BFI Southbank

 
 
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Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 8XT 
 
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11am-11pm
 

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BFI SouthbankOriginally the National Film Theatre, the BFI Southbank is the perfect film buff's cinema, with three large screens and a smaller studio space showing up to 2000 films a year ranging from classics to independent movies as well as gala openings. It's also the heart of London's many film festivals, and the place to go to see obscure arts films, classics, and seasons of works by great directors. Each year the it hosts The Times Film Festival as well as the annual Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. The on-site Mediatheque also gives visitors and film-lovers the chance to access hundreds of films and TV titles from the BFI National Archive, absolutely free. Beyond the films, the BFI Southbank also houses a gallery space which showcases works by leading UK and international artists, and there are two bars and a cafe.

 

BFI Southbank events

 
BBC Children's TV Archive Rarities from The 50s And 60sBBC Children's TV Archive Rarities from The 50s And 60s23rd July 2014Thursday 24th July 2014 Where:
BFI Southbank,   Belvedere Road  South Bank    SE1 8XT
Category: event
Now On
BBC Children's TV Archive Rarities from The 50s And 60s
event > Film Events
DATES  18th to 24th Jul 2014
Blue VelvetBlue VelvetJeffrey Beaumont yearns for a little excitement in his life. He is granted his wish when he discovers a severed human ear in a field, and joins forces with a police detective's daughter to locate the owner. Jeffrey's investigation leads him to mysterious nightclub singer Dorothy Vallens who is involved with violent and perverse hoodlum.23rd July 2014Thursday 24th July 2014 Where:
BFI Southbank,   Belvedere Road  South Bank    SE1 8XT
Category: event
Now On
Blue Velvet
event > Film Events
DATES  18th to 24th Jul 2014
Jeffrey Beaumont yearns for a little excitement in his life. He is granted his wish when he discovers a severed human ear in a field, and joins forces with a police detective's daughter to locate the owner. Jeffrey's investigation leads him to mysterious nightclub singer Dorothy Vallens who is involved with violent and perverse hoodlum.
CinderellaCinderella23rd July 2014Thursday 24th July 2014 Where:
BFI Southbank,   Belvedere Road  South Bank    SE1 8XT
Category: event
Now On
Cinderella
event > Film Events
DATES  18th to 24th Jul 2014
ColorsColors23rd July 2014Thursday 24th July 2014 Where:
BFI Southbank,   Belvedere Road  South Bank    SE1 8XT
Category: event
Now On
Colors
event > Film Events
DATES  18th to 24th Jul 2014
Dark Dreams And Shadows: The Early Films Of Curtis HarringtonDark Dreams And Shadows: The Early Films Of Curtis Harrington23rd July 2014Thursday 24th July 2014 Where:
BFI Southbank,   Belvedere Road  South Bank    SE1 8XT
Category: event
Now On
Dark Dreams And Shadows: The Early Films Of Curtis Harrington
event > Film Events
DATES  18th to 24th Jul 2014
Footlight ParadeFootlight Parade23rd July 2014Thursday 24th July 2014 Where:
BFI Southbank,   Belvedere Road  South Bank    SE1 8XT
Category: event
Now On
Footlight Parade
event > Film Events
DATES  18th to 24th Jul 2014
Moroccan ShortsMoroccan Shorts23rd July 2014Thursday 24th July 2014 Where:
BFI Southbank,   Belvedere Road  South Bank    SE1 8XT
Category: event
Now On
Moroccan Shorts
event > Film Events
DATES  18th to 24th Jul 2014
Once Upon A Time In ChinaOnce Upon A Time In China23rd July 2014Thursday 24th July 2014 Where:
BFI Southbank,   Belvedere Road  South Bank    SE1 8XT
Category: event
Now On
Once Upon A Time In China
event > Film Events
DATES  18th to 24th Jul 2014
Once Upon A Time In China 2Once Upon A Time In China 223rd July 2014Thursday 24th July 2014 Where:
BFI Southbank,   Belvedere Road  South Bank    SE1 8XT
Category: event
Now On
Once Upon A Time In China 2
event > Film Events
DATES  18th to 24th Jul 2014
Out Of The BlueOut Of The Blue23rd July 2014Thursday 24th July 2014 Where:
BFI Southbank,   Belvedere Road  South Bank    SE1 8XT
Category: event
Now On
Out Of The Blue
event > Film Events
DATES  18th to 24th Jul 2014
 

