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Bankside

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A great walk even on a rainy day

Bankside is the southern part of the Thames stretching between the Blackfriars bridge walking west towards London Bridge and although it could be rather busy at the weekend on a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 December 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Bankside is the southern part of the Thames stretching between the Blackfriars bridge walking west towards London Bridge and although it could be rather busy at the weekend on a warm day, it is still busy with tourists on a daily basis. Lots of kids running with their bikes, skates etc, people doing cons or simply beggging or artists doing... More 

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Loads of pubs cafes and restaurants along bankside especially by the globe theatre. Great to walk alongside the thames

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Rijeka, Croatia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

The southern bank of the Thames, between Blackfriars and London Bridge is a part of Southwark district, which name came from the medieval expression “the Banke syde” which means “street along the bank of the river Thames”. It is a rapidly developing area, with many interesting venues and a great walk along the river.

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Glasgow, Scotland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

I love this area of London , there is so much to see and do, the modern mixes in with the old. I love going to see plays at Shakespeare's Globe, love grabbing something to eat at Borough Market and simply strolling along the river bank.

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Lucknow, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

This has to be one of my favourite parts of London. There's so much to do here, you could actually spend an entire day here. Go to the Tate Modern or Shakespeare's Globe. Take a walk along the river Thames or enjoy a drink at one of the very English pubs there. And when you're done, enjoy a walk across... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2016 via mobile

I love this area of The Thanes It has undergone a huge regeneration over the last few years. There is plenty to see & do with fabulous views of the ever growing city of London iconic skyline.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

Bankside held the surprise of a Christmas market with the back drop of the new and the old - city hall and London bridge. An array of food was on offer along with a range of markets stalls offering their wares. The walk was engaging and is on offer any time of the year.

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2015

walked across millenium bridge up to tower bridge along thames via borough market. great long walk on a quiet morning

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

Lots to do this side of the river from the Tate Modern to Shakespeare Globe easily spend a day this side of the Thames with lots to do

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Glasgow, Scotland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

When we come to London we head for this part of the river. It is great to walk along the banks of the river as there is so much to see - on the banks and on the river itself. I can recommend a visit to the Globe Theatre.

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