Festival Pier †

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South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 9PX

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Depart from Festival Pier, located next to the Royal Festival Hall, for circular cruises on the Thames. London River Services Limited, part of TfL (Transport for London), owns and operates eight passenger piers on the Thames between Millbank and Greenwich including Festival Pier.


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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
10 minutes walk
Library Street NCP
12 minutes walk

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Mondrian London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £124† 35% off
20 Upper Ground, SE1 | 6 minutes from Festival Pier
London landmark Sea Containers House, situated between the OXO Tower and Blackfriars Bridge on the South Bank, has been transformed into the Mondrian London, a luxury ... More
ME London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £188† 25% off
336-337 The Strand, WC2R | 8 minutes from Festival Pier
A luxurious 5-star hotel situated right in the heart of the city, ME London offers guests a lavish accommodation experience. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide the impeccable guestrooms ... More
Strand Palace Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £100† 27% off
372 Strand, WC2R | 8 minutes from Festival Pier
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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Alternative River Piers nearest Festival Pier

Nearest to Festival Pier
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Greenwich Pier
London > Travel > River Piers
Cutty Sark Gardens, SE10 | 4.8 miles from Festival Pier
Greenwich Pier delivers boat loads of visitors to the major tourist attractions of the area: the National Maritime Museum, Royal Observatory and Old Royal Naval College ... More
Embankment Pier
London > Travel > River Piers
Victoria Embankment, WC2N | 6 minutes from Festival Pier
Embankment Pier is a busy hub for river boats with 'hop-on, hop-off' circular cruises operating from here and riverbus services running to Tower Bridge, Greenwich, The ... More
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Bankside Pier
London > Travel > River Piers
Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 14 minutes from Festival Pier
Bankside Pier is located next to the Shakespeare's Globe Theatre and close to Tate Modern. From Bankside Pier a†hop-on hop-off circular cruise operates during summer and ... More
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Near Festival Pier
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Waterloo Railway Station
London > Travel > Railway Stations
Waterloo Station, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Festival Pier
For a station that covers nearly 25 acres in total, there's very little space during rush hour as throngs of people desperately try to glimpse the ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Charing Cross Tube Station
London > Travel > Underground Stations
Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 9 minutes from Festival Pier
Charing Cross Tube Station gives access to the Northern and Bakerloo Underground lines and the mainline terminal runs services to Kent and suburban destinations in south ... More
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London Cycling Campaign
London > Travel > Bicycles
2 Newhams Row, SE1 | 14 minutes from Festival Pier
This bunch of eco-friendly pedal-pushers want to get London moving...by bicycle! London Cycling Campaign is a charitable company set up to expound the views of those ... More
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Events near Festival Pier

Near Festival Pier
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Briefs: Close Encounters
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 14th July to 30th September 2017
Festival Pier, Jubilee Gardens, Belvedere Road, SE1 | 3 minutes from Festival Pier
Over the past four years Briefs has become one of the highlights of summer on London's South Bank. Now they're back at the Underbelly Festival for ...More
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National Poetry Library Exhibition: The Mersey Sound At 50
London > Events > Exhibitions †Dates: Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd September 2017 - 10am
Festival Pier, Belvedere Road, SE1 | 3 minutes from Festival Pier
Literary & Education, Poetry....More
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The Lion King
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 24th September 2002 to 25th March 2018 - Various Times
Festival Pier, 21 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 8 minutes from Festival Pier
The Lion King tells the story of Simba - the epic adventure of his battles, his friendships, his dreams and his journey from wide-eyed cub to ...More
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Entertainment near Festival Pier

Near Festival Pier
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National Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
South Bank, South Bank, , South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Festival Pier
Each year the three superb venues in the National Theatre put on a significant proportion of the world's best productions. From intimate character studies in the ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
National Theatre, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Festival Pier
Replacing the National Theatre's Cottesloe Theatre, which closed in 2013, the Dorfman Theatre offers a greater capacity, more comfortable seats, better sightlines and enlarged foyer spaces. ... More
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Temporary Theatre (formerly The Shed)
London > Entertainment > Theatres
National Theatre, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Festival Pier
Originally called 'The Shed' when it first opened in March 2013, the Temporary Theatre run by and to the front of the National Theatre, is unmissable ... More
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near Festival Pier
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The Hayward Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Festival Pier
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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Gabriel's Wharf
London > Attractions > Sights
Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Festival Pier
Situated just 2 minutes walk from Oxo Tower Wharf, this paved area becomes an oasis of outdoor eating as soon as the sun comes ... More
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The Poetry Library
London > Attractions > Museums
Level 5, Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Festival Pier
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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The best shops and markets near Festival Pier
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Foyles Royal Festival Hall
London > Shopping > Books
Riverside, Level 1, Royal Festival Hall, South Bank Centre, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Festival Pier
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 | 4 minutes from Festival Pier
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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Oxo Tower and Gabriel's Wharf
London > Shopping > Arts and Crafts
Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Festival Pier
As you stare across the river at this bustling, stylish, multi-faceted venue, it’s hard to believe that this riverside warehouse was once a reprocessing plant for ... More
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Mezzanine
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
National Theatre, Upper Ground - South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Festival Pier
Modern European Cuisine... More
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Benugo Bar & Kitchen
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Festival Pier
Benugo is a high class chain of cafes selling handmade sandwiches, salads and desserts. What makes it stand out from the over-crowded coffee shop market is ... More
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Brasserie Blanc
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
9 Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Festival Pier
Seasonal French fare from Raymond Blanc's team is on offer at 20 brasseries across the UK, including seven in London. In 1996, Raymond opened his first ... More
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Education near Festival Pier

