Festival of Love

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Festival of LoveReturning for a second year, Southbank Centre's summer-long Festival of Love celebrates love in all its guises. Last year saw different types of human love explored and the project continues in 2015 with installations, performances and free events, including the second Big Wedding Weekend over the August Bank Holiday weekend (Saturday 29th to Monday 31st August) when couples - 70 couples and 6,000 guests attended last year's inaugural event - are invited to marry in mass ceremonies in the Royal Festival Hall. Look out for workshops on flirting, talks on love, a Big Sing, exhibitions and film screenings on everything from the love of humanity to romantic love.

About Southbank Centre

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 finally move into the 21st century with a proposal that includes a floating glass pavilion, two more roof gardens, a space for riverside arts and a large pedestrian area. More about Southbank Centre

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Festival of Love† Southbank Centre's Roof Garden on the Queen Elizabeth Hall, photo: Belinda Lawley †

Festival of Love - Southbank Centre's Roof Garden on the Queen Elizabeth Hall, photo: Belinda Lawley

Festival of Love Southbank Centre's Roof Garden on the Queen Elizabeth Hall, photo: Belinda Lawley†

LondonTown.com - Festival of Love Location Map

Underground Stations

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Waterloo Tube Station
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Lambeth North Tube Station
10 minutes walk
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Waterloo East Railway Station
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Waterloo Railway Station
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Union Car Park
13 minutes walk
Library Street NCP
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Park Plaza County Hall Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £99† 36% off
1 Addington Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from Festival of Love
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† 30% off
2 Whitehall Court, SW1A | 6 minutes from Festival of Love
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
Corinthia Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £285† 30% off
Whitehall Place, SW1A | 6 minutes from Festival of Love
With 294 bedrooms, multi-level penthouse suites and terraces offering spectacular views of the River Thames, Trafalgar Square and Whitehall - the £300 million restoration of the ... More
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Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 17th December 2014 to 9th May 2015
Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 6 minutes from Festival of Love
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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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, A Musical Thriller
London > Events > Concerts †Dates: 30th March to 12th April 2015
London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO), St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 10 minutes from Festival of Love
Emma Thompson returns to the London stage for the first time in 25 years to play Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet ...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 Festival of Love
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 Festival of Love
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 Festival of Love
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 Festival of Love
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 best museums, galleries, attractions near Festival of Love
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The Poetry Library
London > Attractions > Museums
Level 5, Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Festival of Love
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 Festival of Love
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 Festival of Love
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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The best shops and markets near Festival of Love
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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 Festival of Love
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 Festival of Love
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 Festival of Love
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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Eat Cafe
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
South Bank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Festival of Love
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
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Canteen
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Festival of Love
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
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Strada
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
Unit 6, Royal Festival Hall Riverside, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Festival of Love
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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Near Festival of Love
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Career Energy
London > Education > Careers Services
4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 17 minutes from Festival of Love
Situated in the heart of London, Career Energy – formed in March 2002 - offers comprehensive advice on careers, career change and job searching. They’ll analyse ... More
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English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 17 minutes from Festival of Love
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 Festival of Love
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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Festival of Love 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 Festival of Love
Fancy detoxing in the building where the Greater London Council used to run the city? The Spa at the London Marriott County ... More
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Jubilee Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
3 Belvedere Road, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Festival of Love
The concrete promenade along the South Bank greatly benefits from this large patch of green grass for striders, strollers and sightseers to relax on. Not ... More
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Victoria Embankment Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Victoria Embankment, Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 7 minutes from Festival of Love
Created in 1874, the Victoria Embankment Gardens run parallel to the River Thames, creating a green walkway between Waterloo Bridge and Embankment, and are dotted with ... More
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King's Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
25 Roupell Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Festival of Love
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 Festival of Love
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 Festival of Love
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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Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden
London > Nightlife > Bars
Belvedere Road, SE1 | Same location as Festival of Love
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
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Bassoon Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Corinthia Hotel London, Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 6 minutes from Festival of Love
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
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Gordon's Wine Bar
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
47 Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 6 minutes from Festival of Love
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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Skylon
London > Business > Venue Hire
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Festival of Love
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
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Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Festival of Love
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 Festival of Love
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

