9 Of The Best Kept Secrets Along London’s South Bank


London’s South Bank is one of the most popular areas to head to for visitors to the city, thanks to its abundance of stunning views and fantastic attractions, as well as its boho, artistic feel. In this blog, we’ll take a quick look at some of the lesser-known finds which line this district – helping you discover them on your next visit…

Underbelly Festival

This one is significantly less secret than some of the other additions to this list, but it’s still worth an honourable mention! The festival lasts for around fourteen weeks, and provides everything from comedy performances to family-friendly entertainment, as well as a fantastic bar for grabbing a few refreshments during the festivities.

Now in its eighth year, this is the perfect place to relax and unwind while staying at the Hotel San Domenico House.

Maltby Street Market

Step around the corner, and you’ll find the Maltby Street Market each Saturday. Notable as a food market, you’ll find some heavy hitters from London’s foodie scene all selling delicious dishes, so there’s something for everyone to enjoy!

The Green Room

Pop behind the National Theatre to discover The Green Room, a diner, garden and bar which serves yummy British food in an urban oasis. This is the ideal way to enjoy some London fine dining while you stay at hotels near the Saatchi Gallery.

Comida Fest

Another of the city’s foremost food markets, this Latin America extravaganza is held during the month of May, and includes much more than just food.

There’s also lots of great Zumba, Rumba and Spanish classes to get involved in, helping you work off all the delicious treats you’ve enjoyed and immerse yourself in authentic Latin American culture.

The Deck at the National Theatre

This viewing deck includes balconies, great scenery and the perfect space for some peace and quiet while you stay at your Chelsea hotel in London UK.

The Scooter Cafe

Noted for its cosy atmosphere, The Scooter Cafe is home to a delightful tabby cat and serves great food as well as all the treats you’d expect at a local cafe. Its also a decidedly bohemian spot, so you’ll be in great artistic company.

The Poetry Library

If you’re eager to get away from it all, then look no further than The Poetry Library, which includes more than 200,000 items to explore.

Mary Seacole Statue

This statue is one of the other often-unnoticed finds in the South Bank, celebrating the life and work of the famed nurse during the Crimean War. It was placed here in 2016 following a lengthy campaign by locals.

Pavement poems

Look at the ground when walking between Westminster and Charing Cross bridge; here you’ll find poems etched into the ground beneath your feet, helping add extra interest to an already fascinating artistic quarter.