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Bankside
Bankside
is a district of London, England, and part of the London Borough of Southwark. Bankside
Bankside
is located on the southern bank of the River Thames, 1.5 miles (2.4 km) east of Charing Cross, running from a little west of Blackfriars Bridge
Blackfriars Bridge
to just a short distance before London
London
Bridge at St Mary Overie Dock to the east which marks its distinct status from that of 'the Borough' district of Southwark. It is part of a business improvement district known as Better Bankside.

Contents

1 History

1.1 Toponymy 1.2 Urban development

2 Governance 3 Transport 4 References 5 External links

History[edit] Toponymy[edit] The 'banke' was reclaimed by the Bishop of Winchester
Bishop of Winchester
who owned the manor of the Clink of which this is part. There is a map plan in the Duchy of Lancaster
Duchy of Lancaster
archive showing 'the way to the banke'.[1] The name is recorded in 1554 as the Banke syde and means 'street along the bank of the Thames'. It is formed from Middle English
Middle English
'banke' and 'side'.[2] In 1860 Southwark
Southwark
Street was created to connect the Blackfriars and London
London
bridge crossings here and that can be regarded as the area's informal southern perimeter. Urban development[edit] Bankside
Bankside
is the riverside of the former liberties of the Clink and Paris Garden. In the Elizabethan period, because of its location outside the jurisdiction of the City of London, the area of the Clink and Paris Garden were outside of the City of London's authority and so became occupied by the bear baiting pits and playhouses, including the Rose, the Hope Theatre, the Swan and the Globe Theatre
Globe Theatre
of which a replica was constructed in the late 1990s. It has experienced regeneration in recent decades, becoming a significant tourist destination, and forms a business improvement district. The skyline of Bankside
Bankside
is dominated by the former Bankside
Bankside
Power Station, which now houses the Tate Modern. A major new development in the area is the Bankside
Bankside
1/2/3 complex on Southwark
Southwark
Street. Together, these three building house about 5,000 employees. Bankside
Bankside
1, also known as the Blue Fin Building, was built-for and partially-occupied-by IPC Media, while Bankside
Bankside
2 and 3 are occupied by The Omnicom Group Ltd. The architect for the buildings was Allies and Morrison.[3] Governance[edit] It is part of the Borough and Bankside
Bankside
Community Council which corresponds to the Southwark
Southwark
electoral wards of Cathedrals and Chaucer.[4] They are part of the Bermondsey
Bermondsey
and Old Southwark Parliament constituency and the Member of Parliament is Labour's Neil Coyle. It is within the Lambeth and Southwark
Southwark
London
London
Assembly constituency and the London
London
European Parliament constituency. Transport[edit] Since 1754 the Blackfriars Bridge
Blackfriars Bridge
formed a connection to the north and in 1819 Southwark
Southwark
Bridge has connected the area into the City. In 2000 a direct pedestrian connection was opened between the Tate Modern
Tate Modern
and St Paul's Cathedral
St Paul's Cathedral
via the Millennium Bridge, which also hosts two Cycle Hire stations [5] Blackfriars station
Blackfriars station
on the City side north bank of the river has been redeveloped as part of the Thameslink Programme and opened a Bankside
Bankside
entrance in 2012. London
London
Bridge and Southwark
Southwark
are the other stations closest to Bankside, located to the east and south of it respectively. It is served by bus routes 381 and RV1 which are hydrogen powered.[6] References[edit]

^ 'Old Southwark
Southwark
and its People' by William Rendle 1878 ^ Mills, D. (2000). Oxford Dictionary of London
London
Place Names. Oxford.  ^ " Land Securities
Land Securities
London
London
Portfolio - Bankside
Bankside
1/2/3, SE1". Land Securities. Retrieved 7 August 2013.  ^ "Where's your community council". Southwark
Southwark
London
London
Borough Council. Archived from the original on 4 March 2012. Retrieved 4 September 2010.  ^ " Bankside
Bankside
Mix tops the league on first day of Barclays Cycle Hire [2 August 2010]". London-se1.co.uk. Retrieved 2015-07-24.  ^ "RV1 hydrogen bus fleet off the road due to the Olympics [21 July 2012]". London-se1.co.uk. Retrieved 2015-07-24. 

External links[edit]

Bankside
Bankside
page on London
London
SE1 community website Better Bankside
Bankside
- official Business Improvement District website Bankside
Bankside
Mix - local promotion and tourism website

v t e

London
London
Borough of Southwark

Districts

Bankside Bermondsey Borough/Southwark Camberwell Crystal Palace Denmark Hill Dulwich Dulwich
Dulwich
Village East Dulwich Elephant and Castle Herne Hill Honor Oak Newington Nunhead Peckham Peckham
Peckham
Rye Rotherhithe South Bank South Bermondsey Surrey Quays Sydenham Hill Upper Norwood Walworth West Dulwich

Attractions

Bankside
Bankside
Gallery Bramah Tea and Coffee Museum Brunel Museum City Hall The Clink Cuming Museum Dulwich
Dulwich
Picture Gallery Fire Brigade Museum Globe Theatre Greenwood Theatre Hay's Galleria Herne Hill
Herne Hill
Stadium House of Dreams Museum HMS Belfast Imperial War Museum Livesey Museum for Children London
London
Dungeon Mandela Way T-34 Tank Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret The Old Vic OXO Tower Pumphouse Educational Museum Purdy Hicks Gallery Rose Theatre Sam Wanamaker Playhouse The Shard South Bank South London
London
Gallery Southwark
Southwark
Cathedral Tate Modern Unicorn Theatre Winchester Palace

Markets

Borough East Street

Bridges and tunnels

Blackfriars Bridge Blackfriars Railway Bridge Cannon Street Railway Bridge London
London
Bridge Millennium Bridge Rotherhithe
Rotherhithe
Tunnel Southwark
Southwark
Bridge Tower Bridge Waterloo Bridge

Parks and open spaces

Belair Park Bermondsey
Bermondsey
Spa Gardens Brimmington Park Burgess Park Dickens Square Park Dulwich
Dulwich
Park Faraday Gardens Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park Little Dorrit Park Newington Gardens Southwark
Southwark
Park Tabard Park

Constituencies

Camberwell
Camberwell
and Peckham North Southwark
Southwark
and Bermondsey Dulwich
Dulwich
and West Norwood

Tube and rail stations

Bermondsey Borough Canada Water Denmark Hill Elephant and Castle Kennington London
London
Bridge Nunhead Queens Road Peckham Peckham
Peckham
Rye Rotherhithe South Bermondsey Southwark Surrey Quays Sydenham Hill West Dulwich

Other topics

Council Grade I and II* listed buildings People

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