Getting here

How to get to the Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room and Hayward Gallery.

Our address

Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX

Find your way here

Waterloo (Northern, Bakerloo, Jubilee and Waterloo & City lines) is 200 metres away.

Embankment (District and Circle lines) is 600 metres away.

Routes 1, 26, 59, 68, 76, 139, 168, 172, 176, 188, 243, 341, 521, N1, N68, N171, N343 and X68 stop on Waterloo Bridge (100 metres away).

Routes 76, 77, 211, 381, 507 and N381 stop on York Road (500 metres away).

The nearest stations are Waterloo, Waterloo East, Charing Cross and Blackfriars.

Check before you travel at

Join the Circular Cruise service between Westminster – St Katharine’s, and alight at Festival Pier.

Find timetables and fare details

Take the River Bus RB1 route and alight at London Eye Pier, which depart every 20 minutes on weekdays. River Buses are operated by Thames Clippers and accept Oyster cards.

Visit TfL for more information 

Bicycle parking is located in Southbank Centre Square, off Belvedere Road. There are Cycle Hire stands on Concert Hall Approach, over the road from Southbank Centre Square.

There is a drop-off on the slip road outside Southbank Centre Square. We encourage travel by public transport as parking in the local area is very restricted.

Belvedere Road is currently closed to westbound traffic. To access our site by road, please approach via Chicheley Street and turn eastwards up Belvedere Road.


Belvedere Road is currently closed to westbound traffic. To access our site by road, please approach via Chicheley Street and turn eastwards up Belvedere Road.

There are four Blue Badge parking spaces available for visitors located on the Queen Elizabeth Hall slip road off Belvedere Road (between Royal Festival Hall and Hayward Gallery). Spaces are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, and use of them is free. You are required to display your Blue Badge as you enter the site and vehicles that do not display a Blue Badge are refused entry.

Free parking in the National Theatre car park and APCOA Cornwall Road Car Park is available to Blue Badge holders visiting the Southbank Centre.

Please note: when the National Theatre building is closed (on Sundays, and on days without performances) there is no step-free access from their car park. Please contact the National Theatre directly to check before travelling. Call 020 7452 3961 or email [email protected]

More about parking, facilities & access

Alternatively, connects drivers with parking space owners to pre-book parking near the Southbank Centre. Southbank Centre visitors can redeem the discount code ‘SBCENTRE20’ to obtain a 20% discount on their website. Please contact YourParkingSpace for any issues or enquiries.

Visit yourparkingspace

(Please note, the Southbank Centre does not endorse and is not connected in any way to the website above and is not responsible for the content on their website.) 

Congestion Charge

The Southbank Centre is inside the ULEZ and Congestion Charge zone. You must pay a daily charge if you drive within the Congestion Charge zone from 7am – 6pm on weekdays and from 12 noon – 6pm on Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays. There is no charge between Christmas Day and the New Year's Day bank holiday (inclusive).

Find out more about the Congestion Charge


Coach bays for free drop off and collection only are available by the London Eye (pre-booked spaces only), on the Upper Ground Slip Road off Waterloo Road behind the National Theatre and on the slip road opposite the National Theatre leading up to Waterloo Bridge.

For more long stay or drop off/pick up bays along London’s South Bank check the TfL website.

Information for coach drivers

1st4coaches offers a 20% discount to groups visiting the Southbank Centre if you book using the code SBGE09. Telephone on 0800 193 3400 to book.