Explore London's South Bank. Photo credit: Chris Osburn
No matter how you like to spend your time when you're on vacation, there's bound to be something worth doing at London's South Bank. Once you get your London flights booked, have a look at all the fun waiting for you on the south side of London's historic River Thames. Here's a list of the area's top attractions. Of course, you'll find fantastic hotels located amid these great venues. It's a well connected part of town as well with a handful of Tube stations and rail services – even Thames Clipper river boat services – all just an easy stroll away.
Belvedere Road, SE1 8XT
Nearest London Underground station is at Waterloo.
Founded in 1933 by Royal Charter, the British Film Institute (BFI) aims to “combine cultural, creative and industrial roles.” What that all means for visiting film buffs (from the casual viewer to the super geek) is a range of festivals, one-off events, Q&As with filmmakers and celebrities and lots, lots more.
 
1 Charlie Chaplin Walk, SE1 8XR
Nearest London Underground station is at Waterloo.
Owned by the BFI and nearby its South Bank HQ (see the above listing), this is Britain's biggest screen (26m by 20m with a total screen size of 540m²) offering grand scale opportunities to check out the latest blockbusters along with plenty of family friendly screenings and plenty more cinematic and visually stunning IMAX events.

Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 7PB
Nearest London Underground station is at Waterloo (Across the river, Westminster and Embankment and Charing Cross Stations are very close too).
The giant Ferris wheel that transformed this city's skyline, the London Eye is 135 metres tall with a wheel diameter of 120 metres. Booking your tickets in advance would be a smart idea and trying to plan your ride to coincide with sunset would result in some very scenic photos.
  
2 Lambeth Palace Road, SE1 7EW
Nearest London Underground station is at Waterloo.
Located at St Thomas' Hospital, this museum dedicated to the “Lady with the Lamp” traces Florence Nightingale's profound impact on the profession of nursing and how her ideas about how to best tend to the ailing transformed healthcare and hospitals for the better.
Lambeth Road, SE1 6HZ
Nearest London Underground station is at Lambeth North.
The Imperial War Museums is a British national museum organisation with fives branches, three of which are in London. The main museum in the group is IWM London where war, international conflict, military history – and Britain's role in it all – are objectively examined and thoughtfully presented to the public with exhibitions and collections suitable for all ages. At the time of writing this blog post, the IWM is undergoing major renovations. Be sure to check with the venue before planning your visit.
 
Chicheley Street, SE1 7PY
Nearest London Underground station is at Waterloo.
See some of London's most iconic sights in the quirkiest vehicle on the street before taking to the river (in the same vehicle!) for a family friendly cruise.

Riverside Building, Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 7PB
Nearest London Underground station is at Waterloo (Across the river, Westminster and Embankment and Charing Cross Stations are very close too).
One of London's most popular attractions. Everybody loves a good scare, right? Now in new state-of-the-art facilities the Dungeon blends a bit of “boo” with a fun take on London's sometimes macabre history.
County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 7PB
Nearest London Underground station is at Waterloo (Across the river, Westminster and Embankment and Charing Cross Stations are very close too).
Sharks, stingrays, turtles, penguins and more: SEA LIFE London Aquarium is home to one of Europe's largest collections of global marine life and is “the jewel in the crown of the UK SEA LIFE attractions.”
 
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Photo credit: Chris Osburn

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