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Southbank Centre

Performing Arts Venue, Concert Hall, and Theater
Belvedere Rd (at Waterloo Bridge), London, Greater London, SE1 8XX, United Kingdom
Open until 11:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 10:00 AM–11:00 PM
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Southbank Centre is 21 acres of creative space along the Thames riverside, including Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room, home of Saison Poetry Library and the Hayward Gallery.


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    Paul G.
    "Check out the food market out the back."(3 Tips)
    Irfan Q.
    "Level 6 of Royal Festival Hall."(3 Tips)
    Cristiana B.
    "Coffee at Riverside Terrace Cafe is very good."(3 Tips)
    Lights Camera Dani
    "Home to the London eye, and a range of attractions."(2 Tips)
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  • concerts
  • food market
  • royal festival hall
  • architecture
  • london eye
  • scenic views
  • café
  • wifi
  • outdoor seating
  • gardens
  • coffee
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  • dancing
  • free Wifi
  • blueberry muffins
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  • hub b.

    Southbank Winter Festival until 4 January 2016

    hub by Premier Inn · 1 week ago
  • Bijan Y.

    One of londons highlights for entertainment, lively atmosphere and location.

    Bijan Young · 2 weeks ago
  • Bijan Y.

    Concerts. The theatres. Atmosphere. Scenic. Art. Architecture. Variety.

    Bijan Young · 2 weeks ago
  • Bob S.

    This is a popular and busy area at all times of the day and all times of the year. Christmas markets. Food markets. Summer festivals. Theatre, gallery, concerts, plenty to do and see.

    Bob Smith · October 18
  • Enzo M.

    There is always something interesting to do any time of the day

    Enzo Martinelli · October 18
  • Alexandre C.

    Huge performance centre. Loads of nice shops & restaurants

    Alexandre Curiel · October 11
  • Katerina K.

    Some wonderful productions and great for kids

    Katerina Kerr · September 21
  • Paul G.

    Always different exhibitions and activities going on in and around this building. Check out the food market out the back.

    Paul Gallagher · September 2
  • Dave M.

    The summer of love programme is always amazing - book in advance for tickets.

    Dave Marshall · August 30
  • Maria P.

    Everything is great !

  • Paul T.

    A great stroll with lots of bars, restaurants and street food outlets

    Paul Taylor · August 8
  • Gagan S.

    The scenic views, the street dancers and artists.

    Gagan Singh · July 31
  • Dayna M.

    Always something to do.

    Dayna McAlpine · July 28
  • Lights Camera Dani

    One of my fave places in LDN. Home to the London eye, and a range of attractions. There's art galleries. Workshops. Restaurants and food markets. Street performers. Riverside walks etc.

  • Kuba G.

    Look for the SINGING lift!

    Kuba Gołacki · June 22
  • Nilson R.

    Where to start? National Film Theatre, second-hand book stalls, mimes, Hayward Gallery, The London Eye. As culurally busy (specially on weekends) as the great capital it is situated in.

    Nilson Rogério · March 6
  • Ibrahim A.

    great outside seating

    Ibrahim AlHouti · February 25
  • Wojciech Z.

    Cool place to hangout.

    Wojciech Zalot · February 3
  • Lewy J.

    Come for Friday Lunch for a free concert

    Lewy Jones · January 16
  • Sİ B.

    It's the best public place; live music, lovely people around with nice bars ..

    Sİ BELLA · November 22, 2014
  • Seamus M.

    The street entertainment

    Seamus McQuaid · September 8, 2014
  • Daniel H.

    A bar / entertainment / mildly macabre space that makes you fall in love with the South Bank all over again.

    Daniel Hall · August 29, 2014
  • Seamus M.

    The lift in the building is fantastic the sound effects as you go up and down in it are really goog

    Seamus McQuaid · May 31, 2014
  • Loulabelle

    The singing lift is cool. Wheelchairs available on request

    Loulabelle · May 24, 2014
  • Veneta N.

