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Tourist Places In South London

1. The Shard
2. London eye
3. Maritime Greenwich
4. Maltby Street Market
5. Cutty Sark
6. Royal Observatory
7.Crystal Palace Park 
8. Eltham Palace
9. Bermondsey Street
10. Shakespeare's Globe

Sometimes underrated and overlooked, there are plenty of places in South London that are brimming with rich cultural heritage, history, both vintage and modern age architectural marvels. The southern side of Thames boasts stunning architecture, historical and heritage art, cultural sites including a world heritage and many other stunning tourist attractions. Explore the hidden gems of South London as part of your meticulously planned Europe package.

Tourist attractions in South London range from the tallest building of London, The Shard to the World Heritage Site, Maritime Greenwich. Visitors can explore the modern aesthetics and design of the Shard or get a stunning view of the Thames and London from the top of London Eye. Find the most delectable platters to binge on at the Maltby Street Market or enjoy the small town feel of Bermondsey Street. While at Bermondsey Street, do enjoy the aromatic coffee of WatchHouse Bermondsey. And if visitors wish to get away from the bustling touristy spots, then they should definitely head to the Crystal Palace Park, specially for a family friendly day tour of South London. South London balances the bustling city life, stylish hangouts with a sense of calm, lush scenery, and its landscaped parks.

Here are some of the best places to visit in South London:

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London Eye

  • One of the most recognisable places in South London, the London Eye was built as the Celebration of the millennium in 2000. 
  • The famous Ferris wheel is often set amidst fairs and festivals, which visitors can explore during their visit to the eye. 
  • The 30 minute ride in one of its 32 pods gives one of the best views of London, Thames and it gets even better at sunset, as the sky changes its colours. 
  • The Ferris wheel takes visitors at a height of 135 metres during its peak, which makes it the perfect and most Instagrammable place in London. 
  • Visitors can explore the food stalls on the streat along the Thames, and make it a small evening picnic with friends/ family.

Location: Riverside Building, County Hall, London SE1 7PB, United Kingdom

Timings: 11 AM - 6 PM

Entry Fee: £36 

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The Shard

  • Standing tall at 310 metres, The Shard is not only one of the tallest places in South London, but also in the entire Western Europe. 
  • Guests can enjoy some lip smacking flavours and dishes in any one of their seven restaurants and bars, like Hutong and Gong. 
  • The view from its viewing floors is spectacular, as they are almost twice the height of all other vantage points in London. 
  • Guests can also experience different exhibits on London, it's everyday life, and are aided by the viewfinder, interactive display etc.

Location: The Shard, Joiner Street, Tower Bridge, London

Timings: 9 AM - 10 PM

Viewing Point access: £28

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Royal Observatory

  • Overlooking the River Thames, the Royal Observatory is known for the prime meridian running through it. 
  • Guests get to explore the Royal Observatory Museum, which focuses majorly on the history of astronomy, or navigation. 
  • Since it's located in Greenwich Park, visitors can plan their visit accordingly, and spend some time soaking in the beautiful scenery around them. 
  • Making their way to the Greenwich market, they can also spend time exploring authentic local flavours at food stalls that have been around for decades. 
  • Shop for souvenirs at the Greenwich astronomy shop on the premises.

Location: Blackheath Ave, London SE10 8XJ, United Kingdom

Timings: 10 AM - 5 PM

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Maritime Greenwich

  • A stunning neighbourhood with a relaxing pace, Maritime Greenwich is one of the few World Heritage sites in London. 
  • Explore around 2 million artefacts from history at the National Maritime Museum, including the uniform of Admiral Nelson from the day he died. 
  • The Queen's House is an important part of Tudor and Stuart history in England, which is open to the public for tours. 
  • Take a stroll in the picturesque Greenwich Park's 72 hectares of lush green and vibrant backdrop. 
  • The Old Royal Naval College is a must visit in the Greenwich neighbourhood that visitors should definitely visit.

