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Relax with a glass of wine on Festival Terrace.
Wander through the Royal Festival Hall foyers.
Take part in a free event, browse our shops and markets, enjoy a meal from an array of cafes and restaurants, or visit one of our iconic venues - Royal Festival Hall*, Queen Elizabeth Hall*, Purcell Room*, Hayward Gallery or Saison Poetry Library.
* Our main classical music venues.
Southbank Centre is on the South Bank of the Thames River in central London.
Our address is:
We are a multi-venue site.
Please visit our Venues web page for opening hours.
Southbank Centre is a short walk away from Covent Garden and Westminster, and 5 minutes walk from Waterloo, Charing Cross and Embankment Underground stations.
Waterloo British Rail station is just a block away from the Royal Festival Hall.
Buses stop on Waterloo Bridge, Concert Hall Approach, York Road, Belvedere Road and Stamford Street.
Bike stands are located in Southbank Centre Square.
We also have parking available if you will be driving to Southbank Centre.
Immerse yourself in our world-class arts programme.
Attend a concert at the Royal Festival Hall (our biggest concert hall).
Or enjoy a chamber music concert in the more intimate surrounds of the Purcell Room.
You can book a ticket:
Alternatively, attend one of our free events. (We hold them throughout the year.) (There are currently 70+ free events scheduled for September to December this year/2010.)
** No transaction fee charged for Southbank Centre Members.
WiFi is available for free in the Royal Festival Hall.
It is also available at a fee (provider is The Cloud) at all the restaurants and retail shops on Festival Riverside.
We have comfy sofas in our Royal Festival Hall foyer where you can take a moment to stop, rest and relax with your family.
And baby changing facilities are always within reach. (Visit one of the toilets in our Royal Festival Hall, open from 10am to 11pm daily.)