Things to Do near Lower Marsh Market
Lower Marsh Market is within easy reach of many of London’s famous landmarks, but there are places nearby that may not be as well known. Here we look at things to do in the locality and spots that deserve a visit when you’re not enjoying some fine cuisine from the market vendors:
The Vaults is an arts platform for the bold, the fresh and the fearless. The Vault is one of London’s best places to encourage artists from all walks of life to come together and inspire others to create unusual, daring, yet accessible and imaginative art. Since it opened in 2013, it has won several awards for their work and has brought more visitors to the area.
A hidden hub of creativity for young people underneath the arches of Waterloo Station, London's only indoor skateboarding centre has free entry. There is a café and bar and a programme of art exhibitions, cinema and live music, with the contemporary additions respecting the unique atmosphere of the old brick arches which support the station above.
Lower Marsh Market is famous for the entrepreneurial market vendors providing quality food from across the globe as well as unique independent shops. Little Marshans sell quality children’s clothing and original and engaging toys. Silver Witchcraft specialise in high-quality silver jewellery along with a range of other gifts and cards.
Nearly two centuries old, this theatre is steeped in tradition yet still innovating through a programme that includes new writing; works that engage with a wide social conversation; nurturing new musicals, mounting passionate revivals and famous old plays; experimentation with quirky, eye-opening and challenging pieces; and family shows and pantomimes.
There is so much to do at South Bank at any time of the year. Things to do and places to visit include The Aquarium, South Bank Centre, London Dungeon, Shrek Adventure, National Theatre, British Film Institute and more. Year round there are temporary venues including the Winterfest and Bump skating rink. The South Bank Centre is a cultural centre with cafés, bar, a huge theatre and tours with free events throughout the day.
Erected for the millennium, and planned as a temporary structure, the London Eye has become not only a visitor attraction, but one of the perfect spots for viewing the capital city, perfect on a clear day after you’ve walked the sights. For shorter queues, fewer people in each pod and the chance to take amazing photographs from all angles and all heights, visit at night to view the city all lit up for a magical experience.
Free entry to this ornate 7 storey museum on beautiful grounds is well suited to children as well as adults. The museum houses exhibits from both world wars, Korea, the British colonial wars in South-east Asia, the Cold War, the Falkland Islands, the Holocaust, the war on terror and minor conflicts.