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The Southbank Centre is a large concrete development from the 1960s on the Thames South Bank between the Waterloo and Hungerford Bridges.
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.
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The BFI Southbank, formerly known as the National Film Theatre, has four screens showing classic, foreign language and arthouse cinema
The Topolski Century was painted by Polish artist Feliks Topolski between 1975 and 1989 to chronicle the key events and the iconic figures of the 20th century such as Churchill, Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Picasso and Coco Chanel among 700 people
The Hayward Gallery is the largest public art space in the UK, and the exhibitions showcase masters and young British and international artists, usually accompanied by outdoor installations that bring the area to life
The Royal National Theatre has three large auditoriums - the Olivier, the Lyttelton and the Cottesloe
The Odeon BFI IMAX is one of the largest cinema screens in the UK at 26 metre wide and 20 metre high
The London Eye is relatively new to the neighbourhood, but has become an integral part of the London skyline and is a major tourist attraction on the Thames banks
The Leake Street, also known as the 'Banksy tunnel', has a 300 m-street wall under the platform and tracks of Waterloo Station, completely covered in graffiti - initially created during the 'Cans Festival' organised by Banksy in 2008
The Sea Life London Aquarium is one of the largest aquariums in Europe, home to a collection of 350 species of fish, from sharks to stingrays
The County Hall was the former seat of the regional London County Council and later the Greater London Council