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Royal Festival Hall

#405 of 1 913 things to do in London
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Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX, England
+44 20 7921 0600
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1 - 10 of 597 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

A huge room full of chatter, no other atmospheric background music? slight view of the river Thames, through the trees. We used the Evening Standard offer £20 deal two courses and a glass of wine [we thought]. The wine waiter brought the opened Sicillian wine...More

Thank howardandhilary2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a reasonable period on the 4th. September for the Graduation Ceremony of UCL. Made use of most facilities, which were all to standard by far. The theatre is marvelous.

Thank Seby3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Southbank/Royal Festival Hall always such a fun place to be. Today we enjoyed excellent music with both young and old joining in and merrily dancing away. Then saw African cultural singers and dancers with an amazing contortionist and a bowl spinner in their group. They...More

Thank 620jennifer
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

This delightful and artistic hotspot on the banks of the Thames is a Must see.Some of the world's most talented musicians,artists and culture-gurus have performed here.The vibe is buzzing and if you're lucky you'll catch the food market set infront of it.During Christmas it sets...More

Thank Samyami
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

It is a memorable place for me as I feel so honoured to attend my graduation award ceremony at this historical (Grade 1 listed) building. Hall interior is so grand with 2500 seats It is a very nice building and easy to go, just few...More

Thank artwithoutboundaries
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

Beautiful British heritage. Five minutes walk from the train station and a minute walk to London Eye. Lovely view and good food everywhere..

Thank Clinton H
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

What a beautiful place! We were on floor 6 for the ceremony. Good seats nice stage and big screen. Floor five for bar and photos. Lovely balcony with great views over the city. Brilliant celebration. Staff were friendly and helpful.

Thank Louise C
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

Will not to see Burt Bacharach concert. Venue very nice. Comfortable seating. Skylon bar London prices. Buzzing atmosphere around South Bank

Thank dennyst16
Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

This place normally hosts a more refund affair but as part of the Meltdown festival hosted the Deftones. Awesome gig, amazing if mad looking places. Not entirely sure how I worked out were my seat was but I did and the sound was incredible. If...More

1  Thank Emma L
Reviewed 19 June 2018

First time here, to see the London Symphony Orchestra performing John Williams film scores. Superb viewing and wonderful acoustics.

Thank Alan S
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reasons that Southbank is such a collectively
cherished part of town. With plenty of family friendly
activities and venues lined up along a pedestrianized
river bank between Westminster Bridge and Waterloo
Bridge, visitors can always expect a casual and
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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.