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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Waterloo East Railway Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
 
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Union Car Park
 
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Library Street NCP
 
11 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Mondrian London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £124  33% 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
 
 
 
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London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £67  25% 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 £93  34% 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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Ugly Lies The Bone
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 22nd February to 1st April 2017
South Bank Big Top, South Bank, SE1 | 3 minutes from South Bank Big Top
Indhu Rubasingham directs the UK premiere staging of award-winning American playwright Lindsey Ferrentino's brutally funny drama about an Afghanistan war veteran, who returns home to Florida ...More
 
 
 
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Adventures in Moominland
London > Events > Kids Events  Dates: 16th December 2016 to 23rd April 2017
South Bank Big Top, Belvedere Road, SE1 | 6 minutes from South Bank Big Top
The world of acclaimed Finnish author Tove Jansson and The Moomins is brought to life in immersive, interactive exhibition Adventures in Moominland. Through original illustration, artworks, ...More
 
 
 
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Sussex Modernism: Retreat And Rebellion
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Saturday 22nd April 2017 at 10am-4.30pm & Sunday 23rd April 2017 at 11am-4.30pm
South Bank Big Top, 2 Temple Place, WC2R | 6 minutes from South Bank Big Top
Over 120 works including paintings, sculpture, photography and film, by artists including David Jones, Eric Gill, Vanessa Bell, Duncan Grant, Serge Chermayeff and Eric Ravilious, providing ...More
 
 
 
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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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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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Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 11 minutes from South Bank Big Top
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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Career Energy
London > Education > Career Services
4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 14 minutes from South Bank Big Top
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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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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Chang's Hapkido Academy
London > Leisure > Martial Arts
Topnotch Health Club, 3 Tudor Street, City, London EC4Y | 7 minutes from South Bank Big Top
Grandmaster Gedo Chang's Hapkido martial arts schools emphasises practical self-defence, confidence, balance and fitness. The ancient Korean martial art of Hapkido is made up of three components: ... 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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The Art of the Brick: DC Super Heroes
The Art of the Brick: DC Super Heroes
Exhibitions | Until 15th October 2017 

Doon Street Car Park SE1 9PP SE1 8XX - 0 minute walk from South Bank Big Top

A life-size Batmobile, built from half a million LEGO bricks, is just one of the 120 models on display in ...More

 
Consent
Consent
Theatre | Until 17th May 2017 

National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre 3 minutes walk from South Bank Big Top

Nina Raine examines the topical and controversial subject of Consent in her latest play. Staged at the National Theatre in ...More

 
Gamelan Group Workshop
Exhibitions | Until 20th July 2017 

Southbank Centre 6 minutes walk from South Bank Big Top

Explore the Javanese percussion instruments....More

Adventures in Moominland
Adventures in Moominland
Kids Events | Until 23rd April 2017 

Southbank Centre 6 minutes walk from South Bank Big Top

The world of acclaimed Finnish author Tove Jansson and The Moomins is brought to life in immersive, interactive exhibition Adventures ...More

 
Belief and Beyond Belief
Belief and Beyond Belief
Exhibitions | Until 17th December 2017 

Southbank Centre 6 minutes walk from South Bank Big Top

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

 
Film Scores Live
Film Scores Live
Concerts | Until 25th June 2017 

Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall 6 minutes walk from South Bank Big Top

Starting in October 2016, Southbank Centre presents Film Scores Live, a year-long series that shines a light on some of ...More

 
Outi Pieski: Falling Shawls
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2017 

Southbank Centre 6 minutes walk from South Bank Big Top

An installation of traditional Sami shawl-making, creating hundreds of fringe elements to create a coloured three-dimensional drawing....More

DJ Roberts: Larkinworld
Exhibitions | Until 30th April 2017 

Southbank Centre 6 minutes walk from South Bank Big Top

Neon light sculpture, drawings and pop culture ephemera offering new perspectives on the melancholic poetry of Philip Larkin....More

Philharmonia Orchestra: Holst - The Planets
Concerts | On 23rd April 2017 

Southbank Centre 6 minutes walk from South Bank Big Top

Santtu-Matias Rouvali conducts the orchestra for a performance of Smetana's Vltava from Ma Vlast,...More

Waterloo Billboard Commission: Superflex, Euro (2012)
Exhibitions | Until 31st March 2018 

Southbank Centre 6 minutes walk from South Bank Big Top

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