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...Places Near Hayward Gallery

Date: 06.07.11 Category:

“Love (followed by lunch and a walk along the Thames) is what you want.”

If you're feeling the love after Tracey Emin's exhibition, the sofas at the charmingly rustic Anchor & Hope are ideal for snuggling. And with spectacular views across the River Thames, both Skylon and OXO Tower Bar offer a chic setting for a post-gallery cocktail. When hunger beckons, OXO Tower Restaurant serves some of the best food on the South Bank, Roast will provide hearty sustenance or try Baltic for an Eastern European take on tapas.

Make your way across the Waterloo Bridge to Gordon's Wine Bar, pop into the glamourous Savoy or indulge in afternoon tea at Les Deux Salons. Take a seat in the sunshine on the terrace at Somerset House for a bite to eat at Tom's Kitchen followed by an evening of live music at one of the Summer Series performances including the likes of Blondie and Ellie Goulding. Contact LBHQ for ticket enquiries.

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Anchor & Hope

Anchor & Hope

Pub

"You can't make reservations so get there early; this is a very popular gastropub, for very good reason."

36 The Cut, London SE1 8LP

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OXO Tower Bar

OXO Tower Bar

Bar

"The OXO Tower Bar offers the perfect recipe for a special evening: martinis, river views and chic surroundings."

OXO Tower Wharf, Barge House Street, London SE1 9PH

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OXO Tower Restaurant & Brasserie

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OXO Tower Restaurant & Brasserie

Restaurant

"With spectacular views, The Oxo Tower is a fantastic spot, serving some of the best food on the South Bank."

Barge House Street, South Bank, London SE1 9PH

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Roast

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Roast

Restaurant

"Located over Borough Market, Roast serves honest, gutsy, hearty and delicious food using only the finest seasonal produce."

The Floral Hall, Borough Market, Stoney Street, London SE1 1TL

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Baltic

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Baltic

Restaurant

"As is the Eastern European custom, it is strongly advised to follow every course with at least one shot of vodka. I know - it's..."

74 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8HA

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Gordon's Wine Bar

Gordon's Wine Bar

Bar

"The intimate, charming, rustic and candle-lit Gordon's is a hot for dates with city-types. "

47 Villiers Street, London WC2N 6NE

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The Savoy

The Savoy

Hotel

"The institution has returned. And with over £100m spent on its make-over, here's hoping it's a resurrection to rejoice in."

Strand, London WC2R 0EU

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Somerset House

Somerset House

Museum / gallery

"For location and impressive impact, it doesn't get any better than Somerset House."

Strand, London WC2R 1LA

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Tom's Kitchen at Somerset House

Tom's Kitchen at Somerset House

Restaurant

"Tom's Kitchen at Somerset House mirrors the Chelsea outpost but brings to the table an air of exclusivity thanks to the..."

Somerset House, The Strand, London WC2R 1LA

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