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Time to Discover: The BFI Southbank’s Mediatheque

Do you know about the British Film Institute (BFI) Southbank’s Mediatheque?  Only a select group of Londoners have discovered the joys of this cool little spot, which is hidden inside the shiny glass buildings of the BFI Southbank.  Why Visit the BFI Mediatheque? But what is the BFI Mediatheque exactly? In short, it’s a part …

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There’s A Public Viewing Platform at the Oxo Tower… and it’s Free

The public viewing platform at the Oxo Tower is one of my favourite hidden London gems.  For a city with such a dramatic skyline, it can be damned tough to get a good look at the best views in London without paying through the nose for the pleasure.  Sure, it’s cool that you can see …

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Best Restaurants in South Bank I 15 Unmissable Places to Eat

Don’t even think of booking until you check out this insider’s guide to the best Southbank restaurants. One of the trendiest parts of central London, the South Bank is a real hub of artistic and cultural activity. Little wonder that this creativity is also funnelled into a string of vibrant and exciting restaurants dotted across …

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The South Bank Cafe Guide: The Best Coffee Shops on the South Bank

When it comes to cafes on the South Bank, you aren’t short on options. Personally, the South Bank is one of my favourite spots for coffee in the city.  The artsy vibe has resulted in some really quirky and unique spots, from curious tourists gathering outside Shakespeare’s Globe, contemporary-art lovers flocking to the Tate Modern …

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Best Bars on the Southbank for Cocktails, Beers and Cheers

Finding the best bars in the South Bank isn’t always easy. First you have to run the hurdle of mediocre spots offering badly-made cocktails and wine best used for cleaning your sink. Don’t despair though, there are a plethora of quirky bars, cocktail lounges and fabulous establishments if you know where to look.  Here’s my …

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Best Pubs on the South Bank: Brilliant Boozers for a Riverside Drink

The creme de la creme of Southbank pubs to sink a pint in.  Is there anything more quintessentially British than swinging by an old-fashioned London pub for a swift pint and a nice pub lunch? Probably not. Packed with history, the pubs on the South Bank are some of the best in the city – …

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Drinking At: 12th Knot – The Rooftop Bar at Sea Containers London

12th Knot might not be quite as famous as Lyaness downstairs, but Sea Containers upstairs bar is no second-placer. Offering iconic views over the Thames and rather perfect cocktails, it’s a stellar cocktail bar that you need to visit. If you haven’t visited, here’s why you should. 12th Knot: The Bar 12th Knot: formerly the …

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26 River Thames Facts I’ll Bet You Never Knew

The River Thames might be best known as the waterway that cuts a dash through the centre of London, but there’s so much more to it than that. Beginning in Gloucestershire and ending somewhere between Kent and Essex, there’s a whole wealth of quirky, cool and interesting facts about the River Thames I’ll bet you …

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20 London Eye Facts I’ll Bet You Didn’t Know

The London Eye has graced London’s skyline for almost two decades – but how much do you really know about the city’s famous observation wheel? Here are 20 London Eye facts for all you curious wannabe know-it-alls. Ah the London Eye. I have a bit of a soft spot for London’s turtle-paced observation wheel – …

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Drinking At: Lyaness Cocktail Bar at Sea Containers

Lyaness, the new cocktail bar at Sea Containers has some big boots to fill. Its predecessor, Dandelyan, was named The Best Bar in the World – so it came as a surprise when the man behind it, Ryan Chetiyawardana announced he’d be closing it and replacing it with a new bar and a new concept… …

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