Festival Pier

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South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 9PX

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Depart from Festival Pier, located next to the Royal Festival Hall, for circular cruises on the Thames. London River Services Limited, part of TfL (Transport for London), owns and operates eight passenger piers on the Thames between Millbank and Greenwich including Festival Pier.

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

Waterloo Tube Station
5 minutes walk
Southwark Tube Station
9 minutes walk
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

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

Car Parks

Union Car Park
10 minutes walk
Library Street NCP
12 minutes walk

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    Mondrian London
    London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £109† 38% off
    20 Upper Ground, SE1 | 6 minutes from Festival Pier
    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
    ME London
    London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £192† 38% off
    336-337 The Strand, WC2R | 8 minutes from Festival Pier
    A luxurious 5-star hotel situated right in the heart of the city, ME London offers guests a lavish accommodation experience. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide the impeccable guestrooms ... More
    Strand Palace Hotel London
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £49† 42% off
    372 Strand, WC2R | 8 minutes from Festival Pier
    This West End Art Deco hotel right on the Strand and next to Covent Garden is in a fantastic location for accessing central London and theatreland. ... More
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    Alternative River Piers nearest Festival Pier

    Nearest to Festival Pier
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    Greenwich Pier
    London > Travel > River Piers
    Cutty Sark Gardens, SE10 | 4.8 miles from Festival Pier
    Greenwich Pier delivers boat loads of visitors to the major tourist attractions of the area: the National Maritime Museum, Royal Observatory and Old Royal Naval College ... More
    Embankment Pier
    London > Travel > River Piers
    Victoria Embankment, WC2N | 6 minutes from Festival Pier
    Embankment Pier is a busy hub for river boats with 'hop-on, hop-off' circular cruises operating from here and riverbus services running to Tower Bridge, Greenwich, The ... More
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    Bankside Pier
    London > Travel > River Piers
    Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 14 minutes from Festival Pier
    Bankside Pier is located next to the Shakespeare's Globe Theatre and close to Tate Modern. From Bankside Pier a†hop-on hop-off circular cruise operates during summer and ... More
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    Travel near Festival Pier

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    London Cycling Campaign
    London > Travel > Bicycles
    2 Newhams Row, SE1 | 14 minutes from Festival Pier
    This bunch of eco-friendly pedal-pushers want to get London moving...by bicycle! London Cycling Campaign is a charitable company set up to expound the views of those ... More
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    Circular Hop-on Hop-off Trip - Crown River Cruises
    London > Travel > Boats
    Blackfriars Pier, The Old Pump House, Paul's Walk, City, London EC4V | 14 minutes from Festival Pier
    This fun circular trip by Crown River Cruises allows you to traverse the banks of the Thames over a stretch jam-packed with famous landmarks and fabulous ... More
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    Liverpool Street Tube Station
    London > Travel > Underground Stations
    Liverpool Street, City, London EC2M | 30 minutes from Festival Pier
    One of London's busiest commuter stations at the heart of financial London. Regular trains depart Liverpool Street for destinations in Essex and East Anglia. The Stansted ... More
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    Events near Festival Pier

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    Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
    London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 17th December 2014 to 23rd May 2015
    Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 8 minutes from Festival Pier
    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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    The Winter's Tale
    London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 17th October 2015 to 16th January 2016
    Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 12 minutes from Festival Pier
    Two years in the making, actor and director Kenneth Branagh presents a five-play, year-long season at the Garrick Theatre in 2015. Launching the season, this reimagined ...More
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    War Horse
    London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 28th March 2009 to 13th February 2016
    New London Theatre, Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 13 minutes from Festival Pier
    This moving adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's World War I epic War Horse gets a West End transfer to the New London Theatre after two critically acclaimed ...More
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    Entertainment near Festival Pier

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    National Theatre
    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    South Bank, South Bank, , South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Festival Pier
    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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    Temporary Theatre (formerly The Shed)
    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    National Theatre, South Bank, SE1 | Same location as Festival Pier
    Originally called 'The Shed' when it first opened in March 2013, the Temporary Theatre run by and to the front of the National Theatre, is unmissable ... More
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    National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre
    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    National Theatre, South Bank, SE1 | Same location as Festival Pier
    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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    Sights and Attractions near Festival Pier

    The best museums, galleries, attractions near Festival Pier
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    The Hayward Gallery
    London > Attractions > Art Galleries
    Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Festival Pier
    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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    Gabriel's Wharf
    London > Attractions > Sights
    Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Festival Pier
    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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    The Poetry Library
    London > Attractions > Museums
    Level 5, Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Festival Pier
    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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    Shopping near Festival Pier

