Attractions

Enjoy world-class attractions and cultural activities here on the Northbank.

Attractions

The Northbank is home to some of London’s most famous art and architecture, theatres, bars and restaurants, and hidden surprises. Moments from the world-famous Nelson’s column, you’ll find a green haven in Victoria Embankment Gardens. Have a look at our suggested walking routes to uncover years of history and exciting new enterprises. There is a constant rolling programme of events in the area, from lunchtime concerts to free evening lectures and weekend family workshops – fun for individuals, couples, groups and families.

Cellar Door (Kit Kat Kabaret)

Go underground opposite the Lyceum Theatre for a night of secret speakeasy cool.

Savoy Theatre

With star-studded shows regularly changing, there’s something for everyone at The Savoy Theatre.

St Martin-in-the-Fields

The church is open every day and visitors are welcome to attend a service, concert or event and for prayer and reflection.

Vaudeville Theatre

The Vaudeville has been home to major stars from Henry Irving in the 1800s to Dame Maggie Smith, Sir John Mills, Christian Slater and Anna Maxwell Martin more recently.

Cleopatra’s Needle

Cleopatra’s needle is a landmark Egyptian obelisk standing proudly on the bank of the Thames.

Benjamin Franklin House

His only remaining residence anywhere in the world.

The Courtauld Gallery & Institute

The Courtauld Institute of Art is the world’s leading university for art history, conservation and curating.

National Trust Roman Baths

History hounds will love sniffing out this hidden relic of London’s eccentric past.

Queen’s Chapel of the Savoy

Hidden away just off the Strand is the beautiful Queen’s Chapel of the Savoy.

Royal Courts of Justice

Witness real life legal dramas at the Royal Courts of Justice.

Somerset House

Somerset House is a place of inspiration, welcoming everyone.

Temple Gardens

Three glorious acres of vivacious colour and fragrance.

Kryolan

Kryolan have been supplying the film, theater and television industries for over 70 years.

Twinings and Co

Twinings and Co is passionate about the drink that keeps Britain going.

St Clement Danes Church

Stationed on an island in the middle of the Strand, for hundreds of years St Clement Danes has been a quiet retreat from the noise of the city.

Corinthia London

A newer addition to the luxurious hotels in the area, Corinthia opened its doors in 2011 to rave reviews and has held its 5 star status with stiff competition from the other hotels on The Northbank.

St Mary le Strand

Celebrated the 300th Anniversary Year in 2014.

The Royal Opera House

Just north of the Northbank lies the unique and invaluable cultural hub of the Royal Opera House.

The Aldwych Theatre

The Aldwych Theatre was built as a pair with the Waldorf Theatre now known as the Novello Theatre, both being designed by W.G.R. Sprague.

Porterhouse

A wonderfully large yet intimate bar due to it’s weird and wonderful nooks and crannies.

The College Chapel at the Strand

The College Chapel at the Strand is seen by many as the spiritual heart of the College. 

Bar & Co

A fully licensed bar, restaurant and nightclub, they host a number of events.

Retro Bar

Cocktails or mocktails, pints or pinot grigio; they cater for everyone’s tastes with our wide selection of drinks.

Heaven Nightclub

Long-running gay nightclub in vaulted Charing Cross cellars hosting big weekly scene parties.

London School of Economics

LSE is located in the heart of central London, its global reputation draws students and academics from across the world and it frequently plays host to many of today’s leading world figures through the Public Lecture Programme.

The National Gallery

With free access to over 2,300 paintings from altarpieces to the Impressionists, there’s something for everyone at the National Gallery.

Two Temple Place

Formerly known as Astor House, built by John Loughborough Pearson for William Waldorf Astor, in 1895.

HQS Wellington

Launched in 1934, the HQS Wellington is the last surviving member of the Royal Navy’s Grimsby class of sloops.

The Covent Garden Comedy Club

The Covent Garden Comedy Club Under the Arches @ Heaven is now celebrating seventeen years of making London laugh.

The Lion King

Disney’s beloved film has been transformed into a spectacular theatrical experience.

MAMMA MIA!

The ultimate feel-good show!

Royal Society of Arts (RSA)

Be inspired at the RSA, intellectual home to some of the world’s greatest minds for 250 years.

Tina: The Tina Turner Musical

This new stage musical reveals the untold story of a woman who dared to defy the bounds of her age, gender and race.

The Peacock Theatre

The Peacock showcases an evolving programme of exciting shows for everyone to enjoy.

LSE Public Events

Join the global debate!

Trafalgar Studios

One of the most exciting and unique spaces in London, Trafalgar Studios plays host to a wide range of inspiring and diverse theatre, offering audiences a refreshing change from the norm and often a chance to see work that wouldn’t otherwise have found a place in the West End.

Charing Cross Collectors Market

One of London’s best kept secrets found hidden underground, right in the centre of the city.

Proud Central Gallery

The Strand Gallery is the most recent edition to the Proud Galleries family.

180 Strand

180 The Strand is an iconic Brutalist building currently undergoing a transformation into a creative hub for people and progress.

Proud Cabaret Embankment

An exciting addition to the Northbank’s evening offer, with a fantastic food & drinks menu, full entertainment and private hire available.

Best’s Bootcamp

Best’s Bootcamp are proud to say, they are the only site in London that has 2 unique in-house designed products. These products not only stand apart from the competition but in “Assault”, we have a first to market product that is setting London alight!

Raindance

Raindance London aims to promote and support independent filmmaking and filmmakers in the UK.

Tattershall Castle

A pub on the Thames, open 7 days a week and ideally situated opposite the London Eye and between Westminster and Embankment tube stations.

Jubilee Hall Trust

Jubilee Hall Trust is a massive gym in the heart of Covent Garden.

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