BFI Southbank

 
 
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Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 8XT
 
 
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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

 
A Summer's Tale (Conte D'Ete)A Summer's Tale (Conte D'Ete)Gaspard visits the pretty seaside resort of Dinard for the summer, where he becomes unexpectedly involved with three very different women. As time wears on, Gaspard is forced to choose between his classmate Lena, waitress Margot and vivacious party chick Solene.1st March 2015Thursday 5th March 2015 Where:
BFI Southbank,   Belvedere Road  South Bank    SE1 8XT
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A Summer's Tale (Conte D'Ete)
Breakfast At Tiffany'sBreakfast At Tiffany'sHolly Golightly is a desperately lonely socialite living in New York, who is searching rather forlornly for a rich, older husband. Her restrictive outlook on life is forever changed when she meets her new neighbour Paul Varjak, an aspiring author and kept man involved in an adulterous affair with a wealthy older woman. Holly and Paul become firm fr1st March 2015Thursday 5th March 2015 Where:
BFI Southbank,   Belvedere Road  South Bank    SE1 8XT
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Now On
Breakfast At Tiffany's
State Of The UnionState Of The Union1st March 2015Thursday 5th March 2015 Where:
BFI Southbank,   Belvedere Road  South Bank    SE1 8XT
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State Of The Union
The Sea Of GrassThe Sea Of Grass1st March 2015Thursday 5th March 2015 Where:
BFI Southbank,   Belvedere Road  South Bank    SE1 8XT
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The Sea Of Grass
Ceiling + A Bagful Of FleasCeiling + A Bagful Of Fleas1st March 2015Thursday 5th March 2015 Where:
BFI Southbank,   Belvedere Road  South Bank    SE1 8XT
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Ceiling + A Bagful Of Fleas
Something Different + The World CafeteriaSomething Different + The World Cafeteria1st March 2015Thursday 5th March 2015 Where:
BFI Southbank,   Belvedere Road  South Bank    SE1 8XT
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Something Different + The World Cafeteria
The Philadelphia StoryThe Philadelphia StoryEmbittered heiress Tracy Lord is poised to say "I do" to nice guy George Kittredge at a high society wedding in Philadelphia. The impending nuptials are thrown into disarray by the arrival of Tracy's first husband, charmer CK Dexter Haven, and reporter Mike Connor, who intends to cover the event for Spy magazine.1st March 2015Thursday 5th March 2015 Where:
BFI Southbank,   Belvedere Road  South Bank    SE1 8XT
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The Philadelphia Story
Pinocchio (1940 Film)Pinocchio (1940 Film)Sculpted by the toy-maker Geppetto, Pinocchio is brought to life by the Blue Fairy, who says that if he proves himself worthy, he will get his dearest wish. However, Honest John and his companion Gideon lead the puppet astray and deliver him into the hands of the evil Stromboli. Thankfully, trusty companion Jiminy Cricket helps Pinocchio to see the1st March 2015Thursday 5th March 2015 Where:
BFI Southbank,   Belvedere Road  South Bank    SE1 8XT
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Pinocchio (1940 Film)
Whiplash (Subtitled)Whiplash (Subtitled)Nineteen-year-old Andrew Neiman is determined to be the top drummer at his music conservatory. So he practices night and day and catches the eye of the school's most revered and feared teacher, Terence Fletcher, who is well known for terrorising students that don't meet his idea of perfection. Soon after, Fletcher requests that Andrew transfers int1st March 2015Thursday 5th March 2015 Where:
BFI Southbank,   Belvedere Road  South Bank    SE1 8XT
Category: event
Now On
Whiplash (Subtitled)
Riding Alone For Thousands Of Miles + IntroductionRiding Alone For Thousands Of Miles + Introduction1st March 2015Thursday 5th March 2015 Where:
BFI Southbank,   Belvedere Road  South Bank    SE1 8XT
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Now On
Riding Alone For Thousands Of Miles + Introduction
 

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Opening and closing times for BFI Southbank

Today (Sunday) BFI Southbank closes at 22.30

Monday:

10.00
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23.00
 
 

Tuesday:

10.00
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23.00
 
 

Wednesday:

10.00
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23.00
 
 

Thursday:

10.00
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23.00
 
 

Friday:

10.00
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23.00
 
 

Saturday:

10.00
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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 East Railway Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Waterloo 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...

