The Southbank Centre is a large concrete development from the 1960s on the Thames South Bank between the Waterloo and Hungerford Bridges. Free events are held daily, ranging from free music to festivals, interactive art installations to the popular slow food market. The Centre presents a varied cultural programme of music, dance, drama and exhibitions at its venues - the Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall and The Hayward. The oldest building of the cluster, the Royal Festival Hall hosts almost daily classical music concerts throughout the year. The Queen Elizabeth Hall hosts operas, choirs and orchestras. The Hayward hosts international art exhibitions.
Nearest Transit: Waterloo (Lines: Bakerloo, Northern, Waterloo & City)
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Southbank Centre and Nearby Attractions on Map
Big Ben(0.8 km)
The 13-ton 4-faced iconic bell, named after Benjamin Hall who was commissioner of works when the tower was completed in 1858, has gilded periphals surrounding the dials which are 7 metre in diameter.
British Museum(1.6 km)
The British Museum is, undoubtedly, one of the best museums in the world and a definite highlight of any trip to London.
Trafalgar Square(0.8 km)
Trafalgar Square is the main, central square and the site of London's New Year celebrations.
British Library(2.7 km)
The official book depository of the United Kingdom, the British Library holds a copy of every book ever printed here, and a wide variety of periodicals.
St Paul's Cathedral(1.5 km)
St Paul's Cathedral is one of London's most recognisable buildings standing atop Ludgate Hill, designed by Sir Christopher Wren to replace the Gothic medieval cathedral destroyed in 1666 in the Great Fire of London.
Tate Modern(1.2 km)
Tate Modern is an enormous art gallery converted from the former Bankside Power Station that exhibits contemporary and modern art from around the world dating post 1900, arranged thematically and chronologically.
Westminster Abbey(1.1 km)
Westminster Abbey is the traditional coronation, wedding and burial church of Royalty, with a thousand year old history dating back to 10th century Benedictine monks.
Tate Britain(1.8 km)
The Tate Britain museum is oldest art gallery of the Tate network and houses the Tate collection of British art from 1500 AD through to contemporary art.
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