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South London

South London

South London is basically all the areas south of the River Thames. The main landmark is the London Eye, a giant ferries wheel from which you get spectacular views over London. Behind it, in County Hall (the former headquarters of London's local government ), is the London Sea Life Aquarium and the London Film Museum.

Further along eastwards is the Southbank. This is a hub for Art and Culture. Located here is the Royal Festival Hall, the Hayward Gallery, the National Theatre and the British Film Institute. Moving further east you come to Bankside. This is where Tate Modern and Shakespeare's Globe are situated. Further along the river you can visit the Clink Prison, HMS Belfast and City Hall, the home of the Mayor and London Assembly. It is possible to walk alongside the River from the London Eye to Tower Bridge. Close by is the Imperial War Museum London.

Further along the river is historic Greenwich with the Maritime Museum and the Royal Observatory. Here you can stand on the Meridian Time Line. Greenwich has a unique Fan Museum and the Cutty Sark. This is an old tea clipper which reopens in 2012.

South London has many spacious and scenic parks. The main ones include Greenwich Park, which will host the Equestrian events for the Olympics, Battersea Park, which has a children's zoo, and Crystal Palace with dinosaur sculptures around a lake.

South London has many important sporting venues. The All England Tennis Club, with its award winning museum, is the headquarters of tennis and the Oval is the home of Surrey County Cricket Club, as well as being the venue for Test matches. Many league football clubs are located south of the river including Millwall, Crystal Palace, Charlton Athletic and AFC Wimbledon.

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