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London Literature FestivalReturning for its tenth year, the 2016 London Literature Festival takes on the theme Living in Future Times, celebrating the world's most visionary writers and artists. Held at the Southbank Centre, the festival will rediscover far-sighted classic and examine how we are living in an era that has been predicted by science fiction. It opens with two events marking the 150th anniversary of the birth of HG Wells, who is widely considered the father of science fiction. There will be a reading of his classic novel The Time Machine and a discussion on his relationship with women, broadcast live from the Clore Ballroom at Ton BBC Radio 3's Free Thinking. Further highlights include a Q&A screening with Louis Leroux for his first theatrical feature documentary, My Scientology Movie; a celebration and exploration of David Bowie's life and legacy; and the Young Adult Literature Weekender, offering exciting opportunities to the next generation of writers.

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Park Plaza County Hall Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £93† 42% off
1 Addington Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from London Literature Festival
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
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London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £137† 35% off
2 Whitehall Court, SW1A | 6 minutes from London Literature Festival
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 £319† 41% off
Whitehall Place, SW1A | 6 minutes from London Literature Festival
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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Million Dollar Quartet
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 17th December - 2nd January 2017
Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, Covent Garden, London SE1 | Same location as London Literature Festival
The story of how the world's first supergroup came together comes to the Royal Festival Hall this December. Million Dollar Quartet is the real-life tale of ...More
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1984
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 14th June to 3rd September 2016
Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 6 minutes from London Literature Festival
Olivier Award-winning director Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan revive their production of George Orwell's seminal novel 1984 this year. After premiering at the Nottingham Playhouse in ...More
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Funny Girl
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 9th April to 8th October 2016
Savoy Theatre, Savoy Court, Strand, WC2R | 7 minutes from London Literature Festival
Olivier and BAFTA award-winning actress Sheridan Smith makes her much awaited return to the West End in 2016 to star in Funny Girl, which transfers from ...More
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Southbank Centre
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as London Literature Festival
London'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 ... More
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Southbank Centre: Purcell Room
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as London Literature Festival
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
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Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall
London > Entertainment > Live Music
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as London Literature Festival
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 Poetry Library
London > Attractions > Museums
Level 5, Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as London Literature Festival
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 London Literature Festival
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 London Literature Festival
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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Foyles Royal Festival Hall
London > Shopping > Books
Riverside, Level 1, Royal Festival Hall, South Bank Centre, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as London Literature Festival
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 | 6 minutes from London Literature Festival
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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I Knit London
London > Shopping > Clothing
106 Lower Marsh, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from London Literature Festival
Stocking a wide range of yarns, needles, patterns and accessories, I Knit London started as a knitting community in Vauxhall in January 2006, meeting at the ... More
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Eat Cafe
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
South Bank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as London Literature Festival
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 London Literature Festival
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 London Literature Festival
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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London City College
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Royal Waterloo House, 51 Waterloo Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from London Literature Festival
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English Language Institute
London > Education > English Language Courses
Royal Waterloo House, 51-55 Waterloo Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from London Literature Festival
Wide variety of courses offered. Classes of 12-16. Under £200pw.... More
Institution of Electrical Engineers
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Savoy Place, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 6 minutes from London Literature Festival
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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 London Literature Festival
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 London Literature Festival
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 London Literature Festival
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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King's Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
25 Roupell Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from London Literature Festival
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 London Literature Festival
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 London Literature Festival
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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Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden
London > Nightlife > Bars
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as London Literature Festival
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
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Bassoon Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Corinthia Hotel London, Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 6 minutes from London Literature Festival
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 London Literature Festival
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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Skylon
London > Business > Venue Hire
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as London Literature Festival
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 London Literature Festival
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 London Literature Festival
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

