Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden

Atop the Brutalist masterpiece that is Queen Elizabeth Hall you can find our award-winning roof garden. A true oasis at the heart of Southbank Centre with beautiful riverside views, a cafe bar, allotments, fruit trees and wild flowers, the roof garden is one of the best kept secrets in London and open to everyone. 


Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden

It is open in the spring and summer months and free to visit.
Open daily:10am – 10pm

The garden was first built in 2011 as part of Southbank Centre’s celebrations of the Festival of Britain's 60th anniversary.

This beautiful peaceful space, with incredible views across London, has since become a much-loved part of Southbank Centre. The garden, originally a partnership with the Eden Project, was built and continues to be maintained by Grounded EcoTherapy – a group of volunteers who have experienced homelessness, mental health and addiction problems. For these individuals the Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden has helped turn their lives around, giving them a new focus, building their confidence and improving their wellbeing.

View of the Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden at the Southbank Centre

Support the Roof Garden

Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden was built and is maintained by volunteers including leaders from Grounded Ecotherapy, a recovery group for adults who have experience homelessness and mental health issues.

Your support helps us keep the garden open and thriving for everyone to enjoy.