Saturday exploration: the South Bank

Good morning peeps’!

Hope you’re all doing very well ❤

I am super happy as I have a very good friend I met when I was living in Amsterdam who is visiting me this week-end 🙂 It is always so good to catch up with someone you haven’t seen for ages right?
Anyway… Today I wanna talk about the South Bank – I actually discovered it yesterday for the first time, during a loooooong walk with my dear friend Alessio.

The weather was so good btw! – ideal to explore the beautiful city of London!

The South Bank is located across the Thames river, opposite site of the City of Westminster, between the London Eye and Tower Bridge. We arrived there walking from Covent Garden and crossing Waterloo Bridge.

What to do in the South Bank?

As it is known to be one of the entertainment and commercial areas of London, the South Bank offers a large range of activities to keep you entertained!

Arts:

  • Royal Festival Hall (concert, dance, talks…)
  • Queen Elizabeth Hall (concert hall)
  • Hayward Gallery
  • The Royal National Theatre
  • The London IMAX super cinema
  • BFI Southbank (previously called National Film Theatre)

Museums:

  • Tate Modern (I absolutely love this one!)
  • Florence Nightingale Museum
  • London Dungeon

Other entertainments:

  • London Eye
  • Jubilee Gardens
  • OXO Tower (crafts shops, design, restaurant and open gallery)
  • Sea Life London aquarium
  • Gabriel’s Wharf (cafés, shops)
  • Borough Market (I will write a special post about it)

…and more! We can understand why more than 14 million visitors cross the Thames to spend some time in this area – it is definitely a must-do during your trip in London 🙂

Here are some pictures from yesterday…

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Sunset from Waterloo Bridge
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Alessio, me and the London Eye !
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Big Ben feat Sunset in the background
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River view from the South Bank
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Gabriel’s Wharf

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Have you ever been to South Bank? Share with me your impressions and feedback!

Thank you for reading – hope you enjoyed 🙂

 

Xx

Géraldine

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