did you know
- Sharks have lived in our oceans for more than 420 million years. There are over 500 species of shark in our oceans, and SEA LIFE is proud to be coordinating the European Black Tip Reef Shark breeding programme.
- Gentoo Penguins are the fastest underwater swimming penguins in the world, reaching speeds of 22mph!
- The aquarium's partner charity is The SEA LIFE Trust, where they develop and support projects that protect marine wildlife and habitats across the world.
- You can come face to face with the amazing marine life during VIP experiences such as behind the scenes tours, becoming a Marine Biologist for the day, snorkeling with sharks and feeding turtles.
SEA LIFE London Aquarium
County Hall, Riverside Building, Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7PB
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Leake Street Arches
A celebration of urban art, dining and entertainment live from Waterloo.
Witness for the Prosecution
It's classic Agatha Christie. We'll see you in court!
Take a stroll along South Bank's leafy riverside.
Take a leisurely stroll along the banks of the Thames as it winds through the capital. Soak up the South Bank atmosphere, London's home of art, culture and unique architecture. Cross the bridges for circular walks with spectacular views.
The Riverside Walkway attracts visitors from all over the world and is also a valuable resource enjoyed by all who live or work in the area. It is also used as a venue for unusual and unique events - keep your eyes peeled for exciting pop-ups.
gallery@oxo showcases a varied programme of photography, contemporary design, architecture and issue-based exhibitions.
The No.1 sightseeing tour on the Thames - choose from afternoon tea, sundowner and even Elvis cruises.
Stylish river fleet, running every 20 minutes between key London piers.
Jubilee Gardens is a beautifully landscaped park situated in the heart of South Bank, behind the London Eye.
The internationally-renowned venue presents new writing, classics, comedies and musicals.
A four-screen cinema venue showing a huge selection of classic and contemporary films.
IWM London tells the stories of those whose lives have been shaped by war through the depth, breadth and impact of their Galleries, displays and events.
Pizza Express Italian restaurants provide exceptional quality food such as pizza and pasta as well as live music, takeaway and table bookings, always in style.
Enviably located just off the Southbank Centre, directly opposite the Royal Festival Hall main entrance, Pizza Express is close to major attractions like the London Eye and the Aquarium. It's extremely spacious but with a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere – making the place ideal for every sort of occasion.
House of Crepes
Sweet and savoury crepes, eat-in or takeaway. Add your favourites to a sweet crepe, such as Nutella, or try a full English savoury treat!
Once you've had a wonder down the leafy avenues of South Bank, explore Gabriel's Wharf and pick up a delicious treat from House of Crepes.
Sit inside or out and indulge in one of 40 varieties of sweet and savoury crepes: from spinach and feta to banana and chocolate with fresh cream. Or choose from the selection of sandwiches, cakes, ice creams and coffees. Open daily until late.
Tasty cuisine in a trendy restaurant, with child-friendly service. Alfresco seating by the riverside.
Giraffe is well-known for bringing global classics to a family-friendly and lively atmosphere.
The South Bank branch is the largest in the capital, complete with riverside views - it's a popular one too thanks to the great location, but rest-assured the queue goes down quickly.
The menu is extensive and varied ensuring there's a dish to suit every taste, from Duck stir fry to proper Fish and Chips.
The Wall SE1
The Wall SE1 burst onto the South Bank culinary scene at House of Vans in August 2014, in a cloud of burger smoke, coffee grounds, blood, sweat and tears.
This cool new restaurant and bar - The Wall SE1 - is located within The House of Vans, right by Waterloo Station. In its own words, it has “burst onto the South Bank restaurant scene in a cloud of burger smoke, coffee grounds, blood, sweat and tears”.
Inspired by New York diners and tying in with House of Vans’ “off the wall” spirit, The Wall SE1 serves American style fast food cooked with fresh, quality local produce. Expect a menu comprising of piping hot sweet potato fries that are crispy on the outside and deliciously soft and gooey on the inside with a wickedly smoky chipotle mayo and a selection of burgers including their infamous Pulled Piggy...
If you fancy something fancy, check out the cocktails, which include a Jamaican or Russian Mule, a Pilgrim father, or The Wall’s own concoction made with Blackdown Cellars Vodka/ Gin, fresh lemon, pomegranate and apple juice and elderflower served long over ice and a lemon wedge garnish.
Bernie Spain Gardens
A relaxing riverside open space, nestled between Oxo Tower and Gabriel's Wharf.
The raw, industrial space programmes exhibitions and events, displaying the best in art & design.
Park Plaza London Waterloo
Park Plaza's latest, stunning hotel arrives in Waterloo.
See shows and exhibitions and take part in our vibrant festivals.