4. Southbank Centre
Located by the river Thames, the centre offers sweeping views of the capital from the Coca-Cola London Eye to St Paul’s Cathedral. The Southbank Centre is a unique metropolitan arts centre, with acres of creative space and an extraordinary history. Includes the Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall and the Hayward Gallery. Some exhibitions require tickets.
Southbank Centre is a world-famous arts centre on the South Bank of the Thames offering a wide range of cultural events. See music, dance, art, performance and spoken word. Take part in free activities and events. Enjoy a wide range of restaurants, cafes, shops and markets.
Every year, more than 1,000 musicians and artists perform to 22 million visitors, making this one of the most popular cultural destinations in the country. We hold different festivals throughout the year.
Created in 1951 for the Festival of Britain, Southbank Centre has grown as a festival site, with art and activities inside and outside. We encourage everyone to become involved in the arts in new and creative ways.