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    Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden

    People enjoying the Queen Elizabeth Roof Garden at the Southbank Centre
    Philautia Weekend Festival of Love credit Southbank Centre / Katherine Leedale

    Welcome to London's very own secret garden

    Nestled on top of the Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Roof Garden is a haven, home to over 200 wild native plants, a luscious lawn, views across London and our Cafe & Bar.

    Since it opened in 2011, this peaceful space has become a much-loved feature of the Southbank Centre, especially on sunny days.

    It's the ideal spot to lose yourself in a great book, or to work remotely surrounded by nature. 

    The Roof Garden Cafe & Bar offers speciality coffee, savoury and sweet snacks, cold beer and a selection of premium wines. It’s the perfect spot to enjoy classic summertime drinks, or discover a new range of unique cocktails inspired by the garden’s herbs and flowers.

    The garden, originally a partnership with the Eden Project, was built and continues to be maintained by a team of incredible volunteers alongside our head gardener, Paul Pulford, founder of Grounded Ecotherapy, a pioneering recovery programme.

    You can find out more about Grounded Ecotherapy and our year-round Arts & Wellbeing programme below.

    Learn more about Grounded Ecotherapy

    Opening times

    The Roof Garden is closed until spring 2024

    On-the-go essentials

    Three folded checked blankets
    Recycled Stripe Large Blanket


    A metal straw and a pink case
    The Last Straw


    A pair of yellow sunglasses
    Izipizi Sunglasses