Things To Do in Bankside, South Bank and London Waterloo …

There’s a wealth of heritage and innovation dotted along the south side of the Thames. Bring the whole family for a day of theatre, art, adventure, gourmet food and much more.


Just across the river from the Houses of Parliament, the South Bank area of London was energised during the 1951 Festival of Britain by the iconic modern architecture of the Southbank Centre, featuring the Royal Festival Hall, Hayward Gallery, the Purcell Room and Queen Elizabeth Hall.

This area stretches between Westminster and London Bridges on the south side of the river, and is a perfect location for a sunny day’s stroll.

There is always a special event going on, as well as a fantastic range of entertainment, arts and dining venues to discover. For a more high-adrenalin sightseeing tour, you can even whizz down the Thames on aspeedboat and take in the spectacular views.

Things to see and do in London Waterloo

If you head towards the river from London Waterloo, you will find the Florence Nightingale Museum, the SEA LIFE London Aquarium, the Coca-Cola London Eye, the Southbank Centre, the BFI Imax and The London Dungeon.

Venturing south instead, will take you to theatregoers’ favourites the Old Vic, the Young Vic as well as the shops and market stalls along Lower Marsh.

There are plenty of great dining options in this area, from riverside dining at Skylon to dim sum at Ping Pong, or gastro-pub grub at the Anchor and Hope. If that’s enough to tempt you into an overnight stay in the area, there are plenty of hotels close to Waterloo.

East of Waterloo Bridge on the South Bank

The riverside walkway is perfect for people watching, spending lazy afternoons in a pavement café or browsing in one of the area’s many book and art shops or regular markets.

Catch a show at the National Theatre, browse the designer boutiques in the Oxo Tower and Gabriel’s Wharf, or enjoy family fun at BFI Southbank.

You’ll also find a range of Italian and French cafés at Gabriel’s Wharf; while the National Theatre’s Terrace Bar is perfect for a relaxing drink.

Things to see and do in Bankside

East of Blackfriars bridge, the area becomes known as Bankside. This is one of the oldest parts of London – entrepreneurs, artists and revellers have flocked here for almost 2,000 years. Bankside is also one of London’s most vibrant areas, with a heady mix of culture, foodie delights, attractions and architecture.

Situated along the Thames, Bankside is dominated by Tate Modern, one of the world’s finest art galleries. The quirky streets around Tate Modern are perfect for exploring on foot – with galleries including Bankside Gallery and Jerwood Space, and the trendy shops and restaurants of Bankside Mix waiting to be discovered.

Playwrights have gathered here since Shakespeare’s time, and the area remains a centre for creativity. Shakespeare’s Globe exhibition and tour is a great way to immerse yourself in the culture of the Bard’s time, and the converted Menier Chocolate Factory offers world-class productions. It’s also a great area for an immersive historical experience: try the Golden Hinde ship or the Clink Prison Museum.

Markets, Bars and Restaurants on the South Bank

Time for a drink? Historic pubs such as The George and The Anchor have long been favoured by famous Londoners – from Charles Dickens to Samuel Pepys – or search out The Rake, London’s smallest bar. If you’re looking for a cocktail, head to Mondrian London’s destination bar, Dandelyan, which mixes unusual creations with sweeping views of the Thames.

Bankside was once known as London’s larder. It’s a title that lives on today in the fresh produce of Borough Market and the wealth of fine restaurants, pavement cafés and outlets surrounding it.

For more information about this great destination, look at Visit Bankside or download the excellent free app from Southbank London.

Trains to London Waterloo

London Waterloo train station is convenient for access to the South East of England by train. Destinations to and from London Waterloo include Bournemouth, Southampton, Exeter and Weymouth.

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Travel to Bankside, South Bank and Waterloo

Bankside, the South Bank and Waterloo are easy to access: use London Bridge, Waterloo, Blackfriars, and Southwark stations, or take one of the numerous buses that travel to the area. London Waterloo is served by the Jubilee, Northern and Bakerloo lines on the Tube.

