A Room for London

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 31ST DECEMBER 2013

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1st January 2012 until 31st December 2013
 
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A Room for LondonOriginally intended as a temporary structure for 2012, A Room For London is to stay up throughout 2013 due to its overwhelming popularity. The 'room' in question looks very much like a boat which has been washed up by a storm and beached on the roof of the Southbank Centre's Queen Elizabeth Hall. It is, in fact a one-bedroom installation, available to rent by members of the public for night-long stays throughout the year. The ship, designed by David Kohn Architects in collaboration with the artist Fiona Banner, is also home to a programme of writing, performance and music and for ten days a month writers, musicians and artists will create new work in the unique one-room space above the Thames. The pieces will be inspired by the artists' view of London from the boat shaped room and have so far included songwriter Imogen Heap performing a work-in-progress song written in the Room, and a podcast by The English Patient author Michael Ondaatje. You can now book nights for the upcoming year or enter the Ideas for London competition to win a night in the room via the aroomforlondon.co.uk website.

 

About Southbank Centre: Queen Elizabeth Hall

Queen Elizabeth Hall is the second largest concert hall at Southbank Centre, presenting a diverse programme that covers the whole range of music and performing arts. The Royal Festival Hall's smaller sister venue Queen Elizabeth Hall ensures that even when there is a long-running show, the Southbank Centre can have almost nightly performances by world-class orchestras. More about Southbank Centre: Queen Elizabeth Hall

Seating plan for Southbank Centre: Queen Elizabeth Hall

A Room for London images

A Room for London  Courtesy of Living Architecture, photo by Charles Hosea  

   
A Room for London - Courtesy of Living Architecture, photo by Charles Hosea

A Room for London Courtesy of Living Architecture, photo by Charles Hosea 

LondonTown.com - A Room for London Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Waterloo Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Lambeth North Tube Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Waterloo East Railway Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Waterloo Railway Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Union Car Park
 
13 minutes walk
 
Library Street NCP
 
13 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

Further articles featuring A Room for London on LondonTown.com

 
What's on in London 2014

Plan the perfect year in London with our pick of the capital's best events in 2014. From January through to December, every month boasts an impressive line-up of entertainment. So, take a look at our guide and be sure not to miss a thing.

 
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London Marriott Hotel County Hall
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £158  30% off
Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 | 4 minutes from A Room for London
A simply unbeatable location for anyone who loves to keep themselves busy. London's County Hall is at the heart of the South Bank, surrounded by theatres, ... More
 
 
 
Park Plaza County Hall Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £99  35% off
1 Addington Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from A Room for London
Close to Waterloo, the 4 star Park Plaza is - as the name suggests - just behind County Hall. Near to the Thames, it's also convenient ... More
 
 
 
The Royal Horseguards - A Guoman Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £145  26% off
2 Whitehall Court, SW1A | 6 minutes from A Room for London
Emulating the style of a French chateau, this grand Victorian residence, built in 1884, occupies a prime location within Westminster. It's worth staying at the Grade ... More
 
 
 
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Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 20th December 2014 to 9th May 2015
Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 6 minutes from A Room for London
Olivier-Award winner Tamsin Greig (Episodes, Green Wing, Jumpy, God of Carnage), who made her name as Debbie Aldridge in Radio 4's The Archers, makes her musical ...More
 
 
 
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The Play That Goes Wrong
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 5th September 2014 to 1st February 2015
Duchess Theatre, Catherine Street, WC2B | 9 minutes from A Room for London
Presented by the award-winning, international comedy company Mischief Theatre, The Play That Goes Wrong follows the inept and accident prone Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society ...More
 
 
 
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The Scottsboro Boys
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 4th October 2014 to 21st February 2015
Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Road, South Bank, London WC2H | 11 minutes from A Room for London
It's 1931, nine young black men aged between 12 and 19 are travelling on a train through Scottsboro, looking for a new life. Following a sold ...More
 
 
 
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Southbank Centre
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as A Room for London
London's hub of cultural arts, The Southbank Centre announced in March 2013 that it's set for a £100 million revamp that will see the 1960s design ... More
 
 
 
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Southbank Centre: Purcell Room
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as A Room for London
Housed in the same modernist block as the Royal Festival Hall and sandwiched between it and the Hayward Gallery, the Purcell Room has a 372-seat auditorium, ... More
 
 
 
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Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall
London > Entertainment > Live Music
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as A Room for London
Located by the River Thames, with sweeping views of the capital from the London Eye to St Paul's Cathedral, the Southbank Centre is a unique metropolitan ... More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near A Room for London

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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Poetry Library
London > Attractions > Museums
Level 5, Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as A Room for London
The most comprehensive and accessible collection of poetry from 1914 in Britain, The Poetry Library within the Southbank Centre contains 90,000 items and is still growing. ... More
 
 
 
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South Bank
London > Attractions >
SE1 | Same location as A Room for London
This stretch along the Thames is one of the cultural and social hubs of London with the Southbank Centre - which includes Royal Festival Hall, Queen ... More
 
 
 
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The Hayward Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from A Room for London
The Hayward Gallery has been the originator or host of influential exhibitions since 1968. It mounts temporary exhibitions of contemporary and historical art. The gallery, named ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near A Room for London

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Foyles Royal Festival Hall
London > Shopping > Books
Riverside, Level 1, Royal Festival Hall, South Bank Centre, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as A Room for London
The family-run Foyles book shop has been in the book selling business since 1906. Around 30,000 books are stocked at this branch on a broad range ... More
 
 
 
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Konditor & Cook
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
22 Cornwall Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from A Room for London
Konditor & Cook specialise in the creation of amazingly tasty cakes which are also sold on to some of the finest restaurants in the city. This, ... More
 
