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    Getting here & around

    How to get to 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.

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    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.


    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: on Sunday when the National Theatre building is closed, there is no step-free access from the car park.

    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 ‘SOUTHBANKCENTRE20’ 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 congestion charge zone and the ULEZ. The daily charge applies between 7am – 10pm, every day, except Christmas Day (25 December).

    Find out more about 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.

    Get information from coach river

    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.