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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.

 

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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 £99  26% 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 £154  29% 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 £69  25% 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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War Horse
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BFI Southbank, South Bank, Covent Garden, London SE1 | 2 minutes from BFI Southbank
This moving adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's World War I epic War Horse returns to the theatre where it all started, the National Theatre, eleven years after ...More
 
 
 
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Rumpelstiltskin
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 13th December 2018 to 6th January 2019
BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road, SE1 | 2 minutes from BFI Southbank
Award-winning Australian theatre companies Windmill Theatre Co and State Theatre Company South Australia present the UK premiere of their unique spin on the fantastic fairytale Rumpelstiltskin. ...More
 
 
 
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Follies
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 14th February to 26th March 2019
BFI Southbank, South Bank, SE1 | 2 minutes from BFI Southbank
After a sold-out run, Follies, winner of the Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival in 2018, returns to the National Theatre in 2019. Joanna Riding takes ...More
 
 
 
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Southbank Centre Beach
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Queens Walk, SE1 | Same location as BFI Southbank
Every summer, from the end of May until the beginning of September, the Southbank Centre brings the beach to ... More
 
 
 
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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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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 > Delicatessens
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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Jimmy's Lodge On The River
London > Restaurants >
Thames Path, outside Queen Elizabeth Hall, SE1 | Same location as BFI Southbank
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 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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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
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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
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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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Proud Embankment
London > Nightlife >
8 Victoria Embankment, WC2R | 6 minutes from BFI Southbank
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
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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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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Concerts | On 11th December 2018 

Southbank Centre 2 minutes walk from Bfi Southbank

Seasonal music and song with tenor Joseph Calleja, soprano He Wu and young talent Beau Dermott, accompanied by the Royal ...More

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Seasonal | Until 6th January 2019 

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The Tell-Tale Heart
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Theatre | Until 9th January 2019 

National Theatre: Dorfman 2 minutes walk from Bfi Southbank

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Theatre | Until 31st January 2019 

National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre 2 minutes walk from Bfi Southbank

The world premiere of David Hare's new play I'm Not Running stars a strong cast which includes Doctor Foster actress ...More

 
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Theatre | Until 5th January 2019 

National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre 2 minutes walk from Bfi Southbank

This moving adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's World War I epic War Horse returns to the theatre where it all started, ...More

 
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Theatre | Until 19th January 2019 

National Theatre: Olivier Theatre 2 minutes walk from Bfi Southbank

Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play lovers Antony and Cleopatra at the National Theatre as Simon Godwin follows the success ...More

 
Good Grief, Charlie Brown! Celebrating Snoopy And The Enduring Power Of Peanuts
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Exhibitions | Until 3rd March 2019 

Somerset House 6 minutes walk from Bfi Southbank

Showing the enduring power of Peanuts, 70 years since Charlie Brown was created, original drawings by Charles M Schulz are ...More

 
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Skate At Somerset House
Seasonal | Until 13th January 2019 

Somerset House 6 minutes walk from Bfi Southbank

The grand 18th-century courtyard of Somerset House makes for a spectacular backdrop for one of the most popular ice rinks ...More

 
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Exhibitions | Until 24th March 2019 

Sea Life London Aquarium 6 minutes walk from Bfi Southbank

Opening to the public on 24th March 2018, just in time for the Easter holidays, Rainforest Adventure brings the UK's ...More

 

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