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Hidden spots in south Bank

May 13th, 2019 | by Ella Stern

Hidden spots in south Bank

Take a look at a few of our favourite hidden spots that are perfect for a drink, a good view or just a bit of relaxation off the beaten track. 

  • Rooftop Garden Southbank

    The beautiful and award-winning Roof Garden sits atop Queen Elizabeth Hall as an oasis in central London. It’s free to visit and relax among wildflowers, fruit trees and allotments with beautiful views of the Thames and London’s iconic skyline.

    There is also a cafe and bar serving beers, wines, soft drinks, tea and coffee, a range of sandwiches and other snacks.

    4 April – 20 June: from 12 noon
    21 June – 1 September: from 10am 
    2 September – 27 October: from 12 noon 


    Southbank Centre
  • Art Yard Summer Terrace

    The Art Yard Summer Terrace is open! There is nothing we enjoy more than having a cocktail at Art Yard Bar and Kitchen, and now we are delighted to be able to relax in the new cosy and chic terrace that sits just above the restaurant at Bankside Hotel.  Get light bites and wood-fired pizzette delivered to your table with Hambledon Snow Cones. 

    Yes please. 

  • The Club at County Hall

    The Club at County Hall is opened to hotel guests and those with membership. The 25m swimming pool is definitely an hidden gem on the South Bank, one of the few in London to enjoy natural daylight. This leisure club also includes a 6,000 square foot gym has state of the art equipment and even provides their own dedicated County Hall CrossFit. Boasting an integral studio there are an array of classes on offer that will suit all fitness levels.

    The balcony areas in the club offer stunning views of the Thames, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. All this plus superbly appointed dressing rooms with Sauna facilities in both the ladies and male changing rooms make the Club your ideal personal retreat.

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    London Marriott Hotel County Hall
  • Royal National Theatre Garden

    Enjoy the hidden garden that sits in a brutalist building. Strolling along South Bank and its completely out of site. Yet from the garden itself you can enjoy spectacular and uninterrupted views of the Thames.Head over to the National Theatre now. 

    National Theatre
  • The Bar @ 26 Leake Street

    Under the Leake Street graffiti arches is Bar @ 26 Leake Street. The Bar @ 26 Leake Street is a celebration of creativity, culture and collaboration with live music performances every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night.  

    Leake Street Arches
  • Noes Lobby

    Taking its name from the room where politicians once went to vote “no”, enjoy cream tea, coffee or champagne in the cosy Marriott County Hall lobby, bursting with history!

    London Marriott Hotel County Hall
  • The Den at Sea Containers

    In Sea Containers Hotel and situated between Sea Containers Restaurant and Lyaness, the Den the perfect place to sip a cup of tea, enjoy a game of backgammon or share a bottle of wine with friends.  


    Sea Containers London

Find The Venues

  • 1 - Southbank Centre

    Belvedere Road
    SE1 8XX 

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  • 2 - Bankside

    Bankside Hotel 2 Blackfriars Rd London UK SE1 9JU 

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  • 3 - London Marriott Hotel County Hall

    London County Hall, Westminster Bridge Rd, Lambeth, South Bank London SE1 7PB

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  • 4 - National Theatre

    Upper Ground, South Bank
    SE1 9PX 

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  • 5 - Leake Street Arches

    Leake St, Lambeth, London SE1 7NN

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  • 6 - London Marriott Hotel County Hall

    London County Hall, Westminster Bridge Rd, Lambeth, South Bank London SE1 7PB

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  • 7 - Sea Containers London

    Sea Containers London, 20 Upper Ground, South Bank London SE1 9PD 

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