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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Underground Stations

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Waterloo Tube Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
Southwark Tube Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

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Waterloo East Railway Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
Waterloo Railway Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

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Union Car Park
 
8 minutes walk
 
Library Street NCP
 
11 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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London Events 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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Mondrian London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £124  41% 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 £63  26% 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 £78  35% 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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Entertainment near South Bank Big Top

Near South Bank Big Top
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Rambert
London > Entertainment > Theatres
99 Upper Ground, 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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
National Theatre, South Bank, SE1 | 3 minutes from South Bank Big Top
Replacing the National Theatre's Cottesloe Theatre, which closed on 23rd February 2013, the Dorfman Theatre will see the site redeveloped, with a greater capacity, more comfortable ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Curzon Mondrian
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
20 Upper Ground, SE1 | 3 minutes from South Bank Big Top
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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Events near South Bank Big Top

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The Play That Goes Wrong
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 5th September 2014 to 1st February 2015
Duchess Theatre, Catherine Street, WC2B | 10 minutes from South Bank Big Top
Presented by the award-winning, international comedy company Mischief Theatre, The Play That Goes Wrong follows the inept and accident prone Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society ...More
 
 
 
Mamma Mia!
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 6th September 2012 to 25th October 2015
Novello Theatre, Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 10 minutes from South Bank Big Top
Through the story-telling magic of the songs of ABBA, we meet Donna, a feisty forty-something single mum, who recalls the distant memories of carefree days and ...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 | 11 minutes from South Bank Big Top
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
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near South Bank Big Top

The best museums, galleries, attractions near South Bank Big Top
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Poetry Library
London > Attractions > Museums
Level 5, Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from South Bank Big Top
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 >
SE1 | 6 minutes from South Bank Big Top
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 South Bank Big Top

The best shops and markets near South Bank Big Top
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Konditor & Cook
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
63 Stamford Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Restaurants near South Bank Big Top

What are the best dining options near South Bank Big Top London?
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Gourmet Pizza
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
Upper Ground, Gabriels Wharf, 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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Pret A Manger
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
58 Stamford Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from South Bank Big Top
Pret sells up market fast food, hand made from natural ingredients, to take away or eat on site, in its trademark no nonsense chrome interiors. The ... More
 
 
 
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Education near South Bank Big Top

Near South Bank Big Top
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Career Energy
London > Education > Careers 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
 
 
 
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 South Bank Big Top
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 19 minutes from South Bank Big Top
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
 
 
 
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Leisure near South Bank Big Top

South Bank Big Top gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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Agua Bathhouse and Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Mondrian London, 20 Upper Ground, 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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London Marriott Hotel County Hall Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 10 minutes from South Bank Big Top
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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Pubs near South Bank Big Top

The best pubs near London South Bank Big Top.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Thirsty Bear
London > Nightlife > Pubs
62 Stamford Street, 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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Anchor & Hope
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
36 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from South Bank Big Top
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
 
 
 
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Nightlife near South Bank Big Top

South Bank Big Top clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Dandelyan
London > Nightlife > Bars
Mondrian London, 20 Upper Ground, 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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden
London > Nightlife > Bars
Belvedere Road, SE1 | 6 minutes from South Bank Big Top
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
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near South Bank Big Top

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near South Bank Big Top.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Southbank Printmakers Artist In Focus
Exhibitions | Until 27th April 2015 

The Riverside Walkway SE1 9PP SE1 8XX - 0 minute walk from South Bank Big Top

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Philip Pullman's Grimm Tales For Young And Old (Over 8s)
Philip Pullman's Grimm Tales For Young And Old (Over 8s)
Theatre | Until 15th February 2015 

Bargehouse 2 minutes walk from South Bank Big Top

Philip Wilson directs this immersive fairytale adapted from Philip Pullman's reimaginings of the Brothers Grimm, which shepherds the audience through ...More

