South Bank London

Free South Bank Walks: From Palace to Station

Learn how South Bank's unique architectural landscape has evolved on this free walking tour.

Opening Hours

The walk starts at 11am and lasts approximately 2.5 hours.


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15 Mar - 15 Mar 2024

Ticket Information

All South Bank Walks are free

Location Info

Garden Museum, Lambeth Palace Road, London, UK

For this edition of our free South Bank Walks, we reprise our sold-out Open House Festival walking tour 'From Palace to Station: Lost & Hidden Architecture', led by Alison Rae from the Lambeth Tour Guides Association.

From the sites of old breweries and wharfs, hospitals, churches and theatres, this walk goes beyond South Bank's world-famous landmarks to reveal lost and hidden spaces that tell stories of the past and present and that also look forward to the future!

North Lambeth and the area leading to the South Bank was historically low-lying, marshy and liable to flooding and only a few Medieval buildings survive. The area changed with the arrival of the railways. Tracks were elevated over the marshes connecting to the new Waterloo Station and as the station was constructed churches, houses and places of entertainment were lost. However, in the 20th and 21st centuries these spaces were reborn and revealed again with new purposes.

Join us as we walk through South Bank's lesser-known corners in search of remnants of the past, and the contemporary spaces that now tell a new story about London's changing architectural vision.

* This extended walk starts at 11am and lasts approximately 2.5 hours.

Meeting point: The walk starts from the St Mary's Garden in front of the Garden Museum. Look out for our guide Alison Rae who will be waiting for you!

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