About Southbank Centre
Situated on the south bank of the River Thames next to the popular London Eye, Southbank Centre’s 21 acres is at the heart of an arts quarter stretching from Westminster Bridge to Shakespeare’s Globe. Southbank Centre consists of Royal Festival Hall (reopened in 2007 after a two-year transformation), the Hayward Gallery, Queen Elizabeth Hall (containing the Purcell Room), and The Saison Poetry Library.
Our wide-ranging artistic programme – classical and world music, rock and pop, jazz, dance and performance, literature and the visual arts – attracts the most diverse audience of any UK venue.
3 things to try when you’re there
Head to Level 5 Promenade for a drink overlooking the river. Visit their free exhibitions in Spirit Level or Hayward Gallery project space. Go for a stroll along the river to see their summer pop-ups or winter market.
You might not know but..
The auditorium also houses an organ which comprises of 7688 pipes.