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What to do, see and eat in South London

The wonderful thing about London is that there are plenty of government funded and therefore free cultural things to do in London. We have some of the best art galleries, museums, and markets in the world, so there really is something for everyone.

I’m from South London, so I’m going to focus mainly on areas close by to show you the part of London I know the best and love the most.

South London

  • White Cube, aLondon Borough of Southwark beautiful modern art gallery in Bermondsey, which is free for the most part. Some of the exhibitions might require an entrance fee, which is up to you to visit.







  • Maltby Street Market RopewalkMaltby Street Market Ropewalkis a FANTASTIC place on the weekend! So busy, full of amazing food stands, cool cafes and restaurants close by. It’s open on Saturday’s between 09:00 – 16:00 and Sunday’s 11:00 – 16:00







  •  I LOVE Borough Market!!! London Borough Market 1 I go all the time, it has such a great energy, it’s swarming on the weekend when all the food/fruit & vegetable stalls are out. You could literally spend a whole day eating your way through this market, keep an eye out for what is, in my opinion, the best bakery in London- Konditor & Cook, you must try one of their brownies! Also look out for the Bread Ahead stall; they sell the BEST doughnuts in the world!






  • Southbank Centre London Southbank Centreis located on the river and is the heart of the culture scene in London; it’s where you will find: music events, plays, dance, film and everything! What’s brilliant about the Southbank is that a lot of their events and exhibitions are free, and if they’re not, tickets are usually around £5 – £10.




Around that area you also have the Hayward Gallery, which again, is mostly free; you have the British Film Institute which shows a brilliant mixture of indie films, documentaries, and classics. The Tate Modern, a gallery dedicated to modern art, again, for the most part, this is free apart from some exhibitions, here are some other places to look out for in the area:

  • The National Theatre
  • Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre
  • The Royal Festival Hall

Along the river there are tons of restaurants and food stalls, all of which are reasonably priced, you could easily grab lunch for a fiver!

Story by Aliyah from #Travelbff

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