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Royal Festival Hall

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Don't waste your money. I have never seen such boring and stupid show. Some clown's pantomimes seam come from Sovet Union, they are as old as my grandmother. Not funny at all. Good advertising but nothing more.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Tatyana S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Saturday evening was the time the place was this amazing venue with so much to so see. A completely varied mix of ages, relaxed and happy atmosphere. We relaxed and had some drinks prior to moving on to have dinner elsewhere. Recommend for any occasion...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Joe A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Quite apart from all the wonderful concerts that take place in the concert hall here, I just want to say that I think this is the most fabulous public space. You can sit and relax, meet friends, get a drink or something to eat, pop...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SJay1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Saw Melody Gardot in closing of London Jazz Festival. Sat in row P Stalls. Good view, acoustics and really comfortable seats.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MikeMason
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love going to concerts here. The acoustics are wonderful and the theatre is comfortable and spacious. The seats have ample legroom between them and the auditorium is warm in winter without being too hot. Lots of space to circulate outside of the auditorium.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Berdy2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although we have lived in London for many years this was our first visit to the Festival Hall since Tripadvisor started. We ate at the excellent Skylon restaurant and were ready in time for our concert of modern music played the the RPO The concert...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SergeLourie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Sun 18th Nov had a number of events under the London Jazz Festival banner, many for free, such as the Jazz Mingus concerts - see my pic - and there are many more over the next week on the website. Not only are these...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank gary w
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful show, not performed by a look a like but by a person who appreciated Frank Sinatra's music, Matthew Ford. From time to time dueting with Victoria Hamilton-Barrit. Bringing a number of tunes to life, especially My Way, were Christopher Burrell and Emma Burrell....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 9 November 2018

Attended Concert of Remembrance. Sat in D14 stalls. Good value. Didn't have overview of orchestra but I could see at least half of them. Spacious hall, good location, walked across from Embankment. Staff friendly and helpful.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LoisMM
Reviewed 30 October 2018

Good venue by the riverside. Lots of acts performing here - we just popped in for a wander round to look at the coming programme. Staff helpful when we asked a question.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Phyllis C
28 December 2015|
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Response from triotravel3 | Reviewed this property |
Saw this last year. Loved it. All timings reported in other replies are accurate. Interval about half hour after start, and total showtime about 1.5 hours. Note that last year people were not allowed to take drinks into the... More
Renuka W
12 October 2015|
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Response from triotravel3 | Reviewed this property |
Southbank Centre is a fundamentally a concert hall with other cultural events throughout the year. It is not a leisure centre, there are no gym facilities, or swimming pool.
Danny L
26 September 2015|
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Response from Peter r | Reviewed this property |
Very sorry I cannot help on this point.