Most know (and love!) South Bank for being an entertainment and commercial hub in central London. As its name suggests, it forms a narrow strip on the south bank of the River Thames.

This popular district lies within both the London Borough of Southwark and the London Borough of Lambeth. There is nothing quite like having an Afternoon Tea in South Bank.

The history of South Bank began during the Middle Ages when it was first developed as a place of entertainment. Unlike the North Bank, however, expansion was slow due to it often being waterlogged in winter.

For a few hundred years, South Bank transformed into an industrial area. It later returned to a place for arts and entertainment during the 1951 Festival of Britain.

Today, South Bank is a popular tourist destination for many reasons. Must-see sights include the London Eye, the National Theatre and BFI Southbank.

There is also, of course, the option of visiting an Afternoon Tea South Bank establishment. Be sure to stop for a cuppa with cake on your next trip here. You won’t be disappointed!