BFI Southbank images

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Opening and closing times for BFI Southbank

Today (Wednesday) BFI Southbank closes at 23.00

Monday:

9.00
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23.00
 
 

Tuesday:

9.00
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23.00
 
 

Wednesday:

9.00
-
23.00
 
 

Thursday:

9.00
-
23.00
 
 

Friday:

9.00
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23.00
 
 

Saturday:

9.00
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23.00
 
 

Sunday:

10.00
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22.30
 
 

LondonTown.com - BFI Southbank Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
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
 
 
 
 

Further articles featuring BFI Southbank on LondonTown.com

 
Hot Dates

Valentine's at the BFI BFI Southbank, SE1 8XT 25th January 2012 - 1st March 2012 Don't fancy getting all dolled up this Valentine's, then get comfy down at...

 
 
October in London 2012

BFI 56th London Film Festival BFI Southbank, SE1 8XT 1st October 2012 - 31st October 2012 Every October the BFI Southbank and selected cinemas across London host the...

 
 
Autumn in London

BFI 55th London Film Festival BFI Southbank, SE1 8XT 12th October 2011 - 27th October 2011 Every October the BFI Southbank and selected cinemas across London...

 
 
October 2011

BFI 55th London Film Festival BFI Southbank, SE1 8XT 12th October 2011 - 27th October 2011 - DATES TO BE CONFIRMED Every October the BFI Southbank...

 
 
September & October 2010

The Times BFI 54th London Film Festival BFI Southbank, SE1 8XT 13th October 2010 - 28th October 2010 Every October the BFI Southbank and cinemas across...

 
 
London Events 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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Hotels near BFI Southbank

Near BFI Southbank
London Marriott Hotel County Hall
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £176  41% off
Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 | 6 minutes from BFI Southbank
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
 
 
 
The Savoy London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £230  26% off
Strand, WC2R | 7 minutes from BFI Southbank
After one of the most ambitious restoration programmes in Britain, The Savoy was officially reopened in autumn 2010 by Prince Charles. Pierre Yves Rochon's three-year, £220-million ... More
 
 
 
Park Plaza County Hall Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £99  42% off
1 Addington Street, SE1 | 7 minutes from BFI Southbank
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
 
 
 
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Alternative Cinemas nearest BFI Southbank

Nearest to BFI Southbank
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
BFI IMAX Cinema
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
1 Charlie Chaplin Walk, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from BFI Southbank
With a huge 26m x 20m screen, a 12,000 watt digital surround sound-system, and the special multi-dimensional technology of the IMAX format (short for Image Maximum), ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Odeon Leicester Square
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 13 minutes from BFI Southbank
One of London's biggest cinemas, the Odeon Leicester Square regularly plays host to premieres and awards ceremonies as well as screening the biggest of the week's ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Prince Charles Cinema
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
7 Leicester Place, Soho, London WC2H | 14 minutes from BFI Southbank
Having achieved almost cult status, this reasonably-priced, independent cinema in the heart of Leicester Square is not quite the true hidden gem it once was. ... More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near BFI Southbank

Near BFI Southbank
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Southbank Centre
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from BFI Southbank
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Southbank Centre: Purcell Room
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from BFI Southbank
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall
London > Entertainment > Live Music
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from BFI Southbank
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
 
 
 
THE BEST

Events near BFI Southbank

Near BFI Southbank
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 20th December 2014 to 9th May 2015
Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 7 minutes from BFI Southbank
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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 BFI Southbank
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
War Horse
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th March 2009 to 14th February 2015
New London Theatre, Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 13 minutes from BFI Southbank
This moving adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's World War I epic War Horse gets a West End transfer to the New London Theatre after two critically acclaimed ...More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Sights and Attractions near BFI Southbank

The best museums, galleries, attractions near BFI Southbank
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Hayward Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from BFI Southbank
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Poetry Library
London > Attractions > Museums
Level 5, Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from BFI Southbank
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London Eye
London > Attractions > Sights
Jubilee Gardens, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from BFI Southbank
The EDF Energy London Eye elbowed its way onto the capital's tourist scene as one of the statement pieces to mark the turn of the ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near BFI Southbank

