South Bank Walk, Part 1, London

South Bank Walk, Part 1, London

The South Bank is the area in London on the southern bank of the River Thames that houses a number of important cultural buildings and is always crowded with tourists. It is now one of London's most important cultural centers. Take this tour to reveal all of the South Bank secrets.
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South Bank Walk, Part 1 Map

Guide Name: South Bank Walk, Part 1
Guide Location: England » London (See other walking tours in London)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 11
Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.0 km
Author: clare
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Garden Museum

1) Garden Museum

The Garden Museum, formerly known as the Museum of Garden History, is based in the deconsecrated parish church of St Mary-at-Lambeth adjacent to Lambeth Palace on the south bank of the River Thames in London, located on Lambeth Road. The church originally housed the 15th and 16th century tombs of many members of the Howard family, including now-lost memorial brasses to Thomas Howard, 2nd Duke of Norfolk (died 1524), his wife Agnes Tilney, Duchess of Norfolk (died 1545) and is also the burial...   view more
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Florence Nightingale Museum

2) Florence Nightingale Museum

The Florence Nightingale Museum is located at St Thomas' Hospital, which faces the Palace of Westminster across the River Thames in South Bank, central London, England. The museum is open to the public seven days a week. It re-opened on May 12, 2010 following an extensive £1.4 million refurbishment. The museum tells the real story of the lady with the lamp from her Victorian childhood to her experiences in the Crimean War, through to her years as an ardent campaigner for health reform....   view more
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London Dungeon Museum

3) London Dungeon Museum

The London Dungeon Museum is a famous horror attraction in London. A great hit with ghoulish children, the museum illustrates the most bloodthirsty events of British history. You'll encounter Druids performing a human sacrifice at Stonehenge, a room full of people who die with agony from the plague and many other terrifying...   view more
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London Eye

4) London Eye (must see)

The Merlin Entertainments London Eye (commonly the London Eye, or Millennium Wheel) is an extremely large passenger-carrying Ferris wheel situated on the banks of the River Thames in Central London in the United Kingdom.

It is the largest Ferris wheel in Europe and has become the most popular paid tourist attraction in the United Kingdom, visited by over three million people in one year. At the time it was erected, in 1999, it was the tallest Ferris wheel in the world, until it was surpassed...   view more
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Royal Festival Hall

5) Royal Festival Hall

The Royal Festival Hall is a 2,900 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. It is a Grade I listed building - the first post-war building to become so protected. The London Philharmonic Orchestra performs the majority of its London concerts in the hall, which is part of the Southbank Centre. The hall was built as part of the Festival of Britain and was officially opened on 3 May...   view more
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BFI Southbank (National Film Theatre)

6) BFI Southbank (National Film Theatre)

BFI Southbank (formerly known as the National Film Theatre) is the leading repertory cinema in the UK specialising in seasons of classic, independent and non-English language films and is operated by the British Film Institute. The National Film Theatre was initially opened in a temporary building (the Telekinema) at the Festival of Britain in 1951 and moved to its present location in 1957, replacing the Thameside restaurant on the site. On 14 March 2007, the National Film Theatre was relaunched...   view more
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Llewellyn Alexander (Fine Paintings)

7) Llewellyn Alexander (Fine Paintings)

Llewellyn Alexander has been in exhibiting business for more than a quarter of a century. Llewellyn Alexander Fine Paintings Gallery features about 10 new exhibitions yearly, dedicated to the most talented contemporary British artists. Here can be seen the works of Peter Graham, John Yardley, Jeremy Barlow, Edna Bizon and many others. Highly professional staff are always on hand to provide all the necessary information about each of the works of art presented.

Operation hours: Tuesday -...   view more
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OXO Tower

8) OXO Tower

The OXO Tower is a building with a prominent tower on the south bank of the River Thames in London. The building currently has a set of bijou arts and crafts shops on the ground and first floors. The second to 7th floors contain 78 residential apartments. The OXO Tower is located towards the eastern end of London's South Bank cultural area, and is within the London Borough of Southwark. The building is flanked on the upstream, western side by Bernie Spain Gardens and Gabriel's Wharf...   view more
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Kirkaldy Testing Museum

9) Kirkaldy Testing Museum

The Kirkaldy Testing Museum is a museum in Southwark, south London, England, located on the site of David Kirkaldy's testing works. It houses Kirkaldy's huge testing machine, along with many smaller more modern machines. It is open on the first Sunday of each month. Kirkaldy worked at Napier shipworks, but left in 1861 and over the next two and a half years studied existing mechanical testing methods and designed his own testing machine. William Fairbairn had pioneered tensile strength...   view more
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Tate Modern

10) Tate Modern (must see)

The Tate Modern is a National Gallery of International Art and one of the four Tate Galleries. It was opened in 2000 in the disused Bankside Power Station building on the South side of the River Thames. This wonderful gallery is a must for all lovers of modern art.

On levels three and five of this remarkable gallery you will find permanent exhibitions. On Level 1, the Turbine Hall once housed the power station’s generators. Today you can visit Contemporary Art exhibitions from October to...   view more
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Shakespeare Globe Theatre

11) Shakespeare Globe Theatre (must see)

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, which officially opened in 1997, is a reconstruction of the Globe Theatre, an Elizabethan playhouse in the London Borough of Southwark, on the south bank of the River Thames. It is approximately 230 metres from the site of the original theatre. Jack Shepherd's 'Prologue Production' of The Two Gentlemen of Verona starring Mark Rylance as Proteus, opened the Globe to the theatregoing public in August 1996, a year before the formal opening Gala. The...   view more
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Travel Distance: 2.7 km
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Travel Distance: 5.2 km
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Travel Distance: 2.2 km
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