A Day in London: South of the River Edition

London, the vibrant capital of England, is a city that never fails to captivate visitors with its rich history, iconic landmarks, and diverse culture. If you’re planning a day in this bustling metropolis, why not make it even more memorable by incorporating a rejuvenating float session into your itinerary?


In this guide, we’ll take you on a journey through some of London’s must-visit attractions at the South side of the River Thames, while also highlighting the perfect opportunity to unwind and recharge at Floatworks.

Morning: Embrace History and Culture

Start your day with a visit to the Tower of London, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that has stood for over 900 years. Explore the ancient fortress, marvel at the Crown Jewels, and learn about the tower’s intriguing history.

Tower Bridge

Afterwards, take a stroll along the South Bank of the River Thames, and cross the Tower Bridge to HMS Belfast, a historic warship and museum, exploring stories of life on board during conflict and peace.

Tower of London -> HMS Belfast: 12 mins walk

Lunch: Culinary Delights

As you explore the city, you’ll undoubtedly work up an appetite. Head to Borough Market, one of London’s oldest and most renowned food markets for lunch. Sample an array of delectable treats from local vendors, ranging from artisanal cheeses to freshly baked pastries. With its vibrant atmosphere and diverse culinary offerings, Borough Market is a food lover’s paradise.


HMS Belfast -> Borough Market: 8 mins walk

Afternoon: Iconic Museum & Landmarks

Visit the Tate Modern, a renowned contemporary art museum housed in a former power station. Entry to the gallery is free – there’s no need to book! Explore modern and contemporary art from around the world and enjoy breathtaking views of the city from its viewing platform. For literature enthusiasts, a stop at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre is a must. Immerse yourself in the world of the Bard as you tour the reconstructed Elizabethan playhouse.

Tate Modern

Tate Modern: Rasheed Araeen, Zero to Infinity - until 28 August 2023

Borough Market -> Tate Modern: 12 mins

Beside the River Thames, the South Bank is a dynamic area at the heart of London’s cultural scene. Stroll along the riverside walkway, lined with trees, cafes and historic pubs, until you get to the iconic London Eye. From the London Eye, you will see the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Elizabeth Clock Tower (Big Ben), Buckingham Palace, St. Paul’s, The Tate Museum, Tower Bridge, The Shard, not to mention the longest and most intricately styled stretches of the famous Thames River. Staying south of the river you can get an less crowded view and picture of Big Ben.

London Eye

Tate Modern -> London Eye: 20 mins walk

Evening: Relaxation at Floatworks

Continue a lovely 25 minute walk along the river to Vauxhall Bridge where you find Floatworks. Floatworks Vauxhall, located by the River Thames, offers a unique and tranquil experience that will leave you feeling rejuvenated. Floatation therapy involves floating effortlessly in a sensory deprivation tank filled with warm water and Epsom salt, providing deep relaxation and stress relief.

At Floatworks, you’ll be guided through the process by friendly and knowledgeable staff, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable experience. The 60-min session allows you to disconnect from the outside world, promoting mental clarity, physical recovery, and a sense of calm.


London Eye -> Floatworks London: 28 mins walk


Dinner: Market Place at Vauxhall

Only 5 mins walk from Floatworks Vauxhall, you will find the best place to refuel post float. Market Place has a range of affordable street food stalls, a standalone bar, DJ booth and seating for 200 people. We highly recommend Churrasco Steak from Argentinian Grill and a vanilla custard donut from the famous bakery Bread Ahead.

Market Place   VX

London offers a wealth of attractions and experiences, and incorporating a float session at Floatworks into your itinerary adds an extra dimension of relaxation and rejuvenation. By exploring the city’s historical landmarks, indulging in culinary delights, and immersing yourself in its vibrant culture, you’ll create lasting memories of your day in London. So, plan your visit, embrace the city’s wonders, and float your way to tranquility amidst the hustle and bustle of this incredible metropolis.


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