Location: Maritime Greenwich World Heritage site, London 

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Maltby Street Market

  • Located in the Bermondsey area of South London, the Maltby Street Market is a haven for food lovers and one of the  popular tourist attractions in South London. 
  • Visitors can devour a plenty of delectable dishes and amazing flavours in this weekend market, as it has a plethora of food stalls. 
  • To enjoy the food stalls without a crowded ambiance, visitors should arrive early, just as the market opens up. 
  • Guests can also enjoy time at the Vaults - an underground venue for theatre sports. 

: Arch 46, Ropewalk, Maltby St, London SE1 3PA, United Kingdom

Timings: 10 AM - 5 PM (Saturday)
               11 AM - 4 PM (Sunday)

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Cutty Sark

  • Built back in the year 1869, the City shark is a British tea clipper ship that is brimming with history and culture in it. 
  • Set in the heart of Royal Greenwich, guests will be awestruck by geh last tea clipper that was made on British Lands. 
  • Exploring the museum, guests will learn a lot about the tea routes, history of the old days and international relations of Britain with other countries around the globe. 
  • The ship itself is a stunning artefact, and perhaps guests can also plan a visit to the Royal Navy College and Painted Hall in the neighbourhood.

Location: King William Walk, London SE10 9HT, United Kingdom

Timings: 10 AM - 5 PM

Entry Fee: £16 Adults 
                   £8 Children aged 4-15
                  Free for children below 4

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Crystal Palace Park

  • Nestled faraway from the banks of Thames, Crystal Palace Park is among the quieter and more peaceful tourist attractions in South London. 
  • Witness the giant dinosaurs that are placed in the park, and provide a peek into the palaeontology knowledge of the 1850s. 
  • The lush green landscapes of the park provide a beautiful backdrop for relaxing and enjoying the moments with friends/. family. 
  • Families travelling with kids will definitely love the vibrant open space and the giant dinosaurs, as the kids will have plenty to explore and will love playing around the park. 

Location: Thicket Rd, London SE19 2GA, United Kingdom

Timings: 7:30 AM - 8:30 PM (Monday - Friday)
               9:30 AM - 8:30 PM (Saturday, Sunday)

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Bermondsey Street

  • Even though it's located in the city, Bermondsey Street has a unique experience and feel to it - relaxing like a small town paced lifestyle. 
  • Explore the one too many bars, pubs and restaurants lined up in the area - where visitors will find an amazing selection of food and drinks. 
  • The highlight of the street is the white cube gallery, which has amazing exhibits for visitors to explore. 
  • Coffee lovers find the perfect spot at WatchHouse Bermondsey, a Victorian warehouse turned into a cafe. 

Bermondsey Street, Southwark, London 

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Shakespeare’s Globe

  • Situated right near Thames, the Shakespeare's Globe is quite close to the original Shakespeare theatre that it was inspired from. 
  • Witness the beauty of the Elizabethan Era inspired theatre, as architectural design and art of that era are reflected in the new Globe. 
  • Take a tour of the Shakespeare's Globe and learn about the history of the writer, his plays in the theatre and the old theatre itself. 
  • Visitors can enjoy a performance if there is any ongoing play and get a close look of the writer's work. 

21 New Globe Walk, London SE1 9DT, United Kingdom

Timings: 9 AM - 5 PM

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Eltham Palace

  • Eltham palace is one of the best places in South London, to visit for a quick history lesson about the city and is less crowded than most heritage attractions. 
  • The palace was once home to King Henry VIII, and today is open to the public for day tours exploring its nooks and crannies. 
  • Visit the original moat in this Tudor palace, which also has one of the oldest working bridges in the city of London. 
  • Guests can also tour the Mediaeval Great Hall and Art Deco Room, both of which give an insight into the Tudor reign.

Location: Court Yard, London SE9 5QE, United Kingdom

Timings: 10 AM - 5 PM

Entry Fee: £16.00 for adults 
                 £9.60 for children aged 5-17

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  1. Which are the best places to visit in North London?

