Outdoor spaces


From fountains to beaches and roof gardens, Southbank Centre has lots of unique outdoor spaces for you to enjoy.

Throughout the summer, you can discover a range of pop-up bars, our urban beach overlooking the Thames, Jeppe Hein’s popular water sculpture fountain Appearing Rooms, and the beautiful Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden, which is free to access.

When the nights start drawing in, Southbank Centre is transformed into a twinkling winter wonderland, with beautiful lights and installations.

Whatever time of year you visit, look out for our permanent and temporary installations and sculptures, our weekly food markets in Southbank Centre Square, terrific views over the Thames and loads of spaces where you can hang out with family and friends and enjoy the hustle and bustle of this great city.

spring & summer fun

all year round

eating & shopping