Not long ago I reluctantly left my flat in North London to move to the anonymous wasteland of South London.

Having never set foot south of the river before the place seemed vast and unfriendly, but oh I was wrong! I quickly found out that the south, with its hidden bars, its abundance of theatres and music venues and its never-ending markets was absolutely underrated. One of the things I like most about living South is the closeness to Southbank, I think its pretty fantastic to be able to walk along the beautiful Thames on the way to and from University. South Londoner or not go check it out, now is a specially good time to visit as the London Jazz festival is going on at the Southbank centre. Below I have listed a few things you could do there the coming days.

 

Hear the two-time grammy winning Toumani Diabaté play the kora at Royal Festival Hall. Friday 7.30pm, tickets £17.50-£22.50.

www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whatson/toumani-diabaté-trio-da-kali-78542

 

Grab a bite to eat at The Real Food Market on Southbank centre square. Open from Friday till Sunday from lunch till evening.

www.realfoodfestival.co.uk/market/

 

Listen to piano soloist Martin Litton’s in the Front Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall. Saturday 6pm FREE.

www.serious.org.uk/events/info/essentially-ellington

 

See the World Press Photo Exhibiton at Royal Festival Hall. Open till 26th November, FREE.

www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whatson/world-press-photo-2013-1000455

 

Have a coffee while watching the stunning panorama of London at Tate Modern’s restaurant on the sixth floor.

www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-modern/eat-drink-and-shop/level-6-restaurant

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