Bankside Guides

Banksiders are generous folk. They don’t mind sharing their tips with you…where to sup coffee in the sun, grab a gaze of the Shard or let the kids go bananas in a secret playground. Do as the locals do.

Sneaky Shard views

For hiders, seekers & foxes...

Low Line London

Give the river (and the crowds) the slip. Mosey inland via the viaduct, aka The Low Line. An ac...

Bankside Parks

Do you often find yourself eating lunch at your desk? Step outside the office and discover a gr...

Bankside Benches

For a book & a brew...

Misguided Tour Easy

This learner map is meant to lead you astray in Bankside – an alternative trail to stoke ...

Misguided Tour Hard

This advanced map is tougher to navigate. You won’t quite need a PHD in urban orienteering, b...

Misguided Tour Intermediate

This mid-level map hopes to send you up blind alleys in Bankside – an eclectic tour throu...

Bankside Trees

For hugs & bugs  ...

Bankside playgrounds

For games & giggling...

Bankside Suntraps

For cats & coffee...

What's On

With a history as deep and sordid as ours, entertainment doesn’t hold back. On any given day or night, you can find a happening to blow you away. Go big in the Tate’s Turbine Hall or find a pop-up experiment under an arch.

26 March - 23 July

Yoko Ono Exhibition Talks at Tate Modern

Enjoy a one hour talk prior to visiting the exhibition to learn about the life and work of Yoko...

1 April - 31 December

London Witches & History Walking Tour

Join your characterful witch guide and learn the true historical tales of suspected London witc...

4 May - 29 September

Perfect Afternoons at Lyaness

As the days get longer, brighter, and warmer, the Southbank gets busier. We’re lucky to be wi...

5 May - 1 September

Golden Hinde Summer Shipyard Tours

Follow us behind the scenes in this captivating shipyard tour. Discover the fascinating world o...

10 May - 30 September

Sea Containers x Laurent-Perrier Beach House Terrace

When it comes to al fresco dining, our Sea Containers Restaurant terrace is the perfect spot fo...

25 May - 28 September

Rooftop Sessions: Celebrating London’s Music Scene

Don’t miss our Rooftop Sessions, monthly parties dedicated to showcasing London’s diverse m...

14 June - 14 July

Katzenjammers – Euros 2024

THE UEFA EUROPEAN FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP STARTS ON 14 JUNE!   WE WILL BE SHOWING ALL THE GE...

21 June - 30 August

SEA Containers – Are you Ready for it?

Whether you’ll be witnessing pop history at the London leg of the Eras tour, or you’re stil...

1 July - 11 August

CELEBRATE THE ‘SUMMER OF SPORT’ AT BOROUGH YARDS WITH SCREENINGS, SHOPPING AND SMALL PLATES

Borough Yards is hosting an outdoor screen for sports fans to watch this year’s summer of spo...

2 - 23 July

Cervantes Theatre- In conversation

Various dates in July, join us to our In Conversation sessions and get to know some of the Span...

10 - 28 July

Quentin Blake at Bankside Gallery

Quentin Blake returns to Bankside Gallery with an eclectic mix of works produced in a variety o...

13 July

Mint Street Music Festival 2024

Mint Street Music Festival is back for its 10th year, bringing a fantastic line-up of music and...

14 - 30 July

Southwark Tour: Sinners, Saints and Saviours

For over two millennia Southwark has always been a wild place of debauchery and vice, rightly e...

25 July

Frankie Heartless & Rosa Lennox Live on the Golden Hinde

Frankie is an established artist in the UK scene and can be seen playing live music at various ...

29 July - 1 September

Golden Hinde: Summer Pirate Takeover

It is time for our ultimate pirate take over event. Don your finest pirate attire, grab your ey...

3 - 4 August

Golden Hinde: Family Night Voyage

Take over the Golden Hinde for a whole night and sleep on the ship as you and your group become...

8 August

Liz Jones Live on the Golden Hinde

Liz Jones has a natural energy on stage, shocking first timers with an unexpected raw and saili...

