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The South Bank

The South Bank is the area in London on the southern bank of the River Thames near Waterloo Station that houses a number of important cultural buildings/institutions. It was the site of the 1951 Festival of Britain, for which the Royal Festival Hall[?] (RFH) - and its neighbour the smaller Queen Elizabeth Hall[?] - was built.

Since then, the National Theatre was opened in 1976. In between is the National Film Theatre[?] (NFT). Adjacent to the NT is the London Weekend Television (LWT) building where the long-running television Arts programme The South Bank Show[?] is produced.

Adjacent to the west side of the RFH is the large ferris wheel built to celebrate the Millennium, the London Eye.

Further east is the Tate Modern gallery. Past that on Bankside is the reproduction of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre.



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