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Attractions

It is easy to spend a day or two discovering Bankside... Delve into the rich history of the area by visiting some of Bankside's historical attractions such as Southwark Cathedral, The London Bridge Experience or the Shakespeare's Globe exhibition. Enjoy lunch at one of the area's restaurants, pubs or cafés followed by an afternoon of art - there are plenty of galleries to choose from and Tate Modern is a must-visit simply to admire the architectural immensity.

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Every Sunday from 9am-5pm Albion hold a fresh food market directly outside the restaurant: featuring freshly baked breads, cakes and various other products from the food store.

Showcases exhibitions by the resident Royal Watercolour Society and the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers.

This is the setting for a new cluster of refuelling and watering joints as well as funky fashion stores, a hair salon and a dramatic dry cleaners behind Tate Modern on Southwark Street.

Great Britain's finest gourmet food market, located in a unique position under a network of railway viaducts, is the winner of numerous awards and voted as their favourite place to visit by Londoners.

No.1 sightseeing tour on the River Thames, City Cruises, provides visitors with the opportunity to explore the many sights of the river by boat. 

Contemporary Applied Arts is an exhibition space and shop showcasing and selling unique textiles, ceramics, glassware and more from British craftmakers.

Cross Bones, a pauper's burial ground with a legend going back to medieval times.

Located on the junction of Southwark Bridge Road and Union Street, Flat Iron Square is the latest addition to Bankside, bringing together an exciting hub of new restaurants, bars, food trucks and music venue. 

The Golden Hinde is an historically accurate replica of the ship in which Sir Francis Drake completed the second-ever circumnavigation of the world between 1577 and 1580.

Showcasing a year-round programme of the best of contemporary visual arts.

A museum which preserves a unique Victorian Materials Testing Machine in working order in the premises built to house it. It tells the story of the Kirkaldy family who ran the business for almost 100 years and the wider history of materials testing.

Two of the many London Walks guided tours take you through Bankside to delve into its past and discover its present: from London's original West End to one of London's top visitor destinations.

London's river travel specialists offering the capital's many visitors a unique way of sightseeing and providing commuters with a hassle free journey to and from work

Built in the 1870's to house a chocolate factory, this historical building has now been converted into a leading arts complex which includes a gallery, restaurant and theatre.

The Menier Gallery offers a dramatic space in which to view and exhibit works of art and design.

The Millennium Bridge springs from a dynamic collaboration between engineering, art and architecture to provide the first new Thames crossing since Tower Bridge. A shallow suspension structure, it is designed to allow pedestrians unimpeded views up and down river. A thin ribbon of steel by day, it is illuminated to form a blade of light at night.

A commercial gallery showing the works of internationally recognised contemporary artists in an impressive display space.

Dedicated to promoting 'works on paper', the gallery provides a space for the student to gain an insight into how an exhibition is created including responsibility for advertising, curating, hanging and staffing.

Shakespeare's Globe is home to the Globe Theatre, a faithful reconstruction of the open air playhouse designed in 1599, The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse and the Globe Exhibition and Tour.

Created by artists Heather and Ivan Morison, Skirt of the Black Mouth is a place for everyone within the south landscape of the Tate Modern Project. 

The beautiful cathedral is the oldest gothic building in London. It has a fascinating history and many literary associations.

Known affectionately as 'Little Dorrit's Church', St George the Martyr Church has strong associations with Charles Dickens

The UK's largest museum of modern art, housed in the impressive Bankside Power Station.

The Bridge is a charitable organisation which aims to make a difference to the lives of women living or working in London. The space features a licensed café with alfresco seating and a state-of-the-art gym.

The Clink Prison Museum is built upon the site of the original Clink Prison dating back to 1144, making it one of London and England's oldest, if not the oldest prison.

The London Bridge Experience offers two distinct attractions under one roof - or, in this case, under the world's most famous bridge.

Exhibition on the first Elizabethan theatre in Bankside where Shakespeare learnt his craft

The Wapping Project Bankside was founded by Jules Wright, Director of The Wapping Project, in October 2009. Located in the Bankside area on the south bank of the River Thames, the gallery focuses on photography, film and video

This theatre, owned by Sasha Leask, hosts a wide range of events, plays, musicals, local art exhibitions and a youth theatre.

Unit24 is an independent gallery situated a stone's throw from Tate Modern.

The remains of part of the great hall of Winchester Palace, built in the early 13th century as the London house of the Bishops of Winchester