Accommodation close to Belvedere Road SE1 8XX London
address : Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX, United Kingdom
The London Southbank centre is a spectacular venue to see a show or play. It houses three main venues which have put on a number of record-breaking shows over the past 50 years as the complex has grown and adapted to the dynamic arts scene in London. The venues are located within the complex ; the Royal Festival Hall, the Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Purcell Room, The Saison Poetry Library and the Hayward Gallery. It is Europe’s largest centre for the arts.
It is also the home venue of a number of the world’s best artistic troupes including the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the London Sinfonietta. It has fantastic acoustical properties so it is a great place to hear the best musicians in the world performing some of the world’s most spectacular music pieces. The venue houses both paid and free events through the year and is a fantastic place to explore as the venues are beautiful and showcase their position in the centre of one of the world’s most famous city centre.
Plenty of cheap hotels, charming b&b’s or guest houses and apartments can be found near by the Southbank Centre arts complex, located on the South Bank of the River Thames, in central London, England UK.
Royal Festival Hall : concert and dance venue with 2,500 seats.
Queen Elizabeth Hall QEH : music venue, concert hall with 900 seats.
Hayward Gallery : art gallery.
Easily accessible by the tube (London Underground)
London Southbank centre is easily accessible by the tube (London Underground). The closest stations are Waterford and Embankment. There is parking available but it can be challenging to find if you are coming on a day with some particular popular shows or events playing. You can also use buses or taxis to get to the tube, but you may find it hard to hail a cab after a particularly popular show or event.
The Southbank Centre is also next to the British Film Institute and National Theatre which means you can spend a whole day or even weekend getting your fill of culture. It is also surrounding by funky cafes, restaurants and bars so that you can refuel after a long day of seeing the sites and enjoying London shows. After dark, the Southbank centre turns into a hub for skateboarders so if you want to continue the fun after the shows, you can sit and watch the skateboarders do their tricks. The Southbank Centre is known as the birthplace of British skateboarding and has a dynamic skate scene.
Nearest railway and underground station ?
Underground and Rail Stations: Waterloo, Embankment, Charing Cross, Waterloo East.
Buses stop on Waterloo Bridge, on York Road, on Belvedere Road and on Stamford Street.
While the arts are traditionally more targetted to the adult members of society, the Southbank centre has also made a point of running events that suit all members of the family including children oriented music events where the kids can get involved and see how music is made. These shows in the Royal Festival Hall or Queen Elizabeth Hall are very popular so be sure to book ahead to make sure that you and your kids get a seat to the best shows.
Some of the tickets can be expensive, but most groups release ‘rush tix’ which are cheap tickets released on the day. These are traditionally for students and low-income earners but many websites now offer them to anyone who signs up so be sure to sign up to the email newsletters so you can jump on any great deals.
Several other hotel, bed and breakfast (guest houses) or apartment accommodations can be found around the Southbank Centre such as Premier Inn London County Hall and Park Plaza hotel Westminster Bridge.
Location – Where is ?
Name : Southbank Centre
Location : on the South Bank of the River Thames (between County Hall and Waterloo Bridge) in London UK. Only a short walk away from Covent Garden and Westminster.
There are some great guides on the Southbank Centre showcasing the details of the building you may miss when strolling to an event and these are well worth downloading and reviewing before you visit the complex.
Tel : +44 844 875 0073
Main Buildings : the Royal Festival Hall, the Purcell Room, the Queen Elizabeth and the Hayward Gallery.
Capacity : Royal Festival Hall 2,500 seated, QEH 900 seats and the Purcell Room 360 seats.
Nearest Hotels : on the South Bank of the River Thames close to Waterloo Station in London.
Nearby Attractions and Sights Belvedere Rd SE1 8XX area
Primrose Hill (Primrose Hill Road, London NW3, England): enjoy an amazing view of the city on top of this hill. Afterwards walk down the hill and spend some time in Regent’s park.
The London Eye (South Bank of the river Thames opposite the Houses of Parliament): Ride the London Eye for the best views. You will have breathtaking views of St Paul’s Cathedral and the river. Site of the annual New Year’s Eve fireworks display.
Sea Life London Aquarium (Westminster Bridge Road, County Hall, London SE1 7PB): explore underwater marine life and a huge variety of creatures. A great family attraction.
London Rib Voyages (The London Eye Millennium Pier, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7PB): exhilarating sightseeing speedboats on the river Thames. First part is about the history around until you’ll pass the Tower Bridge. The thrill ride after Tower Bridge is fantastic!