The August Top 20 | South Bank London
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The August Top 20

Whether you're here on your hols, work locally or are enoying that last full month off school, South Bank has well and truly still got that summer vibe. Awesome family days out, foodie treats, films and exhibitions mean this will be one August you’ll never forget!

 

“I Don’t Mind Doing It For The Kids”

 

#1 Mr Men & Little Miss Mini Museum

What?

Wow that’s some serious alliteration, and with good reason: it’s Mr Men and Little Miss! A very special pop-up museum is coming to South Bank to celebrate 45 years of Mr Men and Little Miss. This should excite little kids and big kids alike!

Where and When?

OXO Tower Wharf. 25th-29th August

How Much?

FREE (Woohoo!)

YES! Gimme!

 

#2 Shrek’s Adventure! London – 30% Online Discount

What?

It feels like this amazing family attraction has already outgrown it’s name. Not only can you meet Shrek, Donkey and the gang but Shrek’s Adventure! London now plays host to the whole range of characters from the Dreamworks roster: learn Kung Fu with Po or go to dragon training school with Hiccup and Toothless!

Where and When?

Next to the Coca-Cola London Eye. Ongoing.

How Much?

From £18.90

YES! Gimme!

 

#3 SEA LIFE London Aquarium – Dory & Friends

What?

Well this is about the most awesome thing ever! To celebrate the release of Disney’s Finding Dory, SEA LIFE are giving you the chance to find out about real life Blue Tangs and Clownfish, just like Dory and Nemo!

Where and When?

SEA LIFE London Aquarium (next to the Coca-Cola London Eye). 16th July- 11th September 2016.

How Much?

Included in standard entry (from £17.95)

YES! Gimme!

 

#4 Southbank Centre – Air Play

What?

A show to take your breath away. Air Play combines circus, theatre and flight in a thrilling show like you’ve never seen before. Brought to you by seasoned Cirque de Soleil creatives, this is a must see this August.

Where and When?

Southbank Centre. 9th-14th August.

How Much?

£10-£25

YES! Gimme!

 

#5 The London Dungeons – Escape the Great Fire

What?

It’s 350 years since London was engulfed by a fire that started in humble bakery. Now The London Dungeon gives you the chance to experience this tragic moment in history with the welcome addition of modern health and safety standards. Will you escape the Great Fire?

Where and When?

Next to the Coca-Cola London Eye. Ongoing.

How Much?

From £19.95

YES! Gimme!

 

#6 London Duck Tours

What?

Officially the most duck-like experience in London! Paddle down the Thames taking in South Bank’s most famous sights before waddling up onto land to experience London’s famous streets.

Where and When?

Tours depart from Duck Stop, Chicheley Street. Available every day. Last tours depart at 6pm until September.

How much?

Adult £26, Child £18

YES! Gimme!

 

#7 Florence Nightingale Museum – Take Me To Neverland

What?

Everyone’s favourite children’s story, Peter Pan, comes to life at the wonderful Florence Nightingale Museum. There’s also a whole host of fun activities to get involved in at the museum dedicated to the world’s most famous nurse.

Where and When?

Florence Nightingale Museum. Until 30th October.

How Much?

Adults from £7.50 (concessions available)

YES! Gimme!

 

Culture Vultures: Circle Here

 

#8 House of Vans – Light at the End of the Tunnel

What?

Yet another awesome interactive installation from House of Vans? You betcha! You’ll be given a laser pen-come- paintbrush and be able to leave your mark in the depths of Waterloo’s archways.

Where and When?

House of Vans. From 5th August.

How Much?

FREE (Woohoo!)

YES! Gimme!

 

#9 National Theatre – Young Chekhov

What?

Three legendary plays from an even more legendary playwright come to, probably, the world’s most legendary theatre! What’s not to love?! The season features Ivanov, Platonov and The Seagull.

Where and When?

National Theatre. Ongoing until September/October.

How Much?

From £12

YES! Gimme!

 

#10 The Old Vic – Rise

What?

Performed in a temporary, outdoor venue opposite The Old Vic, Rise is the latest piece of work from The Old Vic Community Company. Tickets are sold out but you can sign up to the ticket lottery to witness this unique piece of performance.

