The South bank area of London was one of the worst hit parts of
London during the bombing of London in World War 2. In 1951 the
area was chosen to host the Festival of Britain, the only
building remaining from 1951 in the are know is the Royal
So Much to see and do
How to get there.
The most convenient tube stations
are Waterloo, Southwark and London Bridge. However a more
pleasant way is to travel to either the Westminster, Blackfriars
or Tower Hill stations and use one of the bridges to cross to
the South Bank.
What to see at
The Imperial War Museum
(Lambeth Road. Tel 020 7416 5320) takes a thought provoking look
at 20th Centaury war including the very obvious
horrors of modern war. One of Londonís newest attractions is
located on the South Bank, the London Eye is in fact the
largest observation wheel in the world.
Lovers of Art who visit the South Bank area of London must visit
the Tate Modern (25 Summer Street. Tel 020 7401 7271),
this is home to the nations collection of modern art, the
building itself quite uniquely was once a power station. Thanks
to a new footbridge you can know walk from the Tate Modern to St
Paulís Cathedral on the North Bank. For a attraction with a
difference why not try Vinopolis (1 Bank End. Tel 020
7645 3700) which in actual fact is a adult based story through
the world wine. You will be offered the opportunity to sample
everything from Port to Vintage Champagne.
Nearest Tourist Information Centre
The Tourist Information centre is
located at 6 Tooley Street near Tower Bridge (Tel 020 7403