South Bank

The South Bank is an area of Central London, England located immediately adjacent to the south bank of the River Thames. It forms a long and narrow section of riverside development within the London Borough of Lambeth and the London Borough of Southwark. It developed much more slowly than the north bank of the river due to adverse conditions, and throughout its history has twice functioned as an entertainment district, separated by a hundred years of use as a location for industry. Change to the current use of the South Bank began in 1917 with the construction of County Hall at Lambeth and the Festival of Britain in 1951 redefined the area as a place for arts and entertainment. It now forms a significant tourist district in central London, stretching from the Design Museum in the east to the London Eye in the west. A series of central London bridges connect the area to the northern bank of the Thames, including the more recent Golden Jubilee and Millennium pedestrian bridges.

Read more about South BankHistory, Geography, Culture, Transport

Other articles related to "south bank, south":

South Bank, Queensland - Gallery
... Outside the Queensland Art Gallery South Bank and the South Brisbane Cenotaph The Entrance to South Bank Parklands Streets Beach in the South Bank Parklands Queensland ...
Shiva Temples Of Tamil Nadu - Paadal Petra Sthalangal - Kaaraikkal
5 km west of Karaikkal on the Kumbakonam road, south bank of cauvery Dharumapuram proceed 2 km on the thirunallaru - karaikal road and take a right to reach ...
List Of Awards And Nominations Received By Adele - South Bank Sky Arts Awards
... The South Bank Show is a television arts magazine show that was produced by ITV between 1978 and 2010, and by Sky Arts from 27 May 2012 ... The South Bank Sky Arts Awards were established in 1996 ...
Brisbanian - Culture - Arts and Entertainment
... and Conservatorium students also stage performances, is located within the South Bank Parklands ... Art (GOMA), opened in December 2006, is one of the latest additions to the South Bank precinct and houses some of the most well-known pieces of modern art from within and outside ...

Famous quotes containing the words bank and/or south:

    Good resolutions are useless attempts to interfere with scientific laws. Their origin is pure vanity. Their result is absolutely nil. They give us, now and then, some of those luxurious sterile emotions that have a certain charm for the weak.... They are simply cheques that men draw on a bank where they have no account.
    Oscar Wilde (1854–1900)

    Biography is a very definite region bounded on the north by history, on the south by fiction, on the east by obituary, and on the west by tedium.
    Philip Guedalla (1889–1944)