Southwark and surrounding areas
A locals' guide to Southwark and surrounding areas
"An absolute foodie's dream...stock up or just treat yourself to some great street food from the finest suppliers!"James Glen
"There's plenty of attractions along South Bank to be explored..."Thomas Holmes
"London's Southbank never fails to entertain with its food markets, restaurants, street art, shows, and exhibitions. It's my favourite place in London!"James Blackler
Where do Southwark and surrounding areas locals go?
An industrial, but welcoming bar and restaurant hidden behind Tate Modern.
Submitted by Stephen
Flat Iron Square
An outdoor food and entertainment venue under the railway arches in Bankside.
Submitted by Kristina
Very impressive meat dishes cooked in a proper American smoker. The ribs are fantastic!
Submitted by Sarah-Jane
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!
Submitted by Dan
A yearly festival on the South Bank celebrating London's creative culture - music, comedy, food and so much more!
Submitted by Daisy
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!
Submitted by Rosie
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!
Submitted by Dan
Konditor & Cook
They have a few stores around, but this is the best. Curly Whirly cake is the food stuff of legends, the most chocolatey chocolate cake ever!
Submitted by Matthew
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.
Submitted by Rachel
The Young Vic
A small theatre where all the seating has good angles. Reasonable ticket prices and performances by extremely talented people. There is also a food and drink area.
Submitted by Trish
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.
Submitted by Rachel
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.
Submitted by John
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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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