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World Press PhotoA free display of the best photographs submitted to the annual World Press Photo of the Year competition can be seen on Level 2 of the Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall every year in November. This year's contest draws entries from around the world, with more than 5,000 photos from 126 countries submitted. These 152 photographs capture or represent great journalistic importance from the last year, with images of Quezon City jail, one of the Philippines' most overcrowded prisons; a Grand National jockey in mid-air, falling off his horse; victims of the Islamic State in Mosul, Iraq; protests against police brutality in Louisiana, US; and men struggling in the water during a rescue in the Mediterranean.

 

About Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall

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 arts centre, with 21 acres of creative space and an extraordinary history. Within the Southbank Centre the Royal Festival Hall, one of the world's leading concert venues, stands at the heart of the site. More about Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall

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Park Plaza County Hall Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £106  26% off
1 Addington Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from World Press Photo
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 £127  23% off
2 Whitehall Court, SW1A | 6 minutes from World Press Photo
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
 
 
 
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London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £325  34% off
Whitehall Place, SW1A | 6 minutes from World Press Photo
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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Joss Stone
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Tuesday 17th October 2017 - 7.30pm
World Press Photo, Belvedere Road, SE1 | Same location as World Press Photo
Soul and R&B from the Mercury Prize-nominated singer-songwriter....More
 
 
 
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Jane Eyre
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 26th September to 21st October 2017
World Press Photo, South Bank, SE1 | 3 minutes from World Press Photo
2017 marks the 170th anniversary of the first publication of Charlotte Bronte's classic and much loved story, Jane Eyre. A good time, then, for Sally Cookson's ...More
 
 
 
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Rebel Bingo
London > Events > Leisure  Dates: Friday 20th and Saturday 21st October 2017 - 7.30pm
World Press Photo, 10 Leake Street, SE1 | 5 minutes from World Press Photo
Socialising, Bingo....More
 
 
 
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Southbank Centre
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as World Press Photo
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 World Press Photo
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 World Press Photo
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 World Press Photo
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 World Press Photo
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 World Press Photo
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 World Press Photo
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 World Press Photo
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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Lower Marsh Market
London > Shopping > Markets
Lower Marsh, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from World Press Photo
On weekdays a street food market runs along Lower Marsh displaying a diverse range of global food for all tastes, from Italian ... More
 
 
 
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Eat Cafe
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
South Bank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as World Press Photo
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 World Press Photo
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 World Press Photo
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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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 7 minutes from World Press Photo
The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
 
 
 
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Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 12 minutes from World Press Photo
The award-winning Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, designed by Irish architects O'Donnell + Tuomey and awarded the RIBA London Building of the Year Award in 2014, ... More
 
 
 
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 13 minutes from World Press Photo
The London Film School is the oldest-established international school of film technique in the world. The school has contributed significantly to ... More
 
 
 
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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 World Press Photo
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 World Press Photo
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 World Press Photo
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 World Press Photo
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 World Press Photo
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 World Press Photo
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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London > Nightlife > Bars
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as World Press Photo
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 World Press Photo
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 World Press Photo
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 World Press Photo
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 World Press Photo
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 World Press Photo
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
 
 
 

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Aurora by AnimorphAurora by AnimorphAurora by AnimorphPart of Nordic Matters and World on the Brink, Aurora by Animorph allows you to feel the poetic sensation of the Northern Lights without leaving London. Using cutting-edge immersive technology and an augmented reality headset, you can create Aurora-like shapes in the night sky with the gestures of your hands. During this free, five minute experienc2017-10-20T00:00:00+01002017-10-22T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall,   Belvedere Road      SE1 8XX
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On Soon

event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Festivals
PRICING  Free, ticketed
DATES  20th, 21st and 22nd October 2017
VENUE  Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall 
Part of Nordic Matters and World on the Brink, Aurora by Animorph allows you to feel the poetic sensation of the Northern Lights without leaving London. Using cutting-edge immersive technology and an augmented reality headset, you can create Aurora-like shapes in the night sky with the gestures of your hands. During this free, five minute experienc... More about this event
 
