Bankside is a district in the London Borough of Southwark. It is positioned around the southern bank of the River Thames, 2.4 km east of Charing Cross. It is a part of the business improvement district generally known as Better Bankside.
Bankside is the riverside of the former liberties of the Clink and Paris Garden. For the duration of the Elizabethan period, these locations were out of 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 lot of regeneration in current years, becoming well known 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 major new development in the district. The three buildings house about 5,000 personnel. Bankside 1 is also known as the Blue Fin Building and it is partially occupied by IPC Media, while Bankside 2 and 3 are occupied by the Omnicom Group Ltd.
From 2010, lots of development schemes have transformed Blackfriars Road from the bridge to 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, particularly at the junction with Stamford Street where numerous high rises happen to be built.