south bank is a must for anyone visiting London any time of the year :). However this place can get overcrowded a lot, especially with the mix of rush hour commuters and loads of tourists. Watch your bags and belongings carefully and don't get mugged by people who dress up and pretty much force you to... More

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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Come rain or shine south bank always pleases sights sounds and smells with a certain type a of fuzziness everything for all ages and taste we often stroll down Southbank on a Sunday and we are amazed to see all it has to offer its different every time. Were Londoners and proud of what we have and we appreciate it... More

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Wallington, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
9 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

My wife, my grandson and I visited South Bank on a sunny day of a weekend in september. We walked along the river Thames starting at London Bridge Station. On our way we passed many attractions such as: Blackfriars Bridge, Millennium Bridge,Shakespeare Globe Theatre, Tate Modern, Oxo Tower, to mention just a few. We went in to the Royal Festival... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014 via mobile

me and my partner walked along in the evening and it was lovely! There is plenty of entertainment around you as you walk along such as music. There is lots of restaurants and bars to choose from. The London eye and the Big Ben look the best at night-time with it's lights on.

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Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
55 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This area has a lot going it's solider popular with tourists but I love it anyway , great bars and restaurant and views of lodo

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44 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

A great place with so much to do there is loads and loads of restaurants and cafes and has brilliant views over the river Thames big Ben

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Woking, United Kingdom
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57 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

South Bank is very well managed now with lots of activities for tourist to do like the London Eye, temporary food stalls by the Festival Hall and other famous attractions near by. You can easily spend hours staying around the South Bank to enjoy the many attractions and restaurants on offer.

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We recently visited London again and enjoyed our first time over the Millennium Bridge and onto the South side of the river, we were amazed at the number of things to do, one of our recommendations is that you visit Borough Market, the exotic smells of food being served from the many stalls alfresco style is wonderful.

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Tenerife, Spain
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11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We only had a few hours wandering around here, we arrived in Waterloo station and walked round to Horse Guards, and then we walked round to trafalger square up to the palace and back to Waterloo. We felt completely safe walking around and the amount of people that we here and no problems. The only complaint is that we didn't... More

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