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Monday, 13 April 2015  |  SBC Shops

The South Bank

Southbank Centre Shops have collaborated with many different artists and designers to create items which celebrate our site and the South Bank as a whole. 


We have commissioned several prints from London based printmaker Paul Catherall, who is renowned for his sharp linocuts of architectural landmarks. 

Catherall's Southbank II linocut encompasses all aspects of Southbank Centre but with a concentration on the Queen Elizabeth Hall and Hayward Gallery >

"With this print I was aiming to reflect the mix of chaos and balance within the brutalist Southbank buildings in a montage design that expresses both the energy and monumental stillness of the site."

- Paul Catherall, 2013






< Street brand, RUDE brought their hand drawn illustrations to Southbank Centre Shops to create a range of exclusive products that celebrate everything Southbank Centre.



^ You may have seen these posters dotted around from Waterloo to the Oxo Tower. Created by Red Gate Arts, they popped up last year to tempt tourists and Londoners alike with the delights of the South Bank.

Southbank London Poster   /   Southbank Be Part of it Poster




Photographers' portraits of East London

These four books from Hoxton Mini Press present East London from the view point of four different photographers. 

Hackney based photographer Martin Usbourne presents portraits of Joseph Markovitch, a man who left London only once to go to the seaside with his mother. I've Lived in East London for 86 1/2 years

Zed Nelson looks at the changing face Hackney - crime-ridden and dilapidated but also now one of London's trendiest neighbourhoods. Zed, who resides and grew up in the area, looks at some of the bizarre, often painful, contradictions caused by the rapid gentrification. Portrait of Hackney

Dougie Wallace's photos capture the extreme variety of street life in one of London's most iconic areas: Shoreditch. Old people, young revellers, street vendors, those from many ethnic backgrounds and at all times of day. Shoreditch Wild Life

Madeleine Waller's photographs of urban swimmers give a touching and humorous insight into the world of those who escape the city to swim in outdoor conditions. East London Swimmers





Whether it be a red Routemaster bus or Tower Bridge, iconic design is on show all around the capital and designer - makers love to celebrate these images within their work.


Southbank Centre Shops favourites Tatty Devine pay homage to the classic routemaster with a necklace in bright red perspex and hand inked lettering showing this is the number 15 on the way to Trafalgar Square. London Bus Necklace

London based design brand Alfred & Wilde show their love for South London with this limited edition gold metallic handmade screen print, featuring the iconic Battersea Power Station. South London Print

Create your own mini Tower Bridge with this stainless steel model kit by boutique design company Another Studio. MonuMini Tower Bridge

Hidden London
Exploring London is never finished and we have a range of books to help discover some places that may no be the most obvious days out. 
Little London: Kate Hodges and Sunshine Jackson suggest plenty of activities to keep children from tiny toddlers to big kids entertained in the city, including many of the capital's best-kept secrets and things to do for little or no money.
London For Lovers: A best seller for us, proof that Londoners are romantic! From walks on Hampstead Heath and Kensington Gardens to less obvious date suggestions such as discovering Highgate cemetery and hunting out the best street food, there are ideas for every mood, season and budget.

Author Tom Jones was inspired by the famous Samuel Johnson quote 'When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life' and decided to seek out a thing to do in London every day. Explore East London by canoe, search for Fagin's lair in Clerkenwell maybe or browse a host of other unusual ways to enjoy the capital. Tired of London, Tired of Life

The follow up, London, The Weekend Starts Here targets both Londoners and visitors alike, with 52 themed weekends to make the most of your time before the next working week. With ideas equally as unusual as book one, how about taking a Scandinavian sauna at the Finnish Church or soaking up the sun on a Japanese Roof Garden?



See all of our products inspired by London here.