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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Southbank Centre Wintertime Market
You’ll find plenty more than baubles and gingerbread to tempt you in the wooden chalets that will make up the Southbank Centre Wintertime Market this year. Stock up on festive food and tipples, unique gifts, stocking fillers and treats.The market is just...Markets and fairs Until Thursday December 27 2018 Free
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Southbank Centre Winter Festival
The Southbank Centre Winter Festival returns in 2018 with its programme of festive shows and performances, family fun and music. The riverside venue will also be celebrating the coldest season with a fistful of fun pop-ups and activities. The annual Winter...Festivals Until Sunday January 6 2019 Free
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‘Becoming’: An Evening with Michelle Obama
Londoners can already see the (former) First Lady painted in a 30-foot mural in Brixton, but now here's a chance to meet her in the flesh. Michelle Obama is coming to the Southbank Centre to discuss her new memoir ‘Becoming’. She'll be chatting to patriarchy-smashing...Literary events Monday December 3 2018
That Night Follows Day
A cast of kids perform this experimental theatre show for grown-ups, masterminded by artist Tim Etchells. 'That Night Follows Day' uses a cast of eight-to-14 year olds to explore the lies that adults tell children. It's being staged at Southbank Centre...Experimental Tuesday December 11 2018 - Saturday December 15 2018
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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.
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