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Southbank Centre: Purcell Room
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | At 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... More
 
 
 
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Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall
London > Entertainment > Live Music
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | At 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... More
 
 
 
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Underbelly Festival
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Jubilee Gardens, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | At 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... More
 
 
 
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BFI IMAX Cinema
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
1 Charlie Chaplin Walk, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes walk from Southbank Centre
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... More
 
 
 
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National Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
South Bank, South Bank, , South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes walk from Southbank Centre
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... More
 
 
 
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National Theatre: Dorfman
London > Entertainment > Theatres
South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes walk from Southbank Centre
In place of the National Theatre's Cottesloe Theatre, which closed in 2013, the Dorfman Theatre offers a greater capacity, more comfortable seats, better sightlines and... More
 
 
 
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National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
National Theatre, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes walk from Southbank Centre
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... More
 
 
 
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Temporary Theatre (formerly The Shed)
London > Entertainment > Theatres
National Theatre, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes walk from Southbank Centre
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... More
 
 
 
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The Slug And Lettuce
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
County Hall, 5 Chicheley Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 4 minutes walk from Southbank Centre
Situated in the heart of London at Southbank, and right in front of tourists' favourite the London Eye, The Slug and Lettuce is the perfect... More
 
 
 
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House Of VANS London
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Arches 228-232 Station Approach Road, SE1 | 5 minutes walk 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... More
 
 
 
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Boat Show Comedy Club
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
Tattershall Castle, Victoria Embankment, Westminster, London SW1A | 5 minutes walk from Southbank Centre
The Boat Show Comedy Club aboard the Tattershall Castle has consistently good line-ups and has played host to some of the finest comedy acts on... More
 
 
 
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The Vaults
London > Entertainment
10 Leake Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes walk from Southbank Centre
The Vaults under Waterloo are an intriguing venue that play host to a number of underground events. Prime among them is the... More
 
 
 
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Rambert
London > Entertainment > Theatres
99 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes walk from Southbank Centre
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... More
 
 
 
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Playhouse Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Northumberland Avenue, Westminster, London WC2N | 6 minutes walk from Southbank Centre
A short step away from the main strip of West End theatres, the Playhouse's stylish curved facade is rather lost among the towering architecture of... More
 
 
 
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Somerset House
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 7 minutes walk 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... More
 
 
 
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Savoy Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 7 minutes walk from Southbank Centre
Situated alongside the Savoy Hotel, the building of the current theatre with its Art Deco auditorium, was financed by Richard d'Oyly Carte with the considerable... More
 
 
 
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The Vaults, Launcelot Street
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
1 Launcelot Street, SE1 | 7 minutes walk from Southbank Centre
The Vaults is a multi-disciplinary arts space located in underneath Waterloo station. The space features 30,000 sq ft of accessible, flexible and delectable Victorian... More
 
 
 
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Old Vic Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
103 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 minutes walk from Southbank Centre
With the exception of The Globe, the Old Vic has had a greater influence on the history of drama than any theatre standing today. From... More
 
 
 
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The Young Vic
London > Entertainment > Theatres
66 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 minutes walk from Southbank Centre
Knocked together out of breeze blocks for a minimal budget in 1970, Lawrence Olivier's experimental theatre was intended to last for five years, and provide... More
 
 
 
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Novello Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 9 minutes walk from Southbank Centre
Built in 1905 to form a pair with the near-identical Aldwych Theatre, the Novello Theatre (formerly known as the Strand Theatre) is one of London's... More
 
 
 
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National Theatre Studio
London > Entertainment > Theatres
83-101 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 9 minutes walk from Southbank Centre
The National Theatre Studio is home to the National Theatre's Archive, open to anyone with an interest in the theatre's history. The archive includes every... More
 
 
 
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Curzon Mondrian
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 9 minutes walk from Southbank Centre
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... More
 
 
 
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London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO)
London > Entertainment > Theatres
St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 10 minutes walk from Southbank Centre
London Coliseum is a magnificent historic building and an excellent venue in which to enjoy the soaring sounds and high drama of some truly thrilling... More
 
