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 The Poetry Library.
Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room and Hayward Gallery closed on 21 September 2015 for two years of essential repair and maintenance so that the buildings are fit for future generations to enjoy. We continue to present a packed programme of festivals and shows across our site while these buildings are closed. For more information, refer to the ‘About Us’ page.
From 12th October, Westminster Council are closing the eastern footbridge of Hungerford Bridge for essential repairs. It will remain closed until 27th October subject to the timely completion of works. During this period, the western footbridge will remain open at all times.
London SE1 8XX
Find the best route via the Tube, Metro for getting to Southbank Centre by visiting Transport for London's Journey Planner.
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The following buses stop near to Southbank Centre
Boats stop at Festival Pier, going to St Katherine’s Pier, Bankside and Westminster.
Our East Wing Repair and Maintenance project is underway. During this time the Hayward Gallery Car Park is closed. Find out more about alternative parking and drop pff points nearby.
Bike stands are located in Southbank Centre Square. Santander Cycle Hire stands are available on Belvedere Road opposite Southbank Centre Square.