Where and When?

Waterloo Green. 10th- 21st August.

How Much?

From £15

YES! Gimme!

 

#11 IWM London – Edmund Clark: War Of Terror

What?

This thought-provoking exhibition brings together several series of work by artist-photographer Edmund Clark to explore the hidden experiences of state control during the 'Global War on Terror'.

Where and When?

IWM London, Lambeth Rd. Until 28th August.

How Much?

FREE (Woohoo!)

YES! Gimme!

 

A Spot of Afternoon Tea Anyone?

 

#12 London Marriot Hotel County Hall – Gentleman’s Afternoon Tea at Gillray’s

What?

Forget dainty scones and cucumber sandwiches, this is an afternoon feast to put hairs on your chest! Pork cheek nuggets, salt beef sandwiches and triple cooked chips! All washed down with a craft ale.

Where and When?

Gillray’s Steakhouse and Bar, London Marriott Hotel County Hall. Ongoing.

How Much?

£34 per person

YES! Gimme!

 

#13 MBNA Thames Clippers – Cream Tea Cruise

What?

If you’re after a summer cream tea to remember, then you can’t go wrong with having it on the Thames! Cruise in one of the swanky Thames Clippers while you enjoy scones, clotted cream and jam.

Where and When?

Various pickup locations. Ongoing.

How Much?

From £16.90

YES! Gimme!

 

#14 OXO Tower Restaurant, Bar and Brasserie– Summer 'Not Afternoon' Tea

What?

Whether these creations from OXO Tower Restaurant, Bar and Brasserie are afternoon tea or not, they’re definitely stunning, inventive and delicious. There’s even an edible shark for goodness sake!

Where and When?

OXO Tower Restaurant, Bar and Brasserie. Ongoing throughout summer.

How Much?

From £35 per person.

YES! Gimme!

 

Stuff for the Foodies and the Perfect Aperitif

 

#15 City Cruises – Showboat Dinner Cruise

What?

An all encompassing dinner experience with added jazz hands! Sail down the Thames while you enjoy a four course meal, champagne, live entertainment and dancing ‘til late!

Where and When?

Pickup from Tower Pier. Ongoing.

How Much?

£80 per person.

YES! Gimme!

 

#16 Coca-Cola London Eye – Champagne Experience

What?

The most unforgettable view in London just got a little bit more special! Enjoy a glass of the finest champers as you complete your rotation of the world’s most famous big wheel.

Where and When?

Coca-Cola London Eye. Ongoing.

How Much?

From £31.50

YES! Gimme!

 

#17 Park Plaza – Spectrum Bar, Happy Hour

What?

Just opposite Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament you’ll find the Park Plaza, County Hall. Their classy bar, Spectrum, serves 2-4-1 cocktails every day from 5-7pm! The perfect place for a pre-dinner loosener.

Where and When?

Park Plaza County Hall, Westminster Bridge. Ongoing.

How Much?

From £10.

YES! Gimme!

 

#18 Skylon – Festival of Love Menu

What?

The way to a person’s heart is through their stomach and Skylon know this only too well. Enjoy their loved up menu featuring Sea Bream Carpaccio, Roasted Duck Breast and dark chocolate and cherry mousse. *Faints*

Where and When?

Skylon, Southbank Centre. Until 29th August.

How Much?

5 courses, £59.

YES! Gimme!

 

Get Buff for Summer. Film buff that is…


#19 BFI IMAX – Suicide Squad

What?

One of the most hotly anticipated films of the year has arrived! There’s only one way to see it in all its glory: on the largest screen in Europe.

Where and When?

BFI IMAX, SE1. Various Screenings.

How Much?

Adult £20 (Concessions available)

YES! Gimme!

 

#20 BFI Southbank – Punk.London

What?

40 years on from the punk movement, and some of the most cutting edge cultural organisations and businesses in London have come together to celebrate punk in all its ragged glory. Expect gigs, films and events all year!

Where and When?

BFI Southbank, SE1. Ongoing.

How Much?

Varies by Event.

YES Gimme!

 
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