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South Bank, London

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Get to know the cultural heart of London by wandering the streets of South Bank. Located adjacent to the famous Thames River, the neighborhood features an eclectic mix of shops, cafes, restaurants, and artistic venues. Stroll down the riverside walk with views of the House of Parliament, or admire fine art at the Hayward Gallery, the largest public art space in the UK. Take your time exploring the many local bars and cafes, or take a cruise down the river for more London sightseeing. Check the neighborhood’s website for a list of upcoming free outdoor festivals and concerts. See South Bank and all London has to offer by arranging your trip with our London itinerary builder.
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  • South Bank is the perfect place for a relaxing walk by the Thames but is also the neighborhood with more attractions and then with many tourists: the London Eye, the Aquarium, the London dungeon make it pretty crowded. Often you will find street performers of various kinds and at Christmas time is filled with colorful street markets that give it that something extra that makes you remain enchanted by a magical atmosphere.
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  • I love this walk along South Bank. It takes you on a path where you can see many of the famous landmarks of London from across the river. It gives way to great views of Westminster, Big Ben, and the w...  more »
  • You can start at the London EYE and walk to London Bridge. pass to the other side and visit the Castle, the former protection of London.
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