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Southbank Centre Beach  

 
 
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Queens Walk, South Bank, London SE1 8XT
 
 
OPENING TIMES
End May to beg Sep
 
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Southbank Centre Beach Every summer, from the end of May until the beginning of September, the Southbank Centre brings the beach to the city. Get your toes in the sand, bring a bucket and spade and enjoy 85 tonnes of fine golden play sand. It's opposite the skateboard park under Queen Elizabeth Hall so you can watch the boarders as you build sand castles. It doesn't get more 'urban beach' than that. It's overlooked by the Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden and surrounded by food trucks and pop-ups - see the Snog bus for frozen ice cream. Add in Jeppe Hein's Appearing Rooms, free weekend festivals, concerts and events and it's easy to see why the Southbank makes wonderful spot in summer.

 

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Southbank Centre Beach  photo: Southbank Centre / Pete Woodhead  

Southbank Centre Beach - photo: Southbank Centre / Pete Woodhead

Southbank Centre Beach photo: Southbank Centre / Pete Woodhead 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Waterloo Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Southwark Tube Station
 
9 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Waterloo Railway Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Waterloo East Railway Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Union Car Park
 
12 minutes walk
 
Library Street NCP
 
13 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Park Plaza County Hall Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £99  27% off
1 Addington Street, SE1 | 7 minutes from Southbank Centre Beach
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
 
 
 
The Royal Horseguards - A Guoman Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £146  21% off
2 Whitehall Court, SW1A | 7 minutes from Southbank Centre Beach
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
 
 
 
Strand Palace Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £69  33% off
372 Strand, WC2R | 7 minutes from Southbank Centre Beach
This West End Art Deco hotel right on the Strand and next to Covent Garden is in a fantastic location for accessing central London and theatreland. ... More
 
 
 
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London Dungeon
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, Bankside, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Southbank Centre Beach
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Sea Life London Aquarium
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Southbank Centre Beach
The Sea Life London Aquarium features hundreds of varieties of fish and sea life from around the world. Here you'll come face-to-face with sharks and watch ... More
 
 
 
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Shrek's Adventure
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Southbank Centre Beach
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London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from Southbank Centre Beach
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The Poetry Library
London > Attractions > Museums
Level 5, Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Southbank Centre Beach
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 | 2 minutes from Southbank Centre Beach
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Southbank Centre Beach, Belvedere Road, SE1 | 2 minutes from Southbank Centre Beach
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9 To 5 The Musical
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th January 2019 to 4th April 2020
Southbank Centre Beach, Savoy Court, Strand, WC2R | 6 minutes from Southbank Centre Beach
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Friday At The Boat Show Comedy Club
London > Events > Comedy  Dates: Friday 18th October 2019 - 8pm
Southbank Centre Beach, Kings Reach, Victoria Embankment, SW1A | 6 minutes from Southbank Centre Beach
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London > Shopping > Books
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London > Shopping > Delicatessens
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London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Southbank Centre Beach
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Thames Path, outside Queen Elizabeth Hall, SE1 | Same location as Southbank Centre Beach
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London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 6 minutes from Southbank Centre Beach
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London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 11 minutes from Southbank Centre Beach
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Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Southbank Centre Beach
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3 Belvedere Road, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Southbank Centre Beach
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Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden
London > Nightlife > Bars
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Southbank Centre Beach
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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Somerset House Terrace
London > Nightlife > Bars
Somerset House, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 6 minutes from Southbank Centre Beach
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8 Victoria Embankment, WC2R | 6 minutes from Southbank Centre Beach
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Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Southbank Centre Beach
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South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Southbank Centre Beach
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Another Me
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Southbank Centre 2 minutes walk from Southbank Centre Beach

Musician Soweto Kinch curates an exhibition of artworks by incarcerated people. Presented by Koestler Arts in partnership with Southbank Centre....More

London Literature Festival
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Exhibitions | Until 27th October 2019 

Southbank Centre 2 minutes walk from Southbank Centre Beach

Tricky, Suede frontman Brett Anderson and broadcaster and novelist Elizabeth Day are at this year's London Literature Festival. Held over ...More

 
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Southbank Centre 2 minutes walk from Southbank Centre Beach

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Southbank Centre 2 minutes walk from Southbank Centre Beach

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Southbank Centre 2 minutes walk from Southbank Centre Beach

Celebrate the 100th birthday of the Beat poet, publisher, painter and activist with examples of his visual work, and video ...More

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National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre 2 minutes walk from Southbank Centre Beach

A semi-autobiographical play by Tony Award-winning playwright Athol Fugard, 'Master Harold'... and the boys comes to the National Theatre this ...More

 
Hansard
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National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre 2 minutes walk from Southbank Centre Beach

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Exhibitions | Until 1st March 2020 

National Theatre: Olivier Theatre 2 minutes walk from Southbank Centre Beach

Featuring costumes from Follies and Antony and Cleopatra, Costume at the National Theatre shows just some of the exquisite outfits ...More

 
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National Theatre: Olivier Theatre 2 minutes walk from Southbank Centre Beach

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