South Bank is an entertainment, commercial and urban parkland district of Central London right by the River Thames and opposite the far east of Westminster which stretches over 5 square kilometers (two square miles). It is estimated that 14 million people visit the area each year and it’s not difficult to see why! The areas modern-day life began in 1951 with the Festival of Britain which was created to boost morale during the time of World War II. Nowadays the area is bustling with Markets, shops and restaurants with something for everyone.
Its easy to find your way to and from here as several major railway stations are within walking distance of South Bank including Waterloo, Charing Cross and Blackfriars. There are also many underground stations in the area such as Westminster, Waterloo Station, Embankment, Blackfriars and Southwark.
It is a significant district for arts and entertainment. The London Eye as well as Big Ben are all in the area. It has the Southbank Centre, Sea Life London Aquarium, The London Dungeon, London Film Museum, Jubilee Gardens and the London Eye among its long list of attractions, all worth checking out!
We would suggest you take stroll down to South Bank, come rain or shine and give yourselves plenty of time as there really is so much to see and do here!
Pubs/Bars: The Anchor and Hope on The Cut, Seven Stars, Carey Street, The Harp on Chandos Place, Red Lion Pub on Parliament Street.
Restaurants: Benugo Bar & Restaurant, Belvedere Road, RSJ on Coin Street, Skylon Restaurant, Belvedere Road.