If you’re going to be in London for more than a day, it’s worth buying a Visitor Oyster Card in advance. The Visitor Oyster Card is delivered to your home before you arrive in London. It is one of the easiest ways to get around London.

If you do not have a Visitor Oyster Card, but still plan to travel around London for more than a day, buy an Oyster card at the Tube station. Learn more about Oyster Cards.

You can also take a river cruise along the Thames from Waterloo Millenium Pier next to the Coca-Cola London Eye with City Cruises.




Diverse, fun-loving and never quiet, Soho attracts a wide mix of people. Its history, venues and atmosphere make it a must-see for tourists, and Londoners flock here too.

Soho in Central London is a great place to find live entertainment, interesting food and pulsingnightlife. Browse the boutique shops, relax in Soho Square, or treat yourself to a West End show, a meal and a delicious cocktail.

Soho is also known for its risqué vibe. This is where you’ll find many of London’s sex shops, burlesque shows and gay and lesbian bars.

Other interesting London areas within walking distance of Soho include Chinatown, Covent Garden,Piccadilly Circus and Mayfair.

Travel to Soho

Soho is situated in the heart of London’s West End. The area covers roughly one square mile (2.6 square kilometres), so it’s easy to explore on foot. Soho is bordered by Oxford Street, Regent Street,Leicester Square and Charing Cross Road.

Travelling to Soho is easy. Catch a London bus, or get the London tube. London tube stations near Soho include:

If you’re going to be in London for more than a day, it’s worth buying a Visitor Oyster Card in advance. The Visitor Oyster Card is delivered to your home before you arrive in London. It is one of the easiest ways to get around London.

If you do not have a Visitor Oyster Card, but still plan to travel around London for more than a day,buy an Oyster card at the Tube station. Learn more about Oyster Cards.

Things to do in Soho: Shopping

No visit to the capital would be complete without a Soho shopping day. Some of London’s most interesting boutiques can be found along Berwick Street, Carnaby Street and in Kingly Court.

For flagship fashion and electronics stores in Soho, you’ll find the best shopping along Oxford Streetand Regent Street.

Soho is also home to famous stores such as Hamleys, the toy shop; Liberty, the mock Tudor department store; Agent Provocateur, where you can shop for top-quality lingerie; and Paul A Young, where you can choose from a selection of mouth-watering chocolates.

Things to do in Soho: Theatre

London’s theatre scene is primarily focused around the West End. A number of Soho theatres – such as the Prince Edward Theatre and the Prince of Wales Theatre – have been entertaining visitors for a very long time. From big-budget musicals and classic plays, to quirky cabaret and stand-up comedy, there is a Soho show to suit every taste.

For example, you can book tickets to see Stomp at the Ambassador Theatre, Les Misérables at the Queen’s Theatre or Thriller at the Lyric Theatre, which are all in Soho.

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Things to do in Soho: Bars and Clubs

Soho is at the heart of London’s live music and clubbing scene, but you can also find everything from casual pubs to secret bars. Popular bars such as The O Bar and Bar Soho provide plenty of cocktail opportunities on a night out in Central London. If it’s a late night coffee you crave, Bar Italia is a lively place to hang out.

Soho can claim to be London’s major hotspot for the gay and lesbian scene, with a high concentration of gay clubs and bars. Soho is also a hub for the Pride in London celebrations each year.

Jazz also came to the UK via Soho. Clubs such as Ronnie Scott’s still offer great jazz nights. Alternatively, you can do it yourself at the Lucky Voice karaoke bar!

Things to do in Soho: Restaurants

The Soho dining scene, much like the area, offers both the quirky and traditional, the opulent and down-to-earth. Snap up cheap snacks at Yalla Yalla; do brunch at The Breakfast Club Soho; dine on colourful Indian cuisine at Imli Street, Masala Zone and Cinnamon Soho.

Soho also caters for indulgent fine dining. For some of the best food in London, book a table atGauthier Soho, or one of Soho’s Michelin-starred restaurants, Yauatcha, Arbutus, and Social Eating House.

