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south side of the River Thames

Denver
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south side of the River Thames

I am in the process of planning my trip to London and I have noticed that I have come across very little information about the areas on the south side of the River Thames. Why is this? No hotels? Unsafe? Poor public transport?

I am not thinking about staying or visiting there. I am just curious.

Thanks.

rtc

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1. Re: south side of the River Thames

Central London is mostly north of the Thames, that's why. Same reason people planning a trip to New York don't hear much about Brooklyn.

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2. Re: south side of the River Thames

RTC, you should go south of the river if only for a walk along 'The South Bank', you will pass the London Eye, Royal Festival Hall, The National Theatre, Tate Modern, the Oxo Building to name a few and nearly as good you get a great view of the buildings on the North side!

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3. Re: south side of the River Thames

We have rented a flat on the south side...near Lambeth North tube station....I have located plenty of pubs and shops on that side...not to mention we will have a fabulous view of the London Eye for New Year's eve fireworks.

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4. Re: south side of the River Thames

This is a good website with information about Southbank.

www.southbanklondon.com

www.southbanklondon.com/walkthisway

It is a lovely area for walking, with great views across the river.

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5. Re: south side of the River Thames

the souths the best bit, but we like to keep it to ourselves ssh!

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6. Re: south side of the River Thames

But then, anyone who calls themselves Kebabandchips would like South London.

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7. Re: south side of the River Thames

One of my favorite things to do in London is to take a walk along the South Bank. There is plenty to see and do there - pubs, the National Theatre, Gabriel's Wharf, Hay's Galleria. Foyle's bookstore has a branch on the South Bank. Walk to the middle of Waterloo Bridge and get some great London skyline views.

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8. Re: south side of the River Thames

Thanks for posting the link Dancingmolly. An interesting site indeed

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9. Re: south side of the River Thames

No hotels? No quality ones

Unsafe? Yes

Poor public transport? Hardly any underground lines

North is much better. Much nicer type of people ;-)

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10. Re: south side of the River Thames

The difference is that the tourist sights north of the river spread out some distance north whereas south of the river you have a small strip next to or close to the river with wonderful attractions such as The London Eye, Tate Modern and Shakespeares Globe plus some more than decent hotels including The Riverside Park Plaza, The Marriott and PTI County Hall, The London Bridge and The Hilton Tower Bridge but beyond that lie dragons (or so taxi drivers would have us believe).