THINGS TO DO IN SOUTHBANK
THE LONDON EYE
A global icon, this 135 metre giant Ferris wheel is the world's tallest cantilevered observation wheel which showcases stunning 360-degree views of the capital on a 30-minute flight.
THE LONDON AQUARIUM
Home to one of Europe's largest collections of global marine life taking you on an immersive and interactive journey along the Great Oceanic Conveyor from feeding the stingrays and watching diving displays to touch pools and discovery zones.
BRITISH FILM INSTITUTE (BFI)
A four-screen cinema venue showing over 2,000 classic and contemporary films each year, with film seasons, director and actor retrospectives, and extended runs of cinema classics.
A must-see tourist attraction based on history. This 90-minute journey will take you through 1000 years of London's murky past from Jack the Ripper and Sweeney Todd to torture and the plague. Prepare to face the most sinister characters from London's gruesome past on your actor-led tour.
Home to a prominent theatre company presenting new plays, classic dramas and Shakespeare productions - War Horse, Curious Incident of a Dog in the Nightime to name but a few. Boasting four auditoriums – Olivier, Lyttelton, Dorfman and Temporary, it is one of London’s most iconic landmarks.
ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL
Royal Festival Hall is the centrepiece of Southbank Centre. The Grade I listed Hall is one of the world's leading performance venues hosting events from orchestral and pop concerts to conferences and graduation ceremonies. It houses The Clove Ballroom, The Poetry Library, Spirit Level, Southbank Centre Shop, Riverside Terrace Café, Central Bar, and Skylon Restaurant.
A reconstruction of the 1599 open-air playhouse where Shakespeare worked and wrote most of his greatest plays. It is home to the new indoor Jacobean theatre, The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.
An important space displaying contemporary art and garden furniture designs. This austere 1968 building is both loved and derided - an icon of the sixties Brutalist architecture.
A soft green and sustainable park with flowerbeds, granite pathways, 97 trees and a contemporary playground.
SOUTHBANK WINTER MARKET
Clustered along the riverbank, the winter market is made up of fifty wooden chalets filled with festive food, drinks, gifts and treats. You can enjoy mulled wine, food and handmade crafts while taking in the sights of London at Christmas time.
SOUTHBANK CENTRE FOOD MARKET
At any time of the year, you'll find a lively market scene where you can devour the tastiest food and produce in the capital. Bursting with fresh, creative and vibrant flavours, the market caters generously for food lovers and explorers alike making it one of London’s top food destinations.
The Southbank Undercroft has been the home of British skateboarding for over forty years. Perfect for skating, pro skateboarders including Nick Jensen and Geoff Rowley are lovers of the spot.
Home to a mix of independent shops, cafes, bars and restaurants, this arty enclave offers design-led shopping, from jewelry and ceramics to fair-trade furnishings and affordable artwork. You can relax in one of the cafes and restaurants which enjoy spectacular views of London’s skyline.
A world-famous arts centre with art and activities inside and outside throughout the year from music, dance, art performance, and the spoken word.
Our largest museum of modern art housed in the former Bankside Power Station and designed by architects Herzog & De Meuron. The collection consists of works of international modern and contemporary art dating from 1900 until today. Entrance is free to the permanent collection which includes works by leading artists such as, Picasso, Warhol, and Dali.
The London Millennium Bridge is a steel suspension bridge for pedestrians crossing the River Thames, linking Bankside with the City of London.