Tate Modern is one of the most famous attractions to visit whilst in Bankside and boast a collection of art that makes it one of the finest art galleries in the world. But the Tate Modern isn’t the only artistic gem that you can visit whilst in Bankside, there are also galleries such as the Bankside Gallery and the Jerwood Space that occupy some of the smaller premises found on the quirky streets of London that surround the Tate Modern. Besides the art galleries there are a host of shops and restaurants to try.
No visit to Bankside can be thought of as complete without a trip to Shakespeare’s Globe. Though many playwrights have found themselves drawn to Bankside which marks it as one of London’s centres for creativity, none have made a name for themselves quite like William Shakespeare.
The tour around Shakespeare’s Globe gives you a great insight into what the theatre was like during the time of the Bard and is made even better with the company of an escort. If you are looking to take in a performance whilst visiting Bankside then the converted Menier Chocolate Factory provide theatre goers with world class productions that include musicals, plays, live music and even stand up comedy.
Shakespeare’s Globe isn’t the only historical landmark to visit whilst in the Bankside area of London, there is also the Golden Hinde Ship and the Clink Prison Museum that offer specialist exhibits and completely immerse you in the historical experience that comes with learning about the high seas and the history of the Clink prison.
Bankside is so steeped in history that even the pubs in this part of the city provide an extensive historical experience. With places such as The George and The Anchor that have been frequented by tourists, Charles Dickens and even Samuel Pepys or if you would rather find something a little more unique you could try visiting The Rake, London’s smallest bar. There is also the Borough Market that you can visit which offers a wide variety of fresh produces and lets you see why Bankside was once known as London’s larder.