Experience the shows and attractions London’s South Bank has to offer
Just a few steps away from the bright lights of the West End, the South Bank is a vibrant cultural centre of London, with the Southbank Centre alone welcoming over six million attendees each year. Right beside the River Thames, tourists and locals can walk past some of the largest theatres in the capital, as well as smaller, cabaret productions that take place as part of the Underbelly Festival. With plenty to see and do close by to the river, don’t miss out on your chance for a live experience like no other on the South Bank, both on and off the water.
South Bank activities you need to experience
See a show at the National Theatre
A beating heart of the artistic nation, productions at the National Theatre are at the cutting edge of theatre today. With a regularly-changing line-up of shows throughout the year, there really is something for everyone at the National.
Witness for the Prosecution
The first production to be staged inside the unique setting of London County Hall, Witness for the Prosecution is one of two Agatha Christie whodunnits in the West End, along with The Mousetrap. As you take your ringside court seat in the specially-designed auditorium, you’ll follow the trial of Leonard Vole as he’s charged with the murder of Emily French. When Leonard’s wife takes to the stand, will she testify for or against her husband? Filled with unexpected twists and turns, decide whether Leonard Vole will walk free at Witness for the Prosecution and see if you can crack the case.
Bring it On
The high-flying, back-flipping, jaw-dropping musical Bring It On comes to Queen Elizabeth Hall at Christmastime, starring Louis Smith and Amber Davies. Based on the 2000 film of the same name, join the high schoolers as they compete for the crown, with tales of friendship and forgiveness wrapped up in explosive choreography and a smash-hit soundtrack by Lin-Manuel Miranda.
The LastMinute.com London Eye
As well as the variety of shows and events available, the South Bank is also home to some of the country’s famed and most recognisable attractions, including The LastMinute.com London Eye. Offering passengers the chance to see a panoramic view of up to 25 miles from central London, see the capital from great heights. With the city’s skyline unfolding as you get higher and higher, get ready to experience this must-see attraction on London’s South Bank.
The London Dungeon
Delve into the ancient capital’s deepest, darkest past at the London Dungeon, right in the heart of London’s South Bank. Live actors help bring centuries of history to life, as well as three thrilling rides and exciting special effects, so get ready to face your fears!
Meet all your favourite Dreamworks characters including Puss In Boots, the Three Little Pigs and Shrek himself as a far-far away land comes to London. Onboard a magical ‘Dreamworks Tours’ red London bus driven by the mischievous Donkey, get ready for endless fun and plenty of laughter as family-friendly stories come alive.