    Try the amazing Plantain Chips from Vinn Goute!!

    Veneta Nedeltcheva · April 7, 2014
  • Camilla M.

    Go see your favourite exhibition on a Saturday and enjoy lunch at the street markets - Oysters & Champagne stall is my fav!

    Camilla Mary-Rose · March 18, 2014
  • Wilkes M.

    LIKE STREETART? There are huge works around this complex including huge pieces by Phegm and Roa behind the Royal Festival Hall

    Wilkes McDermid · October 18, 2013
  • Justin W.

    Check out the roof top garden. Perfect place to order a Pimms

    Justin Williams · October 6, 2013
  • Thijs N.

    Great free road warrior workspace with wifi, tables, chairs and power outlets.

    Thijs Niks · September 23, 2013
  • Kate B.

    Outside they have the neighbourhood gardens and an amazing array of street foods right now

    Kate B · August 23, 2013
  • Chris M.

    Great circular stage so no panic re a good view or being at the back. Although don't be too far from the bar as gets busy in the interval.

    Chris Murphy · July 22, 2013
  • Fabio P.

    Limbo: cages, pinups, chains and tap dancing... go check

    Fabio Petz · July 10, 2013
  • Elyse Y.

    Highly recommend for gathering with friend and family after seeing the art exhibition. Nice atmosphere and enough sofas to relax on.

    Elyse Yang · November 9, 2012
  • Tio

    Make sure you charge your phone, tablet, and laptop before coming to the building.

    Tio · September 20, 2012
  • Steph S.

    Check out the singing lift, its worth going up to level 6 and back just to hear it

    Steph Stedman · June 2, 2012
  • Tonic Music

    Never imagined that a lift would feature on our list of favourite places but this is brilliant. 'Lift travel' made enjoyable by the ascending and descending scales in a 4-part harmony!

    Tonic Music · February 21, 2012
  • Aaron A.

    Free wifi, restrooms, and water at the bar opposite the Clore Ballroom!

    Aaron Atencio · January 2, 2012
  • Louis Vuitton

    With 21 acres, this is the largest single-run arts centre in the world. The Royal Festival Hall, Hayward Gallery, and Queen Elizabeth Hall form the backdrop to the hustle and bustle of markets.

    Louis Vuitton · December 16, 2011
  • James H.

    Cornflake cakes from the riverside cafe get my approval, even at £1.60 a pop.

    James Hunt · November 25, 2011
  • Paul

    It sings! Beautifully.

    Paul · October 28, 2011
  • Matt K.

    The bar inside is quicker to get drinks at than the outside one

    Matt Kain · August 21, 2011
  • Paul M.

    Come for the architecture, stay for the art, and top up with the bars and restaurants.

    Paul Mison · August 16, 2011
  • Irfan Q.

    If you are a frequent visitor the attractions at Southbank or neighbouring venues. Consider getting a membership which gives you access to the "Members Bar" at Level 6 of Royal Festival Hall. Stunning

    Irfan Qureshi · July 22, 2011
  • Cristiana B.

    One of the best blueberry muffins. Coffee at Riverside Terrace Cafe is very good. However, avoid any coffee at the Member's Bar.

  • Philip W.

    Free Wifi!

    Philip Walter · February 23, 2011
  • Geir F.

    Try one of the stews. Very good.

    Geir Freysson · February 17, 2011
  • shop.ukdigitize ..

    The best modern art in London

    shop.ukdigitize .com · December 8, 2010
  • Joshua S.

    The south-bank centre but also the stretch of river bank in front of the centre is an interesting vibrant place to see a part of the city

    Joshua Staines · November 11, 2010
  • Ree N.

    poetry library

    Ree Ne · August 19, 2010
  • Michael E.

    Great place to be in the summer, always something going on. Also a pleasant place to have a drink outside overlooking the Thames.

    Michael Easterbrook · August 12, 2010

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