Top Things to Do in Southwark

THE 10 BEST Things to Do in Southwark, London

Top Things to Do in Southwark

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What travellers are saying

  • accidentaltrvlr
    Southern California55 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very crowded on weekends, especially. But, the shops are colorful and interesting. A great place to take photos and see/buy food that you might not see elsewhere. Just be prepared for the crowd!
    Written 21 May 2024
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  • Tracy B
    Nottingham, UK149 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolutely amazing 😁 we have always said we would do this and finally got around to going up! Wish we had done it sooner....wow just wow. The views are incredible, the staff are amazing and it was an incredible experience. Although you book a time slot to go in, you aren't rushed at all, you can chill out and get a drink and spend as much time as you want at the top. And actually, enjoyed this way more than the London eye. Can't wait to go again 👍🏻
    Written 20 May 2024
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  • ParisgalChicagoIL
    The Villages, FL718 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It has been ten years since we were in London last and today’s performance of “Much Ado About Nothing” is one of the reasons we re here. Shakespeare’s great wit and brilliant writing was performed by the always amazing actors who were rewarded with wave upon wave of applause. Thrilling!
    Written 19 May 2024
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  • Christian Z
    7 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I went because I heard good things about it from friends and since it was included in the London pass, I decided to give it a go.

    The first part was a well thought out glimpse into the history of the bridge from Roman to Victorian times. Though the sets are a bit worse for wear, it was fun and the actors did their best to bring their characters to life. Especially the barman at the end was really engaging and I would have stayed and listened to him a bit longer.

    Afterwards the scary part of the experience begins, within a haunted house style walking attraction. As there are several real people in there to frighten you, expect a number of jump scares. You walk through different classic horror themed areas which give off a bit of a ghost train vibe adding to the experience. Some scares are really unexpected and if you go there with younger children you might want to opt for their guardian angel option.

    All in all a fun, scary experience.
    Written 22 September 2023
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  • Thomisa
    London, UK191 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visited yesterday with our two teens. All enjoyed the free exhibitions. Some really interesting works of art. Perhaps the info could be a bit bigger, making it easier to read when it’s busy.

    Food, as you can imagine, was extortionate, although I suppose nothing unusual for a tourist place in central London.

    Worth a visit.
    Written 8 April 2024
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  • W JAM
    Cambridge, UK118 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I went to this as wanted something interesting to do for an hour before a show and this was a really lovely museum. It is very well themed and the exhibits were well maintained. Lots of information to read but it was generally interesting and I learnt a few bits. There are pieces that can be touched and held which helps the story. My only downside would be sometimes the info boards order didn't quite make sense but that won't put me off bringing the missus when in the area.
    Written 27 April 2024
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  • nozzzzz2015
    Worcester, UK221 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great find.

    Fab little place to learn about medical procedures from the 19th century, love the little spiral staircase / traffic light system.

    I did enjoy it but it doesn't take very long to go round. Hadn't realised the shard was jut down the road too!

    Worth a visit though if you are in the area (the museum).
    Written 20 May 2024
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  • Dreamer325690
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fabulous experience, very friendly and helpful staff, fun games. Thank you for helping us celebrate. We played squid game for 60 minutes. It was fun fir all. Moderate difficulty level. The venue is conveniently located
    Written 20 May 2024
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  • Expattraveler100
    Sarasota, FL5,660 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    No so much on the beaten track, but a few minutes walk off it - hot or rainy day? Get some relief here - it’s free and you’ll enjoy 90 minutes walking around if you’re a history buff - parts of the excavated foundations date back to the 12th century. It’s beautiful and there’s even an outdoor fun cafe in the courtyard.
    Written 20 May 2024
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  • lee a
    Wickford, UK172 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We have visited the shard before but it was evening so the views were limited. This time it was a beautiful day and we could see far out into the outskirts of London. We also took the time to enjoy the free history of the Shard with the guide. It's great it is free but on top of this he was funny, entertaing and knowledable
    Written 17 May 2024
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  • HayleyM
    42 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We stumbled across this little gem with our kids. One of their staff mentioned they do little tours and talks and that entrance included a drink at the bar for adults.

    We went for a look around and were seriously impressed at how well the boat has been kept, and the knowledge of the staff.

    There were barely any other visitors, so we got lots of time to ask questions and look around.

    I’d recommend this only for people who are able and agile, as the ceilings are very very low.

    This takes less than an hour of your day and is right near lots of other historical points in London.
    Written 11 May 2024
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  • FLnurseER
    Boca Raton, FL5,176 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very impressive, huge central court on the ground floor, with a beautiful modern sculpture of an air ship in a water fountain. Several restaurants and food stands surround the central area, including Costa coffee. While the service there was fine and the hot chocolate was delicious, the one restroom available for customers, and maybe staff?? was absolutely filthy. The location of the Galleria is outstanding, very close to the enormous London Bridge station, several famous landmarks and is at this time surrounded by Gillie and Marc animal sculptures.
    Written 21 February 2024
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  • fieryfreddie
    Tenerife, Spain29 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best value, best experience best production ever. Top price tickets at nearby Moulin Rouge were £300. How can you even get that much entertainment out of a show, especially compared with the £44 standing immersive tickets for Guys and Dolls. Not just a superb cast at the top of their game but to be right next to them throughout and even dancing with the cast at the end its just an experience you cannot ignore. The show is pack with great songs and the comedy beautiful. I'm in my 60's and wondered whether I would be able to stand for that length of time but I didn't even notice. There are ushers who constantly direct you to create channels or move back to allow performers or the stage to magically appear. Some of the cast are shouting things out around you and it is just slick. Ignore the revue that said the staff were rude making you move, they have an important job to do and they do it well. Just get out of the way and stop moaning!

    If possible we would love to see this again. A truly memorable performance. Little tip - I know you might want to rest in the interval but don't take too long as the cast come back on and entertain with crooning and tap dancing in the interval. And don't worry if the chairs are not facing you in Rock the Boat, they reprise several times in all directions!
    Written 14 April 2024
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  • Roger H
    Singapore, Singapore31 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is my go to Hotel in London for value and decent rooms. Everything is expensive but at leastmodern facilities and decor and mainly competent staff help make the pounds spent worthwhile.
    Written 8 September 2023
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  • Peter M
    Newcastle upon Tyne, UK5 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It’s bench seating and the numbering on the seating tries to squash you in. the night I went wasn’t sold out, I spoke to an usher and got moved to the back row and had a whole bunch to myself. It’s a good view from there because it’s a very very small venue with steeply raked seating.
    Written 17 February 2024
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