23 April 2019/ Area guides

Commercial property area guide: Bankside - London

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Bankside is the home of some of London’s most important cultural icons – The Tate Modern, The Southbank Centre, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, the National Theatre – pulling millions of tourists over the river each year. But for centuries the banks of the Thames, the lifeline of the capital, have also been the source of huge levels of trade, commerce and business.

Today the area boasts some major office buildings that dominate the riverside skyline, in among the famous cultural landmarks. Not least the iconic curved frontage of Riverside House at the foot of London Bridge, which is also the setting for world-famous skyscraper the Shard. With all this buzzing activity Bankside is also the setting for some of South London’s hottest bars, restaurants and shopping, as well as one of the finest places in the city for a riverside stroll.

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  • Total buildings in area: 474
  • Largest unit available: 42,614 sq ft
  • Total available: 103
  • Average rent: £58 PSF

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  • Tube
  • Southwark (Jubilee)
  • Borough (Northern)
  • London Bridge (Northern, Jubilee)
  • Trains
  • Waterloo Station (walking distance)
  • London Bridge Station (walking distance)
  • Airports
  • City Airport (25-35 minutes from London Bridge Station)
  • Gatwick Airport (37 minutes from London Bridge Station)
  • Heathrow Airport (approx. 1 hour from London Bridge Station)


Offices to let


Retail units to let


Top places to grab a bite to eat


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Agents with most listings in area:


Instant Offices: 28

Workspace: 16

Unions Street Partners: 14

BNP Paribas: 5

Kalmars: 4

Cluttons: 3

Colliers: 3

Field & Sons: 3

Lambert Smith Hampton: 3

The Arch Company: 3


Iconic buildings on Realla


Union House

240 Blackfriars Road

Riverside House

15 Hatfields

2 London Bridge


Big offices and coworking space in area:


Nearby offices:

25 Lavington Street

The Harlequin Building



Nearby Coworking:

The Embassy Tea House

The Crane Building

The Print Rooms




  • Home of the world famous Tate Modern gallery, built in the former Bankside power station
  • The BFI IMAX cinema boasts the largest screen in the UK
  • Bankside has a concrete skatepark known as the ‘birthplace of British skateboarding’
  • Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, known in the Bard’s day as The Bankside Globe, opened in 1599 with a performance of Julius Caesar


Neighbouring locations


  • Newington
  • The City
  • Blackfriars

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