 
 
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Konditor & Cook
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
63 Stamford Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from A Room for London
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Eat Cafe
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
South Bank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as A Room for London
Food to go in its simplest form. Freeshly baked bread for hand-made made sandwhiches; home made soups; simple salads. Another high street option for fresh. fast ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Canteen
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as A Room for London
The menu at Canteen reads like a comforting childhood reminiscence with some sophisticated bunting thrown on top. Devilled kidneys on toast, followed by an excellent slow-roast ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Strada
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
Unit 6, Royal Festival Hall Riverside, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as A Room for London
Strada has started something of a pizza revolution. The chain has blossomed thanks largely to its focus on fresh, high quality ingredients, and efficient, friendly service. ... More
 
 
 
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Career Energy
London > Education > Careers Services
4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 17 minutes from A Room for London
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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 17 minutes from A Room for London
English [Out There!] takes a very hands-on approach to learning English. The course places an emphasis on using what you have learned. Students are taken out ... More
 
 
 
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The Method Studio
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R | 19 minutes from A Room for London
Learn to act by becoming the person you are portraying. Think yourself into the role... eat what they would eat, weigh what they would weigh, behave ... More
 
 
 
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A Room for London gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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London Marriott Hotel County Hall Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 4 minutes from A Room for London
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Jubilee Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
3 Belvedere Road, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 4 minutes from A Room for London
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Victoria Embankment Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Victoria Embankment, Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 7 minutes from A Room for London
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King's Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
25 Roupell Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from A Room for London
A short walk from the South Bank Centre, The Old Vic and The National Theatre this traditional old watering hole is a good place to have ... More
 
 
 
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The Sherlock Holmes
London > Nightlife > Pubs
10 Northumberland Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 7 minutes from A Room for London
Thirsty Sherlock Holmes fans look no further than this homage to the great detective himself and to original Victorian pubs. While you indulge in a soothing ... More
 
 
 
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The Thirsty Bear
London > Nightlife > Pubs
62 Stamford Street, SE1 | 8 minutes from A Room for London
If you're the kind of drinker who gets thirsty, very thirsty, and you don't have the time or patience to queue for at a very busy ... More
 
 
 
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A Room for London clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden
London > Nightlife > Bars
Belvedere Road, SE1 | Same location as A Room for London
Designed by the Eden Project and run by Company of Cooks, the Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden is the place to be on a summer's evening ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Bassoon Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Corinthia Hotel London, Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 6 minutes from A Room for London
The cocktails in the Bassoon Bar are very good, expensive, yes, but very, very good. Not only that but the bar has a piano which is ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Gordon's Wine Bar
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
47 Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 6 minutes from A Room for London
Home to Samuel Pepys in the 1680s, the building housing Gordon’s is now home to a regular, thriving crowd of drinkers of all ages and all ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near A Room for London

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near A Room for London.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Skylon
London > Business > Venue Hire
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as A Room for London
The Royal Festival Hall's refurbishment has done away with 'The People's Palace', the marvellously 1950s restaurant that used to occupy this space, and replaced it with ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as A Room for London
Located by the River Thames, with sweeping views of the capital from the London Eye to St Paul's Cathedral, the Southbank Centre is a unique metropolitan ... More
 
 
 
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The Deck at the National Theatre
London > Business > Venue Hire
South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from A Room for London
The Deck is a modern roof-top venue with stunning views over the Thames, available for hire at the National Theatre, part of the Southbank Centre which ... More
 
 
 
 

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Exhibitions | Until 29th August 2014 

Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall

Pucker up for the Southbank Centre's summer-long Festival of Love which continues throughout August with a special Film Series ...More

 
Rivers of the World
Exhibitions | Until 14th September 2014 

South Bank

Linking over 2,000 young people around the world through a focus on a common theme - their river - large-scale ...More

Festival of Love
Festival of Love
Exhibitions | Until 31st August 2014 

Southbank Centre

Love in all its guises is celebrated in the summer-long Festival of Love at the Southbank Centre. Different types of ...More

 
The Human Factor
The Human Factor
Exhibitions | Until 7th September 2014 

Southbank Centre

A major survey examining how figurative sculpture has been reinvented from the late-1980s to the present, The Human Factor displays ...More

 
Jeppe Hein: Appearing Rooms
Jeppe Hein: Appearing Rooms
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Southbank Centre

To the art world Jeppe Hein's 'Appearing Rooms' is a delightful mix of sculpture and architecture, playing with the viewers ...More

 
Not I, Footfalls, Rockaby
Not I, Footfalls, Rockaby
Theatre | Until 31st August 2014 

Southbank Centre: Purcell Room

Irish actress Lisa Dwan performs these three Samuel Beckett monologues, directed by Walter Asmus, a close friend and collaborator ...More

 
Briefs - The Second Coming
Theatre | Until 28th September 2014 

London Wonderground Spiegeltent

An entertaining mix of cabaret, burlesque, modern circus theatre and drag from the seven-strong troupe, presenting a sequined-filled, fun show. ...More

House Of Burlesque
Theatre | Until 18th September 2014 

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Bawdy hostess Miss Tempest Rose welcomes you to an evening of glitz, glamour, decadence and entertainment featuring an array of ...More

Medea
Medea
Theatre | Until 4th September 2014 

National Theatre: Olivier Theatre 2 minutes walk from Southbank Centre: Queen Elizabeth Hall

Helen McCrory stars in the title role in Carrie Cracknell's production of Medea, the Euripides' tragedy, adapted by Ben Power ...More

 
 
 
 
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