World Press PhotoWorld Press PhotoWorld Press PhotoA free display of the best photographs submitted to the annual World Press Photo of the Year competition can be seen on Level 2 of the Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall every year in November. This year's contest draws entries from around the world, with more than 5,000 photos from 126 countries submitted. These 152 photographs capture or repr2017-11-03T00:00:00+00002017-11-20T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall,   Belvedere Road      SE1 8XX
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Free EventOn Soon

event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Photography | PRICING  Free  
DATES  3rd to 20th November 2017
VENUE  Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall 
A free display of the best photographs submitted to the annual World Press Photo of the Year competition can be seen on Level 2 of the Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall every year in November. This year's contest draws entries from around the world, with more than 5,000 photos from 126 countries submitted. These 152 photographs capture or repr... More about this event
 
A Vintage New Year's Eve PartyA Vintage New Year's Eve PartyA Vintage New Year's Eve PartyFollowing five sell-out years, A Vintage New Year's Eve Party is back. The huge party sees the Royal Festival Hall transformed into five floors of set-dressed entertainment including seven pop-up vintage nightclubs, stylish dining, a hair and beauty salon, photo studios and a private terrace overlooking London's world-famous New Year's Eve firework2017-12-31T00:00:00+00002017-12-31T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall,   Belvedere Road      SE1 8XX
Category: event
 

event > Seasonal > New Year
PRICING  £79 (1st release in Sep), £99 (2nd release Oct), £119 (3rd release, Dec)
DATES  Sunday 31st December 2017
VENUE  Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall 
Following five sell-out years, A Vintage New Year's Eve Party is back. The huge party sees the Royal Festival Hall transformed into five floors of set-dressed entertainment including seven pop-up vintage nightclubs, stylish dining, a hair and beauty salon, photo studios and a private terrace overlooking London's world-famous New Year's Eve firework... More about this event
 
 

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Joss Stone
Concerts | On 17th October 2017 

Southbank Centre

Soul and R&B from the Mercury Prize-nominated singer-songwriter....More

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Exhibitions | Until 17th December 2017 

Southbank Centre

Professor Stephen Hawking opens the year-long Belief and Beyond Belief festival appearing at an exclusive event marking his 75th birthday ...More

 
London Literature Festival
London Literature Festival
Exhibitions | Until 1st November 2017 

Southbank Centre

After celebrating its tenth year in 2016, the London Literature Festival is going from strength to strength with this year's ...More

 
Follies
Follies
Theatre | Until 3rd January 2018 

National Theatre: Olivier Theatre 2 minutes walk from World Press Photo

Imelda Staunton, Tracie Bennett and Janie Dee play the magnificent Follies in this dazzling new production of Stephen Sondheim and ...More

 
Beginning
Theatre | Until 14th November 2017 

National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre 3 minutes walk from World Press Photo

A new play by David Eldridge, Beginning invites the audience to be a fly on the wall at Laura's party. ...More

Jane Eyre
Jane Eyre
Theatre | Until 21st October 2017 

National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre 3 minutes walk from World Press Photo

2017 marks the 170th anniversary of the first publication of Charlotte Bronte's classic and much loved story, Jane Eyre. A ...More

 
The Guinea Pig Club
Comedy | On 17th October 2017 

Tattershall Castle 5 minutes walk from World Press Photo

Band new material from professional and emerging talent....More

Hair
Theatre | Until 13th January 2018 

The Vaults, Arch 233 5 minutes walk from World Press Photo

To mark the 50th anniversary of the tribal rock musical with a book and lyrics by James Rado and Gerome ...More

Beauty And The Feast
Beauty And The Feast
Foodie Events | Until 14th January 2018 

The Vaults, Arch 233 5 minutes walk from World Press Photo

A delectable retelling of the original fairy tale, Beauty and the Feast takes over the Vaults under Waterloo this winter. ...More

 
Hair The Musical
Hair The Musical
Theatre | Until 14th January 2018 

The Vaults, Arch 233 5 minutes walk from World Press Photo

Celebrating its 50th year, Hair comes to London this year. The acclaimed musical will be staged in The Vaults beneath ...More

 

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The Grand, Clapham

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The Birmingham Stage Company, who recently completed a record-breaking tour of David Walliams' Gangsta Granny, now turn their attention to Walliams' Awful Auntie. Awfully thrilling fun for everyone over five, the stage show tells the ...More

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Stylist Live
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Gilbert & George: The Beard Pictures And Their Fuckosophy
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Exhibitions | From 22nd November 

White Cube Bermondsey

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Jermyn Street Theatre

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Exhibitions | From 30th November 

Serpentine Sackler Gallery

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The Boiler House

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SSE Arena, Wembley

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