South Bank Big Top  

 
 
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Behind the National Theatre Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 8XX
 
 
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South Bank Big TopA glorious art deco Spiegeltent by the National Theatre, the South Bank Big Top is a pop-up venue set up in autumn 2010 to house the circus show La Soiree following the closure of the Hippodrome in central London. With an auditorium of carved wood, polished mirrors, crystal and leadlight, guests will be instantly transported to the glamour of a bygone era.

 

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Waterloo Railway Station
 
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Library Street NCP
 
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Mondrian London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £109  32% off
20 Upper Ground, SE1 | 3 minutes from South Bank Big Top
London landmark Sea Containers House, situated between the OXO Tower and Blackfriars Bridge on the South Bank, has been transformed into the Mondrian London, a luxury ... More
 
 
 
Holiday Inn Express London Southwark
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £70  22% off
103-109 Southwark Street, SE1 | 7 minutes from South Bank Big Top
Located in the bustling heart of London's arts scene, with the capital's finest theatres, concert halls and cinemas just a short stroll away, this is a ... More
 
 
 
Crowne Plaza London The City
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £88  30% off
19 New Bridge Street, EC4V | 8 minutes from South Bank Big Top
Located in the very heart of the Square Mile, Crowne Plaza London The City is a newly renovated hotel set on the site of Henry VIII's ... More
 
 
 
 
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Rambert
London > Entertainment > Theatres
99 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from South Bank Big Top
Founded by Marie Rambert in 1926, who was heavily influenced by her work with Diaghilev, Stravinsky and the Ballet Russes, Rambert dance company is one of ... More
 
 
 
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National Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
South Bank, South Bank, , South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from South Bank Big Top
Each year the three superb venues in the National Theatre put on a significant proportion of the world's best productions. From intimate character studies in the ... More
 
 
 
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National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
National Theatre, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from South Bank Big Top
Replacing the National Theatre's Cottesloe Theatre, which closed in 2013, the Dorfman Theatre offers a greater capacity, more comfortable seats, better sightlines and enlarged foyer spaces. ... More
 
 
 
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The Suicide
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 6th April to 25th June 2016
National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre, South Bank, SE1 | 3 minutes from South Bank Big Top
Currently Writer in Residence at the National Theatre Studio, Suhayla El-Bushra takes The Suicide , Nikolai Erdman's satiric masterpiece, ...More
 
 
 
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Syrian National Orchestra for Arabic Music with Damon Albarn
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Saturday 25th June 2016
Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, South Kensington, London SE1 | 6 minutes from South Bank Big Top
The Syrian National Orchestra for Arabic Music reunites with Damon Albarn and guests in a special Southbank Centre concert, co-commissioned by 14-18 NOW, the UK's arts ...More
 
 
 
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The Robots Are Coming: The Future Of Work
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Saturday 25th June 2016 - 12noon
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, SE1 | 6 minutes from South Bank Big Top
A panel of experts on robotics and artificial intelligence featuring Samantha Payne,...More
 
 
 
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near South Bank Big Top
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Gabriel's Wharf
London > Attractions > Sights
Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from South Bank Big Top
Situated just 2 minutes walk from Oxo Tower Wharf, this paved area becomes an oasis of outdoor eating as soon as the sun comes ... More
 
 
 
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Oxo Tower Wharf
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Bargehouse Street, Off Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from South Bank Big Top
Originally a power station, later a reprocessing plant owned by the Oxo Company, the bold, Art Deco Oxo Tower was marked out as ripe for demolition ... More
 
 
 
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The Hayward Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from South Bank Big Top
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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Oxo Tower and Gabriel's Wharf
London > Shopping > Arts and Crafts
Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from South Bank Big Top
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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Konditor & Cook
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
22 Cornwall Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 4 minutes from South Bank Big Top
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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Foyles Royal Festival Hall
London > Shopping > Books
Riverside, Level 1, Royal Festival Hall, South Bank Centre, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from South Bank Big Top
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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Gourmet Pizza
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
Upper Ground, Gabriels Wharf, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from South Bank Big Top
Italian Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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RSJ
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
13A Coin Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from South Bank Big Top
French cuisine. Booking advised. Separate room for parties. Tables on patio. ... More
 
 
 
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Rumpus Room
London > Restaurants > Pan-Asian restaurants
Mondrian London, 20 Upper Ground, Southbank, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from South Bank Big Top
Found within Mondrian London - also home to London's hottest new restaurant, Sea Containers - ... More
 
 
 
