London Southwark & South Bank Tour

Explore the cultural highlights of Southwark, Southbank and Bankside

Southwark is a part of South London that has much to offer visitors. From the southern side of Westminster Bridge to Tower Bridge, there are plenty of attractions and fascinating local history. Take a stroll along the banks of the Thames anytime night or day to enjoy the scenic views. Visit the theatres, art galleries, seasonal fairs or dine al fresco. The most popular areas are Southbank and Bankside.

Close to Westminster, the Southbank offers visitors attractions such as:

  • The London Eye – views of London from 135m (443ft) above ground
  • The London Dungeons – enter at your peril…

It is a great place to relax, with plenty of street entertainers as well as a diverse range of eateries. The Southbank Centre also offers a variety of entertainment:

  • The Royal Festival Hall – opened in 1951 as part of the Festival of Britain. Offers music, spoken word and dance
  • The Undercroft – considered to the home of British skateboarding
  • The Hayward Gallery – modern and contemporary artwork inside and on the exterior of the building
  • The National Theatre-Benedict Cumberbatch performed here in Frankenstein!

Continuing on Eastwards from Southbank is Bankside. In the 16th century it was known for seedy taverns, villains, gambling, brothels and theatres. Today it is a cultural haven linked to the City of London by the Millennium Bridge. Places to see and visit include:

  • The Tate Modern art gallery – formerly a power station it is a popular gallery showing modern and contemporary art including works by Picasso, Dali & Emin
  • Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre – opened in 1997 as a reconstruction of the original 16th century Globe Theatre
  • The Anchor Pub – it has stood on the same site for more than 350 years
  • Borough Market – a foodie’s delight. Close to London Bridge, it celebrated its 1000th birthday in 2015

So let one of our fun and professionally qualified Blue Badge Tourist Guides show you the cultural highlights and hidden back streets of this always fascinating part of London.

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