Most cultural pursuits are more than adequately represented by the Southbank Centre. The 21-acre site includes the Royal Festival Hall, the Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Purcell Room, Voicelab, The Saison Poetry Library and The Hayward Gallery. Within the Centre you can enjoy art, theatre, spoken word, music, dance and almost every other kind of creative offering. All this is to be enjoyed with accompanying riverside views on the Thames’ south bank (try the Skylon restaurant in the Royal Festival Hall for a great vantage point over the river.)
The Southbank Centre is a whole world of internationally acclaimed arts venues, all housed in architecture that still speaks of the time it was first built. The Royal Festival Hall, which stands right at the heart of Southbank Centre was opened in 1951 as part of the Festival of Britain, and remains to this day one of the world’s leading performance venues.