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World Press PhotoThe annual World Press Photo of the Year exhibition, a free display on Level 2 of the Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall, contains the short-listed entries for the prestigious prize awarded to the best candidates working in the field of photojournalism. The winning images are shown together with more than 160 photographs including award-winning images from each of the nine contest categories. Now in its 57th year, the competition winners are selected from over 100,000 images submitted by more than 5,000 photographers from over 120 different countries. The subjects portrayed summarise the key moments of the last year, reminding us of the highs and lows twelve months can bring.

 

About Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall

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 arts centre, with 21 acres of creative space and an extraordinary history. Within the Southbank Centre the Royal Festival Hall, one of the world's leading concert venues, stands at the heart of the site. More about Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall

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World Press Photo  Brent Stirton, South Africa, Reportage by Getty Images  

   
World Press Photo - Brent Stirton, South Africa, Reportage by Getty Images

World Press Photo Brent Stirton, South Africa, Reportage by Getty Images 

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London Calendar 2014

With an exciting calendar of events, London 2014 is shaping up to be another special year. Find out the best of what's happening throughout the capital this year with our thorough guide to 2014's finest entertainment.

 
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London Marriott Hotel County Hall
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £157  21% off
Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 | 4 minutes from World Press Photo
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  37% off
1 Addington Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from World Press Photo
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  29% off
2 Whitehall Court, SW1A | 6 minutes from World Press Photo
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: 17th December 2014 to 9th May 2015
Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 6 minutes from World Press Photo
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 World Press Photo
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 World Press Photo
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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Near World Press Photo
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Southbank Centre
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as World Press Photo
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 World Press Photo
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 World Press Photo
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 World Press Photo

The best museums, galleries, attractions near World Press Photo
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The Poetry Library
London > Attractions > Museums
Level 5, Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as World Press Photo
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 World Press Photo
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 World Press Photo
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 World Press Photo

The best shops and markets near World Press Photo
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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 World Press Photo
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 World Press Photo
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 World Press Photo
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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What are the best dining options near World Press Photo London?
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Eat Cafe
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
South Bank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as World Press Photo
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 World Press Photo
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 World Press Photo
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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Education near World Press Photo

Near World Press Photo
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Career Energy
London > Education > Careers Services
4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 17 minutes from World Press Photo
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 World Press Photo
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 World Press Photo
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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World Press Photo 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 World Press Photo
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 World Press Photo
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 World Press Photo
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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Pubs near World Press Photo

The best pubs near London World Press Photo.
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King's Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
25 Roupell Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from World Press Photo
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Sherlock Holmes
London > Nightlife > Pubs
10 Northumberland Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 7 minutes from World Press Photo
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 World Press Photo
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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World Press Photo 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 World Press Photo
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 World Press Photo
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 World Press Photo
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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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near World Press Photo.
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Skylon
London > Business > Venue Hire
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as World Press Photo
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 World Press Photo
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 World Press Photo
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: Royal Festival Hall events

 
There Was An Old Woman: Oily CartThere Was An Old Woman: Oily CartOily Cart's beautiful new show will delight children aged 3 to 5, taking young ones on a journey through the sights, scents, textures and sounds of a multi-sensory shoe-inspired wonderland. There Was An Old Woman, loosely based on the old tale of the woman who lived in a shoe, takes the audience on a mysterious adventure uncovering all sorts of foo19th December 2014Sunday 4th January 2015 Where:
Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall,   Belvedere Road      SE1 8XX
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There Was An Old Woman: Oily Cart
event > Theatre > Kids shows
DATES  13th December 2014 to 4th January 2015
VENUE  Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall 
Oily Cart's beautiful new show will delight children aged 3 to 5, taking young ones on a journey through the sights, scents, textures and sounds of a multi-sensory shoe-inspired wonderland. There Was An Old Woman, loosely based on the old tale of the woman who lived in a shoe, takes the audience on a mysterious adventure uncovering all sorts of foo... More about this event
A Vintage New Year's Eve PartyA Vintage New Year's Eve PartyA Vintage New Year's Eve PartyFollowing two sell-out years, A Vintage New Year's Eve Party is back. Party like it's 1923 at the Southbank this New Year's with a Vintage Party like no other. Curated be Wayne Hemingway MBE and Gerardine Hemingway MBE (founders of Red or Dead) and the rest of the Vintage Team the night will be an old school affair filled with live music, period co31st December 2014Wednesday 31st December 2014 Where:
Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall,   Belvedere Road      SE1 8XX
Category: event
On Soon
A Vintage New Year's Eve Party
event > Seasonal > New Year
DATES  Wednesday 31st December 2014
VENUE  Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall 
Following two sell-out years, A Vintage New Year's Eve Party is back. Party like it's 1923 at the Southbank this New Year's with a Vintage Party like no other. Curated be Wayne Hemingway MBE and Gerardine Hemingway MBE (founders of Red or Dead) and the rest of the Vintage Team the night will be an old school affair filled with live music, period co... More about this event
 
 

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