London’s South Bank – Self Guided Tour

England, London Guide (B): London’s South Bank – Self Guided Tour

South Bank is a must when you visit London. It’s an ever-changing and always lively cultural hub and one of London’s loveliest areas by the riverside. South Bank is the place to go for a concert, a film or a theatre show, but you can also just stroll along the river for a couple of hours, preferably on a sunny day.

If you go there on Saturday or Sunday, expect a lot of people, but somehow it never feels overcrowded like Oxford Street or Leicester Square. There’s a lot of creative energy in South Bank, and at the same time the River Thames gives it a very relaxing vibe. This self-guided walking tour takes you from west to east: from London Eye to Shakespeare’s Globe.

This giant, iconic Ferris wheel is a familiar symbol of London. Launched in 2000, it has been a seriously popular attraction ever since. When you ride it you can see up to 40 km away. Across the Thames river you’ll see more London icons: Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament.

If you’re into photography or learning to use a camera, you’ll notice this part of London offers some amazing opportunities to practice your photography skills. Unsurprisingly, there are quite a few guided photography tours of South Bank. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
This article is featured in the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" on iTunes App Store and Google Play. You can download the app to your mobile device to read the article offline and create a self-guided walking tour to visit the attractions featured in this article. The app turns your mobile device into a personal tour guide and it works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

Download The GPSmyCity App

Download 'GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities' app for IOS   Download 'GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities' app for Android

Sights Map

Guide Name: London’s South Bank – Self Guided Tour
Guide Location: England » London
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: London Eye   Jubilee Gardens   the ramp   Southbank Centre   Nelson Mandela statue   Skate Space   South Bank Book Market   National Theatre   Gabriel’s Wharf   Bernie Spain Gardens   OXO Tower Wharf   Blackfriars Bridge Underpass   Tate Modern   Millennium Bridge   Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre  
Author: Tal Hayoun
Read it on author's website:

Useful Travel Guides for Planning Your Trip

London Souvenirs: 20 Distinctively British Products for Travelers

London Souvenirs: 20 Distinctively British Products for Travelers

Most visitors to London consider shopping as part of their must-do London experience. From street markets to Victorian arcades to snobbish Sloane Square to busy Oxford Street, there are a host of shops selling items which typically represent this vibrant city. Whether you are shopping for souvenirs...