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London City College
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Royal Waterloo House, 51 Waterloo Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 4 minutes from South Bank Big Top
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English Language Institute
London > Education > English Language Courses
Royal Waterloo House, 51-55 Waterloo Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 4 minutes from South Bank Big Top
Wide variety of courses offered. Classes of 12-16. Under £200pw.... More
 
 
 
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 7 minutes from South Bank Big Top
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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Bernie Spain Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Upper Ground, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from South Bank Big Top
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
 
 
 
The London Bicycle Tour Company
London > Leisure >
1a Gabriel's Wharf, 56 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from South Bank Big Top
Based in Gabriel's Wharf on the South Bank, the prestigious company has been offering high quality bike tours for a number of years. The Central ... More
 
 
 
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Agua Bathhouse and Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Mondrian London, 20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from South Bank Big Top
Six private treatment rooms, including a couples' suite and a private thermal suite, make up agua Bathhouse and Spa within Mondrian London at Sea Containers. Bringing ... More
 
 
 
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The Thirsty Bear
London > Nightlife > Pubs
62 Stamford Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from South Bank Big Top
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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King's Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
25 Roupell Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 4 minutes from South Bank Big Top
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 Anchor & Hope
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
36 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from South Bank Big Top
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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Oxo Tower Bar & Brasserie
London > Nightlife > Bars
Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from South Bank Big Top
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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Dandelyan
London > Nightlife > Bars
Mondrian London, 20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from South Bank Big Top
A sumptuous, Art Deco-inspired interior designed by Tom Dixon and views over the South Bank, Dandelyan is no unwanted weed. Instead it's a cut above your ... More
 
 
 
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Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden
London > Nightlife > Bars
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from South Bank Big Top
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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The Deck at the National Theatre
London > Business > Venue Hire
South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from South Bank Big Top
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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National Theatre
London > Business > Venue Hire
South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from South Bank Big Top
The greatest theatre in the world? Probably. Each year the three superb venues in the National Theatre put on a significant proportion of the world's best ... More
 
 
 
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Skylon
London > Business > Venue Hire
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from South Bank Big Top
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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Nabucco
Nabucco
Concerts | Until 30th June 2016 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from South Bank Big Top

"With this opera, it can truly be said that my artistic career began" were the words of Giuseppe Verdi following ...More

 
Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
Exhibitions | Until 19th June 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from South Bank Big Top

A new piece of artwork by Yinka Shonibare will be displayed on the exterior of the Royal Opera House this ...More

 
The Royal Opera: Werther
Concerts | Until 13th July 2016 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from South Bank Big Top

Joyce DiDonato and Vittorio Grigolo lead the cast in Benoit Jacquot's production of Massenet's operatic tragedy, Werther . Based ...More

The Royal Opera: Nabucco
Concerts | Until 30th June 2016 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from South Bank Big Top

Placido Domingo and Dmitri Platanias take the title role in Daniele Abbado's production of Verdi's epic opera. A co-production with ...More

Bobbi Brown Afternoon Tea at Balthazar
Bobbi Brown Afternoon Tea at Balthazar
Foodie Events | Until 29th September 2016 

Balthazar 2 minutes walk from South Bank Big Top

Plumped up lips made from sponge, chocolate torte as gel eyeliner, and rhubarb and ginger cream lined up like brush-on ...More

 
The Woman In Black
The Woman In Black
Theatre | Until 30th July 2016 

Fortune Theatre 2 minutes walk from South Bank Big Top

One of the less well-known West-End fixtures, this adaptation of Susan Hill's gothic novel has been packing out houses since ...More

 
Much Ado About Nothing
Theatre | Until 22nd July 2016 

St Paul's Covent Garden 2 minutes walk from South Bank Big Top

Iris Theatre presents a promenade production of William Shakespeare's comedy based around politics of the court....More

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Theatre | Until 7th January 2017 

Theatre Royal Drury Lane 3 minutes walk from South Bank Big Top

Nominated for a staggering seven gongs in the 2014 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ...More

 
Kinky Boots
Kinky Boots
Theatre | Until 14th January 2017 

Adelphi Theatre 3 minutes walk from South Bank Big Top

Inspired by a true story and based on the 2005 British film of the same name, Cyndi Lauper and Harvey ...More

 
Hobson's Choice
Hobson's Choice
Theatre | Until 10th September 2016 

Vaudeville Theatre 3 minutes walk from South Bank Big Top

Marking the 100th anniversary of the first UK production of Harold Brighouse's classic comedy, Hobson's Choice comes to the Vaudeville ...More

 
 
 
 
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