The Southbank, London

The Southbank refers to the south bank of the River Thames, and is in the centre of London. It is a famous arts centre with many venues and restaurants.

It contains the Royal Festival Hall, the home of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. There is a smaller concert hall, The Queen Elizabeth Hall, and a recital hall, The Purcell Room. These are all excellent venues featuring world-class performers on a regular basis. Also in the Southbank are The Hayward Gallery,  The British Film Institute,  The BFI IMAX Cinema and The National Theatre.

Restaurants include Wagamama, Feng Sushi, Ping Pong (Chinese), Skylon, Strada, Giraffe, Benugo, Yo! Sushi, Riverfront Bar And Kitchen, Bar And Grill At Le Pont De La Tour, and Espresso Bar – so there is a lot of choice!

It is near Waterloo Underground and British Rail stations (from where you can catch a train to Europe), and it’s a short and nice walk across the Thames on the Hungerford Bridge to Embankment and Charing Cross stations.


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