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Pocket Guide: London South Bank Hotels

South Bank is known for being walkable and family-friendly with many neighborhood options for restaurants, bars, and coffee shops. Many visitors come to enjoy the natural beauty of the riverfront, while others visit for the local theater. South Bank's hotels make a great home base for venturing out into the greater London area.

Sightseeing around South Bank

The museums and theaters add a sense of refinement, while the monuments and other landmarks offer local lore. You can attend a show at Globe Theatre, Royal National Theatre, and Southbank Centre. At Imperial War Museum, Florence Nightingale Museum, and Tate Modern, you'll learn about local culture. The Shard, Southwark Cathedral, and Lambeth Palace are significant monuments. London Eye, London Millennium Footbridge, and Blackfriars Bridge are well-known local landmarks. Bring the family to London Aquarium, London Dungeon, and London Zoo.

Many visitors like to do some shopping while in town, but there are a number of other activities. Victoria Embankment Gardens, St. James Park, or Bloomsbury Square are ideal spots to enjoy the outdoors. Explore nature at Highbury Fields and Clissold Park. Borough Market, London Bridge City Pier, and Kennington Oval are other spots for some local fun.

Don't miss some of the area's most popular attractions, such as London Bridge, Big Ben, and St. Paul's Cathedral. You can also check out London South Bank University, HMS Belfast, and Westminster Bridge.

Getting around South Bank

For a quick way to explore the city, catch a ride on metro transit at Elephant and Castle Underground Station, Borough Underground Station, or Southwark Underground Station. To see the sights outside of town, hop aboard a train. London Elephant and Castle Station is the closet train station, but London Waterloo East Station and London Bridge Station are also nearby.

The closest major airport is London (LCY-London City), located 6.4 miles (10.4 km) from South Bank. The next closest airport is London (LHR-Heathrow), located 15.2 miles (24.4 km) away.