 
 
What's on in London 2014

Discover the best of London's entertainment this year with our comprehensive guide to 2014's top events. From theatre to art and music to sport, London in 2014 has something for everyone - so read on to find out what London town has to offer.

 
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Hotels near BFI Southbank

Near BFI Southbank
Park Plaza County Hall Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £99  32% 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 £145  41% 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 £75  42% 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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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
Curzon Mondrian
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
20 Upper Ground, 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
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
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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
Treasure Island (Over 10s)
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 22nd December 2014 to 8th April 2015
National Theatre: Olivier Theatre, South Bank, SE1 | 2 minutes from BFI Southbank
Seeing Treasure Island activates that "little spark of adolescent runaway that still hankers after adventure and treasure," so says the Financial Times. The National ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 17th 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
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 BFI Southbank
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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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
South Bank
London > Attractions >
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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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
 
 
 
THE BEST

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
Victoria Embankment Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Victoria Embankment, Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 7 minutes from BFI Southbank
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 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
 
 
 
THE BEST

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
 
 
 
THE BEST

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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History Is Now
History Is Now
Exhibitions | Until 26th April 2015 

The Hayward Gallery SE1 8XZ SE1 8XT - 0 minute walk from Bfi Southbank

A well-timed exhibition, History is Now: 7 Artists Take on Britain offers an inventive way of exploring the country's recent ...More

 
Woman's Hour Debate: Porn
Exhibitions | On 1st March 2015 

Southbank Centre 2 minutes walk from Bfi Southbank

Guest speakers discuss whether porn can be a means of female empowerment....More

Changing Britain 1945-2015
Changing Britain 1945-2015
Exhibitions | Until 9th May 2015 

Southbank Centre 2 minutes walk from Bfi Southbank

The Southbank Centre looks at the last 70 years of British history in Changing Britain 1945-2015, a 3-month arts festival ...More

 
Mason & Painter Takeover
Exhibitions | Until 31st March 2015 

Southbank Centre 2 minutes walk from Bfi Southbank

A collection of contemporary works from the design duo, based around the concept of flora and fauna....More

Reviewing The Situation: The Lionel Bart Story
Music | On 1st March 2015 

Southbank Centre 2 minutes walk from Bfi Southbank

A celebration of the life and work of the highly respected and ever-popular composer....More

Women of the World Festival
Women of the World Festival
Seasonal | Until 8th March 2015 

Southbank Centre 2 minutes walk from Bfi Southbank

The Women of the World Festival (WOW) returns to the Southbank Centre for its fifth year this March, coinciding with ...More

 
Dara
Dara
Theatre | Until 4th April 2015 

National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre 2 minutes walk from Bfi Southbank

A play originally performed in Pakistan, Dara takes the audience to seventeenth century Mughal India two watch the story of ...More

 
Treasure Island (Over 10s)
Treasure Island (Over 10s)
Theatre | Until 8th April 2015 

National Theatre: Olivier Theatre 2 minutes walk from Bfi Southbank

Seeing Treasure Island activates that "little spark of adolescent runaway that still hankers after adventure and treasure," so ...More

 
Guy Bourdin: Image Maker
Guy Bourdin: Image Maker
Exhibitions | Until 15th March 2015 

Somerset House 6 minutes walk from Bfi Southbank

With more than 100 works and previously unseen material, Somerset House presents the UK's largest ever exhibition on influential photographer ...More

 
London Fashion Weekend
London Fashion Weekend
Shopping | Until 1st March 2015 

Somerset House 6 minutes walk from Bfi Southbank

Along with the main London Fashion Week event, the open-to-all London Fashion Weekend is ...More

 
 
 
 
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