The South Bank is a vibrant and diverse neighbourhood known for its arts and culture scene, stunning river views, and popular tourist attractions. It is a highly sought-after area for both buyers and renters.
Originally isolated and defined by the River Thames, this riverside location developed in a very different way from the affluent North bank. It was a marshy expanse of slum housing and country estates; a rural haven of green fields and pleasure gardens; a dynamic hub of industry and manufacturing; a nucleus of 19th-century theatre and entertainment venues; a host to the most extensive railway terminus in the country; and a byword for post-war cultural restoration.
It is now famous for its lively, eclectic and vibrant art and entertainment scene brought in by the initial skate park enthusiasts nearly 5 decades ago. It is home to important national centres for art and culture, a vibrant and growing community, and some of London’s finest architectural achievements, such as the iconic London Eye which glows blue like a giant floating doughnut at night, TATE Modern, Shakespeare's Globe, National Theatre which becomes the world’s largest crimson building block and the Millennium Bridge is transformed into a space-age bladed walkway. The atmosphere is relaxed and bohemian and you are never far from its quirky eateries, fascinating art galleries, and concert halls.
The properties in the South Bank are as diverse as its culture. The area has a mix of traditional and modern properties, including everything from historic warehouses to luxury apartments. Many properties offer stunning views of the River Thames, making them highly sought-after by buyers looking for waterfront property.
The South Bank is also well-connected, with easy access to the rest of London via the London Underground and bus networks.
Overall, the South Bank is highly desirable for buyers and renters looking for a vibrant and diverse living space. With its arts and culture scene, stunning river views, and popular tourist attractions, it is no wonder that this neighborhood is so popular.Circa London is a sales and lettings agent in Southwark SE1 and the surrounding areas of central London. With a high profile office on Southbank, we have local expertise in selling, buying, renting and letting property in Southbank SE1. Some of the new developments we specialise include: