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Porky's

Porky's

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

Udderbelly Festival

Udderbelly Festival

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

Oblix

Oblix

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

The Clink Prison Museum

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!

Imperial War Museum

Imperial War Museum

The Imperial War Museum offers a wealth of collections to explore - head to the Extraordinary Heroes gallery to discover the real-life stories of courage behind the Victoria Cross and George Cross medals awarded for bravery.

The Refinery

The Refinery

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

Wahaca's Mexican Street Kitchen

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!

Golden Hinde II

Golden Hinde II

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

Tate Modern

Tate Modern

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

The View From the Shard

The View From the Shard

A really nice afternoon out if you are new to London, have visitors or just want something to do one day. Amazing uninterrupted views over London and on a clear day you can see for over 30 miles!

Ting at the Shangri-La

Ting at the Shangri-La

On the 35th floor of the Shard, Ting delivers the astonishing views that you would expect. What I didn't expect was the incredible food that was pretty good value for money - £55 for four mouth-watering courses and the prettiest dessert I've ever seen!

Mercato Metropolitano

Mercato Metropolitano

The food and the vibe.. Urban Farmers Market & street food supremo!

Gourmet Burger Kitchen

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!

Olivelli

Olivelli

A cheap and cheerful Italian serving the cheesiest lasagne in London!

The Thirsty Bear

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!

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Southwark, Borough, Elephant and Castle, Kennington, City, Covent Garden, Walworth, Westminster, Barbican and Holborn

"Waterloo Station is the largest train station in Britain spread over 25 acres."

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

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Thomas Holmes

An absolute foodie's dream...stock up or just treat yourself to some great street food from the finest suppliers!

James Glen

It is awe inspiring when you stop and think of all the history and events that have occurred right where you are standing beside The Golden Hind...

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Object Conversations

Imperial War Museum London
Explore objects from the collections and see they connect with iconic objects on display in the new atrium and Terraced Galleries. Feel the weight of a shrapnel piece from the First World War and come to grips with real objects from the museum's collections.

Our Teacher's A Troll

Roundabout Theatre
Paines Plough and Half Moon present a family comedy in Paines Plough's award-winning pop-up theatre, Roundabout. Two terrible twins with a talent for turmoil rule their school with terror and tyranny - until the arrival of a new head teacher with green scaly skin, sharp fangs and a long spiky tail. Website

The Grove Baby Club

The Grove Children Centre
Sessions with toys to explore and rhymes to sing. Term time only. Website

EPCC Heuristic Play

East Peckham Children’s Centre
Heuristic play and sensory group for parents, babies and toddlers. These sessions aim to support learning through play, encouraging discovery and problem solving. Sessions are usually run throughout the holidays, but please call office to check. Website

Tiny Gym

Camberwell Leisure Centre
Parent and child pay and play session for under 5's. Our specially adapted setup includes mini apparatus like rings and bars as well as mini beams and rebound equipment. The environment will help develop your child's balance, coordination, motor skills and social skills. Tiny Gym is a free play session so the coaches are on hand to supervise but there is no set structure apart from song time or story time at the end of the session. The sessions are open to anyone and no booking or membership is required. Website

Frogprince Baby Music at Surrey Docks Farm

Surrey Docks Farm
Based on the use of simple and common music instruments like acoustic guitar, piano, toy percussion, voice and the most popular songs and nursery rhymes for children, Frogprince Baby Music Class is a path toward the joy of socializing through music. Website

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