Enjoy the best views while walking London’s South Bank along the Thames. Autumn is such a beautiful time of the year, especially in London. This tour will give you the opportunity to experience the transition into the new season, while recognizing these great locations:
- National Theatre
- Jubilee Park and Garden
- London Eye
- Houses of Parliament and Big Ben
The Royal National Theatre was originally founded in 1963. From its foundation until 1976 it was not located where you see it now. The original building was close, near Waterloo. No doubt that such an important theatre has to impress with location as well. South Bank is perfect and easy to reach. Its convenient location you can reach by bus, train or Underground. The nearest station is Waterloo, which combines both train and Tube. Around the station are various bus stops if you prefer to ride the bus and enjoy the sights. You can find more information and plan your visit here: https://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/
People who appreciate the art and the performances here are also tempted to explore around the theatre, too. There are plenty of restaurants and coffee shops. Most of them have the view towards the Thames. There is also a lovely book market. Browse around and see if you can find your next fascinating book.
Jubilee Park and Garden
Every Londoner and most of the tourists know this place. It is just in front of the London Eye, which brings a breath of freshness between the high buildings around. This area is mostly filled with tourist attractions and office spaces due to its very central spot.
There are a few food stands around attracting people with delicious street food. Imagine how cozy you would feel on an Autumn day like this one, drinking a hot tea or coffee in combination with your favourite food right in front of the Thames. This is the main reason this park and garden are so popular. It is usually way to crowded here, but not recently due to the Covid-19 restrictions.
Another great thing to see while walking down the South Bank is one of the symbols of the capital – the London Eye. This iconic structure is a phenomenal way to experience London from 135 meters height. It consists of 33 capsules. Each capsule can accommodate up to 25 people. Currently some restrictions apply, so make sure you check their website for detailed information. More that 3 million tourists visit the attraction every year. The Covid-19 pandemic slowed down the tourist flow a bit, but hopefully this will change soon. To plan a future visit check the website here: https://www.londoneye.com/
Houses of Parliament and Big Ben
One of the best views towards the Houses of Parliament and the Big Ben are from the south bank of the river Thames. You will see it yourself in this video. The mesmerizing buildings in the back and the beautiful river Thames in front will make your photos look like real postcards.
Let’s learn something new! The official name of the Houses of Parliament is the Palace of Westminster. The beautiful architecture of the buildings grabs everyone’s attention instantly. The Palace of Westminster is located on the north bank of the river Thames. Interesting fact is that the name comes from the Westminster Abbey. The Abbey is around the corner and usually is one of the most visited places in London. Reaching the Houses of Parliament is easy, because Westminster station is right outside. If you prefer using the bus network, there are several convenient stops around.
Next to the Palace of Westminster is probably the most well-known and famous thing in the capital – the Big Ben. I doubt there are people who have not heard of it or have not seen a picture of it. The giant clock tower is a favourite spot for photos, because of its interesting Neo-Gothic style. It was built in 1859 and back then it was the tallest four-faced striking clock in the world. Currently Big Ben is under construction and we will be able to enjoy it again on 2021.
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