Bankside is a district in the London Borough of Southwark. It is positioned on the southern bank of the River Thames, 2.4 km east of Charing Cross. It's part of the business improvement district known as Better Bankside.
Bankside is the riverside of the former liberties of the Clink and Paris Garden. Through the Elizabethan period, these places were outside the City of London’s jurisdiction so they became the homes of bear baiting pits and playhouses, which includes the Rose, the Swan and the Globe Theatre. There has been a great deal of regeneration in current years, becoming common with vacationers. The skyline of Bankside is accentuated by the former Bankside Power Station, which is now the Tate Modern.
The Bankside 1/2/3 complex on Southwark Street is the most important new development inside the district. The three buildings house around 5,000 staff. Bankside 1 is also generally known as the Blue Fin Building and is partially occupied by IPC Media, while Bankside Two and 3 are occupied by the Omnicom Group Ltd.
From 2010, quite a few development schemes have transformed Blackfriars Road from the bridge towards the south at St. George’s Circus and new buildings stand in place of post-World War II offices. These buildings are residential and hotel accommodation along its length, especially at the junction with Stamford Street exactly where numerous high rises happen to be built.