Enjoy a sumptuous day out at Gabriel’s Wharf


Address: Lambeth, London SE1

With excellent food and drink on offer and a wealth of great nearby attractions, Gabriel’s Wharf in London’s happening South Bank could be a perfect option for visitors looking for somewhere to enjoy a bite to eat in the heart of London.

Things to see and do at Gabriel’s Wharf

Located next to the iconic River Thames and in easy walking distance of some of London’s most well-known and popular attractions, visitors can enjoy a wonderful and relaxed dining experience in the heart of the city, with all manner of cuisine on offer for travellers to enjoy.

From sandwiches and crepes to full-blown restaurant dining, there is everything on offer to suit visitors no matter what their budget or taste is. Mixed in with the great places to grab a light lunch, snack or a filling dinner are also the wide variety of independents shops, cafes and bars that help to make Gabriel’s Wharf a great place to visit.

Indeed, guests can relax in one of the many fine establishments at this popular meeting point, happy in the knowledge that they are supporting the area’s independent, local businesses.

Events and attractions near Gabriel’s Wharf

Far from just food and drink though, the area is also renowned also being at the cultural centre of the English capital, with many of the city’s top galleries to be found just a short distance away.

The Southbank Centre is located just a few hundred feet from Gabriel’s Wharf and offers a changing roster of awe-inspiring cultural works throughout the year. Offering three main performance spaces and also the Hayward Gallery, it is one of Europe’s foremost centres for the arts.

Visitors can enjoy an outstanding meal, some retail therapy and more at Gabriel’s Wharf before making their way to the Southbank Centre to catch a show. It really is a fantastic place to start or end a great day out in London’s bustling city centre.

Shopping in the vicinity of Gabriel’s Wharf

It is not just food and drink, outstanding entertainment and a wealth of culture that draws thousands of visitors to Gabriel’s Wharf and the surrounding every year though, as there are also some fantastic retail options for anyone with a hankering to shop during their stay.

Here are just a few great places to visit for anyone hoping to pick up a great memento of their time in the English capital during a trip to Gabriel’s Wharf:

Lower Marsh Market – One of London’s oldest outdoor markets, Lower Marsh Market is steeped in history and continues to offer excellent fare for visitors keen to pick up fresh fruit and veg, as well as a host of outstanding international foods that have all been lovingly prepared.

One New Change – A high-end shopping complex offering designer labels, the latest fashions and accessories, One New Change also prides itself on offering a range of great restaurants in stunning, modern surroundings.

Bankside Gallery – A great place for visitors to pick up both some of the best artwork in London, the Bankside Gallery is a charity that prides itself on showcasing and supporting local London talent.

The Whisky Exchange – A shop catering to lovers of single malts, The Whisky Exchange is one of the capital’s best-loved vendors of outstanding whiskys and other spirits, cognacs and liqueurs. It also offers regular tastings for guests to enjoy.

Other attractions near Gabriel’s Wharf

Visitors hoping to see the many outstanding sights and exemplary attractions of the English capital during their time in the city might also like to venture towards some of the many other great attractions that can be found in the vicinity of Gabriel’s Wharf, such as:

  • Coca-Cola London Eye (0.5 miles, eight minutes’ travel time via public transport/on foot)
  • Churchill War Rooms (1.5 miles, 16 minutes)
  • Sea Life London Aquarium (0.6 miles, ten minutes)
  • The National Gallery (0.9 miles, 16 minutes)
  • Westminster Abbey (1.1 miles, 14 minutes)
  • Palace of Westminster (1.3 miles, 14 minutes)
  • Dr Johnson’s House (0.9 miles, 13 minutes)
  • Somerset House (0.8 miles, 13 minutes)
  • Shakespeare’s Globe (0.7 miles, 11 minutes)
  • Trafalgar Square (0.9 miles, 15 minutes)
  • Tate Modern (0.5 miles, eight minutes)
  • Temple Church (0.9 miles, 13 minutes)
  • Golden Hinde II (one mile, 11 minutes)
  • Southwark Cathedral (one mile, nine minutes)
  • IWM (0.9 miles, 14 minutes)

Parking for visitors to Gabriel’s Wharf

For London visitors, getting around the city can be one of the most stressful aspects of their time in the English capital, but one way to make life a little easier can be to hire a car. Here are just some of the many places to park in this busy area of central London for all those that do just that:

  • Cornwall Road Car Park (0.2 miles, four minutes’ travel time on foot)
  • Doon Street Car Park (0.1 miles, two minutes)
  • Hungerford Bridge Car Park (0.4 miles, seven minutes)
  • Waterloo Station (0.4 miles, eight minutes)
  • Baynard House Car Park (0.7 miles, 16 minutes)
  • Jubilee Place Car Park (one mile, 20 minutes)
  • Borough Market Parking (0.9 miles, 17 minutes)
  • Waterloo C Car Park (0.8 miles, 15 minutes)
  • Newington Causeway Car Park (1.2 miles, 23 minutes)
  • NCP Car Park London Vintry Thames Exchange (one mile, 21 minutes)

Individuals planning to travel by car during their stay in the area should remember that traffic volumes can be high throughout the day, especially during the busy morning and evening rush hours. It is therefore advisable for all those hoping to drive during their visit to the city to plan their journeys in advance, as well as taking the time to pre-book parking (as spaces can be limited).

Tube stations options near Gabriel’s Wharf

However, for the majority of London visitors, the extensive London Underground network will likely prove the most stress-free and swift means of traversing the busy city streets. Gabriel’s Wharf can be found right in the heart of one of London’s most popular areas for tourism, and as a result, visitors are extremely well catered for in terms of nearby Tube stations:

  • Southwark (Jubilee line)
  • Waterloo (Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern and Waterloo & City lines)
  • Embankment (Bakerloo, Circle, District and Northern lines)
  • Temple (Circle and District lines)
  • Mansion House (Circle and District lines)
  • Lambeth North (Bakerloo line)
  • Westminster (Circle, District and Jubilee lines)

Full details of station opening times, potential disruptions to travel plans due to ongoing maintenance and service closures, as well as advice on ticketing and fares, can be found by heading to the official website of Transport for London.

Hotel options for Gabriel’s Wharf visitors

And finally, visitors to this bustling part of the English capital are unlikely to have trouble finding an exemplary hotel in which to stay during their time in the city. However, should they do so, here are just a few suggestions of great hospitality providers that can be found in close proximity to Gabriel’s Wharf: