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

Railway Stations

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

Car Parks

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

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Find out what's happening in London throughout 2014 with our comprehensive guide to the best entertainment in the city for the year ahead. From January through to December, 2014 is shaping up to be something special - so read on to get the best out of London town.

 
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Near South Bank Big Top
Novotel London Blackfriars
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £75  24% off
46 - 49 Blackfriars Road, SE1 | 5 minutes from South Bank Big Top
With London's South Bank, Tate Modern and St Paul's Cathedral all within close proximity, the Novotel London Blackfriars is within easy reach of a number of ... More
 
 
 
ibis London Blackfriars
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £54  24% off
49 Blackfriars Road, SE1 | 5 minutes from South Bank Big Top
ibis London Blackfriars is located in London's Southwark - Waterloo neighbourhood and close to Tate Modern, Old Bailey, and Royal Courts of Justice - Law Courts. ... More
 
 
 
Holiday Inn Express London Southwark
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £65  24% 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
 
 
 
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Near South Bank Big Top
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Dorfman Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
National Theatre, South Bank, SE1 | 3 minutes from South Bank Big Top
The Dorfman Theatre opens at the end of 2014. Replacing the National Theatre's Cottesloe Theatre, which closed on 23rd February 2013, the Dorfman Theatre will see ... More
 
 
 
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BFI IMAX Cinema
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
1 Charlie Chaplin Walk, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from South Bank Big Top
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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Southbank Centre
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from South Bank Big Top
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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Events near South Bank Big Top

Near South Bank Big Top
Mamma Mia!
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 6th September 2012 to 5th April 2014
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
 
 
 
Mummenschanz: Musicians Of Silence
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 19th to 27th July 2014
Peacock Theatre, Portugal Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 12 minutes from South Bank Big Top
Inspiring and captivating illusions using colourful masks, incredible props and skillful sleight of hand, producing a magical world of possibilities, all without uttering a word. See ...More
 
 
 
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Royal Opera: Le Nozze Di Figaro
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: 16th September 2013 to 15th May 2014
Royal Opera House, Bow Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 13 minutes from South Bank Big Top
David McVicar directs Mozart's farcical comedy of errors Le nozze di Figaro at the Royal Opera House for an autumn run which returns in 2014 with ...More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near South Bank Big Top

The best museums, galleries, attractions near South Bank Big Top
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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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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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Two Temple Place
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
2 Temple Place, WC2R | 6 minutes from South Bank Big Top
One of the most stunning interiors in London can be viewed in part between January and April, when Two Temple Place opens for its annual exhibition, ... 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
 
 
 
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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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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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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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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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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Jubilee Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
3 Belvedere Road, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 10 minutes from South Bank Big Top
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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Pubs near South Bank Big Top

The best pubs near London South Bank Big Top.
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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
 
 
 
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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
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.
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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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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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Viva Verdi
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
6 Canvey Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 10 minutes from South Bank Big Top
Located just behind the Tate Modern is the delightful wine bar Viva Verdi where the prosciutto is served with piles of Palma ham, just like in ... 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.
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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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Milton Keynes Printmakers
Exhibitions | Until 4th May 2014 

Gabriel's Wharf SE1 9PP SE1 8XX - 0 minute walk from South Bank Big Top

Featuring works from Lindsey Graham, Iain Hodgkinson, Deborah Hopson-Wolpe, Virginia Margerison, June Meadows, Di Oliver and Lynne Thirkell....More

Both Sides Now: Moments In American Music From The Corbis Photographic Archive
Exhibitions | Until 14th June 2014 

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

A photographic insight into American music history....More

Home
Theatre | Until 30th April 2014 

National Theatre 3 minutes walk from South Bank Big Top

An urban, high-rise hostel, Target East, offers a semblance of shelter to a host of young homeless people, including Bullet, ...More

The Silver Tassie
The Silver Tassie
Theatre | Until 21st May 2014 

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

The dazzling Harry Heegan is off to war, following the football team's latest victory in The Silver Tassie, Sean O'Casey's ...More

 
Rolf Haas Violin And Miki Aoki Piano
Concerts | On 23rd April 2014 

1901 Arts Club 4 minutes walk from South Bank Big Top

The violinist and the pianist explores music that reflects the turbulent modern society through descriptive, visceral sounds and expression....More

Martin Creed: What's the point of it?
Martin Creed: What's the point of it?
Exhibitions | Until 5th May 2014 

The Hayward Gallery 5 minutes walk from South Bank Big Top

He got all the bells ringing in the country at the same time to launch the cultural Olympic celebration in ...More

 
Pull Out All The Stops - An Organ Celebration
Pull Out All The Stops - An Organ Celebration
Concerts | Until 7th June 2014 

Southbank Centre 6 minutes walk from South Bank Big Top

Celebrating the complete restoration and return of the Royal Festival Hall's organ, the Southbank Centre is hosting Pull Out All ...More

 
Smashed
Dance | Until 18th May 2014 

Southbank Centre 6 minutes walk from South Bank Big Top

Nine jugglers perform this physical work, set to a music hall soundtrack, which explores the joy of catching and the ...More

Candida Powell-Williams: Coade's Elixir: An Occupation
Exhibitions | Until 29th April 2014 

Southbank Centre 6 minutes walk from South Bank Big Top

Sculptural installations and performances inspired by the history, mythology and physicality of the Southbank Centre's site, and the life of ...More

J.D. 'Okhai Ojeikere: Hairstyles And Headdresses
Exhibitions | Until 27th April 2014 

Southbank Centre 6 minutes walk from South Bank Big Top

A display featuring photographs by the Nigerian photographer, showcasing different styles and the meanings behind the hairstyles worn by his ...More

 
 
 
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