    The best shops and markets near Festival Pier
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    Foyles Royal Festival Hall
    London > Shopping > Books
    Riverside, Level 1, Royal Festival Hall, South Bank Centre, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Festival Pier
    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 > Food and Drink Shops
    22 Cornwall Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Festival Pier
    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 | 5 minutes from Festival Pier
    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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    Restaurants near Festival Pier

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    Mezzanine
    London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
    National Theatre, Upper Ground - South Bank, SE1 | Same location as Festival Pier
    Modern European Cuisine... More
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    Benugo Bar & Kitchen
    London > Restaurants > British restaurants
    Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Festival Pier
    Benugo is a high class chain of cafes selling handmade sandwiches, salads and desserts. What makes it stand out from the over-crowded coffee shop market is ... More
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    Brasserie Blanc
    London > Restaurants > French restaurants
    9 Belvedere Road, SE1 | 3 minutes from Festival Pier
    Seasonal French fare from Raymond Blanc's team is on offer at 20 brasseries across the UK, including seven in London. In 1996, Raymond opened his first ... More
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    Education near Festival Pier

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    Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
    London > Education > Universities and Colleges
    1 Sheffield Street, WC2A | 10 minutes from Festival Pier
    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 > Careers Services
    4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 14 minutes from Festival Pier
    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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    English [Out There!]
    London > Education > English Language Courses
    10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 17 minutes from Festival Pier
    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 Festival Pier

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    Agua Bathhouse and Spa
    London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
    Mondrian London, 20 Upper Ground, SE1 | 6 minutes from Festival Pier
    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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    London Marriott Hotel County Hall Spa
    London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
    Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from Festival Pier
    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 | 7 minutes from Festival Pier
    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 Festival Pier

    The best pubs near London Festival Pier.
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    The Thirsty Bear
    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    62 Stamford Street, SE1 | 5 minutes from Festival Pier
    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 | 5 minutes from Festival Pier
    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 | 8 minutes from Festival Pier
    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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    Festival Pier clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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    Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    Belvedere Road, SE1 | 3 minutes from Festival Pier
    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
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    Oxo Tower Bar & Brasserie
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Festival Pier
    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, SE1 | 6 minutes from Festival Pier
    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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    Meeting venue hire near Festival Pier

    Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Festival Pier.
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    The Deck at the National Theatre
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Festival Pier
    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 | Same location as Festival Pier
    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 | 3 minutes from Festival Pier
    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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    Beyond Caring
    Beyond Caring
    Theatre | Until 16th May 2015 

    Temporary Theatre (formerly The Shed)

    This piece on the "emotional fallout of minimum-wage lives is quietly devastating" said Lyn Gardner in The Guardian when Alexander ...More

     
    Light Shining in Buckinghamshire
    Light Shining in Buckinghamshire
    Theatre | Until 22nd June 2015 

    National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre

    Caryl Churchill's impassioned drama about a group of rebels, preachers, soldiers and dissenters, who go into battle for the heart ...More

     
    Rules For Living
    Rules For Living
    Theatre | Until 8th July 2015 

    National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre

    Stephen Mangan joins a cracking cast of Deborah Findlay, Miles Jupp and Maggie Service in Sam Holcroft's comedy Rules for ...More

     
    Comedy in the Dark
    Comedy | Until 6th July 2015 

    Southbank Centre 3 minutes walk from Festival Pier

    So you've heard of dating in the dark and dining in the dark, but how about Comedy in the Dark? ...More

    Best of the Comedy Store
    Comedy | Until 11th July 2015 

    Southbank Centre 3 minutes walk from Festival Pier

    With the Udderbelly summer festival brimming with humorous acts, it was only fitting that the Best of the Comedy Store ...More

    Stephen Hough
    Concerts | On 28th April 2015 

    Southbank Centre 3 minutes walk from Festival Pier

    The internationally celebrated pianist performs some of Debussy's best-loved piano works alongside Chopin's four fantastical Ballades....More

    Paula Rego: Rego Retold
    Exhibitions | Until 3rd May 2015 

    Southbank Centre 3 minutes walk from Festival Pier

    Carcanet writer Owen Lowery's poetic responses to the work of artist Paula Rego....More

    Rachel Levine: Material Anxiety
    Exhibitions | Until 14th June 2015 

    Southbank Centre 3 minutes walk from Festival Pier

    New works that respond to the material make-up of Concrete, using foam and jesmonite, towelling and silicon, and clay and ...More

    Changing Britain 1945-2015
    Changing Britain 1945-2015
    Exhibitions | Until 9th May 2015 

    Southbank Centre 3 minutes walk from Festival Pier

    The Southbank Centre looks at the last 70 years of British history in Changing Britain 1945-2015, a 3-month arts festival ...More

     
    Alchemists: The Fashion Project
    Leisure | On 28th April 2015 

    Southbank Centre 3 minutes walk from Festival Pier

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