Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden

Roof Garden with Royal Festival Hall, river and London Eye in the background

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 Bar & Kitchen.

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 Bar & Kitchen 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

Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden opening times: 

Wednesday – Sunday, 12pm – dusk

Roof Garden bar & kitchen opening times: 

Wednesday – Friday, 4pm – dusk 

Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays, 12pm – dusk 

The Roof Garden may be closed in bad weather and for private events.

On-the-go essentials

A mint green rectangular lunch box
Porter Lunch Box


A pair of ceramic beige sunglasses with brown lenses
Izipizi Sunglasses


A knife, fork and spoon in a pale mint cutlery case
Porter Utensil Set