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Southbank Centre

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Address: Belvedere Road | South Bank, London SE1 8XX, England
Phone Number: 0844 875 0073
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This center is considered one of London's premier cultural venues and...

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Melody Gardo

Went to the Southbank Centre to see Melody Gardot at the festival hall. Excellent venue. Nice bar & eating areas dotted around the centre. Plenty of staff available for directions... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went to the Southbank Centre to see Melody Gardot at the festival hall. Excellent venue. Nice bar & eating areas dotted around the centre. Plenty of staff available for directions & assistance. The festival hall is fab, lovely acoustics etc

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just a really great venue lots of good seating outside each hall . Excellent bars and places to eat . The seating in the concert hall is first class with lots of leg room

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A couple of years ago my friend showed me this building and then we visited an exhibition which was about people in prison doing artworks. It was pretty impressing! Later on I came back here many times as there are so many things to see and check out. Most of the exhibitons are free. You have to pay for special... More 

Thank Ann J
Hertford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always pop into Southbank Caught a few good shows and exhibitions which were free. Good calendar of events. Enjoyed a couple of concerts in Royal Festival hall nearby. Good for refreshments.

Thank mrsmarr904
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After seeing a piece on BBC London about a youth orchestra performing at the Southbank Centre, I went to hear them. They were great! I was impressed by their musicality and skill. There's a mixture of free and ticketed events at the venue. I've been going to the Southbank for years and there is always something for everyone - music,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Southbank used to be grimy and a place to avoid in old London. Now Southbank is chic and popular. A bit of renovation, opening cafes, bars and restaurants, creating an arts precinct has worked wonders. There are great views over the City of London. A fab place to walk along, best at sunrise and sunset. Best to find a bar... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Great place to seek out a array of bars and eateries, no shortage of these here , good views of the london sky line and great at night when its all lit up

Thank swift314
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Visited with a colleague yesterday, arrived at lunchtime and had something to eat in the restaurant. Sandwiches and coffee. Good selection, albeit London Tourist prices, really enjoyable and friendly service. The ReForm exhibition (Free Entry) was well worth a visit. Artwork done by offenders from various Prisons/Secure Institutions around the UK. Gave a great insight into their circumstances and promoted... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Whether you're looking for art, delicious food, classical music, innovative theatre, or simply a stroll along one of the most beautiful stretches of London, Southbank Centre is the perfect place to find it. This has always been one of my favourite spots as a visitor to London, and remains at the top of my list now that I'm living here!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Love coming for drinks and food around southbank. The views across London are fantastic and its cool to be so close to the London eye which is obviously a huge London attraction. There is a HUGE selection of bars to go to- just make sure you do a little bit of research before you head down there.

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Big time attractions such as the London Eye and a thriving theatre scene (compliments of the National Theatre and the Young Vic) are but a few of the reasons that Southbank is such a collectively cherished part of town. With plenty of family friendly activities and venues lined up along a pedestrianized river bank between Westminster Bridge and Waterloo Bridge, visitors can always expect a casual and festive atmosphere. On top of all the fun stuff to do at Southbank is the opportunity to simply sit back and admire photo-op views of iconic landmarks like Parliament and St Paul's Cathedral, just on across the Thames.
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