South Bank London

Travel & Stay

From budget to boutique, Business Class facilities and 5-star luxury, South Bank has a hotel for every traveller.  A wide choice of tube, train, bus and boat connections also mean South Bank is connected to everywhere you need to be.

Getting to South Bank

South Bank is one of London’s most popular areas and a must-visit for anyone visiting the city for the first time. Just across the Thames from the Houses of Parliament, the South Bank area spans the riverside from Lambeth Bridge to Blackfriars Bridge.

We’re easily reached by tube, train, cycle, boat or taxi, but the best way to discover all that South Bank has to offer is on foot. The area is predominantly pedestrianised, allowing you to walk freely and safely, all the way along the edge of the river, as well as off the beaten track into the side roads, wharfs and tunnels to encounter its hidden gems.

On Foot

Whether you’re walking upriver from London Bridge or over one of the many bridges from the north side, there are countless ways to reach South Bank.

To find out the best route for you, visit Google Maps.

By Train

South Bank is brilliantly connected to three rail stations: Waterloo, Waterloo East and Blackfriars.

To plan your journey, visit National Rail Enquiries.

By Bus and Tube

Whether you get the tube to Waterloo, or choose to alight at Westminster, Embankment or Blackfriars and walk over the river, there are lots of different ways to find South Bank.

Use to plan your journey.

By River

One of the easiest, (and most picturesque) ways to get across London is by boat. Uber Boat by Thames Clippers operate from the London Eye (Waterloo) Pier with boats running daily out to North Greenwich.

For more information, visit 

Staying in South Bank

Sitting in the heart of London’s cultural district and surrounded by iconic landmarks like Big Ben and the London Eye, South Bank is perfectly located for visitors to London planning an overnight stay. From mid-range to luxury and conferencing to holidaying, South Bank has a broad range of hotel options with several international hotels located here.

Whether you're staying for business or pleasure, for two nights or two weeks, here’s our guide to where to stay in South Bank.

Bankside Hotel

Chic boutique hotel with an impressive contemporary art collection

London Marriott Hotel County Hall

History, heritage and quintessential British charm.

Park Plaza County Hall

Classy 4-star hotel in a prime central location.

Park Plaza Westminster Bridge

A major conferencing hotel with a great spa and several restaurants

Premier Inn County Hall

Reliable and centrally-located budget-friendly hotel.

Premier Inn Waterloo (Westminster Bridge)

14-floor budget hotel right next to Waterloo Station.

Sea Containers London

A luxury designer hotel right on the river.

view of the ground floor door and windows of the mad hatter hotel from the street

The Mad Hatter Hotel

30-room hotel and pub located just a stone's throw from Blackfriars Station.

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