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Southbank CentreLondon'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 finally move into the 21st century with a proposal that includes a floating glass pavilion, two more roof gardens, a space for riverside arts and a large pedestrian area. Currently, the centre is a classic example of brutal 60s concrete architecture. Everyone has an opinion (usually negative) on its distinctive design - famous detractors include Prince Charles, who once described it as looking like a "nuclear power station". Yet, if the The West End is the centre of popular culture in London, it is the Southbank Centre that is the centre of true excellence in the arts. Comprising the Royal Festival Hall and the Hayward Gallery, the complex consistently produces classical and world music events and fine art exhibitions of high renown. Over 150,000 hours of music have been performed at the Royal Festival Hall - the largest venue in the Southbank Centre - since its completion in 1951. Welcoming over three million visitors a year, the Royal Festival Hall is primarily a classical music venue. It benefits from the residency of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Philharmonia and four associate ensembles. The programme also includes events from opera to the London Jazz Festival. The Queen Elizabeth Hall and the Purcell Room host regular recitals, dance performances and choral concerts. Free lunchtime concerts held in the foyer offer a more relaxed musical experience. The Hayward Gallery has been the originator or host of influential exhibitions since 1968. The colossal Poetry Library houses the Arts Council modern collection, while the BFI Southbank (previously the National Film Theatre) shows 2,000 films (art house and classics) a year alongside many film festivals and director-led seasons. A happy architectural accident has also made this complex the best spot for skateboarding and BMXing in the capital, meaning it is loved by London's counter-culture as much as by its highbrow elite. In the last ten years, the building of Tate Modern and the London Eye adjacent to the centre has been the final step in making the South Bank of the Thames into the beating heart of a thousand years of British culture.

 

Southbank Centre events

 
Africa UtopiaAfrica UtopiaAfrica UtopiaBack for a sixth time, Africa Utopia at the Southbank Centre looks at how African art and ideas can change the world for the better. Highlights in 2018 include Amadou & Mariam at the Royal Festival Hall, the Chineke! Orchestra performing a free jazz-infused concert at Queen Elizabeth Hall, and the UK premiere screening of a film based on Nnedi Okor2018-07-19T00:00:00+01002018-07-22T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southbank Centre,   Belvedere Road      SE1 8XX
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Now On

event > London Olympics Cultural Events
PRICING  Various
DATES  19th, 20th, 21st and 22nd Jul 2018
Back for a sixth time, Africa Utopia at the Southbank Centre looks at how African art and ideas can change the world for the better. Highlights in 2018 include Amadou & Mariam at the Royal Festival Hall, the Chineke! Orchestra performing a free jazz-infused concert at Queen Elizabeth Hall, and the UK premiere screening of a film based on Nnedi Okor... More about this event
 
Nelson Mandela: The Centenary Exhibition 2018Nelson Mandela: The Centenary Exhibition 2018Nelson Mandela: The Centenary Exhibition 2018This summer, the Southbank Centre marks the centenary of Nelson Mandela's birthday with a brand-new exhibition. Taking place in the newly renovated Queen Elizabeth Hall, Nelson Mandela: The Centenary Exhibition 2018 will explore the life and times of the iconic leader, from young freedom fighter to becoming the inspiration for an international move2018-07-19T00:00:00+01002018-08-19T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southbank Centre: Queen Elizabeth Hall,   Belvedere Road      SE1 8XX
Category: event
Free EventNow On

event > Exhibitions > Special exhibits - Galleries | PRICING  Free  
DATES  17th July to 19th August 2018
VENUE  Southbank Centre: Queen Elizabeth Hall 
This summer, the Southbank Centre marks the centenary of Nelson Mandela's birthday with a brand-new exhibition. Taking place in the newly renovated Queen Elizabeth Hall, Nelson Mandela: The Centenary Exhibition 2018 will explore the life and times of the iconic leader, from young freedom fighter to becoming the inspiration for an international move... More about this event
 
Lee Bul: Wayward WanderLee Bul: Wayward WanderLee Bul: Wayward WanderThe Southbank Centre's Hayward Gallery hosts a mid-career survey of the work of acclaimed South Korean artist Lee Bul. The first retrospective of the artist in London, Wayward Wander explores the artist's extensive investigation into the body and its relationship to architectural space. Lee Bul has explored questions of intimacy, gender, technology2018-07-19T00:00:00+01002018-08-19T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Hayward Gallery,   Belvedere Road      SE1 8XZ
Category: event
Ongoing

event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions
DATES  30th May to 19th August 2018
VENUE  The Hayward Gallery 
The Southbank Centre's Hayward Gallery hosts a mid-career survey of the work of acclaimed South Korean artist Lee Bul. The first retrospective of the artist in London, Wayward Wander explores the artist's extensive investigation into the body and its relationship to architectural space. Lee Bul has explored questions of intimacy, gender, technology... More about this event
 
