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There are always lots happening in Bankside, perfect for family days out or an evening with friends. To receive monthly updates on events in Bankside and its attractions, please sign up for our events newsletter.

In a bid to help reduce plastic waste, Bankside has become one of five areas in London to trial a free tap water 'refill' initiative with local shops and businesses.

03/10/2017 - 02/04/2018

Playfully subversive artists SUPERFLEX have filled Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall with swings.


Presented by Faber & Faber, experience a special reading of T. S. Eliot’s Four Quartets by Jeremy Irons in the atmospheric setting of Southwark Cathedral.

Bankside Gallery is home to the Royal Watercolour Society and the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers. Check out their upcoming free exhibitions.

The Low Line, an ambitious long term project to open up the pedestrian walk way that runs along the base of the rail viaduct in Bankside, features two brand new developments - Flat Iron Square and Old Union Yard Arches

Take a look at our top weekend brunch spots - from Caravan Bankside, The Table Cafe to the Tel Aviv inspired cuisine at Bala Baya, plus many more.


Caravan Bankside is hosting a candlelit dinner in celebration of Earth Hour on 24 March.


On 25 April the summer theatre season at Shakespeare’s Globe kicks off, and a new phase in its radical theatrical experiment begins. 

08/03/2018 - 09/09/2018
This is the first ever solo Pablo Picasso exhibition at Tate Modern, bringing visitors face-to-face with more than 100 paintings, sculptures and drawings from the 20th century’s most influential artist.