Where to find a cheap place to eat lunch around the London Eye on London’s South Bank. These places are also close to the London Aquarium and the London Dungeon.
Coronavirus/Covid: London is in Lockdown. Restaurants and cafes are only open for takeaways or deliveries. Pubs are closed. Supermarkets and food markets are open. From 12 April, hospitality venues are allowed to serve people outside.
There are plenty of restaurant chains in the Southbank centre. For something a bit more affordable, try a street food market or some of the small restaurants and food stalls on Lower Marsh behind Waterloo station.
For something even cheaper you can grab a £3–£4 meal deal from a supermarket. There’s a Sainsbury’s Local, Tesco Express and M&S Simply Food next to each other on Waterloo Rd, just outside Waterloo train/tube station.
Southbank Centre Food Market
Behind the Royal Festival Hall, the market is a great place for hot food or to pick up something for a picnic. The best place to eat in the area.
Open: Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays.
Address: Belevedere Rd, SE1 8XX
This cafe serves freshly made 11″ pizzas starting at £4. They also do jacket potatoes and pasta.
Open: Monday–Saturday 8am–7pm
Address: 102 Lower Marsh, SE1 7AB
Pad Thai Stall
Outside Iceland (the shop), a stall serves omelette style Pad Thai with a choice of tofu, chicken, prawn or vegetable fillings. £5–£6 depending on the filling.
Open: Monday–Friday lunchtime (closed Wednesday).
Address: Lower Marsh, SE1