Southbank Centre is 21 acres of creative space along the Thames riverside, including Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room, home of Saison Poetry Library and the Hayward Gallery.
Great space for families and all on the south bank of the rivers. Has a food market outside and often has free concerts.
Right beside the River Thames, the National Theatre and BFI Film Theatre are here. Lots of cultural events going on all year, some free. Plenty of restaurants to enjoy by the river and a street food market at the weekend. Very close to the London Eye.
Southbank is just a 30 minute train ride from here- to Waterloo. A great place as a base for sightseeing, lots of great places to eat as well as the National Theatre, BFI and Festival Hall. There is a fab food market.
London eye falls on the path of the South bank, SB is also a great place to spend an afternoon having Lunch and enjoying the river views. You will also find a great food market which serves up all sorts of food from different parts of the world. The market is located just behind the festival Hall…
Usually home to interesting exhibitions and performances. Many events are free - see their whatson page.
“Located close to Tower Bridge Serving traditional Turkish foods with a view over St Katherines dock ”
“The Royal Festival Hall is a 2,500-seat concert, dance and talks venue within Southbank Centre in London. It is situated on the South Bank of the River Thames, not far from Hungerford Bridge, in the London Borough of Lambeth. It is a Grade I listed building, the first post-war building to become so protected (in 1981).The London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Philharmonia Orchestra and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment are resident in the hall.”
“Shakespeare's Globe is the complex housing a reconstruction of the Globe Theatre, an Elizabethan playhouse associated with William Shakespeare, in the London Borough of Southwark, on the south bank of the River Thames. The original theatre was built in 1599, destroyed by fire in 1613, rebuilt in 1614, and then demolished in 1644. The modern Globe Theatre reconstruction is an academic approximation based on available evidence of the 1599 and 1614 buildings. It is considered quite realistic, though contemporary safety requirements mean that it accommodates only 1400 spectators compared to the original theatre’s 3000. ”