Hugging the edge of the Thames where it makes a 90 degree turn, South Bank is a vibrant, tourist-filled area home to icons like the London Eye and cultural institutions like the National Theatre. There are plenty of other attractions to keep you and the 14 million annual tourists entertained.
This isn't the place to come if you're looking for a big house because you won't find any here. Housing only comes in one form: flats. Prices range from 'very expensive' for a studio to 'obscenely expensive' for a multi-bedroom spot with killer views. Be warned that South Bank is seeing heavy development of new residential towers, so things could be noisy for a while depending on where you live.
As you'd expect, there are a lot of restaurants around to cater to all the hungry people coming through. While some are no doubt tourist traps, many are highly rated and you'll find everything from food trucks to upscale dining. Nightlife here is limited to pubs and bars so if you want to party the night away you'll need to head to other neighborhoods.
This neighborhood is also home to a famous underground skate park.
The City: 1.6 miles / 10-20 minutes by car / 15 minutes by transit / 30 minutes by foot / 15 minutes by bike
Canary Wharf: 4.8 miles / 20-35 minutes by car / 25 minutes by transit
Southwark: 2.1 miles / 10-20 minutes by car / 15 minutes by transit / 30 minutes by foot / 10 minutes by bike
Westminster: 1.5 miles / 10-20 minutes by car / 15-20 minutes by transit / 30 minutes by foot / 10 minutes by bike
Shoreditch: 3 miles / 15-35 minutes by car / 30-40 minutes by transit / 20-25 minutes by bike