Small sharing portions are popular in London, and you can enjoy this trend at Soho restaurants likeBarrafina, Polpo and Blanchette.

In recent years, meat has also become more prevalent on restaurant menus across London. To get your fix of steak, burger, or chicken in Soho, check out Mash, Honest Burgers, or Clockjack Oven.

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Hotels and Hostels in Soho

Accommodation in Soho ranges from luxurious hotels to more affordable options.

If you’re booking a trip of a lifetime and want nothing but the best, Soho’s hotels include the modern W Hotel, the boutique Sanctum Soho Hotel and the elegant Café Royal Hotel.

For those visitors coming to London on a budget, the Central London YHA hostels offer excellent value for money right in Central London.



Top 10 Camden in London…

Whether you’re a rocker, cool kid, metalhead, hippy, vintage queen or muso, you’ll find something to delight you in this fun part of North London. Enjoy!

1. Shopping

If you love Camden chances are you love shopping! Take the Tube to Camden Town, then head north along Camden High Street past stores selling Doc Martins, goth and punk clothing, body piercings, tattoos and more. Allow yourself a few hours to explore the extensive Camden markets. Top tip: Don’t miss the futuristic styles of Cyberdog.


2. Vintage

Camden is one of the top places in London for vintage gear. In Stables Market you’ll find stores and stalls selling new and second hand clothes, shoes, accessories, homewares, posters, furniture and music on vinyl. There’s also lots of new, retro-style stuff, plus vintage-style hairdressers and beauticians (try Dappa Boutique on Chalk Farm Road).

3. Pubs

There are loads of great pubs in Camden. Chill at the Hawley Arms or The Lock Tavern; rock with the rockabillies at The Elephant’s Head; kick on until way past your bedtime at The Good Mixer; hobnob with goths, emos and metalheads at The Devonshire Arms; or drink a toast in the Spread Eagle just off Parkway.

4. Live music

From Pink Floyd and The Doors, to Madness, Blur and Amy Winehouse, Camden was and is one of the most happening places for live music in London. Catch world-famous acts or the Next Big Thing at The Roundhouse, Dingwalls and The Dublin Castle. Try Underworld for metal and The Jazz Cafe for jazz, blues and retro.

5. Nightlife

As well as Camden’s wide selection of pubs, and live music venues, there’s plenty of fantastic bars and clubs. Barfly is great for a late night boogie, Proud Camden‘s quirky setting attracts a hipster vibe, Koko hosts everything from bands to burlesque, plus there’s plenty of boutique taverns and cocktail bars. Try The Foundry, Fifty Five and The Black Heart.

6. The Canal

A visit to this area is not complete without spending some time along Regent’s Canal, which runs through the heart of Camden and the markets. From the picturesque Camden Lock you can take a boat tour to Little Venice (and back, naturally).


7. Eating

You’ll get the world on a plate in Camden. Find fab cheap eats at Camden Lock Market, get your BBQ meat fix at Q Grill or Shaka Zulu, kick it up a notch at the Gordon Ramsay’s York & Albany, or experience a crazy cornucopia of pan-Asian delights at Gilgamesh. Top tip: Be a Brit, eat fish and chips at Poppies.

8. People

Camden is ideal for people-watching – from the colourful characters on the street and behind the stalls to celeb spotting in nearby Primrose Hill. Whether you’re waiting to meet a friend or just need a bit of down-time, park yourself near the Lock, grab a coffee and watch the world go by.

9. Animals

After seeing Camden’s weird and wonderful human inhabitants, you can visit the cool creatures at nearby ZSL London Zoo. Here you’ll find exhibits including Tiger Territory, Gorilla Kingdom and Penguin Beach as well as a fantastic kids’ area with water play and a petting zoo.

10. Folk music

Cecil Sharp house is the home of English folk music, holding an astonishing archive of sheet music, recordings and manuscripts documenting the history of traditional English folk dance and song. The venue hosts regular talks, workshops and family-friendly events such as Ceilidhs, Morris Dancing and more.


