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South Bank, London

#8 of 67 in Neighborhoods in London
Neighborhood · Hidden Gem · Historic Walking Area
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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  • Our group spent half a day here, had food, drink, people watched and the time passed very quickly. Lots of street entertainers working, Oxo Tower and London Eye towards each end of the area with...  more »
  • We love to visit the South Bank on every trip. Perfect place to people watch and river watch. Large selection of food places offering takeaways or sit down meals from either restaurants or vans along....  more »

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