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Royal Festival Hall

Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX, England
+44 20 7921 0600
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Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX, England
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"south bank"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Whether you are going to a formal concert, performance or no, this is a wonderful venue to explore and appreciate. It is on the South Bank very close to Hungerford Bridge. It is the home of the London Philharmonic Orchestra and some wonderful performances of...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good concert by the London Concert Orchestra on 5th May, seats comfortable and not cramped, good view of stage from row B.B. thoroughly enjoyable visit

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to a show at the RFH, had good seats which gave superb view of the whole orchestra. The music was fantastic and we enjoyed it very much We were seated in the balcony. My only complaint was the laser lights coming round shining straight...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been here for a few concerts over the years, and in many ways it still has the grandeur of the original 1951 building, but re-fashioned for our times. I'd recommend a Pimm's and lemonade on the terrace on a sunny day.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the joy of performing onstage at a school choirs competition for Bernardo's. I have also watched a few concerts there! The boxes at the sides offer an amazing view of the stage and in the interval, I would recommend a ginger/honey ice cream!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have visited the Royal Festival Hall on several occasions for a variety of reasons. Including, business meetings (taking advantage of the free Wi-Fi), catching up with friends for a drink, with the family for the wonderful free and paid entertainment on offer, meals at...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I recently watched a classical concert here and to be honest I wasn't impressed with the acoustics. It was a decent sized (but not full scale) orchestra but still it felt like the sound was on the stage & I was in the audience (I...More

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Reviewed 15 April 2018

Whether you're a Londoner, a day tripper or visiting London for you holidays I cannot emphasise what you missing if you do not catch a concert at the Royal Festival Hall. This is a place I have gravitated to on many occasion over the years....More

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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Amazing venue! Spectacular performance by Amy Lee and her band. Also, the local orchestra and conductor were fabulous! Such a treat to watch. This was my first visit, and we had a great view of the stage from the sixth floor. I will definitely be...More

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

Wow great venue, and amazing concert, you have a big bar here, lots of things to explore and great views, well worth a visit, loved it here.

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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
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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.
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Danny L
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