Local Attractions in SE1

The Shipwrights is very close to London Dungeon, Tower Bridge and Tower of London, to name a few.

Here's a quick look at some of the great London sights, historical places of interest and things to do:

London Dungeon

This jokey celebration of torture, death and disease is now found by County Hall near Waterloo station. Visitors are led through a dry-ice fog past gravestones and hideously rotting corpses to experience nasty symptoms from the Great Plague exhibition: an actor-led medley of corpses, boils, projectile vomiting, worm-filled skulls and scuttling rats. The death-dealing exploits of Bloody Mary are explored alongside those of Sweeney Todd and the Ripper. 'Extremis: Drop Ride to Doom' re-enacts an execution - with you as victim. Note that the London Dungeon is unsuitable for young or easily scared children.
Review from TIME OUT

Tower Bridge

At night this is a magestic place to be. The lights from the bridge lend a magical quality to this iconic landmark. The thames flows below and you can see for miles. Once opened the bridge is a fascinating feat of engineering and you must make sure you see this happening! Go up to the walkways...
Review from Trip Advisor

Hays Galleria

We found Hays Galleria while walking along the South Bank- it being situated between London Bridge and Tower Bridge. Formerly a dock for Tea Clippers, it is now a shopping centre with a mix of outlets, and a central arcade covered by a stunning iron and glass canopy - has to be seen to be believed.
Review from Trip Advisor

Borough Market

On this spot in some form or another since the 13th century, ‘London’s Larder’ has enjoyed an enormous renaissance in recent years, overflowing with food-lovers, both experienced and wannabes, and has become quite a tourist destination.
Review from Lonely Planet

The Tower of London

Nowhere else does London's history come to life so vividly as it does in this minicity of 20 towers filled with heraldry and treasure, the intimate details of lords and dukes and princes and sovereigns etched in the walls (literally, in some places), and quite a few pints of royal blood spilled on the stones. This is one of Britain's most popular sights—the Crown Jewels are here—and you can avoid the queues by buying a ticket in advance on the Web site, by phone, at any tube station, or from the automatic kiosks on arrival. The visitor center provides an introduction to the Tower. Allow at least three hours for exploring, and take time to stroll along the battlements for a wonderful overview. The Crown Jewels are worth the wait, the White Tower is essential, and the Medieval Palace and Bloody Tower should at least be breezed through.
Review from Fodor's

Shakespeare's Globe

Originally built in 1599, the Globe burnt down in 1613 and was immediately rebuilt. The Puritans, who regarded theatres as dreadful dens of iniquity, eventually closed it in 1642. Its present incarnation was the vision of American actor and director Sam Wanamaker, who sadly died before the opening night in 1997.
Review from Lonely Planet

IMAX Centre

With a huge 26m x 20m screen, a 12,000 watt digital surround sound-system, and the special multi-dimensional technology of the IMAX format (short for Image Maximum), the BFI IMAX is, without doubt, the most technically impressive modern cinema in the country. Watching a film here is more like taking part in the action - travel from the depths of the ocean up to the far reaches of outer space via a series of spectacular 3D and 2D films.
Review from London Town

National Theatre and Festival Hall

Can’t really imagine how this place could improve. It’s in a perfect location with comfortable seats, friendly staff and great shows. I recently saw The Comedy of Errors here and thoroughly enjoyed it.
Review from Qype


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