Getting Here

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 HallQueen Elizabeth Hall, the Purcell Room, the Hayward Gallery and the Saison Poetry Library.

Public transport

Find the best route for getting to Southbank Centre by visiting
Transport for London's Journey Planner.

By train
Nearest mainline stations:

  • Waterloo, step-free access
  • Waterloo East, step-free access

By tube

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)

By bus

  • 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.

By river

Boats stop at Festival Pier, going to St Katherine’s Pier, Bankside and Westminster. For a timetable click here.

By bike
Bike stands are located in Southbank Centre Square. Barclays Cycle Hire stands are available on Belvedere Road opposite Southbank Centre Square.

Address

Southbank Centre
Belvedere Road
London
SE1 8XX

Parking

We have parking available on site, open 7am - 1am daily. Parking fees apply.

Access

For information on step-free access to Southbank Centre, see our Photo Access Maps in our Access Information pages.

Public Toilets

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

Opening Times

Please see the following pages for information on opening times for each of our venues Royal Festival HallQueen Elizabeth Hall, the Purcell Room, the Hayward Gallery and the Saison Poetry Library.

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