 
Dara
Dara
Theatre | Until 4th April 2015 

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

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

 
The Hard Problem
The Hard Problem
Theatre | Until 16th April 2015 

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

Sir Nicholas Hytner's last production at the National before he steps down as Artistic Director will be Tom Stoppard's neuroscience ...More

 
Sit!
Exhibitions | On 27th January 2015 

Curzon Mondrian 3 minutes walk from South Bank Big Top

Cutting-edge artists in London's coolest new venue. A fundraiser featuring spoken word poet Sabrina Mahfouz, blues singing comedian Flame Proof ...More

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Concerts | On 27th January 2015 

Southbank Centre 6 minutes walk from South Bank Big Top

Charles Dutoit conducts the orchestra, with pianist Marc-Andre Hamelin, soprano Andrea Melath and baritone Balint Szabo, to perform Berlioz's Rakoczi ...More

Miel De Botton Southbank Show Pre Debut Album 'Magnetic' Release
Concerts | On 27th January 2015 

Southbank Centre 6 minutes walk from South Bank Big Top

The Swiss-born, London-based singer-songwriter performs songs by French chansons and English originals....More

On Reading And Walking And Thinking...
Exhibitions | Until 1st March 2015 

Southbank Centre 6 minutes walk from South Bank Big Top

Performative drawing, sculpture and written word by Thomas Evans, David Rule and Emmanuelle Waeckerle....More

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

National Theatre: Olivier Theatre 6 minutes walk from South Bank Big Top

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

 
Bull
Bull
Theatre | Until 7th February 2015 

The Young Vic 7 minutes walk from South Bank Big Top

After his success with Charles III in 2014, Mark Bartlett now brings his play Bull to the London stage. Originally ...More

 
 

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January in London 2015
January in London 2015

Cirque Du Soleil perform at the Royal Albert Hall, The Nether transfers to the West End and James McAvoy ...More

 
April in London 2015
April in London 2015

Kristin Scott Thomas plays The Queen and Enda Walsh adapts Roald Dahl's The Twits for the Royal Court in ...More

 
Canalway Cavalcade
Canalway Cavalcade
Exhibitions | 2nd May 2015 - 4th May 2015 

Little Venice

Canalway Cavalcade is a distinctive waterway festival that has been taking place at Little Venice since 1983. Organised by Inland ...More

 
London Burlesque Festival
London Burlesque Festival
Clubbing and Nightlife | 15th May 2015 - 31st May 2015 

Conway Hall

Madame JoJo's may have sadly closed but that doesn't mean burlesque is a dying art - for the London Burlesque ...More

 
Valentine's Day at The View From The Shard
Valentine's Day at The View From The Shard
Attraction | 10th February 2015 - 14th February 2015 

The Shard

Opening hours are extended until midnight on Valentine's Day at The View From The Shard giving lovers the most ...More

 
FKA Twigs
Concerts | 19th February 2015 - 20th February 2015 

Roundhouse

Following her Mercury Music Prize nomination for debut album LP1, FKA Twigs, the London-based artist, Tahliah Barnett, performs her experimental ...More

American Buffalo
American Buffalo
Theatre | 16th April 2015 - 27th June 2015 

Wyndham's Theatre

Homeland star Damian Lewis stars in Daniel Evans' production, of David Mamet's drama, American Buffalo, in which three small-time crooks ...More

 
The Cocktail Trading Company Development Bar and Table
The Cocktail Trading Company Development Bar and Table
Opened Mid-January 2015 

Situated in the basement below Central & Co, on Great Marlborough Street, The Cocktail Trading Co Development Bar & Table, ...More

 
Z Shoreditch
Opened January 2015 

Z Hotels, the boutique-budget hotel group which offers out-of-town prices in city central locations in London, Liverpool and Glasgow opens ...More

Bonnie Gull Seafood Bar
Bonnie Gull Seafood Bar
Opens 3rd February 2015 

Nick Lloyd Webber (son of Andrew) has created his first original score for the stage for this musical version of ...More

 
 
 
 
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