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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 #60 of 1,041 attractions in London
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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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I am a Londoner, have lived here all my life and the South Bank is my favourite area. It is stunning and I never tire of it. Something for everyone - the best views of the Thames, particularly from Hungerford Bridge, the London Eye, cafes and restaurants, the Royal Festival Hall, National Theatre, Tate Modern, Gabriel's Wharf - all in... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This stretch of the Thames is a delight. Plenty to see, and some really good landmarks and venues dotted along the way. The usual statue people greet you near the eye, but it feels better here, perhaps it's the space?! Last summer there was a mini festival going on, and the Southbank was so vibrant, it was great. Stroll towards... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

South bank is a fab area with lots to do. There is the eye, dungeons and sea life as well as the great views of Big Ben etc. We would recommend a visit here.

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

From the National Theater at the Waterloo bridge to the famous London Bridge, with the Globe Theater, the Tate, and an amazing replica of the Golden Hinde, there is much to do. The Queen's Walk down the south bank of the Thames gives you an unhurried view of the river and its denizens, and it's fun to watch both the... More

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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Go ahead, pick a good day - start early and just plan on making a day of it. Starting at London Bridge there are so many places to visit, restaurants, cafes, and other amusements that you won't be bored, go hungry or run out of things to do. We spent an entire day on the South Bank, taking in everything... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Especially on a pretty day, the walk along the South Bank of the Thames is delightful. It is a great place to people watch and the view of central London across the river is excellent. There are street entertainers in the afternoon and a variety of people and shops. The walkway is easy to navigate although certain parts get a... More

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Great atmosphere and great little food stops along the way! Beautiful place to walk around at night.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

I have done this walk countless number of times in London.. on a pleasant afternoon, this is the best way to explore London.. start your walk from Westminster, walk along South Bank, go right past the National Theatre, Shakespeare's Globe, Tate Modern, Millennium bridge, upto the Tower bridge, cross the Thames and walk along the other side going past the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Lots of people watching and stores for shopping and restaurants for eating a nice meal or places to grab a sandwich. Leads right up to the London Eye

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

The market on Saturday feels like a nice local organic market. Good atmosphere with some curing their hangover from last night with nice food and some just buying diner for tonight. Fresh food every were and live music playing.

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