There's something special about London's South Bank. It has an energy running through it - a pulse that beats strong.
Here the pavements heave with tourists and locals alike, united in the hustle and bustle as they stroll along the river, admiring the murky, yet awe-inspiring Thames.
Despite being a hotbed for tourists, and one of the most visited places in London, it still possesses a certain charm. Humming with life in every direction, there really is something for everyone here.
From the vibrant street performers, to the abundance of attractions (galleries, museums, river-front shops and cafes), it's the perfect place to watch life go by.
But, don't take our word for it. Head on over and check it out for yourself.
London's South Bank -
Top 5 things to see and do...
Take in an exhibition at Europe's largest centre for the arts. It's a must see for all culture vultures.
Buy a pre-loved literary treasure at Southbank Centre Book Market
Discreetly located under the Waterloo Bridge on Queen's Walk, Southbank Centre Book Market is one of the only outdoor second-hand and antique book markets in Southern England. Open daily.
Get a bird's eye view at Coca-Cola London Eye
There's nothing like seeing the Houses of Parliament and the Thames spread out before you in all its glory. To save waiting, purchase a Fast Track ticket to avoid the queues.
Enjoy wharf life at Gabriel's Wharf
Home to a wealth of independent shops, cafes, bars and restaurants, it's the perfect place to enjoy an inspiring weekend. Not sure what to do? Check out one of the quirky gift shops or local art galleries. If this all seems too much, simply enjoy a glass of wine at one of the small, but perfectly formed cafes.
Seek out seductive cocktails at Skylon, Royal Festival Hall
Seriously sophisticated, Skylon is the type of bar that Bond would quite happily make his local. THE most stylish place to unwind on the South Bank, the cocktails here are to die for and the service is impeccable.The view's not half bad either.