A two-mile riverside stretch that makes for a great place to hang out all year round. It’s a part of town where tourism and everyday city life coalesce, and a favourite meeting spot in central London. You could easily spend a day here, and not spend lots of money. Flanked by major landmarks, including The London Eye, walking across Waterloo Bridge or Hungerford Bridge has iconic views, particularly at night.
The atmosphere is always buzzing, without feeling crowded. The National Theatre, BFI, and Southbank Centre all reside here, and there usually free exhibitions, and events both indoors and outdoors all year round, as well as weekly second hand book market. There are quieter nooks too. Gabriel’s Wharf has independent shops, bars and restaurants and get up to the Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden or Royal Festival Hall Terrace on a sunny day.