Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall

 
 
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Southbank Centre: Royal Festival HallLocated 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. It's the home of the Philharmonia orchestra, the site of the annual Meltdown Festival and the place to go for hundreds of concerts, gigs, operas, ballets and other performances put on each year.

 

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Philharmonia Orchestra: 70th Birthday, Myths and RitualsPhilharmonia Orchestra: 70th Birthday, Myths and RitualsPhilharmonia Orchestra: 70th Birthday, Myths and RitualsThe Philharmonia Orchestra marks its 70th birthday in 2015/16 with a celebratory season of 44 orchestral concerts, six small ensemble performances and a new series of free pre-concert chamber music events, performed at the Southbank Centre. Principal conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen headlines the season and the 70th anniversarys flagship series, Myths a2015-09-27T00:00:00+01002015-12-13T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall,   Belvedere Road      SE1 8XX
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DATES  27th September to 13th December 2015
The Philharmonia Orchestra marks its 70th birthday in 2015/16 with a celebratory season of 44 orchestral concerts, six small ensemble performances and a new series of free pre-concert chamber music events, performed at the Southbank Centre. Principal conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen headlines the season and the 70th anniversarys flagship series, Myths a... More about this event
 
 

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LondonTown.com - Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall Location Map

 
 
 
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    Park Plaza County Hall Hotel London
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £106  37% off
    1 Addington Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall
    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 £136  28% off
    2 Whitehall Court, SW1A | 6 minutes from Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall
    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 £285  21% off
    Whitehall Place, SW1A | 6 minutes from Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall
    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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    170 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 14 minutes from Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall
    This new Covent Garden alternative to the West End tourist traps has welcomed the likes of filthy San Franciscan Scott Capurro and TV favourite Andi Osho. ... More
     
     
     
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    The Coronet Theatre
    London > Entertainment > Live Music
    28 New Kent Road, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 21 minutes from Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall
    This 2600-capacity venue hosts some of the most rocking club nights and live music events in town. Starting out life as a Victorian theatre - staging ... More
     
     
     
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    Drum Cafe
    London > Entertainment > Live Music
    Glaziers Hall, 9 Montague Close Bridge, Bankside, London SE1 | 24 minutes from Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall
    100 people in a room, all armed with a large African drum, banging in unison, until reaching a deafening crescendo - that's the premise of Drum ... More
     
     
     
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    Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall
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    Southbank Centre: Purcell Room
    London > Entertainment > Classical Music
    Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall
    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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    London Wonderground Spiegeltent
    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    Jubilee Gardens, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall
    Each summer, from May to September, a Speigeltent (from the Dutch for 'mirror tent') is set up in the shadow of the Southbank Centre, to host ... More
     
     
     
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    The Play That Goes Wrong
    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 5th September 2014 to 5th September 2015
    Duchess Theatre, Catherine Street, WC2B | 9 minutes from Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall
    Presented by the award-winning, international comedy company Mischief Theatre, The Play That Goes Wrong follows the inept and accident prone Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society ...More
     
     
     
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    The Winter's Tale
    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 17th October 2015 to 16th January 2016
    Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 11 minutes from Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall
    Two years in the making, actor and director Kenneth Branagh presents a five-play, year-long season at the Garrick Theatre in 2015. Launching the season, this reimagined ...More
     
     
     
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    The Painkiller
    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 5th March to 30th April 2016
    Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 11 minutes from Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall
    Sean Foley directs this adaptation of Francis Veber's classic play, The Painkiller, as part of Kenneth Branagh's five-play season at the Garrick Theatre. The production sees ...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 Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall
    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
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    South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall
    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
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    Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall
    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
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    Riverside, Level 1, Royal Festival Hall, South Bank Centre, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall
    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
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    22 Cornwall Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall
    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
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    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 Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall
    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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    Canteen
    London > Restaurants > British restaurants
    Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall
    The menu at Canteen reads like a comforting childhood reminiscence with some sophisticated bunting thrown on top. Devilled kidneys on toast, followed by an excellent slow-roast ... More
     
     
     
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    Strada
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    Unit 6, Royal Festival Hall Riverside, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall
    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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    Courtauld Institute of Art
    London > Education > Arts and Drama
    Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 7 minutes from Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall
    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
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    1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 12 minutes from Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall
    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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    Career Energy
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    4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 17 minutes from Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall
    Situated in the heart of London, Career Energy – formed in March 2002 - offers comprehensive advice on careers, career change and job searching. They’ll analyse ... More
     
     
     
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    London Marriott Hotel County Hall Spa
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    Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall
    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
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    3 Belvedere Road, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall
    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
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    Upper Ground, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall
    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 Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall
    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 Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall
    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 Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall
    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 Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall
    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 Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall
    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 Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall
    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 Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall
    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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    The Deck at the National Theatre
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall
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