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London, England
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So much to see and visit!

One of my favourite London walks. So much to see and do. Perfect for all the family... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
A great walk even on a rainy day

Bankside is the southern part of the Thames stretching between the Blackfriars bridge walking west... read more

Reviewed 19 December 2016
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of my favourite London walks. So much to see and do. Perfect for all the family including:Southwark Cathedral; Golden Hind; The Globe Theatre; The Clink; Tate Modern; Millennium Bridge and over to St Paul's Cathedral. You could spend all day in the area. Lots...More

Thank AmbridgeGirl
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Bankside is the southern part of the Thames stretching between the Blackfriars bridge walking west towards London Bridge and although it could be rather busy at the weekend on a warm day, it is still busy with tourists on a daily basis. Lots of kids...More

Thank TERRAvelista
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Loads of pubs cafes and restaurants along bankside especially by the globe theatre. Great to walk alongside the thames

Thank HatterWilko
Reviewed 14 October 2016

The southern bank of the Thames, between Blackfriars and London Bridge is a part of Southwark district, which name came from the medieval expression “the Banke syde” which means “street along the bank of the river Thames”. It is a rapidly developing area, with many...More

Thank Borzov
Reviewed 20 July 2016

I love this area of London , there is so much to see and do, the modern mixes in with the old. I love going to see plays at Shakespeare's Globe, love grabbing something to eat at Borough Market and simply strolling along the river...More

1  Thank Taxidevil
Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

This has to be one of my favourite parts of London. There's so much to do here, you could actually spend an entire day here. Go to the Tate Modern or Shakespeare's Globe. Take a walk along the river Thames or enjoy a drink at...More

Thank Touristy_D
Reviewed 4 February 2016 via mobile

I love this area of The Thanes It has undergone a huge regeneration over the last few years. There is plenty to see & do with fabulous views of the ever growing city of London iconic skyline.

Thank places2seeplaces2go
Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

Bankside held the surprise of a Christmas market with the back drop of the new and the old - city hall and London bridge. An array of food was on offer along with a range of markets stalls offering their wares. The walk was engaging...More

Thank Steve H
Reviewed 10 December 2015

walked across millenium bridge up to tower bridge along thames via borough market. great long walk on a quiet morning

Thank HatterWilko
Reviewed 15 October 2015

Lots to do this side of the river from the Tate Modern to Shakespeare Globe easily spend a day this side of the Thames with lots to do

Thank swift314
Even before the arrival of the instantly iconic Shard,
the riverside scene in Southwark had moved well beyond
any up-and-coming phase of development. For quite some
time, locals and out-of-towners alike have loved
browsing the boutiques of Bermondsey High Street,
foraging through the bounteous stalls at centuries old
foodie haven Borough Market, and flocking to the banks
of the Thames to enjoy some of Britain's biggest
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