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.