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Bankside Pier

Bankside Pier is just outside The Globe Theatre, the replica of the Elizabethan theatre where Shakespeare’s plays were first staged. And next door is the decommissioned Bankside power station which is now home to the Tate Modern art gallery – be sure to visit the Viewing Level on the top floor of this building: it’s free and you’ll get amazing views of the city. You could also stretch your legs by walking over the Millennium Bridge which leads to St Paul’s Cathedral, one of the most famous outlines on the London skyline.

Address: Bankside, London, SE1 9PD

Nearest tubes: 

London Bridge:

  • Northern Line (Bank branch)
  • Jubilee Line

Canon Street:

  • District Line
  • Circle Line

Nearest stations: 

  • London Bridge
  • Blackfriars

Nearest bus stop: 

  • Southwark Bridge Road – Stops B & C for service 344

Closest Attractions

Majestic view of The Shard, London's iconic skyscraper, towering above the cityscape with Thames River Sightseeing

The Shard

Ferry Boat Viewing the Building at Thames River Sightseeing

St. Paul’s Cathedral

Building at Thames River Sightseeing

Tate Modern

Vibrant scene at the Globe Theatre, London, in March 2020, featuring a live Shakespeare play

Shakespeare’s Globe

Other Piers

Greenwich Pier
Tower Bridge Quay
Festival Pier
Embankment Pier
Westminster Pier