Behind the Scenes Tour

Part of Southbank Centre Tours

What does Royal Festival Hall have in common with an eggbox? Who granted the venue's royal patronage? When was Eurovision hosted here?

Southbank Centre dates back to the Festival of Britain in 1951. One of the most popular cultural destinations in the country, we host thousands of performances and millions of visitors every year.

Our tours offer a unique insight into the history of the site and the people who have shaped it. Join us to follow in the footsteps of world-famous orchestras and artists.

Hear behind-the-scenes stories from our trained tour guides and gain exclusive access to areas usually reserved for performers and Southbank Centre staff.

Tours last approximately one hour and begin at Royal Festival Hall Ticket Office. Each tour is unique and the route taken varies depending on the day’s activities and events.


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Age recommendation
For ages 8+

Please inform us when of any access requirements you have when you make your booking.

£8.50 per person / £7.50 per person for groups of 4 or more

before & after

Beany Green cafe open and serving customers during spring/summer
Perfect for your morning coffee or afternoon beers, located just under the Hungerford Bridge
EAT Cafe at the Southbank
EAT. creates, makes and serves fresh food to go including soups, hot pots, salads and sandwiches