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Southbank Centre

Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX, England (Waterloo / South Bank / Southwark)
0844 875 0073
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Ranked #230 of 1,078 attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Theaters, Architectural Buildings, Flea/ Street Markets, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Tourist/ Visitor Centers
Traveler Description: The Southbank Centre's wide-ranging programme of classical & world music, rock & pop, jazz, dance, literature and the visual arts - attracts... more »
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Cork, Ireland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

lovely walk. nice food market- worth a look have everything from fruit, savoury and sweet. tate museum is their too and free in,

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Oconomowoc, WI
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134 reviews 134 reviews
45 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Don't try & eat here a19:00 on a warm pleasant evening. Impossibly long lines. Probably better when the weather isn't as nice. Lot's of street entertainment but not much different than anywhere else. Unfortunately we were not impressed. That said, the good part is that it is an easy walk along the shore to some of the sites.

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Not sure why this place doesn't have its own review space. Come on Trip Advisor sort it out! Find it by going up the bright yellow stairs on the Southbank at Queen Elizabeth Hall. A beautiful green oasis, the seating is spread out amongst myriads of trees, plants and vegetables and if the seats are all taken just park yourself... More

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Mission Viejo, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Great tasty selection: french, caribbean, indian, vegetarian, baked goods, cheese, wine, greek,etc. It was hard to decide. From "the Frenchie" stall, I opted for their duck confit brioche with melted goat cheese, truffle honey, red onion chutney, rockets-arugula and crispy duck skin to top it off.... I just dribbled

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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
28 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Great exhibits, a nice cafe, perfect location along the river, a variety of arts on offer - Southbank has it all and most of it is FREE! Some events require paid tickets but they always seem to have something free to see or do. Quirky little shop and lots of interesting restaurants in the surrounding area. Best of all it... More

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London, United Kingdom
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I have visited the Southbank Centre many times and always found it an interesting place to visit. Entrance is free and there are often free exhibitions. There are several bars. The ones on the upper floors have great views along the river. The concert halls are probably the best in London with great acoustics and some amazing musicians.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Great selection of street food to indulge in and chill out. Select from Indian, British, Polish, Greek etc and lick your fingers on food street. Never fails to give a great experience

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London, United Kingdom
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207 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

The Southbank Centre is a really great place to check out in London. There is SO much going on there, lots of it free events, talks and workshops plus a lot of great ticketed events, concerts, seminars, dance shows…. you name it, they've got it. It's a nice place to go and just sit beside the river as well. The... More

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Shimonoseki, Japan
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279 attraction reviews
390 helpful votes 390 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

The concert was at QEH on the 25 of March. Sigiswald Kuijken came back to OAE after a long absence. Kuijken directed and played the violoncello da spalla, which I have seen more than a few times in Japan. It can play the cello part with the lighter and faster bowing. Its sound balance becomes a little lighter and elegant... More

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

We came across the food stalls at the Southbank Centre by mistake really. We were doing a tour of places selling street food for my teenage son, who is doing his GCSE Food Tech and needed to visit loads of street food stores for his course work. So we took him him to Borough Market first - which is fabulous.... More

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