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A SPOTLIGHT ON... SOUTH BANK, SE1

You might have been through it, but here are a few reasons why South Bank, SE1, is rapidly becoming the perfect place to stay…

For all its vast urban sprawl, living in London can often be summed up neatly in accordance to the four points of a compass. Affluence in the west gives way to space in the south, while culture in the north is matched by the energy of the east.

And while postcodes can sum up an area of London further still, there are patches of the capital that remain overlooked as places to live, often categorised as destinations for day-trippers, shopping districts, or as transport hubs –­­­­­­­ the kind of places you wouldn't believe are residential.

But sometimes these places are London’s best-kept secrets, and sometimes their residential status comes round full circle. One such place is South Bank, SE1 – a southerly stretch of The River Thames' embankment, running from Westminster Bridge up to the edges of Bankside, near Blackfriars.

It extends south east towards the borough of Southwark’s Elephant and Castle, while running the top boundary line of Bishops Ward in the borough of Lambeth, beginning at the southern side of Westminster Bridge opposite the Houses of Parliament.

Landmarks include the London Eye, Waterloo Station and the actual embankment itself, which thrives under the bustle of its outdoor markets, green spaces and the picture-postcard views of London’s ‘other side’.

“Residents from any part of the district are just a stone’s throw of what is probably the most iconic part of London’s waterfront skyline,” says Mark Ruffell, an Associate and member of Knight Frank's South Bank office. “And from any point, they're able to indulge in the world-class amenities – both established and independent – all of which are on their doorstep. And of course, Waterloo Station, the UK’s biggest rail station, is only a short walk away from any point within the district.”

This patch may be billed as an “entertainment and commercial district” by lesser London-based property experts, but we know this an area rapidly reaching its potential. With a mix of high-spec developments and the traditional Victorian terraces sandwiched between Waterloo and Blackfriars, every ounce of the capital’s cultural wealth is literally within walking distance.

Using our own approximation of South Bank’s boundaries (the district has never been formally demarcated), we’ve decided to pick out significant areas of interest that proves its cultural cache, both well-known and under the radar.

Click on the red icons to discover more of South Bank's cultural delights and hotspots.

EXPLORE


A SPOTLIGHT ON... SOUTHBANK, SE1

You might have been through it, but here are a few reasons why South Bank, SE1, is rapidly becoming the perfect place to stay…

For all its vast urban sprawl, living in London can often be summed up neatly in accordance to the four points of a compass. Affluence in the west gives way to space in the south, while culture in the north is matched by the energy of the east.

And while postcodes can sum up an area of London further still, there are patches of the capital that remain overlooked as places to live, often categorised as destinations for day-trippers, shopping districts, or as transport hubs –­­­­­­­ the kind of places you wouldn't believe are residential.

But sometimes these places are London’s best-kept secrets, and sometimes their residential status comes round full circle. One such place is South Bank, SE1 – a southerly stretch of The River Thames' embankment, running from Westminster Bridge up to the edges of Bankside, near Blackfriars.

It extends south east towards the borough of Southwark’s Elephant and Castle, while running the top boundary line of Bishops Ward in the borough of Lambeth, beginning at the southern side of Westminster Bridge opposite the Houses of Parliament.

Landmarks include the London Eye, Waterloo Station and the actual embankment itself, which thrives under the bustle of its outdoor markets, green spaces and the picture-postcard views of London’s ‘other side’.

“Residents from any part of the district are just a stone’s throw of what is probably the most iconic part of London’s waterfront skyline,” says Mark Ruffell, an Associate and member of Knight Frank's South Bank office. “And from any point, they're able to indulge in the world-class amenities – both established and independent – all of which are on their doorstep. And of course, Waterloo Station, the UK’s biggest rail station, is only a short walk away from any point within the district.”

This patch may be billed as an “entertainment and commercial district” by lesser London-based property experts, but we know this an area rapidly reaching its potential. With a mix of high-spec developments and the traditional Victorian terraces sandwiched between Waterloo and Blackfriars, every ounce of the capital’s cultural wealth is literally within walking distance.

Using our own approximation of South Bank’s boundaries (the district has never been formally demarcated), we’ve decided to pick out significant areas of interest that proves its cultural cache, both well-known and under the radar.

Click on the red icons to discover more of South Bank's cultural delights and hotspots.


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