The best shops and markets near BFI Southbank
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Foyles Royal Festival Hall
London > Shopping > Books
Riverside, Level 1, Royal Festival Hall, South Bank Centre, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from BFI Southbank
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Konditor & Cook
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
22 Cornwall Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from BFI Southbank
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Konditor & Cook
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
63 Stamford Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from BFI Southbank
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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Restaurants near BFI Southbank

What are the best dining options near BFI Southbank London?
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Benugo Bar & Kitchen
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as BFI Southbank
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Eat Cafe
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
South Bank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from BFI Southbank
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 | 2 minutes from BFI Southbank
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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Education near BFI Southbank

Near BFI Southbank
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Career Energy
London > Education > Careers Services
4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 15 minutes from BFI Southbank
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 17 minutes from BFI Southbank
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Method Studio
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R | 18 minutes from BFI Southbank
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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Leisure near BFI Southbank

BFI Southbank gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London Marriott Hotel County Hall Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from BFI Southbank
Fancy detoxing in the building where the Greater London Council used to run the city? The Spa at the London Marriott County ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Jubilee Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
3 Belvedere Road, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from BFI Southbank
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
ESPA Life at Corinthia
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 8 minutes from BFI Southbank
The people at Espa take grooming pretty seriously, and quite rightly, when it comes to appearances it's often best to leave it to the experts. You'll ... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near BFI Southbank

The best pubs near London BFI Southbank.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
King's Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
25 Roupell Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from BFI Southbank
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 Thirsty Bear
London > Nightlife > Pubs
62 Stamford Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from BFI Southbank
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Anchor & Hope
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
36 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 minutes from BFI Southbank
This is a gastropub that takes both parts of its name seriously, and you can certainly have a good evening just popping in to sample some ... More
 
 
 
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Nightlife near BFI Southbank

BFI Southbank clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden
London > Nightlife > Bars
Belvedere Road, SE1 | 2 minutes from BFI Southbank
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
Oxo Tower Bar & Brasserie
London > Nightlife > Bars
Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from BFI Southbank
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Gordon's Wine Bar
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
47 Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 7 minutes from BFI Southbank
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 BFI Southbank

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near BFI Southbank.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Skylon
London > Business > Venue Hire
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from BFI Southbank
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 | 2 minutes from BFI Southbank
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Deck at the National Theatre
London > Business > Venue Hire
South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from BFI Southbank
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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Jamie MacDowell And Tom Thum
Concerts | Until 2nd September 2014 

Southbank Centre 2 minutes walk from Bfi Southbank

The Melbourne-based duo performs hip hop and beatbox....More

Burt Bacharach
Concerts | Until 26th July 2014 

Southbank Centre 2 minutes walk from Bfi Southbank

Classic easy listening and mainstream pop by the long-established, multiple Grammy Award-winning, American singer-songwriter, composer, record producer and pianist....More

The WOW Show: Wonderground On Wednesdays
Dance | Until 3rd September 2014 

London Wonderground Spiegeltent 2 minutes walk from Bfi Southbank

Fun and entertainment for the middle of the week, with performers in comedy, cabaret, modern circus and music, presented over ...More

Cantina: LIMBO
Cantina: LIMBO
Dance | Until 17th August 2014 

London Wonderground Spiegeltent 2 minutes walk from Bfi Southbank

Back by popular demand, LIMBO returns to London Wonderground with its impressive blend of heart-stopping illusions, meticulous manoeuvres and breath ...More

 
Cocktail Masterclass With Dogc Bartenders
Exhibitions | Until 27th August 2014 

Southbank Centre 2 minutes walk from Bfi Southbank

Mix, shake and infuse cocktails....More

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

Southbank Centre 2 minutes walk from Bfi Southbank

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 2 minutes walk from Bfi Southbank

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

 
The House In The Sky
Exhibitions | Until 7th September 2014 

Southbank Centre 2 minutes walk from Bfi Southbank

Ten artists from home and abroad have been invited to send, by old-fashioned post, an 'abstract communication' musing on the ...More

Book Club
Exhibitions | Until 6th August 2014 

Southbank Centre 2 minutes walk from Bfi Southbank

A talk about a book....More

Charlie Waite: Silent Exchange
Exhibitions | Until 20th September 2014 

National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre 2 minutes walk from Bfi Southbank

A display featuring recent images as well as those considered most important in the career of the British landscape photographer....More

 
 
 
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