The Southbank Centre is a world-famous arts centre on the South Bank of the Thames. Created in 1951 for the Festival of Britain, Southbank Centre draws on its heritage as a festival site with theatre, music, film, art and activities inside and outside. The area is always buzzing with activity, thanks to the many cafés, bars, restaurants, shops, stalls, buskers and events.
Southbank Centre occupies a 21-acre site in the midst of London’s vibrant cultural quarter on the south bank of the River Thames. The Southbank Centre includes the Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room, the Hayward Gallery and the National Poetry Library.
Address: Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX
Nearest tube: Embankment
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