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South Bank June Journal

We’ve collected the most exciting and unique attractions South Bank has to offer to for you to add to your diaries! Whether you’re a native Londoner or just visiting, you’ll find something unbeatably awesome to do in South Bank.

The South Bank Big Four

Every London visitor or resident should experience the Big Four!


1.The Coca-Cola London Eye

Get the view you’ll never forget on The Coca-Cola London Eye (it really is that good). Bundle it with a River Cruise, Afternoon Tea or Champagne for something extra special. 


2. SEA LIFE London

See the Penguins (yeah, for real!) at Sea Life London. And if Penguins don't tickle your flippers, there's just about every other kind of Sea-Living animal to marvel at too!


3. The London Dungeon

Escape the Great Fire at the London Dungeon. Flammable patrons are better off getting a drink in the authentic Victorian Tavern.


4. Shrek's Adventure

 And have a party with a big green Ogre at Shrek's Adventure! London. Other critters from the Dreamworks empire are there too! Expect to see Po the kung-fu panda and those cheeky lemurs from Madagascar! 

These four attractions are guaranteed to thrill, scare and excite! Multi-Attraction tickets are available. One attraction from £21.20. All four from £55.


LET’S EAT! (and drink!)

There’s some incredible gastronomic delights in South Bank in both solid and liquid form this month! The Marriot, County Hall have got a classic afternoon tea just like Granny will remember.


Sea Containers

The culinary wizards at Sea Containers are always ready to blow your taste buds. They do an amazing boozy bottomless brunch and kids eat free at the weekend! (no booze for them though).


OXO Tower Restaurant & Brasserie

OXO are going all boozy too with Spritz Cocktails and a JACK DANIEL’S MASTERCLASS (yes, you can thank us for the best Father’s Day present ever!).


Brasserie Joel

You can get yourself some pimped–up French fare from Brasserie Joel’s new menu. Expect beef bourguignon, mignon pork fillet and dry aged beef tournedos Rossini with potato cake, pan-fried foie gras and truffle sauce!



And if none of that takes your fancy, firstly, what’s wrong with you? And secondly, there are beautiful gourmet marshmallows and cocktails at Skylon! *catches breath…*

Culture Vulture

No South Bank Guide would be complete without mentioning the amazing cultural offerings along the river. South Bank is the home of world-beating theatre, film and exhibitions. Just take a look at this lot!


OXO Tower Wharf - Graduate Showcase

OXO Tower Wharf are showing off the best in new artistic talent at their Graduate Showcase. Just imagine your smugness when you get to tell all your friends about how you saw them 'before they were so commercial and mainstream'.


Southbank Centre- Guy Garvey's Meltdown

Guy Garvey's Meltdown isn't the title of the Elbow frontman's revealing autobiography. No, he's curating the legendary Meltdown Festival at Southbank Centre. Expect a thrilling mash-up of art, music and more!


BFI IMAX - Independence Day: Resurgence

The earth-shattering, bum-vibrating BFI IMAX is showing Independence Day: Resurgence. Experience fighting off those aliens AGAIN!



National Theatre - Threepenny Opera

Rory Kinnear stars in the hotly anticipated Threepenny Opera at National Theatre. The Kurt Weil masterpiece gets a modern update from 'Curious Incident' playwright Simon Stephens. 



BFI Southbank- The Spielberg Season

At BFI’s Bankside home you’ll the Spielberg Season. Re-visit all the seminal films from this master of the craft. No flying bikes will be provided and you may want to bring tissues too!


Florence Nightingale Museum

The Florence Nightingale Museum is the hidden gem of South Bank. Take a fascinating trip through the history of nursing and learn about the great woman herself!


Imperial War Museum- Edward Barber

The Imperial War Museum exhibits some of the best photography you, we, anyone has and will ever see. At the moment, you can catch Edward Barber’s work on 1980s Britain, documenting the nuclear protest movement of the time.



Streatham Common- Day of Portugal

On 14th June Streatham Common plays host to the Day of Portugal! An explosion of music, colour, food and folk dancing! Pull your dancing shoes out of the wardrobe and head on down (maybe wellies, this is a park in England after all!)

Something a bit Special

City Cruises

Take to the water on a City Cruise and enjoy a circular tour taking in all the big attractions. They've also got Shakespeare, showboat and afternoon tea cruises. Spoilt for choice!



London Duck Tours

If you’ve really found your sea legs then give London Duck Tours a try. One for the thrill-seekers! There's nothing quite like chugging around London on water and land!


Thames Clippers

If you’re after something a bit more civilised then Thames Clippers have launched their brand new Cream Tea Cruise. Who can say no to a fluffy scone and strawberry jam?!