Food & Drink

A vibrant creative and cultural neighbourhood, home to the world's most visited art gallery, Tate Modern, one of London's oldest food markets, Borough Market, and instantly recognisable Shakespeare's Globe and Southwark Cathedral.

Bala Baya

Bala Baya is the first stand-alone project from Israeli born Chef Eran Tibi. The restaurant bri...

Borough Market

Borough Market is one of London’s oldest markets, offering a vast array of British and in...

Brother Marcus

Brother Marcus is known for their small plates and as one of the best brunch spots in London. S...

Flat Iron Square

Flat Iron Square is a food and culture hub that has been a firm favourite and regarded as one o...

Gordon Ramsay Street Pizza

Tucked away underground on the corner of Great Suffolk Street and Union Street, beneath Bread S...

Hawksmoor Borough

At Hawksmoor Borough you can expect to find some of the best steak in London. Their meat is car...

SAMA Bankside

For a great night out look no further than SAMA Bankside, a unique late night bar, restaurant, ...

Sea Containers Restaurant

A dining experience with views of the River Thames Designed by visionary Tom Dixon, Sea Contain...

The Distillery Bar

Hilton Bankside’s Distillery Bar features over 50 handpicked gins including old classics ...

See & Do

Meet miscellaneous Bankside. There's too much to see and do and smell and hear and bump into. A rare urban acre where distraction is the art of attraction. Lose yourself to find yourself.

Borough Market

Food glorious food. Manna from the gods. Borough Market makes it cool to drool. London’s lard...

Clink Prison Museum

1144. The original slammer that gave its name to all the clinks that followed. 600 years of pur...

Golden Hinde

Skippered by Drake (the sailor, not the singer), The Golden Hinde was the first English vessel ...

Kirkaldy's Testing Works

The Industrial Revolution transformed the world, but engineers found themselves on a crash cour...

Millennium Bridge

From the sky, it’s a needle threading St Paul’s to Tate Modern. Home to the Museum of Paint...

Omeara

Our ears need love. So do our legs. And our hips. And every fibre of our being. This only happe...

Shakespeare's Globe

Meet the Rose’s younger sister. Nicknamed the big wooden ‘O’, this new reconstruction is ...

Southwark Cathedral

Here lies the oldest crossing point of the Thames and once the city’s only entrance. A site o...

Tate Modern

You can’t miss the world’s most iconic art gallery. It’s huge (34,550m2, 325ft high, 4.2m...

Union Yard Arches

A city in a matchbox, that’s Union Yards. An almost secret courtyard full of food & perfo...

Winchester Palace

Hard to tell, but it’s a Palace. In its day, it made Buckingham Palace look like a shed. Buil...

Stay

Staying in Bankside is now bliss. Hoxton Southwark joins Hilton Bankside, Citizen M & Sea Containers at the top table, while you can crash on a budget in snug spaces, right in the thick of the action.

Bankside Hotel

Bankside Hotel is an independent boutique hotel with a passion for culture, art and food. Set a...

citizenM Bankside

citizenM Bankside is a stylish contemporary hotel with 192 modern ‘smart’ bedroo...

Hilton Bankside

Hilton London Bankside is a next generation design-led Hilton hotel located in the heart of Ban...

Holiday Inn Express Southwark

Located on the south side of central London near Southwark Tube station with free WiFi and brea...

Ibis Styles Southwark

Ibis Styles Southwark, part of the Accor brand, is an affordable London hotel, home to 154 spac...

Mercure London Bridge

Mercure London Bridge is a flagship Mercure hotel located in the centre of London. Enjoy famous...

Native Bankside

A historic warehouse. A luxe aparthotel. An unbeatable location. Stay in our converted tea ware...

Novotel London Blackfriars

If you’re looking for a contemporary and elegantly-designed hotel in a vibrant and easy-t...

Sea Containers London

Sea Containers London is a destinational South Bank hotel where glamour meets electric energy ...

The Hoxton, Southwark

Our 192 rooms come in five room types – Shoebox, Snug, Cosy, Roomy and Biggy. Alongside indus...

Travelodge London Central Southwark

Situated just a few minutes walk from the River Thames and close to a whole range of art and cu...

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