Things to do in Bankside

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Things to do in Bankside

SEA LIFE London Aquarium is home to one of Europe's largest collections of global marine life, the aquarium is located in the historic County Hall Building, next to the London Eye and is an ideal place to whittle away an afternoon.

Here you can gain an understanding of the underwater world and the enormous amounts of amazing creatures that inhabit our oceans. Visitors can discover over 500 species that come from every part of the world. What's more, those brave enough can venture across the Shark Walk – a glass walkway that allows you to get up close to these awe-inspiring creatures.

The Old Operating Theatre Museum located in St Thomas's Church, Southwark is a spooky venue that provides a little peek into the history of medicine and makes you thankful for how far things have come since then. Europe's oldest surviving operating theatre will allow you to get an idea of what it was like to be treated in "the olden days" before the advent of anesthesia, and give you a firm appreciation for modern medicine. You'll be able to have a look at the range of horrific surgical/medical instruments that were used on the unlucky patients – all of which were female and poor.

Shakespeare’s Globe is the ideal place to go and see a play. A reconstruction of the Globe Theatre – an Elizabethan playhouse on the South Bank – it was founded by the actor and director Sam Wanamaker, was built about 230 metres from the original site and opened to the public in 1997. Plays run throughout the year and the venue offers visitors a little bit of insight about what it might have been like to go and see a play a few centuries ago.

Student accommodation in Bankside

Our luxurious student apartments in Bankside will put you right in the middle of everything – literally. You'll be just a short walk from many of London's top attractions and most distinctive landmarks – such as London Bridge.

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