This modern art gallery is home to two Royal Societies: Royal Water Colour Society and Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers. A regular series of contemporary exhibitions are showcased throughout the year. Many works are for sale.
Opening times: all year, daily 11am to 6pm - Free Entry
Location: 48 Hopton St, London, SE1 9JH - Tel: 020 7928 7521 - Website
Oldest public picture gallery in Britain, designed and built in 1811 by Sir John Soane. Houses a prestigious collection of masterpieces by Claude, Gainsborough, Murillo, Poussin, Rembrandt, Rubens, Van Dyck and Watteau. Also a changing series of temporary exhibitions.
Opening times: all year Tue-Fri 10am to 5pm, wknds & BH
Mon 11am to 5pm (closed Xmas)
Location: Gallery Rd, Dulwich, London, SE21 7AD - Tel: 020 8693 5254 - Website
This replica theatre was built to replace the original version (dating from 1599), where Shakespeare's plays were first performed. A fascinating exhibition on the site illustrates London and the theatre culture of Shakespeare's time. Displays include a collection of old Bankside entertainment material and replica of the 1616 stage.
Opening times: all year, daily from 9am (tours every 30 minutes) - Admission Charge
Location: 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, London, SE1 90T - Box Office: 020 7401 9919 - Website
South East London's premier venue for contemporary art, exhibitions, talks, screenings, live art shows and other activities. Suitable for families and young people.
Opening times: all year, Tue-Sun, 12 to 6pm - Free Entry
Location: 65 Peckham Rd, London, SE5 8UH - Tel: 020 7703 6120 - Website
Britain's largest gallery of modern art is housed over seven floors within the impressively restored Bankside power station. Visitors have free entry to the permanent collection, which includes works by Dali, Picasso and Warhol. The Tate Modern also provides many world-acclaimed temporary exhibitions, as well as education programmes, events and activities throughout the year.
Opening times: all year, daily from 10am (closed Xmas)
Free Entry - Charges for Special Exhibitions
Location: Bankside, London, SE1 9TG - Tel: 020 7887 8008 - Website
Opened to public in 1869, this 63 acre park was formerly an area of market gardens.
Built in 1700s, dock is largest surviving stretch of water belonging to once-extensive Surrey Docks. Entrance lock still has many original features. Now a popular venue for water sports.
The site of the old Lavender Dock pumping station is now a 2 acre refuge for wildlife.
Part of Surrey Docks filled in and transformed into a large man-made ecological park. Special features include an artificial hill, woodland paths, ponds, scrub and wetland.
Riverside inn, rebuilt in the 18th century, has minstrels' gallery, oak beams and fugitive cubby holes. It houses a collection of Elizabethan objects, a viewing platform, a model of the Globe Theatre and a flood mark in the bar.
Riverside pub, dating from the 16th century. Its balcony has views up the Thames to Tower Bridge. A trap door in kitchen was once used by smugglers.
Run by the National Trust. The pub was rebuilt in 1676 and has paneled rooms and galleried and cobbled courtyard.
An old public house that juts into the Thames, providing fine views up and down the river. Dates in part from the 16th century. Said to have been named after the Mayflower, the ship in which Pilgrim Fathers set out on their historic voyage to New World in 1620. Relevant mementos dating from 17th century are on display.
Historic riverside pub with a garden where, at low tide, the post can be seen where condemned pirates and thieves were chained up until the tide washed over them three times. The pub's cellars once doubled as dungeons where convicts were held before being deported to Australia.
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