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London Literature FestivalPJ Harvey performs new songs and Terry Gilliam makes an exclusive appearance at Royal Festival Hall as the Southbank serves up its annual dose of world class literature. Playing it for laughs comedians Tim Key and Mark Watson appear in Comedy Couplets and there's a four-day performed reading of Herman Melville's Moby-Dick where members of the public are invited to take to the stage for a reading slot. First Look Book Club allows readers to try books before they're even published and Global City shows us London inside out, featuring "king of London psychogeography" (The Guardian) Iain Sinclair. Now in its ninth edition, this autumn festival also celebrates some of the best new writing, including both the Forward Prizes for Poetry and the Man Booker Prize readings.

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Park Plaza County Hall Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £99† 29% off
1 Addington Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from London Literature Festival
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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 £325† 24% 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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The End of Longing
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 2nd February to 14th May 2016
Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 6 minutes from London Literature Festival
Perhaps in an attempt to shake off his association with Chandler forever (unlikely), Friends star Matthew Perry has written his first ever play. ...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
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
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

Comedy In The DarkComedy In The DarkA selection of acts perform their stand-up routines in total darkness.2016-04-29T00:00:00+01002016-07-11T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
Category: event
Ongoing
Comedy In The Dark
Jonathan Vinten TrioJonathan Vinten TrioThe pianist is joined by bassist Steve Thompson and drummer Bobby Worth for a performance of tracks from the album Lullaby Of The Leaves.2016-04-29T13:00:00+01002016-04-29T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
Category: event
Free EventToday Only
Jonathan Vinten Trio
Hubert MurrayHubert MurrayThe Galway-born singer and guitarist performs roots-based music in an informal session along with bluegrass musician Leanne Thorose (mandolin and fiddle), Sam Rose (double bass) and Paddy Kiernan (banjo).2016-04-29T17:30:00+01002016-04-29T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
Category: event
Free EventToday Only
Hubert Murray
Imagining IrelandImagining IrelandMusicians Paul Brady, Martin Carthy, Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill, Andy Irvine, James Vincent McMorrow, Cait O'Riordan and Camille O'Sullivan present a musical conversation between Ireland and England, through the songs of the last hundred years.2016-04-29T19:30:00+01002016-04-29T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
Category: event
Today Only
Imagining Ireland
Tony Law: FrillemorphesisTony Law: FrillemorphesisThe wilfully absurd Canadian stand-up, who is now based in London and was nominated for the Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award, embraces the madness of his own musings.2016-04-29T21:00:00+01002016-04-29T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
Category: event
Today Only
Tony Law: Frillemorphesis
Southbank Centre MarketSouthbank Centre MarketA delicious range of street food.2016-04-29T12:00:00+01002016-05-02T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
Category: event
Now On
Southbank Centre Market
The Last SupperThe Last SupperIn this physical theatre experience by Reckless Sleepers, the audience take a seat at unconventional tables and delve deep into the lives of criminals, victims, heroes, heroines and superstars to learn the final words of history's famous and not-so-famous.2016-04-29T18:00:00+01002016-05-03T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
Category: event
Now On
The Last Supper
The Last Supper By Reckless SleepersThe Last Supper By Reckless SleepersA chance to participate in an intimate theatre piece based on the final words of history's famous and not-so-famous.2016-04-29T18:00:00+01002016-05-03T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
Category: event
Now On
The Last Supper By Reckless Sleepers
Enchantment Will Find MeEnchantment Will Find MeLetters, photographs, fragments and ephemera documenting poet Alberto De Lacerda's life, featuring works by Paula Rego, Ceri Richards, Rory McEwan, Vieira Da Silva and more.2016-04-29T11:00:00+01002016-05-08T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
Category: event
Free EventNow On
Enchantment Will Find Me
Yoshitomo Nara: Marching On The Butterbur LeafYoshitomo Nara: Marching On The Butterbur LeafThe Hayward Gallery launches the Waterloo Billboard Commissions with a humorous manga-influenced piece by the Japanese artist.2016-04-29T10:00:00+01002016-06-30T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
Yoshitomo Nara: Marching On The Butterbur Leaf

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