Whatever the reason for visiting London, serviced accommodation can turn that city break or business trip into one to remember forever. Chosen and maintained to exacting standards, all serviced apartments from TheSqua.re guarantee comfort and convenience for the guests that choose them. Stylish, spacious properties available to rent in some of the most popular travel destinations in the world, TheSqua.re meticulously curates its accommodation range based on a wide variety of criteria, meaning that travellers will never be too far from local landmarks or public transport hubs. Serviced apartments in South Bank are particularly popular among visitors to London due to their proximity to transport hubs and the major sights of the capital, and the apartments also act as private travel hubs, allowing guests the flexibility to come and go on their own schedule.
Some of the best serviced apartments near the South Bank include:
Boasting a range of services and modern amenities, including built-in kitchens, private access, entertainment facilities, high-speed Wi-Fi, room cleaning and concierge where available, these luxury rental apartments are fast becoming an excellent solution to leisure or business accommodation woes. No matter the length of stay, TheSqua.re guarantees restful and relaxing nights for all guests, while striving to provide the high-quality customer service required to keep clients coming back time and time again.
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Located right in the heart of London, apartments in the South Bank provide excellent access to all of the city’s financial and commercial hubs, making it the perfect destination for those visiting the capital on business. The neighbourhood is centred around Waterloo Station, a major transport hub both locally and nationally, meaning that journeys into Canary Wharf and the City of London can be completed in a matter of minutes. What’s more, any traveller looking to trade in the wider country will find plenty of regular rail services to help them make their meeting in good time. Functioning as veritable homes away from home, all corporate accommodation from TheSqua.re is designed with its guests’ comfort in mind. Featuring fully-equipped kitchens, flatscreen TVs, complimentary Wi-Fi and a host of other amenities, serviced apartments can help even the busiest business traveller unwind after a long day, ensuring every trip is a productive and profitable one. What’s not to like?
The South Bank is also a convenient destination for those looking to book that long-awaited weekend getaway or city break. With numerous local attractions, as well as easy access to best sights of Central London, serviced accommodation in this area is perfect for any families or solo travellers looking to get the most out of even the shortest stay. Whatever is on the agenda, the apartments can accommodate for quiet evenings in and nights on the town, thanks to their home-cooking and entertainment facilities. Plus, the cosy bedrooms allow guests to be well-rested for the next day, no matter what time they return from that busy night out.
A bustling neighbourhood in Central London, there are a number of great locations in South Bank in which guests can find serviced accommodation. Apartments around Lambeth North boast easy access to the local Imperial War Museum and Florence Nightingale Museum, as well as to family friendly attractions such as London Dungeon and Sea Life Aquarium. Properties around Southwark station meanwhile will benefit from close proximity to the many nearby entertainment venues, including The Old Vic, Young Vic, Shakespeare’s Globe, National Theatre and BFI IMAX Cinema. Though London is generally a safe city to visit, guests are still advised to keep an eye on their possessions in whichever neighbourhood they choose residence, as pickpockets may operate in even the quietest areas of the capital.
A bustling neighbourhood in the heart of London, the South Bank is home to a number of hugely popular modern attractions, alongside multiple buildings of specific historic interest. A capital with over a thousand years of history, it is only natural then that such an area would have its fair share of interesting factual titbits. Here then are some of our favourite facts about the South Bank to engage and inspire visitors to the area:
Due to its highly desirable location in Central London, rental prices in and around the South Bank can be relatively high. Rental costs can range from £800 to upwards of £2,000 monthly, making serviced accommodation from TheSqua.re a comparatively cheaper option for longer term residents, particularly given the many perks offered to supplement extended tenancies.
Day to day expenses tend to vary depending on the activity. Like the rest of the UK, London benefits from the NHS, meaning that huge healthcare costs are not an issue. Residents may need to pay for private or cosmetic surgery or dental care, but these will still be minimal. Dining out can range from £15 to £55, depending on the calibre of restaurant, however this can be offset by the reasonably low price of groceries and the apartments’ fully equipped kitchens. Money can also be saved on local entertainment venues, with many cinemas and theatres offering discount ticket options and membership schemes.
From tourist hotspots to unique cultural attractions, there are plenty of sightseeing opportunities to be found in the area around South Bank. Here are some of the top activities in the area to help guests make the most out of their precious leisure time:
Q. What are the most popular things to do near South Bank?
Here are just a few of the many opportunities for entertainment and enjoyment to act as the cherry on top of any stay:
Q. What are some free things to do near South Bank?
Want to save some pennies on those day-to-day activities? Here are some great ways of passing the time close to home without breaking the bank:
Q. What are the most family-friendly things to do near South Bank?
For families with children, or simply the young at heart, there are a number of fun days out we would recommend:
Wondering how to spend that precious day off? The area around South Bank provides plenty of fun things to see and do locally, as well as easy access to a host of popular tourist attractions in nearby area. Here are a few of our activities to help guests make the most out of their leisure time:
Whatever is on the agenda, dining out is always an option in South Bank. This area of Central London is littered with a huge number of excellent restaurants and eateries serving a diverse range of cuisine, from familiar chain names to independent establishments. There is plenty on the menu: traditional pub grub, Chinese, Italian and more, and all offering great meals for any budget.
Here then are a few places to eat in South Bank we would recommend to any traveller:
Street food is also an option in the area, with the popular Southbank Centre Food Market playing host to a huge range of popup stalls serving all manner of meals on the go. Likewise, Vauxhall Street Food Garden is a great place to visit for those looking to sample American, Greek, Italian and Asian menus in a lively setting. And for those out and about in the wider city, regular markets including Street Food Union, Model Market, Leather Market and even Stratford Westfield’s Food Court can help sate the appetite of a busy commuter. Delicious!
Close to both Oxford Street and Covent Garden, two of the most popular shopping destinations in London, the South Bank area is littered with a whole host of high street stores and independent boutiques for those looking to indulge in some retail therapy. Boasting a great selection of fashion, food and technology close to home, as well as easy access to these central hubs, residents of South Bank are guaranteed to find anything and everything they seek in the near vicinity.
Some of the best places to shop near the South Bank include:
The South Bank is well-served by a number of transport routes around the city and wider country. The centrally-located Waterloo Station is a major national rail hub and one of the most visited stations in the country. Providing services throughout the south of England, Waterloo is also served by a number of Underground lines, including the Jubilee Line, Northern Line, Waterloo & City Line, and Bakerloo Line. In addition, the South Bank is home to Southwark station (Jubilee Line) and Lambeth North (Bakerloo), with day Travelcards available to buy (accepted through Zones 1-5) for £18.10, arguably the most effective way of travelling around the capital.
London is of course famous for its iconic red buses, and these can both be a great way of sightseeing during travel. Buses in particular are exceptionally useful: they can be boarded with a simple tap of a Contactless Payment Card, Travelcard or Oyster (£1.50 for a single fare, £4.50 for a day of bus-only travel), and run over 700 routes, including 52 night services. Black cabs are another useful way of travelling around the city, and many of the cab drivers can also offer unique insights and local knowledge of the various areas. These can be a little pricy though, so make sure to use sparingly.
For the most part, the UK boasts a generally temperate climate, and London is no exception. This does however mean that weather patterns are unpredictable, and so longer-term residents are advised to pack for all seasons, just in case. During the coldest months of winter, temperatures can easily fall to below freezing, while summers in July and August can have temperatures ranging into the high twenties and above, as well as a dry and balmy feel. September is usually a good month to visit London’s South Bank, as this time of year offers warm, bright days and comfortably cool evenings, allow travellers to maximise their time away.
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