Bankside has an average violent crime rate and a below average property crime rate for London.
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Bankside is a favorite neighborhood of Londoners because it has so much natural beauty. Its promenade along the Thames invites you for a stroll after work each evening, gazing at the river and taking in some of the most recognizable landmarks in the city. But the biggest appeal of Bankside is its central location and the active lifestyle. This makes it ideal for young professionals who work in the City but still want to go out and have fun.
If you’re looking for an apartment, you'll find plenty of options in newer highrises. You can also find modern flats and lofts in smaller buildings if you're looking for something on a smaller scale. Finding a single-family home is tough, but there are some cottages here and there that go on the market once in a while.
Bankside is a cultural hub. You'll find art galleries, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, the Tate Modern art museum, the Sea Life London Aquarium, and a chocolate factory. There are plenty of restaurants and pubs around serving locals and tourists alike.
There is a great transit system here, but in reality you can walk to almost everything you’d want in less than a half hour.
Bankside is bordered on the north by the City, on the east and south by Southwark, and on the west by South Bank.
The City: 1.1 miles / 10-15 minutes by car / 10 minutes by transit / 10-15 minutes by foot / 5-10 minutes by bike
Canary Wharf: 3.9 miles / 15-35 minutes by car / 25 minutes by transit / 25-30 minutes by bike
Southwark: 1.4 miles / 10 minutes by car / 10-15 minutes by transit / 15 minutes by foot / 5-10 minutes by bike
Westminster: 2.2 miles / 15-30 minutes by car / 20-25 minutes by transit / 20-25 minutes by bike
Shoreditch: 2.5 miles / 20-35 minutes by car / 25-30 minutes by transit / 20 minutes by bike
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