One of the architectural landmarks of South Bank, the Oxo Tower has stood by the River Thames for over a century, its distinctive lettering standing out against the borough’s skyline. Today home to shops, restaurants, and offices, its origins were actually much different. Beginning construction in the late 19th Century, Oxo Tower was finished in […]
Part of Southbank Centre, the Royal Festival Hall is one of the finest concert venues in London. Able to seat 2,500 people, it is the first post-war building in the city to receive Grade I listed status. In fact, it’s partly because of the war that it was even built. South Bank was an area […]
One of London’s premiere attractions, the Ferris Wheel known as the London Eye is as recognisable against the London skyline as Tower Bridge or the Shard. Located on the South Bank of the Thames in Lambeth, right across from Westminster, it has plenty of famous neighbors, including the Palace of Westminster, Big Ben, Westminster Bridge, […]
Renowned Aerial Photographer Jason Hawkes posted this amazing picture of London’s Southbank on Twitter today. Simply stunning! Check out his website.
London’s got a brand new exclusive hang out – and it’s a stranded boat hotel. The one room has just won the Room For London contest. Report by Louise Hulland.
The South Bank in London will get a new hotel in 2014. According to Travel News, US-based Morgans Hotel Group will manage a new 360-room hotel located on the South Bank of the River Thames. From Travel News: The new hotel, which will become Morgans’ first Mondrian-branded property in Europe, will be located at Sea Containers […]
British artist Damien Hirst is to be given his first major solo exhibition in the UK. More than 70 of his works will be on show from April at Tate Modern in London. The works will include his 2007 For the Love of God which visitors will be able to see for free. The life-size platinum cast […]