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LiFE in South Bank

Tags: london / lifestyle / South Bank

27 February 2017 17:16

Especially when it is illuminated at night in an array of fantastic colour, the South Bank skyline is certainly a sight to behold. From the Southbank centre where festivals, exhibitions and events showcase the best the world has to offer to the London Eye where you ascend to heights above the clouds, you can find fun at any altitude. Beyond the skyline you’ll find gardens, markets and even some TV truths, with, ‘This Morning’ filmed close by. So whether you’re within the skyline or beyond it, a great time is always on the horizon, and you can take that to the (south)bank.

The National Theatre may be good for classics such as Peter Pan and Twelfth Night but House of Vans is great for exclusive film screenings, culturally relatable talks and immersive art exhibitions featuring the likes of Kris Lock and Bethan Wilkins. Take part in workshops there concerning the future of fashion, approaches to photography and painting with light and further your artistic skills. As if that wasn’t enough, you can also attend BMX or skate sessions with full access to the bowl, full of steep ramps and thrill-seeking courses.

If outdoor events are more your thing, head to the Bernie Spain Gardens for the Thames Festival, promotional activities from big name brands such as Nike and Harvey Nichols and country-specific cultural events where all senses are enticed, especially taste.  On the more relaxing side, take a yoga class, show off your croquet skills in a friendly competition or simply take a picnic or book along and rest with ease.

The parks proximity to the River Thames means there’s no excuse to miss out on a river cruise to experience Britain’s most famous river and more of that breath-taking skyline and scenery. Who says you can’t experience nature in the big city?

You’ll thank South Bank for its cuisine. Chino Latino provides a menu with fusion-filled flavours from the orient with dishes presented with innovative style and featuring more colours than the rainbow. Brasserie Blanc gives French food a good name with specialities including escargots, boeuf bourguignon and Toulouse sausage with mash. For Latin lovers, check out Las Iguanas. You’ll find all your favourites such as fajitas and enchiladas to the less well-known but equally scrumptious albondigas (Patagonian meatballs) and picanha (sliced steak, oozing with salsa and served with a generous choice sides). Delicioso!

From its multicultural atmosphere to its artistic and event-filled nature, LiFE in South Bank seems almost too good to be true.