Near Festival Pier
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 6 minutes from Festival Pier
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 | 10 minutes from Festival Pier
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 Festival Pier
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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Festival Pier gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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Bernie Spain Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Upper Ground, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Festival Pier
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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Agua Bathhouse and Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Mondrian London, 20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Festival Pier
Six private treatment rooms, including a couples' suite and a private thermal suite, make up agua Bathhouse and Spa within Mondrian London at Sea Containers. Bringing ... More
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London Marriott Hotel County Hall Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from Festival Pier
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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Pubs near Festival Pier

The best pubs near London Festival Pier.
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The Thirsty Bear
London > Nightlife > Pubs
62 Stamford Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Festival Pier
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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King's Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
25 Roupell Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Festival Pier
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Anchor & Hope
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
36 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 minutes from Festival Pier
The Anchor & Hope is a gastropub that takes both parts of its name seriously, and you can certainly have a good evening just popping in ... More
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Festival Pier clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden
London > Nightlife > Bars
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Festival Pier
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Oxo Tower Bar & Brasserie
London > Nightlife > Bars
Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Festival Pier
Boasting one of the best views in town, the Oxo Tower Bar is perfect for combining a spot of leisurely (if static) sightseeing with some classy ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Dandelyan
London > Nightlife > Bars
Mondrian London, 20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Festival Pier
A sumptuous, Art Deco-inspired interior designed by Tom Dixon and views over the South Bank, Dandelyan is no unwanted weed. Instead it's a cut above your ... More
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Meeting venue hire near Festival Pier

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Festival Pier.
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The Deck at the National Theatre
London > Business > Venue Hire
South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Festival Pier
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
National Theatre
London > Business > Venue Hire
South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Festival Pier
The greatest theatre in the world? Probably. Each year the three superb venues in the National Theatre put on a significant proportion of the world's best ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Skylon
London > Business > Venue Hire
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Festival Pier
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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Trouble In Mind
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The Print Room 12 minutes walk from Festival Pier

Laurence Boswell's critically acclaimed production of Alice Childress' drama transfers to Print Room following a hugely successful run at Theatre ...More

Pergola on the Roof
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Television Centre 12 minutes walk from Festival Pier

After its glorious summer last year (the most Instagrammed pop up of summer 2016? - we think so) Pergola on ...More

 
The Unknown Island
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Gate Theatre 12 minutes walk from Festival Pier

A man asks a king for a boat so he can travel to over the horizon to an exciting future ...More

Ramona Tells Jim
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Bush Theatre 14 minutes walk from Festival Pier

Fifteen years after an ill-fated teenage romance during a school field trip to the Scottish Highlands, Ramona returns the close-knit ...More

 
Bush Hall Presents
Comedy | On 22nd September 2017 

Bush Hall 17 minutes walk from Festival Pier

Wry cultural and political observations and hard-hitting humour from Georgia-born stand-up Reginald D Hunter. Also featuring Nish Kumar....More

Alma-Tadema: At Home in Antiquity
Alma-Tadema: At Home in Antiquity
Exhibitions | Until 29th October 2017 

Leighton House Museum 19 minutes walk from Festival Pier

The largest exhibition ever staged at Leighton House Museum, Alma-Tadema: At Home in Antiquity is devoted to one of the ...More

 
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Design Museum 21 minutes walk from Festival Pier

A landmark exhibition, California at the Design Museum is the first to examine a state's current global reach. From LSD ...More

 
Hella Jongerius: Breathing Colour
Hella Jongerius: Breathing Colour
Exhibitions | Until 24th September 2017 

Design Museum 21 minutes walk from Festival Pier

Designer Hella Jongerius draws on years of research to present Breathing Colour at the Design Museum. The installation-based exhibition explores ...More

 
California: Designing Freedom
Exhibitions | Until 15th October 2017 

Design Museum 21 minutes walk from Festival Pier

Picking up the story in the 1960s, the exhibition charts the journey from the counterculture to Silicon Valley's tech culture....More

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