Borough Market in London…

Borough Market is a wholesale and retail food market in Southwark, Central London, England. It is one of the largest and oldest food markets in London.[1][2] In 2014, it celebrated its 1,000th birthday.[3]

The retail market operates on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10am to 5pm, Fridays from 10am to 6pm, and Saturdays from 8 am to 5 pm. The wholesale market operates on all weekday mornings from 2 a.m. to 8 a.m.

The present market, located on Southwark Street and Borough High Street just south of Southwark Cathedral on the southern end ofLondon Bridge, is a successor to one that originally adjoined the end of London Bridge. It was first mentioned in 1276, although the market itself claims to have existed since 1014 “and probably much earlier”[4][5] and was subsequently moved south of St Margaret’s church on the High Street.[6] The City of London received a royal charter from Edward VI in 1550 to control all markets in Southwark (seeGuildable Manor), which was confirmed by Charles II in 1671. However, the market caused such traffic congestion that, in 1754, it was abolished by an Act of Parliament.[7][8]

Borough Market circa 1860

The Act allowed for the local parishioners to set up another market on a new site, and in 1756, it began again on a 4.5-acre (18,000 m²) site in Rochester Yard.[7][8] During the 19th century, it became one of London’s most important food markets due to its strategic position near the riverside wharves of the Pool of London.[7]

The present buildings were designed in 1851, with additions in the 1860s and an entrance designed in the Art Deco style added on Southwark Street in 1932. A refurbishment began in 2001. Work to date includes the re-erection in 2004 of the South Portico from the Floral Hall, previously at Covent Garden, which was dismantled when the Royal Opera House was reconstructed in the 1990s.[7]

The present-day market mainly sells speciality foods to the general public. However, in the 20th century, it was essentially a wholesale market, selling produce in quantity to greengrocers. It was the main supplier, along with Covent Garden, of fruits and vegetables to retail greengrocers shops. Amongst the notable businesses trading in the market were Vitacress, Lee Brothers (potato merchants whose signage can still be seen in the market), Manny Sugarman, Eddy Robbins, Verde, AW Bourne and Elsey and Bent. JO Sims, the main importer for South African citrus fruit (Outspan), were also located in the market.

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35 Quotes About Perseverance and Never Giving Up…

The temptation to give up is a common one, and nobody is exempt. Failure isn’t something many of us can handle gracefully. And even though we know it’s a common human condition, we’re somehow always surprised when it happens to us.

Following are 35 quotes you can read the next time you feel as though you want to give up. Reminding yourself that loss of hope is temporary might just compel you to pick yourself up and move forward.

1. Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying ‘I will try again tomorrow.

–Mary Anne Radmacher, American author and artist

2. Fall seven times and stand up eight.

–Japanese Proverb

3. It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.

–Albert Einstein (1879-1955), physicist and developer of the theory of relativity

4. Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.

–Thomas Edison (1874-1931), inventor of the light bulb

5. Failure is only the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.

–Henry Ford (1863-1947), founder of Ford Motor Company

6. A failure is not always a mistake. It may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying.

–B.F. Skinner (1904-1990), American psychologist

7. Ask yourself this question: ‘Will this matter a year from now?’

–Richard Carlson, American psychotherapist and author of Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

8. What if I told you that 10 years from now, your life would be exactly the same? I doubt you’d be happy. So, why are you so afraid of change?

–Karen Salmansohn, best-selling self-help author

9. As I look back on my life, I realize that every time I thought I was being rejected from something good, I was actually being redirected to something better.

–Dr. Steve Maraboli, speaker and author

10. Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.

–Robert Collier (1885-1950), American self-help author

11. It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.

–Confucius (551-479 BC), philosopher

12. Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.

–F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940), American author

13. Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.

–Newt Gingrich (1943- ), American politician, historian, and author

14. Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.