Lee BulLee BulOccupying the entire gallery, this exhibition includes documentation of early performances, sculptural works from the iconic Monster, Cyborg and Anagram series and recent immersive installations, as well as a selection of the artist's studio drawings.2018-07-19T11:00:00+01002018-08-19T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southbank Centre,   Belvedere Road      SE1 8XX
Category: event
Ongoing
Lee Bul
Jeppe Hein: Appearing RoomsJeppe Hein: Appearing RoomsJeppe Hein: Appearing RoomsTo the art world Jeppe Hein's 'Appearing Rooms' is a delightful mix of sculpture and architecture, playing with the viewers perception of solid forms. To the many kids and families who flock to the South Bank in the summer, the Danish artist's water jets provide a great way to cool off, dashing in and out of the unpredictable spurts of water. Watch2018-07-19T00:00:00+01002018-09-09T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southbank Centre,   Belvedere Road      SE1 8XX
Category: event
Free EventOngoing

event > Kids Events | PRICING  Free  
DATES  26th May to 9th September 2018
To the art world Jeppe Hein's 'Appearing Rooms' is a delightful mix of sculpture and architecture, playing with the viewers perception of solid forms. To the many kids and families who flock to the South Bank in the summer, the Danish artist's water jets provide a great way to cool off, dashing in and out of the unpredictable spurts of water. Watch... More about this event
 
ABBA: Super TroupersABBA: Super TroupersABBA: Super TroupersCreated in association with ABBA The Museum in Stockholm, the Southbank Centre presents ABBA: Super Troupers, an immersive 60 minute tour which brings to life the world of the chart-topping 1970's Swedish pop sensation. Original costumes, handwritten notes and sketches, personal photographs, music, album artwork and more take visitors on a journey 2018-07-19T00:00:00+01002018-07-29T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southbank Centre,   Belvedere Road      SE1 8XX
Category: event
Ongoing

event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Shows
PRICING  £25, £20, £15
DATES  14th December 2017 to 29th July 2018
Created in association with ABBA The Museum in Stockholm, the Southbank Centre presents ABBA: Super Troupers, an immersive 60 minute tour which brings to life the world of the chart-topping 1970's Swedish pop sensation. Original costumes, handwritten notes and sketches, personal photographs, music, album artwork and more take visitors on a journey ... More about this event
 
Kasai MasaiKasai MasaiNickens Nkoso leads his London-based outfit in playing traditional African rhythms with an urban twist.2018-07-20T17:30:00+01002018-07-20T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southbank Centre,   Belvedere Road      SE1 8XX
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Kasai Masai
Amadou & MariamAmadou & MariamThe pair from Mali performs its melange of blues, pop and world music.2018-07-21T19:30:00+01002018-07-21T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southbank Centre,   Belvedere Road      SE1 8XX
Category: event
On Soon
Amadou & Mariam
Chineke! OrchestraChineke! OrchestraWayne Marshall conducts works by Copland, Gershwin, Ibert, Julian Joseph, and Kurt Weill, featuring American pianist Stewart Goodyear.2018-07-21T19:30:00+01002018-07-21T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southbank Centre,   Belvedere Road      SE1 8XX
Category: event
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Chineke! Orchestra
The Jam Shed Supper ClubThe Jam Shed Supper ClubThe Jam Shed Supper ClubA brand new rooftop dining experience for summer 2018, The Jam Shed Supper Club brings summery menus from five MasterChef contestants to the sixth floor of Royal Festival Hall. As well as sunset views over the Thames, diners can enjoy sharing dishes and small plates by Steve Kielty, Nawamin Pinpathomrat, David Crichton, Alexandra Jorge, George Kall2018-07-24T18:00:00+01002018-09-08T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall,   Belvedere Road      SE1 8XX
Category: event
On Soon

event > Foodie Events
PRICING  £45
DATES  24th July to 8th September 2018
VENUE  Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall 
A brand new rooftop dining experience for summer 2018, The Jam Shed Supper Club brings summery menus from five MasterChef contestants to the sixth floor of Royal Festival Hall. As well as sunset views over the Thames, diners can enjoy sharing dishes and small plates by Steve Kielty, Nawamin Pinpathomrat, David Crichton, Alexandra Jorge, George Kall... More about this event
 
 

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Park Plaza County Hall Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £112  38% off
1 Addington Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from Southbank Centre
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 £117  23% off
2 Whitehall Court, SW1A | 6 minutes from Southbank Centre
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
 
 
 
Corinthia Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £244  37% off
Whitehall Place, SW1A | 6 minutes from Southbank Centre
With 294 bedrooms, multi-level penthouse suites and terraces offering spectacular views of the River Thames, Trafalgar Square and Whitehall - the £300 million restoration of the ... More
 
 
 