    • Madame Tussauds: The famous wax museum is among the popular tourist attractions in North London. Housing around 400 famous celebrity wax figures, the museum also has popular exhibits for Marvel and Star wars movie fans. The Spirit of London ride is another great experience, where visitors learn about the history of London. You Can Click Here To Book Madame Tussauds Tickets 
    • Camden: Camden is a great place to shop for vintage items, as there are plenty of shops for the same at the unique area The Stables. The neighbourhood is also home to one of the first of its kind Vagina museum - which is all about female anatomy. In addition Camden is also known for its amazing street food and musical shows at The Roundhouse. 
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    • Hampstead Heath: One of the oldest tourist attractions in North London, Hampstead Heath was built as a water reservoir. Today the spot is popular among locals and tourists as a swimming spot, with guaranteed fun at its bathing ponds. 

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    • The musical museum: Step into the world of musical instruments and history at this amazing tourist attraction in North West London. The Musical Museum has plenty of creativity and cultural heritage to soak in on its guided tours. Boasting 19th century jukeboxes, flashing Wurlitzer organs and more, the museum attracts musical enthusiasts from all around. 
    • Ace Cafe: Ace Cafe is brimming with engine noise and purring of Mod scooters, Porsches, motorbikes and muscle cars. The shiny classics are parked in front all day long, and every day. Enjoy a lip-smacking chilli burger with apple pie and ice cream after. The musical selection of the jukebox keeps the vibe of the cafe upbeat and vibrant. 
    • Kensal Green Cemetery: Cemeteries are the centre of tourist attractions in London, and Kensal Green is one of the Magnificent Seven Cemeteries. Visitors can explore on their own or take a tour offered on-site. The cemetery is the resting place of Harold Pinter, Wilkie Collins and Kingdom Brunel.
    • RAF Museum: Packed with around more than a hundred aircrafts, RAF Museum is free for visitors to explore. They can enjoy strolling under the wings of the massive Lancaster bomber or climb aboard a Chinook helicopter. The place is family friendly, as kids find themselves busy with the air traffic control display.

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  3. What are the best restaurants to eat in South London?

    • Sorella: Nestled in the Clapham region of South London, the Sorella is a beautiful Italian restaurant serving locals and tourists. The venue is a brilliant spot for special occasions, and the team at the restaurant brings the best flavours and delectable dishes to the table for its guests. 
    • Padella Borough: Padella Borough is one of the most amazing places in South London for food lovers. It is a pasta place with a cult-like following, guests coming to taste its lip smacking flavours from all around London. While the menu has plenty to offer, guests should definitely try its cacio e pepe - signature dish of this Italian restaurant. 
    • Salon: The theme of their menu is modern European and the chef shows it through good very clearly. The restaurant is very particular about the produce they use and ensure that everything is sourced organically grown. Guests can enjoy local beer, amazing cocktails and best of the best - their weekend brunches. 
    • Trivet: A one Michelin star restaurant, Trivet is among popular places in South London, as guests from around the globe find a beautiful ambiance and amazing menu. The theme of the restaurant is set around modern European. Check out their wine collection while visiting, in addition to the delectable flavours they serve on the table. 

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  4. What is special about south London?

    South London is a beautiful blend of bustling city vibes and a peaceful country ambiance. While there are many modern and contemporary tourist attractions in South London, it does have equally amazing natural scenery and spots for visitors to explore. The south of Thames has many popular tourist destinations but still somehow it manages to bring forward a more peaceful and relaxed pace of life for its guests. Home to The Shard, South London also has Crystal Palace Park and makes the experience amazing with the best of both worlds. 

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  5. How can I spend a day in south London?

    A day in South London can easily be a relaxing time in the midst of natural scenery and landscaped gardens at the Crystal Palace Park or one can take a tour of The Shard, visit the Maltby Street Market and then take a ride on the London eye for the perfect sunset. Depending on how you wish to see London, you can either visit the bustling market streets, tall buildings, the famous Ferris wheel or you can spend some relaxing time at the parks, observatory etc. 

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