This riverside titan of arts and entertainment has morphed and expanded in the past few years securing its position as one of the most attractive cultural hotspots in London, helped by its accessible location and proximity to the National Theatre and Tate Modern. The Southbank Centre caters for the widest spectrum of people and interests, peddling visual art, music, literature events and performance in its several venues – the Royal Festival Hall, The Hayward Gallery, Queen Elizabeth Hall (including the Purcell Room) and the Saison Poetry Library. Recently it has become a go-to destination for foodies too. Skylon, a swanky British-themed restaurant within RFH, caters for those with a bit of cash, while a range of spanking new chain restaurants (Wagamama, Strada, Ping Pong) jostle for attention alongside the pie-touting Canteen.
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- 'I thought you were entertaining someone up there in your coils,' Shere Khan the Tiger purrs malevolently (with the unmistakable voice of George Sanders) as Kaa the Snake endeavours to squeeze Mowgli the Man Cub in his horrible clutches. This anim...Read more
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Southbank Centre Winter Festival
The Southbank Centre Winter Festival returns and along with its array of festive shows and performances they will also be celebrating the coldest season with a fistful of fun pop-ups and activities. NoFit State will be bringing contemporary circus to...Festivals Wednesday January 25 2017 Free
Vladimir Jurowski conducts London Philharmonic Orchestra
Vladimir Jurowski conducts Giya Kancheli's Mourned By The Wind - Liturgy For Viola & Orchestra, Martinu's Memorial To Lidice and Vaughan Williams's Symphony No 9 In E Minor, with Isabelle van Keulen, viola.Classical and opera Wednesday January 25 2017
Nordic Puppet Ambassadors - One Suitcase Only
This micro-performance by Nordic Puppet Ambassadors is inspired by the story of Anne Frank. Outi Sippola directs a 15-minute glimpse into a tiny room where a girl is forced to leave behind everything she knows - a peepshow about what happens when a safe...Mime Friday January 27 2017 - Sunday January 29 2017
Mozart Festival Orchestra: Mozart Masterpieces
Steven Devine conducts a fully costumed performance of some of the composer's finest works. With harpist Catrin Finch and flautist Juliette Bausor, plus sopranos Mary Bevan and Kim Sheehan and baritone Alexander Robin Baker.Classical and opera Friday January 27 2017
St Petersburg Philharmonic, Yuri Temirkanov
Yuri Temirkanov conducts Khachaturian's Adagio Of Spartacus And Phrygia From Spartacus, Suite No 2 and Dance Of The Gaditanian Maidens And Victory Of Spartacus From Spartacus, Suite No 1, Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No 3 and Shostakovich's Symphony No...Classical and opera Sunday January 29 2017
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Totally love this area and center and night time is definitely the right time to visit and explore the lights and riverbank area and all the cool activities, bars and events. Here's one of my impression of the area http://travelphotodiscovery.com/discovering-london-at-night-time/
London. My favourite town. I've recently rediscovered the joys of the city, after many years of being blinded by out of town shopping centres. Most weekends, I will journey up by train or tube to meet with my daughter. We shop, chat, eat and walk the length and breadth of Oxford and Regent Street; always ending our day in Carnaby Street or Leicester Square. Many a Sunday, we sit and watch the world go by at the Southbank, stopping to have a bite to eat in one of the many popular eateries. But best of all, is our midweek trips to Theatreland. I've dragged my teenage son to the Donmar, to watch the incredible Corianlanus, the same week I treated my daughter to The Light Princess at the National and then as a family night out we went to see the mesmerizing 'Warhorse'. Next, on the cards, is another Mother and Son day to see 'Blaze' at Peacock Theatre, a Mother and Daughter day to 'Sing-a-long-a Moulin Rouge' and family trip to the wonderful 'Wicked' (we've seen it before!). London has so much to offer and so much to do (even with moaning teenage children).I love it! especially the free events in the summer at The Scope, Southbank and Trafalgar Square.
Try to visit Skylon when you are at the Southbank, the service is good and you can enjoy a drink in a spotlessly clean glass. It's nice to see a variety of musical entertainment coming to the Southbank; chart music does not reflect the wider spectrum of talent.
The Southbank Centre is fabulous arts hub in London. It stages a wide variety of theatre and musical performances to cater to all tastes. There are always interesting festivals hosted at Southbank. It is the perfect place to windle away a saturday afternoon.
I have not found it possible,on the new website, to get a good listing of classical music. It was very well organized in the magazine, and sketchier in the current website, This is not usable.