Southbank – The Other Side of London: Audio Guide

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  • Explore London’s eclectic South Bank with a guided audio tour from the most knowledgeable historians and entertaining actors.

Get led through one of London’s most vibrant areas with this easily downloadable audio tour by a historian and an actor. As you walk the streets of the South Bank, you’ll hear the history of this fascinating cultural hub and learn all about the evolution of British theatre, from Shakespeare’s Globe to the shiny West End. With an expert guide in your ear so that you can explore London’s riverside at your leisure, you’ll take to the city’s famous bridges, discover the edgy Ernie’s Beach, spot the iconic National Theatre, enjoy Gabriel’s Wharf and much more.

What to know before you go

  • Tickets include a downloadable 45-minute audio guide in English for London’s South Bank. Please note that admission to attractions is not included and neither are headphones, so make sure you bring your own and an audio device to play your guide from.
  • After booking, you will receive a confirmation email with the link to download your audio guide.
  • You can cancel your ticket for free up to 24 hours before your selected visit date if you select this option at checkout.
  • The audio guide tour is recommended for ages 8+.

Getting there

  • The audio tour starts from Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. The theatre is next to the Tate Modern and across the River Thames from St Paul’s Cathedral.
  • There are very good footpaths and cycle lanes along the South Bank and the Millennium Footbridge is 50 metres from the start point. All tour points are in walking or cycling distance, or you can pause your guide and hop on any of the buses below.
  • Please note that there is very limited parking around the South Bank area.
  • The closest underground stations to the Globe are Blackfriars, serving the Circle and District lines, Southwark for the Jubilee line, and Waterloo for the Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern and Waterloo & City lines.
  • The closest railway stations are Blackfriars, Cannon Street, Waterloo and London Bridge.
  • Bus routes stopping nearby include the 45, 63, 100, 11, 15, 17, 26, 76, 344 and 381.
  • You can also take the Thames Clipper to Bankside Pier, which is just 10 metres from Shakespeare’s Globe.

Please follow the latest government guidelines if travelling by public transport.

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View over Millennium Bridge to St Paul's Cathedral.
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