Southbank Centre events

Kalakuta MillionairesKalakuta MillionairesThe Brighton-based ensemble performs its mix of Afrobeat and jazz originals.1st February 2015Monday 16th February 2015 Where:
Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
Category: event
Ongoing
Kalakuta Millionaires
event > Concerts > Jazz, Blues, Country and Folk - Gospel
DATES5th November 2014 to 16th February 2015
VENUESouthbank Centre†
The Brighton-based ensemble performs its mix of Afrobeat and jazz originals.
National Children's Orchestras Of Great BritainNational Children's Orchestras Of Great BritainA celebration of the life and work of the founder of National Children's Orchestra, Vivienne Price.1st February 2015Sunday 1st February 2015 Where:
Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
Category: event
Today Only
National Children's Orchestras Of Great Britain
event > Concerts > Classical
DATESSunday 1st February 2015 - 5pm
VENUESouthbank Centre†
A celebration of the life and work of the founder of National Children's Orchestra, Vivienne Price.
Vivienne Price Memorial ConcertVivienne Price Memorial ConcertA concert celebrating Vivienne's vision and the positive impact that she had on so many people.1st February 2015Sunday 1st February 2015 Where:
Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
Category: event
Today Only
Vivienne Price Memorial Concert
event > Concerts > Classical
DATESSunday 1st February 2015 - 5pm-8pm
VENUESouthbank Centre†
A concert celebrating Vivienne's vision and the positive impact that she had on so many people.
Changing Britain 1945-2015Changing Britain 1945-2015Changing Britain 1945-2015The Southbank Centre looks at the last 70 years of British history in Changing Britain 1945-2015, a 3-month arts festival taking place across the centre's 21-acre site. Taking inspiration from historian David Kynaston's books, part of a series 'Tales of a New Jerusalem' on the social history of England, the festival asks if we still believe in the 1st February 2015Saturday 9th May 2015 Where:
Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
Category: event
Ongoing
Changing Britain 1945-2015
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Festivals
PRICINGVarious
DATES30th January to 9th May 2015
VENUESouthbank Centre†
The Southbank Centre looks at the last 70 years of British history in Changing Britain 1945-2015, a 3-month arts festival taking place across the centre's 21-acre site. Taking inspiration from historian David Kynaston's books, part of a series 'Tales of a New Jerusalem' on the social history of England, the festival asks if we still believe in the ...†More about this event
International Organ Recital: Ann Elise SmootInternational Organ Recital: Ann Elise SmootAmerican-born concert organist Ann Elise Smoot makes her debut at Royal Festival Hall performing Elgar's mighty four-movement Sonata in G.2nd February 2015Monday 2nd February 2015 Where:
Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
Category: event
On Soon
International Organ Recital: Ann Elise Smoot
event > Concerts > Classical
DATESMonday 2nd February 2015 - 7.30pm
VENUESouthbank Centre†
American-born concert organist Ann Elise Smoot makes her debut at Royal Festival Hall performing Elgar's mighty four-movement Sonata in G.
Philharmonia Orchestra: Martin Musical Scholarship FundPhilharmonia Orchestra: Martin Musical Scholarship FundA recital by the winner of an award from the Martin Musical Scholarship Fund. The fund is administered by the Philharmonia Orchestra.2nd February 2015Monday 2nd February 2015 Where:
Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Philharmonia Orchestra: Martin Musical Scholarship Fund
event > Concerts > Classical†|†PRICINGFree
DATESMonday 2nd February 2015 - 7.45pm
VENUESouthbank Centre†
A recital by the winner of an award from the Martin Musical Scholarship Fund. The fund is administered by the Philharmonia Orchestra.
Gamelan Novice CourseGamelan Novice CourseA class designed for newcomers to the gamelan.2nd February 2015Friday 13th March 2015 Where:
Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
Category: event
On Soon
Gamelan Novice Course
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Workshops
DATES2nd Feb, 9th Feb, 23rd Feb, 2nd Mar and 9th Mar 2015 - 7pm-9pm
VENUESouthbank Centre†
A class designed for newcomers to the gamelan.
Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment: The WorksOrchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment: The WorksThe OAE's series giving you a guided tour of selected masterpieces returns, this time looking at Mozart.3rd February 2015Tuesday 3rd February 2015 Where:
Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
Category: event
On Soon
Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment: The Works
event > Concerts > Classical
DATESTuesday 3rd February 2015 - 7pm
VENUESouthbank Centre†
The OAE's series giving you a guided tour of selected masterpieces returns, this time looking at Mozart.
From Rags To Ritzes: The Irving Berlin SongbookFrom Rags To Ritzes: The Irving Berlin SongbookPerformance of the works of Irving Berlin featuring musicians, dancers and singers and compered by BBC Radio 2 presenter Leo Green.3rd February 2015Tuesday 3rd February 2015 Where:
Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
Category: event
On Soon
From Rags To Ritzes: The Irving Berlin Songbook
event > Theatre > Musicals
DATESTuesday 3rd February 2015 - 7.30pm
VENUESouthbank Centre†
Performance of the works of Irving Berlin featuring musicians, dancers and singers and compered by BBC Radio 2 presenter Leo Green.
The Boyd DuoThe Boyd DuoThe acclaimed Australian piano and cello duo performs Beethoven's 12 Variations On Ein Madchen Oder Weibchen, Shostakovich's Cello Sonata In D Minor and Chopin's Cello Sonata In G Minor.3rd February 2015Tuesday 3rd February 2015 Where:
Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
Category: event
On Soon
The Boyd Duo
event > Concerts > Classical
DATESTuesday 3rd February 2015 - 7.45pm-9.45pm
VENUESouthbank Centre†
The acclaimed Australian piano and cello duo performs Beethoven's 12 Variations On Ein Madchen Oder Weibchen, Shostakovich's Cello Sonata In D Minor and Chopin's Cello Sonata In G Minor.

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