 
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Alternative Arts Centres nearest Southbank Centre

Nearest to Southbank Centre
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House Of VANS London
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Arches 228-232 Station Approach Road, SE1 | 5 minutes from Southbank Centre
In the midst of Leeke Street tunnel, one of the biggest graffiti canvases in London, and opposite The Vaults you'll find House of Vans, ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Somerset House
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 7 minutes from Southbank Centre
Somerset House, once the site of a spectacular Tudor palace, now includes a magnificent 18th century art gallery housing celebrated collections belonging to the Courtauld Institute ... More
 
 
 
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The Workshop
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
44 Lambeth High Street, Albert Embankment, SE1 | 17 minutes from Southbank Centre
Once the fire engine workshops of the London Fire Brigade, The Workshop on Albert Embankment in Lambeth is opening its doors once again, as a temporary ... More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near Southbank Centre

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Southbank Centre: Purcell Room
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Southbank Centre
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 | Same location as Southbank Centre
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
 
 
 
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Underbelly Festival
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Jubilee Gardens, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Southbank Centre
Each summer, from May to September, a Speigeltent (from the Dutch for 'mirror tent') is set up in the shadow of the Southbank Centre, to host ... More
 
 
 
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The Furies Present A Super Awesome Power Party
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: Saturday 14th July 2018 at 1.15pm & Saturday 21st July 2018 at 1pm
Southbank Centre, Jubilee Gardens, Belvedere Road, SE1 | Same location as Southbank Centre
The fringe Wives Club present an interactive cabaret show with songs and games, aimed at children....More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
War Horse
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 8th November 2018 to 5th January 2019
Southbank Centre, South Bank, Covent Garden, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Southbank Centre
This moving adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's World War I epic War Horse returns to the theatre where it all started, the National Theatre, eleven years after ...More
 
 
 
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Dreamgirls
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 19th November 2016 to 25th September 2018
Southbank Centre, Savoy Court, Strand, WC2R | 7 minutes from Southbank Centre
A multi-award winning hit on Broadway and a 2006 film starring Beyonce, Dreamgirls returns thirty-five years after the original 1981Tony Award-winningmusical was first staged.The story, based ...More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near Southbank Centre

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Southbank Centre
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The Poetry Library
London > Attractions > Museums
Level 5, Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Southbank Centre
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 >
South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Southbank Centre
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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The Hayward Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from Southbank Centre
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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Shopping near Southbank Centre

The best shops and markets near Southbank Centre
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Foyles Royal Festival Hall
London > Shopping > Books
Riverside, Level 1, Royal Festival Hall, South Bank Centre, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Southbank Centre
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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Konditor & Cook
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
22 Cornwall Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Southbank Centre
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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Lower Marsh Market
London > Shopping > Markets
Lower Marsh, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from Southbank Centre
On weekdays a street food market runs along Lower Marsh displaying a diverse range of global food for all tastes, from Italian ... More
 
 
 
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Restaurants near Southbank Centre

What are the best dining options near Southbank Centre London?
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Eat Cafe
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
South Bank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Southbank Centre
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
 
 
 
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Strada
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
Unit 6, Royal Festival Hall Riverside, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Southbank Centre
Strada has started something of a pizza revolution. The chain has blossomed thanks largely to its focus on fresh, high quality ingredients, and efficient, friendly service. ... More
 
 
 
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Giraffe
London > Restaurants > International restaurants
Unit 1, Royal Festival Hall Riverside, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Southbank Centre
If you happen to be with the kids on the South Bank this summer this is a great little eatery in which to recharge their batteries. ... More
 
 
 
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Education near Southbank Centre

Near Southbank Centre
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 7 minutes from Southbank Centre
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 | 12 minutes from Southbank Centre
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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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 13 minutes from Southbank Centre
The London Film School is the oldest-established international school of film technique in the world. The school has contributed significantly to ... More
 
 
 
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Leisure near Southbank Centre

Southbank Centre gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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London Marriott Hotel County Hall Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Southbank Centre
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 | 4 minutes from Southbank Centre
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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Bernie Spain Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Upper Ground, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Southbank Centre
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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Pubs near Southbank Centre

The best pubs near London Southbank Centre.
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King's Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
25 Roupell Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Southbank Centre
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 Sherlock Holmes
London > Nightlife > Pubs
10 Northumberland Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 7 minutes from Southbank Centre
Thirsty Sherlock Holmes fans look no further than this homage to the great detective himself and to original Victorian pubs. While you indulge in a soothing ... More
 
 
 
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The Thirsty Bear
London > Nightlife > Pubs
62 Stamford Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 minutes from Southbank Centre
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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Southbank Centre clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden
London > Nightlife > Bars
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Southbank Centre
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Bassoon Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Corinthia Hotel London, Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 6 minutes from Southbank Centre
The cocktails in the Bassoon Bar are very good, expensive, yes, but very, very good. Not only that but the bar has a piano which is ... More
 