Southbank Centre events

Million Dollar QuartetMillion Dollar QuartetMillion Dollar QuartetThe story of how the world's first supergroup came together comes to the Royal Festival Hall this December. Million Dollar Quartet is the real-life tale of the night in December 1956 when Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis were brought together by Sun Records' founder Sam Phillips for an impromptu jam in Memphis which woul2016-12-17T00:00:00+00002017-01-02T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
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event > Theatre > Musicals
PRICING£20-£95
DATESRunning from †Saturday 17th December 2016untilMonday 2nd January 2017
VENUESouthbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall
The story of how the world's first supergroup came together comes to the Royal Festival Hall this December. Million Dollar Quartet is the real-life tale of the night in December 1956 when Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis were brought together by Sun Records' founder Sam Phillips for an impromptu jam in Memphis which woul...†More about this event
Anniversary Message EggsAnniversary Message EggsMake a secret gift to celebrate your years together with a friend, family member, colleague or lover.2016-08-28T12:00:00+01002016-08-28T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
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Anniversary Message Eggs
Dedicating WordsDedicating WordsA drop-in creative writing workshop.2016-08-28T12:00:00+01002016-08-28T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
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Draw Your LoveDraw Your LoveA drop-in portraiture workshop.2016-08-28T12:00:00+01002016-08-28T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
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Draw Your Love
Dance Through The DecadesDance Through The DecadesLearn dances from across the decades.2016-08-28T13:00:00+01002016-08-28T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
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Dance Through The Decades
HeartbeatsHeartbeatsAn array of bands and musical duos that include members who are in romantic relationships with each other.2016-08-28T16:00:00+01002016-08-28T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
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Date Night At The ArchivesDate Night At The ArchivesSpend a romantic evening in the archive studio, help organise our collections, unearth treasures from the archive stores and learn about other Southbank Centre love stories while sharing your own.2016-08-28T18:00:00+01002016-08-28T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
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Date Night At The Archives
Zoonation Hosts The Next GenerationZoonation Hosts The Next GenerationSouthbank Centre and ZooNation Dance Company present The Next Generation Festival for one night only, with a cast composed entirely of under-21s featuring dancers, DJs, singers and spoken word artists.2016-08-28T19:00:00+01002016-08-28T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
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Zoonation Hosts The Next Generation
Big Wedding WeekendBig Wedding WeekendBig Wedding WeekendAlthough it was first launched in 2014, to celebrate the year same-sex marriage became legal, all couples, gay and straight, young and old, are welcome to say 'I do' at the Southbank Centre's great Big Wedding Weekend. Getting hitched at the iconic London arts venue means everything from the flowers to the photographs, the registra to the music, wi2016-08-28T00:00:00+01002016-08-29T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
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Now On

event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Festivals
PRICINGEarly Bird Packages £1950 or £2950 for a communal feast (up to 38 guests)
DATES27th, 28th and 29th August 2016
VENUESouthbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall
Although it was first launched in 2014, to celebrate the year same-sex marriage became legal, all couples, gay and straight, young and old, are welcome to say 'I do' at the Southbank Centre's great Big Wedding Weekend. Getting hitched at the iconic London arts venue means everything from the flowers to the photographs, the registra to the music, wi...†More about this event
Architecture TourArchitecture TourDiscover the creative design of the building.2016-08-28T14:00:00+01002016-08-28T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
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Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
Exhibitions | Until 19th June 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from London Literature Festival

A new piece of artwork by Yinka Shonibare will be displayed on the exterior of the Royal Opera House this ...More

 
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Bobbi Brown Afternoon Tea at Balthazar
Foodie Events | Until 29th September 2016 

Balthazar 2 minutes walk from London Literature Festival

Plumped up lips made from sponge, chocolate torte as gel eyeliner, and rhubarb and ginger cream lined up like brush-on ...More

 
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Theatre | Until 7th January 2017 

Theatre Royal Drury Lane 3 minutes walk from London Literature Festival

Nominated for a staggering seven gongs in the 2014 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ...More

 
Kinky Boots
Kinky Boots
Theatre | Until 14th January 2017 

Adelphi Theatre 3 minutes walk from London Literature Festival

Inspired by a true story and based on the 2005 British film of the same name, Cyndi Lauper and Harvey ...More

 
Hobson's Choice
Hobson's Choice
Theatre | Until 10th September 2016 

Vaudeville Theatre 3 minutes walk from London Literature Festival

Marking the 100th anniversary of the first UK production of Harold Brighouse's classic comedy, Hobson's Choice comes to the Vaudeville ...More

 
Matilda The Musical
Matilda The Musical
Theatre | Until 28th May 2017 

Cambridge Theatre 3 minutes walk from London Literature Festival

The Royal Shakespeare Company's multiple award-winning musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's celebrated children's book Matilda is a big hit at ...More

 
Mamma Mia!
Mamma Mia!
Theatre | Until 4th March 2017 

Novello Theatre 3 minutes walk from London Literature Festival

Through the story-telling magic of the songs of ABBA, we meet Donna, a feisty forty-something single mum, who recalls the ...More

 
The Last Tycoon
Theatre | Until 10th September 2016 

Arts Theatre 4 minutes walk from London Literature Festival

Simon Levy adapts F Scott Fitzgerald's unfinished novel sets in 1930s Hollywood about a star obsessed with honouring his dead ...More

Beautiful - The Carole King Musical
Beautiful - The Carole King Musical
Theatre | Until 18th February 2017 

Aldwych Theatre 4 minutes walk from London Literature Festival

Marc Bruni directs the London transfer of the two-time Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, which ...More

 
The Secret Garden: Spring Version
Theatre | Until 31st August 2016 

Ambassadors Theatre 4 minutes walk from London Literature Festival

P2P Productions, who staged Annie Junior in the West End in 2015, brings together a cast of young performers aged ...More

 
 
 
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