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A locals' guide to South Bank

"The buzz around Waterloo really gives you the vibrant London vibe..."

Thomas Holmes

"For me the Southbank is one of the finest places to take a stroll in the whole of the city."

Thomas Holmes

"There's plenty of attractions along South Bank to be explored..."

Thomas Holmes

What is your favourite place?

Where do South Bank locals go?


Very impressive meat dishes cooked in a proper American smoker. The ribs are fantastic!

Tate Modern

Where better to view some of the country's modern art than along the South Bank.

Flat Iron Square

An outdoor food and entertainment venue under the railway arches in Bankside.

Bateaux London Cruises

A great way to see London with a variety of different cruises along the Thames. You can even opt for Sunday lunch whilst listening to a live jazz band!

The Thirsty Bear

The only pub where you can pull your own pints from your table! Every table also has its own iPad from which you can order drinks and food - the novelty will never wear off!

The Refinery

An industrial, but welcoming bar and restaurant hidden behind Tate Modern.


A special occasion place - beautifully prepared food and stunning views.

Neal's Yard Dairy

Sourcing and selling the best of British and Irish cheeses. Make sure you check out Neal's Yard Dairy when you're wandering through Borough Market.

Udderbelly Festival

A yearly festival on the South Bank celebrating London's creative culture - music, comedy, food and so much more!

Wahaca's Mexican Street Kitchen

Enjoy a burrito and a beer at this Mexican street kitchen on the Southbank, just outside the Royal Festival Hall! Arriba!

Tate Modern Kitchen & Bar

Nothing quite like sitting down with a cold, crisp glass of wine after a stroll along the south bank. The bar on the 6th floor of Tate Modern also comes with one of the best views in town AND the added benefit of supporting a fantastic arts institution. Later weekend opening times make this a great place to watch the sunset.

Golden Hinde II

Is there anything more English than Morris dancing in front of Sir Francis Drake's galleon!?

The Clink Prison Museum

Set on the site of one of England's oldest prisons, this museum is a great day out for all the family!

Gourmet Burger Kitchen

Whilst there have been many new entries into the London burger market, GBK remains a firm favourite. The Don burger is a thing of beauty!

Aqua Shard

Not a bad way to start your day with breakfast at the Shard!

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Southwark, Covent Garden, Borough, Holborn, West End, City, Soho, Barbican, Elephant and Castle and Westminster

What do you love about South Bank?

Why do you find South Bank a great place to live?

John R

"The vibrant atmosphere, walking along the river to Gabriel's wharf, Waterloo sunsets, best transport connections, always something new to look at around the Royal Festival Hall, the real food market. IMAX cinema. New apartments being built at Doon Street and Shell Centre and South Bank Tower, so more people will be able to live and enjoy the area. Property prices will double in 5years."

August 2013

Local resident

"Close to everything, fantastic transport links, central London living at its best!"

June 2013


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"By Westminster Bridge, there is a doorway on the plinth which holds the South Bank Lion. In the Bond film, Die Another Day, this leads to a fictional tube station called Vauxhall Cross housing Q's workshop!"

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  1. About South Bank

    The South Bank is an area of Central London,located immediately adjacent to the south bank of the River Thames. It forms a long and narrow section of riverside development within the London Borough of Lambeth and the London Borough of Southwark. The South Bank stretches two square miles (5 square kilometres) along the southern bank of the River Thames. The western section is in the London Borough of Lambeth and the eastern section is in the London Borough of Southwark. The area is hemmed in between the river to the north and the viaducts of the approaches to Waterloo, Charing Cross, Cannon Street and London Bridge railway stations to the south.

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