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South Bank, London

4.6
Neighborhood · Hidden Gem · Other
Get to know the cultural heart of London by wandering the streets of South Bank. Located adjacent to the famous Thames River, the neighborhood features an eclectic mix of shops, cafes, restaurants, and artistic venues. Stroll down the riverside walk with views of the House of Parliament, or admire fine art at the Hayward Gallery, the largest public art space in the UK. Take your time exploring the many local bars and cafes, or take a cruise down the river for more London sightseeing. Check the neighborhood’s website for a list of upcoming free outdoor festivals and concerts. Plan your visit to South Bank and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our London online trip itinerary planner.
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  • Used to work here a long while ago, before the brutalist concrete got too filthy and the GLC were in charge and looking after the place. It managed to balance a vibrant atmosphere with looking and....  more »
  • To me, the overall South Bank runs from Westminster Bridge all the way to London Bridge, providing a spine connecting a wide range of London's cultural and entertainment institutions, with lots of...  more »

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