Hire Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden

The Southbank Centre's Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden in the summer with people sat around chatting, as seen from the Level 5 balcony of the Royal Festival Hall
India Roper Evans

Our very own secret garden has space for 300 guests

And delicious food and drink. And gorgeous plants. And spectacular views, stretching from Big Ben to St. Paul's Cathedral. 

Available for hire for the first time, our rooftop garden is a green oasis with panoramic views of London and the River Thames.

For those of you searching for event space, just head up the striking yellow stairs outside the Queen Elizabeth Hall to discover our idyllic garden.

Equipped with menus created by our in-house caterers Company of Cooks, it ticks all the boxes for warm summer evenings with a glass of wine, overlooking the city from above.

From ground level, our brutalist venues may appear to be pure concrete, but as you venture upwards, the vista opens out to reveal a flourishing green space – not only brimming with all sorts of greenery, but also offering a little-known view taking in Big Ben in the west and St. Paul's Cathedral in the east (and beyond).

What's more, the Southbank Centre is right next to Waterloo Station, making the space a breeze to get to.

Originally a partnership with the Eden Project, the garden was built and continues to be maintained by Grounded Ecotherapy, a pioneering recovery programme that offers help through horticulture to people dealing with issues like homelessness and addiction.

Venue hire rates (1 July – 30 September 2024, Tuesday – Thursday only)

Morning (8am – 11am): £4,000
Afternoon (12 noon – 5pm): £5,000
Evening (5pm – 11pm): £10,000

All prices are exclusive of VAT. Set-up rates available on request.

A minimum bar spend will apply.

We offer a 10% discount to registered charities.

By having your event at the Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden, you are supporting our mission to keep the arts open and accessible to all.

Get in touch

Contact our specialist team for more information and to make a booking