Southbank Centre is positioned in the heart of London's thriving South Bank and welcomes visitors 364 days a year. Relax with a glass of wine on Festival Terrace, wander through the Royal Festival Hall foyers, take part in one of hundreds of free events, enjoy a meal from an array of cafes and restaurants, browse the shops and markets or visit one of Southbank Centre’s iconic venues - Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Purcell Room, the Hayward Gallery and the Saison Poetry Library.
Find the best route for getting to Southbank Centre by visiting
Transport for London's Journey Planner.
Nearest underground stations:
Waterloo (Bakerloo, Northern, Jubilee and Waterloo and City underground lines) step-free access
Waterloo East step-free access
Embankment (Circle and District underground lines)
Charing Cross (Northern and Bakerloo underground lines)
Bus number RV1 stops on Belvedere Road.
Bus routes 76, 77, 211, 341, 381, 507, N381, N76 and RV1 all stop on York Road, a 5 minutes’ walk away.
Bus routes 1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 243, 521, N1, N68, N171 and N343 stop on Waterloo Bridge, a 2 minutes’ walk away.
Boats stop at Festival Pier, going to St Katherine’s Pier, Bankside and Westminster. For a timetable click here.
Bike stands are located in Southbank Centre Square. Barclays Cycle Hire stands are available on Belvedere Road opposite Southbank Centre Square.
We have parking available on site, open 7am - 1am daily. Parking fees apply.
For information on step-free access to Southbank Centre, see our Photo Access Maps in our Access Information pages.
Please be aware that Westminster Council are refurbishing the Golden Jubilee lifts on Queens Walk beginning 7th January 2014. Work will start with the lift that is on the London Eye side of the bridge. The first lift will be out of service for 6 weeks and then work will move to the second lift on the Royal Festival Hall side of the bridge. The second lift will be out of use for 7 weeks.
All our venues have public toilets (dependent on opening times) with wheelchair access and baby changing facilities.
Public toilets are provided on Queens Walk beside Jubilee Gardens. They provide 24/7 access, DDA accessible toilets and baby changing facilities. For opening times and more details of these toilets, please visit www.healthmatic.com