Worth seeing near the London Eye
Studio 6, an amazing little restaurant just down the Southbank. They have a selection of craft beers and the food is excellent.
If you are in a group I recommend getting the "Small Plates". These are sort of a mix between sharers, starters and tapas. With new recipes on the menu most weeks along side the regular's favourites. You need about 3 for 2 people. So if there are a few of you or 5 or 6 and try all the different tastes that are on offer.
The Crown and Cushion
No trip to the UK is complete without a visit to a proper pub. The Crown and Cushion is a proper pub. While not the most chic place in the neighbourhood it makes up for it with authenticity.
Grab a Speckled Hen and watch the racing with the regulars.
If you are heading to the Crown and Cushion the best way is via Leake St. It looks a little scary but graffiti is legal there so it's not as run down as it looks. You'll see some amazing art all over the walls.
If you decide you would like a slightly longer walk around the area then you could push on south of Lambeth North Station to get to the Imperial War Museum.
5 floors of military history, all laid out with a sense of scale to really let you see the power of some of the machines that have taken part in battles over the years. The museum do an amazing job to make the place interesting and awe-inspiring, without glamorising warfare. A lot of the exhibits are about the ingenious ways that civilisation survives it all.
That said, there is a life size World War One trench where the really horrid business of warfare becomes clear. As well as some rather serious exhibits in the holocaust exhibition. So when you have finished make sure you put a smile back on your face with a drink on the roof of the Grand Union Bar, which is just outside.