London South Bank

Planning a trip to London and want to visit all the city’s hot spots? Then don’t miss out on the South Bank in London! Over the past few years, South Bank has become a major tourist destination, hosting many attractions for all kinds of travelers. Here are some tips about the South Bank that might interest you and help you plan your trip.

Get to know the South Bank of the Thames

North Bank may host many of the historical landmarks such as Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, and St Paul’s Cathedral, but South Bank is where the cultural institutions are to be found: Tate Museum which is the London’s temple of contemporary art, the London Eye, the Aquarium, Shakespeare’s Globe, the HMS Belfast, just to name a few!

If you find it exhausting to manage to see all the sights on the south side of the river Thames in one day, then why not plan ahead and spread the attractions over two days and to book your entrance tickets in advance? Tate Modern is free, but some of the other attractions, like the popular London Eye, are not… The London Eye in particular seems to have long waiting lines at all time, so skip the line tickets can be a real time saver.

South Bank London is best explored by foot – so get yourself a comfortable pair of shoes (and an umbrella, just in case!) and start exploring! Travelling with kids, or you don’t like to walk the whole day? You could – and we strongly recommend you do it – join a cruise to view the South and North Bank from the river Thames and catch all amazing sights and buildings without having to walk long distances.

There are many parks and gardens along the way, for those who want to rest their feet and have a little snack while enjoying the fresh air and beautiful views of the river Thames. You could also see the famous bridges over the river, like the Millenium Bridge or London Bridge so if you feel like crossing over to the other side, you can do it by crossing historical landmarks and catching stunning views of the City all at once. Check out our other London video guides for more information.

Stonehenge, Windsor Castle and Bath Day Trip from London

Discover Stonehenge, Windsor Castle and Bath on this 11-hour coach tour from London. Leave the city behind you and travel by air-conditioned coach to Windsor Castle, home of the British Royal Family for the last 900 years. Visit St George's Chapel and the State Apartments with your professional tour guide before traveling out to Salisbury, where the ancient rock formations of Stonehenge await. Continue on to the beautiful Georgian city of Bath, visit the Roman Baths and enjoy a panoramic tour with your guide before returning to London.

USD 120.92$

London Pass

Discover the joy of sightseeing with the London Pass, and enjoy free entry to 60 of its world-class sites like Westminster Abbey and the Tower of London. Save time as you skip the queues with fast-track entry at countless attractions, and take advantage of special offers at quality London restaurants and shops.

Even better, why not upgrade and include transport with your London Pass? Choose from a 1-, 2-, 3- or 6-day sightseeing pass with transport included and see the highlights of England’s cosmopolitan capital with ease.

USD 76.82$

London in One Day Sightseeing Tour

See London in one day on a full-day sightseeing tour of the city, led by an expert local guide! Hear the history of top London attractions like Westminster Abbey, Big Ben and St Paul’s Cathedral while traveling around the West End and City of London. After the sightseeing tour, watch the Changing of the Guard Ceremony at Buckingham Palace and tour the Tower of London with a Beefeater.

USD 118.52$

The Shard London: The View from The Shard

This ticket is your chance to experience the newest attraction that London has to offer -- The Shard. This incredible architectural wonder will take you on a high-tech and multi-sensory journey with exhilarating 360-degree views of 40 miles (64 km) across England's capital. See top London attractions such as Tower Bridge, the Tower of London and the London Eye from a vantage point like no other. In fact, The Shard is the tallest building in Western Europe!

Simply bring your voucher to the entrance and you will be allocated the next available time slot.

USD 39.12$

Royal London Sightseeing Tour with Changing of the Guard Ceremony

This Royal Tour of London takes in many of the royal highlights of London, including Westminster Abbey where Prince William and Kate Middleton, where married on April 29, 2011. You will also see Kensington Palace, where Diana, Princess of Wales, lived. Finally, you will experience the famous Changing of the Guard ceremony outside Buckingham Palace, then spend the afternoon exploring London at your leisure.

USD 51.74$