Useful links: around Bankside Lofts
One of the joys of living in Bankside is the fantastic range of things to do and see nearby. Some attractions are year-round; others, such as the Christmas Frost Fair and the themed music and food weekends at Gabriel’s Wharf, are seasonal.
Home of the Royal Watercolour Society and the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers.
British Film Institute (BFI)
BFI Southbank screens over 1,000 films a year, from rare silent comedies to cult movies and archive television screenings; also on-stage interviews with film-makers, actors, producers, critics and writers.
One of the largest food markets in the world; also good for cafes and restaurants.
Cheap London theatre tickets – discount codes up to 50% off regular ticket prices.
South Bank local news, discussion forum, attractions, hotels and restaurants.
The Olivier, Lyttleton and Cottesloe theatres offer an eclectic mix of new plays and classics from a global repertoire. Also platform performances, backstage tours, foyer music, publications, exhibitions and outdoor events.
Originally opened in 1818 as the Royal Cobourg Theatre, the Old Vic is one of the oldest working theatres in London.
Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre
The reconstructed Shakespeare's Globe presents theatre, education and exhibitions.
The Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Hayward Galley offer a wide-ranging programme: classical and world music, rock and pop, jazz, dance, literature and the visual arts. Check out the popular free music events, especially at weekends.
National gallery of modern art
Thames Clippers operates fast modern boats over the key central stretch of the river between Central London at Savoy Pier, via Bankside Pier (by the Globe Theatre,) through Canary Wharf to Greenwich and beyond to Woolwich.
Transport for London
Information on all forms of public transport in London: routes, maps, journey planner and online ticket sales.
Unique wine tasting attraction and conference/events venue.
The UK's leading home for younger theatre artists, especially directors. The Young Vic presents seasons of work by new directors in tandem with productions by the world's greats.