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.
Southbank Winter Festival until 4 January 2016
One of londons highlights for entertainment, lively atmosphere and location.
Concerts. The theatres. Atmosphere. Scenic. Art. Architecture. Variety.
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.
There is always something interesting to do any time of the day
Huge performance centre. Loads of nice shops & restaurants
Some wonderful productions and great for kids
Always different exhibitions and activities going on in and around this building. Check out the food market out the back.
The summer of love programme is always amazing - book in advance for tickets.
Everything is great !
A great stroll with lots of bars, restaurants and street food outlets
The scenic views, the street dancers and artists.
Always something to do.
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.
Look for the SINGING lift!
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.
great outside seating
Cool place to hangout.
Come for Friday Lunch for a free concert southbankcentre.co.uk/priceless
It's the best public place; live music, lovely people around with nice bars ..
The street entertainment
A bar / entertainment / mildly macabre space that makes you fall in love with the South Bank all over again.
The lift in the building is fantastic the sound effects as you go up and down in it are really goog
The singing lift is cool. Wheelchairs available on request
Try the amazing Plantain Chips from Vinn Goute!!
Go see your favourite exhibition on a Saturday and enjoy lunch at the street markets - Oysters & Champagne stall is my fav!
LIKE STREETART? There are huge works around this complex including huge pieces by Phegm and Roa behind the Royal Festival Hall
Check out the roof top garden. Perfect place to order a Pimms
Great free road warrior workspace with wifi, tables, chairs and power outlets.
Outside they have the neighbourhood gardens and an amazing array of street foods right now
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.
Limbo: cages, pinups, chains and tap dancing... go check
Highly recommend for gathering with friend and family after seeing the art exhibition. Nice atmosphere and enough sofas to relax on.
Make sure you charge your phone, tablet, and laptop before coming to the building.
Check out the singing lift, its worth going up to level 6 and back just to hear it
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!
Free wifi, restrooms, and water at the bar opposite the Clore Ballroom!
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.
Cornflake cakes from the riverside cafe get my approval, even at £1.60 a pop.
It sings! Beautifully.
The bar inside is quicker to get drinks at than the outside one
Come for the architecture, stay for the art, and top up with the bars and restaurants.
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
One of the best blueberry muffins. Coffee at Riverside Terrace Cafe is very good. However, avoid any coffee at the Member's Bar.
Try one of the stews. Very good.
The best modern art in London
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
Great place to be in the summer, always something going on. Also a pleasant place to have a drink outside overlooking the Thames.