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Southbank & London Eye

Southbank & London Eye

Lining a pretty stretch of the river Thames in central London, the South Bank is dotted with arts and cultural venues, stylish restaurants and big-hitter attractions. See epic views from the London Eye, treat the kids to the SEA LIFE London Aquarium and The London Dungeon

Southbank Centre is one of the London’s pre-eminent cultural and performance venues, with its art gallery and three world-class auditoriums  for music, dance and other events. London’s high-profile and much-respected arts centre takes centre stages among the other great institutions on the South Bank: the National Theatre and the British Film |Institute. The Southbank Centre itself comprises four main venues: the Royal Festival Hall, the Hayward Gallery, the Queen Elizabeth Hall and the Purcell Room.

Performances at the Southbank Centre focus on classic music, but there is also opera, folk, world music and all kinds of leftfield genres, plus comedy and dance.

The London eye is a 135-m observation wheel that was installed on the South Bank to mark the Millennium. Its 32 enclosed passenger capsules offer a gentle, 30-minute ride as the wheel makes a full turn, with breathtaking views over London and for up to 42 km around on a clear day.

Towering over one of the world’s most familiar riverscapes, it has understandably captured the hearts of Londoners and visitors.

Trips on the wheel are on the hour and half-hour. You can pick up your tickets at County Hall (adjacent to the Eye)at least 30 minutes before boarding time. Booking is highly recommended in the summer, when tickets sell out days in advance.

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At a glance

  • Activity

    Culture, Sightseeing
  • Address

    London, South Bank SE1
  • Underground

    Waterloo, Embankment, Westminster

"The London’s pre-eminent cultural and performance venues"

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