It is easy to spend a day or two discovering Bankside... Delve into the rich history of the area by visiting some of Bankside's historical attractions such as Southwark Cathedral, The London Bridge Experience or the Shakespeare's Globe exhibition. Enjoy lunch at one of the area's restaurants, pubs or cafés followed by an afternoon of art - there are plenty of galleries to choose from and Tate Modern is a must-visit simply to admire the architectural immensity.
Located on the junction of Southwark Bridge Road and Union Street, Flat Iron Square is the latest addition to Bankside, bringing together an exciting hub of new restaurants, bars, food trucks and music venue.
A museum which preserves a unique Victorian Materials Testing Machine in working order in the premises built to house it. It tells the story of the Kirkaldy family who ran the business for almost 100 years and the wider history of materials testing.
The Millennium Bridge springs from a dynamic collaboration between engineering, art and architecture to provide the first new Thames crossing since Tower Bridge. A shallow suspension structure, it is designed to allow pedestrians unimpeded views up and down river. A thin ribbon of steel by day, it is illuminated to form a blade of light at night.
Dedicated to promoting 'works on paper', the gallery provides a space for the student to gain an insight into how an exhibition is created including responsibility for advertising, curating, hanging and staffing.
The Bridge is a charitable organisation which aims to make a difference to the lives of women living or working in London. The space features a licensed café with alfresco seating and a state-of-the-art gym.