–Julie Andrews (1935- ), English film and stage actress

15. Through perseverance many people win success out of what seemed destined to be certain failure.

–Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881), British politician and writer

16. Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.

–William Feather (1889-1981), American author

17. Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.

–Dale Carnegie (1888-1955), world-renowned author and speaker

18. Failure is often that early morning hour of darkness which precedes the dawning of the day of success.

–Leigh Mitchell Hodges (1876-1954), journalist and poet

19. We will either find a way or make one.

–Hannibal (247-182 BC), Carthaginian General

20. It always seems impossible until it’s done.

–Nelson Mandela (1918-2013), South African anti-apartheid leader

21. The best way out is always through.

–Robert Frost (1874-1963), American poet

22. A winner is just a loser who tried one more time.

–George M. Moore Jr. (1862-1940), Member U.S. House of Representatives

23. I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.

–Bill Cosby (1937- ), comedian and actor

24. Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure.

–George Edward Woodberry (1855-1930), American poet

25. When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you … never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.

–Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896), American abolitionist and author

26. The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.

–Confucius (551-479 BC), philosopher

27. I am a slow walker, but I never walk back.

–Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), 16th President of the United States

28. Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.

–Babe Ruth (1895-1948), baseball legend

29. Courage is not having the strength to go on; it is going on when you don’t have the strength.

–Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919), 26th President of the United States

30. Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.

–James A. Michener (1907-1997), American author

31. Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other.

–Walter Elliot (1888-1958), Scottish politician

32. The only courage that matters is the kind that gets you from one moment to the next.

–Mignon McLaughlin (1913-1983), American journalist and author

33. Let me tell you the secret that has led to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.

–Louis Pasteur (1822-1895), scientist and inventor of the pasteurization process

34. I was taught the way of progress is neither swift nor easy.

–Marie Curie (1867-1934), French physicist and two-time winner of the Nobel Prize

35. Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.

–Winston Churchill (1874-1965), former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom


How To Never Give Up…

How To Never Give Up

Let’s go through each step together.

1. Stay alive. As long as you are alive, anything is still possible.

2. Lower your expectations.

Most successes are not overnight successes. It’s the job of every PR company hired by a newly successful startup to make that startup look like an overnight success. You hear things like, “They just hacked this in a couple nights on the weekend, and a week later got a million users” or “it was just a hobby they were doing on the side, but then one day the site crashed because of traffic.”

Some of these stories are true, but for most of them – you will never know the whole story. Guessing how others succeed is wasting your time. Paul Graham warns every batch of founders at Y Combinator that only 1% of them will experience success really fast. What ends up happening is founders all expect they will be that 1%. You can work for it. But you can’t expect it. Lower your expectations.

3. Remember that you are stronger than you think.

At times, you might privately think to yourself that you can’t handle the pressure. You have to persist. And just doing the same thing is not enough. You must try different things before you learn what works. Let’s say of the 99 things you have tried, nothing works well. Will you try the 100th thing? If you think about it, the 99 failures have almost no bearing on the success of the following one, as long as you trying different things.

4. Fake it. Other people will do the same. They will never give up, why would you?

Fake success. Everyone does. You should as well. Don’t lie, but act as if you already succeeded. It makes a difference.

5. Don’t compare yourself to people who already succeeded.

Never give up if Bob is doing great. You never know how he is really doing.  Even if you think you know, you don’t.

After you have done all of this, you will fall into the dip. It’s the lowest point in your whole journey, a hopeless-looking place that comes right before success – Seth Godin wrote an entire book about it. If this sounds like baseless motivational talk, think again. When you fall really low, take a bunch of risks and fail people around you, you have nothing to lose – and that is exactly the time you are likely to take you biggest risk and possibly succeed.

RelatedHow Many Times Should You Try

Most people who look at this infographic think that they are stuck in the dip. The trick is that if you are stuck, you have to keep moving. And sometimes that means going back to square one. If nothing else, never give up because you only might have one last thing to overcome. Now stand up and say to yourself as loud as you can, “Never give up! Never Give up! Never Give up!”