Hitchcon'09

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 12TH OCTOBER 2009

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Sat 11.30am-6pm
 
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Various, FREE to £32.50 (Wowbagger Day Pass)
 

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Hitchcon'09Hitchcon'09 is a celebration of the 30th anniversary of the publication of Douglas Adams's science fiction comedy The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy hosted by the Southbank Centre and starting with the largest gathering of fans of the cult book - in dressing gowns and carrying towels - on the Riverside Terrace. The day-long celebrations include free book signing sessions with Eoin Colfer (bestselling author of Artemis Fowl) who'll read an excerpt from his new book, the sixth in the Hitchhiker series. Hitchhiker experts and fans join TV presenter and comedian Clive Anderson for the a panel session while Irish band The Blizzards play their single inspired by Colfer's book, And Another Thing.... A Wowbagger day pass gives you access to all three paid-for sessions and gets you a discount on full ticket prices.

 

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

LondonTown.com - Hitchcon'09 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
 
 
 
 

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    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £106  34% off
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    Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Hitchcon'09
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    Level 5, Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Hitchcon'09
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    London > Attractions > Art Galleries
    Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from Hitchcon'09
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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 Hitchcon'09
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    Konditor & Cook
    London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
    22 Cornwall Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Hitchcon'09
    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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    South Bank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Hitchcon'09
    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 Hitchcon'09
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    Strada
    London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
    Unit 6, Royal Festival Hall Riverside, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Hitchcon'09
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    Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 7 minutes from Hitchcon'09
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    London > Education > Universities and Colleges
    1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 12 minutes from Hitchcon'09
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    London > Education > Career Services
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    London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
    3 Belvedere Road, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Hitchcon'09
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    King's Arms
    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    25 Roupell Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Hitchcon'09
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    The Sherlock Holmes
    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    10 Northumberland Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 7 minutes from Hitchcon'09
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    The Thirsty Bear
    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    62 Stamford Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 minutes from Hitchcon'09
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    Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Hitchcon'09
    Designed by the Eden Project, the Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden is the place to be on a summer's evening for stunning sundown views over the ... More
     
     
     
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    Bassoon Bar
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    Corinthia Hotel London, Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 6 minutes from Hitchcon'09
    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 Hitchcon'09
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    Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Hitchcon'09
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    London > Business > Venue Hire
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    The Deck at the National Theatre
    London > Business > Venue Hire
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    The Hayward Gallery,   Belvedere Road      SE1 8XZ
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    event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Sculpture
    DATES  10th June to 6th September 2015
    VENUE  The Hayward Gallery 
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    Southbank Centre,   Belvedere Road      SE1 8XX
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    VENUE  Southbank Centre 
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    PRICING  Free - enter via ballot
    DATES  1st January 2012 to 31st December 2015
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    Exhibitions | Until 6th September 2015 

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