Getting here & around
How to get to Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Hayward Gallery.
London SE1 8XX
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Waterloo (Northern, Bakerloo, Jubilee and Waterloo & City lines) (200 metres)
Embankment (District & Circle lines) (600 metres)
Route RV1 stops on Belvedere Road (less than a minute’s walk away)
Routes 1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 243, 521, N1, N68, N171 and N343 stop on Waterloo Bridge (a two-minute walk away)
Routes 76, 77, 211, 341, 381, 507, N381, N76 and RV1 stop on York Road (a five-minute walk away)
The nearest stations are:
- Waterloo East
- Charing Cross
Check times and book tickets [link takes user to SouthEastern trains booking interface at the bottom of the page, which there is a contract to have on the site]
Join the Westminster – St Katharine’s circular service and alight at Festival Pier.
Timetables and fare details
From east London, take the River Bus RB1 route and alight at London Eye Waterloo. There are departures every 20 minutes on weekdays. River Buses are operated by Thames Clippers and accept Oyster cards. See 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. Alternative parking is available nearby at the National Theatre car park and Cornwall Road multi-storey car park and is subject to charges. Free parking in the National Theatre car park is available to Blue Badge holders visiting Southbank Centre. See our facilities and access page for more information
The Hayward car park is now closed to all cars.
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 under Coach Parking
1st4coaches offers a 20% discount to groups visiting Southbank Centre if you book using the code SBGE09.
Tel: 0800 193 3400 to book