 
 
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HMS President
London > Entertainment
Kings Reach, Victoria Embankment, Holborn, London EC4Y | 10 minutes walk from Southbank Centre
One of the last three surviving warships of the Royal Navy built during the First World War and the first type of warship built specifically... More
 
 
 
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Theatre Royal Drury Lane
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Catherine Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 10 minutes walk from Southbank Centre
London's oldest theatre is also its most spectacular, with a palatial auditorium that is among the most impressive in the world. The first theatre on... More
 
 
 
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The Funny Side of Covent Garden (Upstairs at The George)
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
213 Strand, Holborn, London WC2R | 10 minutes walk from Southbank Centre
The Funny Side comedy group runs comedy clubs in three locations in London, including the flagship Covent Garden venue above The George pub which puts... More
 
 
 
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Fortune Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Russell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 11 minutes walk from Southbank Centre
The first theatre built after World War I is an astonishing piece of architecture. Built in 1922-4, it preceded the arrival of the Art Deco... More
 
 
 
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Royal Opera House
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Bow Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 11 minutes walk from Southbank Centre
This impressive building in the heart of Covent Garden has been playing host to major stars of the classical music world since 1858. The... More
 
 
 
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Wyndham's Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 12 minutes walk from Southbank Centre
Wyndham's Theatre opened in Charing Cross Road on 16th November 1899 and was owned by Charles Wyndham. One of its biggest hits was Sandy Wilson's... More
 
 
 
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Peacock Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Portugal Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 12 minutes walk from Southbank Centre
This theatre is a major force on the national and international dance scene, with an innovative programme from Sadler's Wells that is keeping London's... More
 
 
 
 
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Space Shifters
Space Shifters
Exhibitions | Until 6th January 2019 

The Hayward Gallery 1 minute walk from Southbank Centre

Thousands of litres of recycled oil form a waist-high horizon that surrounds you as you walk down a gangway through ...More

 
Antony and Cleopatra
Antony and Cleopatra
Theatre | Until 19th January 2019 

National Theatre: Olivier Theatre 2 minutes walk from Southbank Centre

Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play lovers Antony and Cleopatra at the National Theatre as Simon Godwin follows the success ...More

 
Hadestown
Theatre | Until 26th January 2019 

National Theatre: Olivier Theatre 2 minutes walk from Southbank Centre

Rachel Chavkin directs the UK premiere staging of the off-Broadway musical, which reimagines the story of Orpheus and Eurydice through ...More

The Tell-Tale Heart
The Tell-Tale Heart
Theatre | Until 9th January 2019 

National Theatre: Dorfman 3 minutes walk from Southbank Centre

Anthony Neilson directs his own darkly comic and twisted thriller at the National's Dorfman Theatre. Based on a short story ...More

 
I'm Not Running
I'm Not Running
Theatre | Until 31st January 2019 

National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre 3 minutes walk from Southbank Centre

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

 
War Horse
War Horse
Theatre | Until 5th January 2019 

National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre 3 minutes walk from Southbank Centre

This moving adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's World War I epic War Horse returns to the theatre where it all started, ...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

 
Witness For The Prosecution
Witness For The Prosecution
Theatre | Until 1st September 2019 

The Debating Chamber, County Hall 4 minutes walk from Southbank Centre

Set the Debating Chamber of London's County Hall - a room which resembles a courtroom in every way - Lucy ...More

 
Divine Proportions
Divine Proportions
Theatre | Until 12th January 2019 

The Vaults 5 minutes walk from Southbank Centre

Renowned for hosting quirky and immersive events, the Vaults keep up the tradition with Divine Proportions, a unique dining experience ...More

 
Good Grief, Charlie Brown! Celebrating Snoopy And The Enduring Power Of Peanuts
Good Grief, Charlie Brown! Celebrating Snoopy And The Enduring Power Of Peanuts
Exhibitions | Until 3rd March 2019 

