Explore The Area

South Bank runs from Lambeth Bridge to Blackfriars Bridge and south to St George’s Circus.

Overview

South Bank is world famous for its outstanding cultural institutions, South Bank Centre, British Film Institute and National Theatre. It is also home to many global brands and companies, including Shell and Oglivy & Mather; three of London's most important universities and colleges - King's College London, London South Bank University and Morley College; and one of its most famous teaching hospitals, St Thomas's.
South Bank is a cultural and employment hub that hosts over 30 million visitors a year, and where 50,000 people work. It's at the very heart of London - with the truly iconic London Eye, numerous visitor attractions, a range of top quality hotels, and some of the capital's best restaurants and bars. It is also home to Waterloo station: London's busiest transport hub.
Spanning two boroughs - Lambeth and Southwark - South Bank is of vital importance to the economic success of London, and its identity as a globally competitive city.

It is a thriving neighbourhood, but one that is under pressure.

Key Facts

An average of 300,000 visitors walk along the riverside walkway each day

South Bank is home to 55,700 jobs and 11,000 residents

South Bank attracts an estimated 30 million visitors every year

Notable new South Bank developments include:

  • Doon Street
  • One Blackfriars
  • 240 Blackfriars Road
  • Sea Containers House

Home to Ogilvy & Mather, Mondrian London and Puma

Waterloo station is the UK’s busiest station with 100 Million Journeys each year and is set to grow by 20% in the next 5-10 years

Current developments alone will create 16,500 new jobs and create new homes for 4,800 residents