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    Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden

    Opening times

    Wed – Sun, from 12 noon

    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.

    In the ten years since it opened, 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 Cafe & Bar offers expertly made coffee, homemade pastries, cocktails inspired by the garden and speciality gins from across these shores, from the sandy beaches of the Isles of Scilly up to the medieval city of Stirling in Scotland. 

    The garden, originally a partnership with the Eden Project, was built and continues to be maintained by volunteers from Grounded Ecotherapy, a group which offers people dealing with issues like homelessness and addiction help through horticulture.

    We may have to close the Roof Garden in bad weather and for private events.

    Opening times

    Roof Garden: 
    Wed – Sun, from 12 noon

    Cafe & Bar:
    Wed – Fri, 4pm – 8pm
    Sat & Sun, 12 noon – 8pm


    Roof Garden, Queen Elizabeth Hall


    On-the-go essentials

    All Wool Recycled Rug by Tweedmill
    Recycled Wool Blanket


    Southbank Centre Coffee Cup


    Sip Glass Straws
    Sip Glass Straws