Somerset House 7 minutes walk from Southbank Centre

Showing the enduring power of Peanuts, 70 years since Charlie Brown was created, original drawings by Charles M Schulz are ...More

 

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Swinging London: A Lifestyle Revolution / Terence Conran - Mary Quant
Exhibitions | From 8th February 

Fashion and Textile Museum

Ahead of and tying in nicely with Mary Quant (at the V&A from 6th April 2019), Swinging London: A Lifestyle Revolution presents the fashion, design and art of ...More

Mary Quant
Mary Quant
Exhibitions | From 6th April 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum

Following on from Christian Dior and Balenciaga, both the subject of fashion forward V&A exhibitions ...More

 
The Moon
The Moon
Exhibitions | From 1st July 

National Maritime Museum

Not just for the lunatics and the conspiracy theorists, The Moon is a major exhibition ...More

 
Cost of Living
Cost of Living
Theatre | From 25th January 

Hampstead Theatre

Adrian Lester stars in the UK premiere of Martyna Majok's Pulitzer Prize winning play, Cost ...More

 
Up At The O2 Christmas Choirs
Up At The O2 Christmas Choirs
Tours | From 14th December 

O2 Walkway: Up At The O2

This December, The O2 is putting a festive ...More

 
Greenwich Circus Festival
Greenwich Circus Festival
Seasonal | From 15th December 

AirCraft Circus Academy

In the year that contemporary circus celebrates its 250th anniversary, the Aircraft Circus Academy rounds ...More

 
Bill Viola/Michelangelo
Bill Viola/Michelangelo
Exhibitions | From 26th January 

Royal Academy of Arts

Pairing the work of pioneering video artist Bill Viola with drawings by Michelangelo, this Royal ...More

 
White Pearl
White Pearl
Theatre | From 10th May 

Royal Court Theatre

Having already made a splash in New York, 24-year-old Thai-Australian writer Anchuli Felicia King is ...More

 
Pah-La
Pah-La
Theatre | From 3rd April 

Royal Court Theatre

Having been withdrawn from the schedule in 2017, Abhishek Majumdar's Pah-La will finally be staged ...More

 
Inside Bitch
Inside Bitch
Theatre | From 27th February 

Royal Court Theatre

From Orange is the New Black to Bad Girls, female prison dramas continue to fascinate, ...More

 
London Events 2019
Feature 

Cate Blanchett comes to the National Theatre in 2019, the Spice Girls reunite and Christian Dior is the Designer of Dreams at the V&A. Two new musicals are dedicated to Dolly Parton and Mary Poppins, ...More

Bussey Rooftop Bar
Bussey Rooftop Bar
Drinking 

Parallel to Frank's Cafe on the roof of the Bussey Building, the Bussey Rooftop Bar ...More

 
Dabbers Social Bingo
Dabbers Social Bingo
Entertainment 

The UK's first immersive modern bingo hall, Dabbers Social Bingo revitalises the iconic British pastime ...More

 
Lambs Conduit Street
Attractions 

This charming Bloomsbury shopping street follows an old route to Lamb's Conduit....More

St Germain Winter Bloom Pop Up
St Germain Winter Bloom Pop Up
Shopping 

St-Germain, makers of French elderflower liqueur, offer a ...More

 
December in London 2018
Article 

Christmas favourites like The Nutcracker, Carols at The Royal Albert Hall and the Santa Dash return along with a Festive Feast at Hampton Court Palace and a new puppet show from the puppeteers behind ...More

December in London 2018
December in London 2018
Article 

Christmas favourites like The Nutcracker, Carols at The Royal Albert Hall and the Santa ...More

 
Best Events in London for October Half Term
Best Events in London for October Half Term
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From Storystock at Battersea Power Station to The ...More

 
London Hotels for Art Lovers
London Hotels for Art Lovers
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Bespoke art works and Instagram worthy interiors. ...More

 
 
 
 
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