Just a short hop over Waterloo Bridge from the West End lies the stretch of river frontage between Westminster and London Bridges know as South Bank. The area was developed for the Festival of Britain in 1951 and many of the post-war architectural landmarks give the area its distinctive character. Cultural highlights include the Royal Festival Hall, National Theatre and Hayward Gallery to name but a few, plus the omni-present London Eye.

Starting at Jubilee Gardens & the Southbank Centre, a pleasant stroll East along the riverfront allows you to take in the sights, sounds and smells of this buzzing district, from the various galleries and cultural institutions including the Tate Modern, right up to the foodie mecca that is Borough Market. Travel a little further inland to discover what the fast emerging area of Southwark has to offer.

Hixter Bankside | 16 Great Guidlford Street SE1 0HS
Mark Hixs latest offering oozes cool and is situated in an old metal box factory, serving fantastic British grub
Union Street Cafe | 47-51 Great Suffolk Street SE1 0BS
Gordon Ramsays bow Union Street Cafe is housed within a converted warehouse, top notch Italian food and great cocktails to boot
Wahaca | Southank Centre SE1 8XX
The Wahaca Southbank Experiment is constructed from shipping containers and where they test all new dishes, those making the grade go on to feature in their other outlets. Experimental eating in an experimental venue.
Marks Bar | Hixter | 16 Great Guildford Street SE1 0HS
A very cool sunken bar with equally cool furniture makes this a great place for a cocktail or two.
OXO Tower | Barge House Street SE1 9PH
Definitely not a new kid on the block but still a great place to go to relax and take in the fantastic views towards St. Pauls.
The Drawing Room | BFI Southbank SE1 8XT
Not sure we should let this little secret out but if you look for the hidden door behind the bookcase in Benugo, youll be in for a treat...
The Southbank Centre
The Southbank Centre is always a hive of activity for all things cultural, from music to art to theatre. It is also a great place just to mooch about and take in the atmosphere
The Real Food Market
The Real Food Market is held weekly at the Southbank Centre from Friday to Sunday. It showcases great produce from the rising stars of the street food scene. Definitely not to be missed.
Jubilee Gardens
A fantastic new green and sustainable open space complete with a contemporary playground.
The River
What could be more tranquil than a stroll along the riverside path - open space at its best
The Tate Modern Community Garden
A great place that was opened in 2007 especially for the local community
Bernie Spain Gardens
Nestled between the Oxo Tower and Gabriels Wharf and home to the Coin Street summer festival
The IMAX has the largest cinematic screen in the whole of Britain and a seating capacity of just fewer than 500 people.

Waterloo Bridge opened in 1945, being built by a largely female workforce during the second World War and is therefore known as the Ladies Bridge. It was the only Thames bridge to suffer bomb damage during the war.

The original Shakespeares Globe was 750 feet away from the modern replica. In the 16th century, the new site would have been in the river!

On the north-east pontoon of Hungerford foot bridge, is a "skateboard graveyard", into which broken decks are pitched.
Waterloo (Northern & Jubilee Lines) | Southwark (Jubilee Line)
Regular bus services from outside Waterloo station
Boris bike docking stations located all around the area
Regular river bus services available from Festival Pier
Regular mainline services to the South and South East from Waterloo and Waterloo East
News, views and the word from the street
Mar 27th 2018

INTHEKNOW from TB_HQ | Edition 6 | Spring 2018

The latest copy of TB_HQ’s INTHEKNOW has hit the streets! Edition 6 focuses on Covent Garden, our favourite PIAZZA APARTMENTS WITH PIZZAZZ , the TB_HQ team suggest the hottest and coolest places to see and be seen in our regular WHATS HOT feature, and we get the inside track from 26 Grains founder, chef, author and…

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