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London Travel Guide

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South of the Thames

For decades, south London had a reputation for being down-at-heel, with a considerable criminal element. Tourists rarely ventured across the river to south London except to go to Waterloo station or the Old Vic. But now the area is one of London's leading destinations, with attractions including the IWM London, the Southbank Centre (Europe’s largest arts center), and foodie heaven

Borough Market. Most are clustered around the Southbank and in Bankside and Southwark, but the surrounding neighborhoods of Bermondsey and Lambeth are rising rapidly, with galleries, shops, and restaurants proliferating.

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