Southbank Centre Beach  

 
 
ADDRESS
Queens Walk, South Bank, London SE1 8XT
 
 
OPENING TIMES
End May to beg Sep
 
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FREE
 

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Southbank Centre Beach Every summer, from the end of May until the beginning of September, the Southbank Centre brings the beach to the city. Get your toes in the sand, bring a bucket and spade and enjoy 85 tonnes of fine golden play sand. It's opposite the skateboard park under Queen Elizabeth Hall so you can watch the boarders as you build sand castles. It doesn't get more 'urban beach' than that. It's overlooked by the Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden and surrounded by food trucks and pop-ups - see the Snog bus for frozen ice cream. Add in Jeppe Hein's Appearing Rooms, free weekend festivals, concerts and events and it's easy to see why the Southbank makes wonderful spot in summer.

 

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Southbank Centre Beach  photo: Southbank Centre / Pete Woodhead  

Southbank Centre Beach - photo: Southbank Centre / Pete Woodhead

Southbank Centre Beach photo: Southbank Centre / Pete Woodhead 

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Underground Stations

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Waterloo Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Southwark Tube Station
 
9 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

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

Car Parks

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

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Park Plaza County Hall Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £120  29% off
1 Addington Street, SE1 | 7 minutes from Southbank Centre Beach
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 £146  40% off
2 Whitehall Court, SW1A | 7 minutes from Southbank Centre Beach
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
 
 
 
Strand Palace Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £78  32% off
372 Strand, WC2R | 7 minutes from Southbank Centre Beach
This West End Art Deco hotel right on the Strand and next to Covent Garden is in a fantastic location for accessing central London and theatreland. ... More
 
 
 
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London Dungeon
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, Bankside, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Southbank Centre Beach
The London Dungeon closed its doors on its old Tooley Street home on 31st January 2013 (while London Bridge station is being redeveloped) and the new ... More
 
 
 
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Sea Life London Aquarium
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County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Southbank Centre Beach
The Sea Life London Aquarium features hundreds of varieties of fish and sea life from around the world. Here you'll come face-to-face with sharks and watch ... More
 
 
 
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Shrek's Adventure
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Having already been the subject of a West End musical back in 2011, the Shrek saga is now the inspiration behind a new London attraction. A ... More
 
 
 
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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 Poetry Library
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Level 5, Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Southbank Centre Beach
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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Southbank Centre Beach, South Bank, South Bank, SE1 | 2 minutes from Southbank Centre Beach
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My Leonard Cohen: Leonard Cohen Tribute
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Southbank Centre Beach, Jubilee Gardens, Belvedere Road, SE1 | 2 minutes from Southbank Centre Beach
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9 To 5 The Musical
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Southbank Centre Beach, Savoy Court, Strand, WC2R | 6 minutes from Southbank Centre Beach
Dolly Parton's signature sass is stamped all over this empowering musical version of the 1980 movie in which she co-starred. She has written all the songs ...More
 
 
 
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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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London > Shopping > Books
Riverside, Level 1, Royal Festival Hall, South Bank Centre, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Southbank Centre Beach
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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London > Shopping > Delicatessens
22 Cornwall Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Southbank Centre Beach
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Oxo Tower and Gabriel's Wharf
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Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Southbank Centre Beach
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Benugo Bar & Kitchen
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Southbank Centre Beach
Benugo is a high class chain of cafes selling handmade sandwiches, salads and desserts. What makes it stand out from the over-crowded coffee shop market is ... More
 
 
 
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Jimmy's Lodge On The River
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Thames Path, outside Queen Elizabeth Hall, SE1 | Same location as Southbank Centre Beach
Dine in your own personal snow globe alongside the Thames this winter. The four glass igloos are part of Jimmy's Lodge On The River created by ... More
 
 
 
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Eat Cafe
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
South Bank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Southbank Centre Beach
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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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 6 minutes from Southbank Centre Beach
The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
 
 
 
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Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
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1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 11 minutes from Southbank Centre Beach
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The London Film School
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24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 12 minutes from Southbank Centre Beach
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Bernie Spain Gardens
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Upper Ground, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Southbank Centre Beach
Located between Oxo Tower Wharf and Gabriel's Wharf, Bernie Spain Gardens is a pleasant green space to stop off on a riverside walk along the South ... More
 
 
 
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London Marriott Hotel County Hall Spa
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Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Southbank Centre Beach
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 | 6 minutes from Southbank Centre Beach
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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King's Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
25 Roupell Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Southbank Centre Beach
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 Thirsty Bear
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62 Stamford Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Southbank Centre Beach
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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The Anchor & Hope
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
36 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 minutes from Southbank Centre Beach
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Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden
London > Nightlife > Bars
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Southbank Centre Beach
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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Proud Embankment
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8 Victoria Embankment, WC2R | 6 minutes from Southbank Centre Beach
Baz Luhrmann meets Cirque du Soleil at Proud Embankment, an immersive cabaret-dining experience and the largest club of its kind in ... More
 
 
 
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Oxo Tower Bar & Brasserie
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Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Southbank Centre Beach
Boasting one of the best views in town, the Oxo Tower Bar is perfect for combining a spot of leisurely (if static) sightseeing with some classy ... More
 
 
 
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Skylon
London > Business > Venue Hire
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Southbank Centre Beach
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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Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Southbank Centre Beach
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The Deck at the National Theatre
London > Business > Venue Hire
South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Southbank Centre Beach
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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The Light In The Piazza
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Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall 2 minutes walk from Southbank Centre Beach

Daniel Evans directs Craig Lucas and Adam Guettel's romantic musical set in Florence during the summer of 1953. The all-star ...More

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The Quebecois Flip Fabrique bring their mix of physical theatre and circus to the live stage. The internationally renowned troupe ...More

 
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The darkest, funniest and most debauched kabarett club this side of Berlin! A Weimar-punk jazz band soundtracks a night of ...More

 
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Explosive street magic with simultaneous break-dancing skills from the magician who has appeared on BBC1's Bafta Awards 2018 and Sky's ...More

 
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Spontaneous musical comedy based on suggestions from members of the audience, with a live on-stage band of six musicians, who ...More

 
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Southbank Centre 2 minutes walk from Southbank Centre Beach

Gabor Takacs-Nagy conducts Mozart's Symphony No 32, Bartok's Romanian Folk Dances, Haydn's Symphony No 90 and Beethoven's Symphony No 2....More

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The unrivalled Underbelly Festival returns to South Bank, between the Southbank Centre and London Eye, from April 2019, presenting over ...More

 

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