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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

 
Shakti And The Early Works Of Pratibha ParmarShakti And The Early Works Of Pratibha ParmarPratibha Parmar, Poulomi Desai, Kim Mulji and Cary Rajinder Sawhney take part in a panel discussion.2017-06-25T19:00:00+01002017-06-25T00:00:00+0100 Where:
BFI Southbank,   Belvedere Road  South Bank    SE1 8XT
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Shakti And The Early Works Of Pratibha Parmar
BFI London Film FestivalBFI London Film FestivalBFI London Film FestivalLondon rolls out the red carpet for the BFI London Film Festival this October, with a wealth of A-list stars in attendance for premieres of their films. This year's programme is yet to be announced but last year saw Nicole Kidman, Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and Lupita Nyong'o attend. As well as the glitzy red carpet glamour and opening gala razzmataz2017-10-04T00:00:00+01002017-10-15T00:00:00+0100 Where:
BFI Southbank,   Belvedere Road  South Bank    SE1 8XT
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event > Film Events > Film festivals & seasons
DATES  4th to 15th October 2017
London rolls out the red carpet for the BFI London Film Festival this October, with a wealth of A-list stars in attendance for premieres of their films. This year's programme is yet to be announced but last year saw Nicole Kidman, Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and Lupita Nyong'o attend. As well as the glitzy red carpet glamour and opening gala razzmataz... More about this event
 
 

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Waterloo Tube Station
 
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Southwark Tube Station
 
9 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

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Waterloo Railway Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Waterloo East Railway Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
 
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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 £112  27% 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
 
 
 
The Royal Horseguards - A Guoman Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £127  32% off
2 Whitehall Court, SW1A | 7 minutes from BFI Southbank
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 £81  30% off
372 Strand, WC2R | 7 minutes from BFI Southbank
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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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
 
 
 
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Curzon Mondrian
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from BFI Southbank
Situated within Mondrian London, Curzon Mondrian is a 56-seat cinema run by the independent cinema company from Friday evenings through to Sunday. Screenings include new releases, ... More
 
 
 
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The Vaults, Launcelot Street
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
1 Launcelot Street, SE1 | 8 minutes from BFI Southbank
The Vaults is a multi-disciplinary arts space located in underneath Waterloo station. The space features 30,000 sq ft of accessible, flexible and delectable Victorian brickwork ... More
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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Film Scores Live
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: 2nd October 2016 to 25th June 2017
BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road, SE1 | 2 minutes from BFI Southbank
Starting in October 2016, Southbank Centre presents Film Scores Live, a year-long series that shines a light on some of cinema's most unforgettable soundtracks. From Oscar ...More
 
 
 
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London > Events > Theatre  Dates: Saturday 24th June 2017 at 7pm & Sunday 25th June 2017 at 2pm and 6pm
BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road, SE1 | 2 minutes from BFI Southbank
Ten young refugee men tell versions of their own stories laced in some cases with humour in Phosphorus Theatre's follow-up to its acclaimed and timely drama, ...More
 
 
 
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London Tomorrow
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 23rd, 24th and 25th June 2017 - 12noon-6pm
BFI Southbank, Strand, WC2R | 6 minutes from BFI Southbank
An exhibition of works and proposals by the first graduating students of the London School of Architecture....More
 
 
 
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near BFI Southbank
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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South Bank
London > Attractions >
South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from BFI Southbank
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 best shops and markets near BFI Southbank
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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Oxo Tower and Gabriel's Wharf
London > Shopping > Arts and Crafts
Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from BFI Southbank
As you stare across the river at this bustling, stylish, multi-faceted venue, it’s hard to believe that this riverside warehouse was once a reprocessing plant for ... More
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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Strada
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
Unit 6, Royal Festival Hall Riverside, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from BFI Southbank
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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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 6 minutes from BFI Southbank
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
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 11 minutes from BFI Southbank
The award-winning Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, designed by Irish architects O'Donnell + Tuomey and awarded the RIBA London Building of the Year Award in 2014, ... More
 
 
 
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 12 minutes from BFI Southbank
The London Film School is the oldest-established international school of film technique in the world. The school has contributed significantly to ... More
 
 
 
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Bernie Spain Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Upper Ground, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 4 minutes from BFI Southbank
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
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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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The Thirsty Bear
London > Nightlife > Pubs
62 Stamford Street, South Bank, London 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
 
 
 
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The Anchor & Hope
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
36 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 minutes from BFI Southbank
The Anchor & Hope is a gastropub that takes both parts of its name seriously, and you can certainly have a good evening just popping in ... More
 
 
 
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Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden
London > Nightlife > Bars
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from BFI Southbank
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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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
 
 
 
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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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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near BFI Southbank.
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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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Belief and Beyond Belief
Belief and Beyond Belief
Exhibitions | Until 17th December 2017 

Southbank Centre 2 minutes walk from Bfi Southbank

Professor Stephen Hawking opens the year-long Belief and Beyond Belief festival appearing at an exclusive event marking his 75th birthday ...More

 
Card Ninja
Comedy | On 25th June 2017 

London Wonderground Spiegeltent 2 minutes walk from Bfi Southbank

Javier Jarquin's one-man comedy show with upbeat humour, impressive stunts and smooth audience interaction....More

Monski Mouse's Baby Disco Dance Hall
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 24th September 2017 

London Wonderground Spiegeltent 2 minutes walk from Bfi Southbank

Let your under-5s loose on the dance floor as Adelaide's own DJ Monski Mouse plays the tunes....More

The Lion King
The Lion King
Theatre | Until 3rd December 2017 

The Lyceum Theatre 8 minutes walk from Bfi Southbank

The Lion King tells the story of Simba - the epic adventure of his battles, his friendships, his dreams and ...More

 
Prize for Illustration 2017: Sounds of the City
Prize for Illustration 2017: Sounds of the City
Exhibitions | Until 3rd September 2017 

London Transport Museum 9 minutes walk from Bfi Southbank

Selected by a panel of judges from over 1,000 submissions, these 100 entries shortlisted for the 2017 Prize for Illustration ...More

 
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Leisure | On 25th June 2017 

East Piazza, Covent Garden 10 minutes walk from Bfi Southbank

Food & Drink, Drink & Tastings....More

Songs And Solidarity
Theatre | On 25th June 2017 

Trafalgar Studios 10 minutes walk from Bfi Southbank

A West End fundraising gala evening of song, dance and comedy for the hundreds of families made homeless and the ...More

Royal Opera: La Traviata
Concerts | Until 4th July 2017 

Royal Opera House 11 minutes walk from Bfi Southbank

Ekaterina Bakanova and Corinne Winters lead two excellent casts in Richard Eyre's much-loved production of Verdi's most famous opera. Sung ...More

The Greaty Gatsby
Theatre | Until 30th July 2017 

Arts Theatre 12 minutes walk from Bfi Southbank

The Arts Theatre invites you to take a trip back to the Roaring Twenties with the return of The Great ...More

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Samuel Beckett's controversial Waiting for Godot comes to the Arts Theatre in September. The show sees Didi and Gogo and their aching feet pass the time playing games near a tree while they wait for ...More

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