South Bank

Things to do, Event spaces South Bank
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Venue name: South Bank
Transport: Tube: Waterloo/Blackfriars
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  • Exhibitions Until Sunday September 3 2017

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It looks like a ugly mass of concrete block buildings but this is one of my favourite places to visit within London. There is always bound to be something going on. There is the Royal Festival Hall playing host to all sorts of interesting performances at very reasonable prices. The South Bank Centre with endless activities which opens late into the evening and is a great spot to meet people with views over London, there is even the singing lift (it's something you'll either love or hate!) and the roof gardens a great little spot to escape to in the summer months. The National theatre and BFI and Haywards Gallery are all in close proximity with great hidden way cafes and places to grab a quick drink or snack. There is always a book market to browse through for inspirations and random finds. Don't forget the dancing fountains that provide plenty of amusement just outside the southbank centre. Occasionally there will be street food markets and events going on including the annual wonderland festival and udderbelly. Watch skaters practice their tricks and flips, half pipes along side the graffitied walls. Several chain restaurants line the concourse. There is a beach in the summer months and pop up food outlets.

Sarah R

South Bank is my favourite after-work hangout during this summer. On sunny days, the area gets directly hit by rays of sunshine which are reflecting from the river. Everything gets busy and everyone is happy standing around with their refreshing drinks. When hunger strikes you, you can just quickly grab food from nearby street food stands or restaurants. For the romantics at heart, stick around until sunset, they are beautiful.

Daniel L

South bank has to be one of my favourite spots to walk in London. There is so much to see in terms of sights or even people watch. I am also lucky enough to live close enough to have my weekly (or monthly these days...) jog down south bank and I must say it takes my breath away (that and the running as well). Along the river are many pubs and restaurants and also the national theatre! another favourite of mine. Definitely could spend an entire day there. 

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The walk along the South Bank from Tower Bridge to Westminster Bridge is particularly enjoyable with plenty to see and do along the way.

Kate Rushton

Nothing beats walking around here on a hot summer evening. A bit of bar hopping makes it even better.