You’re spoiled for choice in this vibrant area of London, from chain restaurants offering fab deals for families to Michelin-starred luxury and everything in between. On the South Bank, unwind at the top of the Oxo Tower with something chilled. There’s the choice of a lower-key brasserie or a more high-end restaurant.
Swing past the Southbank Centre Food Market for some of the freshest, most vibrant food in London – for pocket money prices you can sample scrumptious street food from across the globe. The glorious Wahacas is a blast of Mexican technicolour, with delicious nacho bowls for the kids and the best margaritas this side of Cancun for the grown-ups.
After dark, sneak in an aperitif at London’s oldest wine bar, the atmospheric Gordon’s Wine Bar. Choose from an extensive wine list and a mouth-watering selection of cheese.
If you’re pushing the boat out, it’s worth booking (well) in advance for a table at Skylon. This incredible restaurant offers stunning views and exquisite modern British cuisine from superstar chef Kim Woodward.