 
 
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Gordon's Wine Bar
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
47 Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 6 minutes from Southbank Centre
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
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near Southbank Centre

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Southbank Centre.
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Skylon
London > Business > Venue Hire
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Southbank Centre
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 Centre: Royal Festival Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Southbank Centre
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
 
 
 
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The Deck at the National Theatre
London > Business > Venue Hire
South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Southbank Centre
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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Nelson Mandela: The Centenary Exhibition 2018
Nelson Mandela: The Centenary Exhibition 2018
Exhibitions | Until 19th August 2018 

Southbank Centre: Queen Elizabeth Hall

This summer, the Southbank Centre marks the centenary of Nelson Mandela's birthday with a brand-new exhibition. Taking place in the ...More

 
Circa Peepshow
Circa Peepshow
Dance | Until 18th August 2018 

Underbelly Festival

The Brisbane-based circus ensemble, Circa, known for their "artful acrobatics" (The Guardian) and described as "human poetry in motion" by ...More

 
Underbelly Festival
Underbelly Festival
Theatre | Until 30th September 2018 

Underbelly Festival

The unrivalled Underbelly Festival returns to South Bank, between the Southbank Centre and London Eye, from April 2018 and they're ...More

 
Lee Bul: Wayward Wander
Lee Bul: Wayward Wander
Exhibitions | Until 19th August 2018 

The Hayward Gallery 1 minute walk from Southbank Centre

The Southbank Centre's Hayward Gallery hosts a mid-career survey of the work of acclaimed South Korean artist Lee Bul. The ...More

 
Translations
Translations
Theatre | Until 11th August 2018 

National Theatre: Olivier Theatre 2 minutes walk from Southbank Centre

Thirteen years after it was last staged at the National Theatre, Brian Friel's modern classic, Translations, returns. Ciaran Hinds and ...More

 
Exit the King
Exit the King
Theatre | Until 8th September 2018 

National Theatre: Olivier Theatre 2 minutes walk from Southbank Centre

This July at the National's Olivier Theatre, Patrick Marber (the author of Closer, who more recently adapted Three Days in ...More

 
Julie
Julie
Theatre | Until 4th August 2018 

National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre 3 minutes walk from Southbank Centre

Known for her reinterpretations of classic plays, Carrie Cracknell directs Vanessa Kirby (Princess Margaret in The Crown) in Julie at ...More

 
The Lehman Trilogy
The Lehman Trilogy
Theatre | Until 22nd September 2018 

National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre 3 minutes walk from Southbank Centre

From July 2018, Sam Mendes directs the epic story of Lehman Brothers from its beginning in 1844 to its end ...More

 
River Stage Festival
River Stage Festival
Seasonal | Until 12th August 2018 

National Theatre 3 minutes walk from Southbank Centre

The River Stage Festival is back at the National Theatre this summer for five weekends of free entertainment. There's an ...More

 
Rainforest Adventure: SEA LIFE London
Rainforest Adventure: SEA LIFE London
Exhibitions | Until 24th March 2019 

Sea Life London Aquarium 4 minutes walk from Southbank Centre

Opening to the public on 24th March 2018, just in time for the Easter holidays, Rainforest Adventure brings the UK's ...More

 

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Endo at The Berkeley
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The Berkeley

He was one of the original pioneers behind Zuma and now, just for the summer, ...More

 
The Jam Shed Supper Club
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Foodie Events | From 24th July 

Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall

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Concerts | From 22nd September 

Kenwood House

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Comedy | From 12th November 

Soho Theatre

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Comedy | On 23rd July 

Kings Place

Join comedian Deborah Frances-White and a guest MC for a comedy podcast recorded in front of a live audience, to discuss topics all 21st-century feminists agree on while confessing the insecurities, hypocrisies and fears underlying ...More

Tish
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Dining 

Contemporary kosher restaurant and bar in Belsize Park offering an all-day menu of European cuisine ...More

 
Abandoman: Pirate Radio
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Comedy | From 1st October 

Soho Theatre

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Theatre | From 2nd October 

National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre

The world premiere of David Hare's new play I'm Not Running stars a strong cast ...More

 
Mamasons Dirty Ice Cream
Mamasons Dirty Ice Cream
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Founded by second generation Filipino Londoners Omar Shah and Mae Maglanoc, Mamasons opened this ice ...More

 
Mamasons Dirty Ice Cream
Mamasons Dirty Ice Cream
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Bringing Filipino street-style 'dirty' ice cream to London, Mamasons Dirty Ice Cream is named after ...More

 
Company Wayne McGregor: Autobiography
Company Wayne McGregor: Autobiography
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Sadler's Wells Theatre

This immersive dance performance choreographed by Wayne McGregor ...More

 
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