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Southbank Centre Square

Next to the Royal Festival Hall and often used by the Southbank Centre for outdoor events and food fairs, Southbank Centre Square is an open pedestrianised space among the modernist concrete blocks. Overlooked by the car park at the back of The Hayward Gallery and The Poetry Library, the square also offers diners at Canteen restaurant an outdoor eating space.

Southbank Centre Square events

Real Food MarketReal Food MarketReal Food MarketThe Real Food Market appears every weekend, from Friday to Sunday, behind the Southbank Centre and food sold at the stalls is of a high standard, in line with the philosophy behind the Real Food movement - to promote British produce that's nutritionally rich, and made using sustainable and ethical methods. Small-scale producers gather in Southbank 1st January Where:
Southbank Centre Square, Belvedere Road SE1 8XX
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Real Food Market

Free Event
DatesEvery Friday 12noon-8pm, Every Saturday 11am-8pm, Every Sunday 12noon-6pm|Pricing Free

The Real Food Market appears every weekend, from Friday to Sunday, behind the Southbank Centre and food sold at the stalls is of a high standard, in line with the philosophy behind the Real Food movement - to promote British produce that's nutritionally rich, and made using sustainable and ethical methods. Small-scale producers gather in Southbank ...More about this event

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Waterloo Tube Station
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Lambeth North Tube Station
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Waterloo Railway Station
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Union Car Park
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Library Street NCP
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    Park Plaza County Hall Hotel London London

    Park Plaza County Hall Hotel London

    from 106 42% off
    1 Addington Street, London, SE1 7RY 6 minutes away from Southbank Centre Square

    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

    The Royal Horseguards - A Guoman Hotel

    from 136 25% off
    2 Whitehall Court, London, SW1A 2EJ 6 minutes away from Southbank Centre Square

    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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    Corinthia Hotel London

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    Whitehall Place, London, SW1A 2BD 6 minutes away from Southbank Centre Square

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    London Dungeon

    Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, Bankside, SE1 7PB 4 minutes away from Southbank Centre Square

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    Sea Life London Aquarium

    County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, SE1 7PB 4 minutes away from Southbank Centre Square

    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

    Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, SE1 7PB 4 minutes away from Southbank Centre Square

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    The Poetry Library

    Level 5, Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, South Bank, SE1 8XX Same location as Southbank Centre Square

    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

    South Bank London
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    South Bank

    South Bank, SE1 8XX Same location as Southbank Centre Square

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    The Hayward Gallery London
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    The Hayward Gallery

    Belvedere Road, South Bank, SE1 8XZ 1 minutes away from Southbank Centre Square

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    Dates: 27th November 2015 to 30th January 2016
    National Theatre, South Bank, South Bank, London, SE1 9PX 3 minutes away from Southbank Centre Square

    A brand new musical inspired by Alice in Wonderland, wonder.land is Damon Albarn and Moira Buffini's hotly anticipated musical take on Lewis Carroll's much admired ...More

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    The Play That Goes Wrong

    Dates: 5th September 2014 to 5th September 2015
    Duchess Theatre, Catherine Street, London, WC2B 5LA 9 minutes away from Southbank Centre Square

    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

    Dates: 17th October 2015 to 16th January 2016
    Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0HH 11 minutes away from Southbank Centre Square

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    Southbank Centre

    Belvedere Road, South Bank, SE1 8XX Same location as Southbank Centre Square

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    Southbank Centre: Purcell Room

    Belvedere Road, South Bank, SE1 8XX Same location as Southbank Centre Square

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    Belvedere Road, South Bank, SE1 8XX Same location as Southbank Centre Square

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    Foyles Royal Festival Hall

    Riverside, Level 1, Royal Festival Hall, South Bank Centre, South Bank, SE1 8XX Same location as Southbank Centre Square

    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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    22 Cornwall Road, South Bank, SE1 8TW 6 minutes away from Southbank Centre Square

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    I Knit London

    106 Lower Marsh, South Bank, SE1 7AB 7 minutes away from Southbank Centre Square

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    Eat Cafe

    South Bank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, SE1 8XX Same location as Southbank Centre Square

    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

    Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, South Bank, SE1 8XX Same location as Southbank Centre Square

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    Unit 6, Royal Festival Hall Riverside, South Bank, SE1 8XX Same location as Southbank Centre Square

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    Courtauld Institute of Art

    Somerset House, Covent Garden, WC2R 0RN 7 minutes away from Southbank Centre Square

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    Saw Swee Hock Student Centre

    1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, WC2A 2EY 12 minutes away from Southbank Centre Square

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    Jubilee Gardens

    3 Belvedere Road, South Bank, South Bank, SE1 7PB 4 minutes away from Southbank Centre Square

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    Bernie Spain Gardens

    Upper Ground, South Bank, South Bank, SE1 9PP 6 minutes away from Southbank Centre Square

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    25 Roupell Street, South Bank, SE1 8TB 6 minutes away from Southbank Centre Square

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    The Thirsty Bear

    62 Stamford Street, South Bank, SE1 9LX 8 minutes away from Southbank Centre Square

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    Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden

    Belvedere Road, South Bank, SE1 8XX Same location as Southbank Centre Square

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    Corinthia Hotel London, Whitehall Place, Westminster, SW1A 2HE 6 minutes away from Southbank Centre Square

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    47 Villiers Street, Covent Garden, WC2N 6NE 6 minutes away from Southbank Centre Square

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    Skylon

    Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, SE1 8XX Same location as Southbank Centre Square

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    The Deck at the National Theatre

    South Bank, South Bank, SE1 9PX 3 minutes away from Southbank Centre Square

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    Theatre | Until 27th September 2015

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    Concerts | On 5th August 2015
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    The Hayward Gallery  1 minute walk from Southbank Centre Square

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    Theatre | Until 20th September 2015
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    National Theatre: Olivier Theatre  2 minutes walk from Southbank Centre Square

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    Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 30th September 2015
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    CellarDoor  8 minutes walk from Southbank Centre Square

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