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Southbank Centre, London

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Southbank Centre is a complex of artistic venues in London, England, on the South Bank of the River Thames (between Hungerford Bridge and Waterloo Bridge).

It comprises three main performance venues (the Royal Festival Hall including the Saison Poetry Library, the Queen Elizabeth Hall and the Purcell Room), together with the Hayward Gallery, and is Europe’s largest centre for the arts. It attracted 4,451,934 visitors during 2018. Over two thousand paid performances of music, dance and literature are staged at Southbank Centre each year, as well as over two thousand free events and an education programme, in and around the performing arts venues. In addition, three to six major art exhibitions are presented at Hayward Gallery yearly, and National Touring Exhibitions reach over 100 venues across the UK.
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  • The Southbank Centre is a fantastic space with great events for all ages... the staff are tremedous , and the southbank is stunning in the evenings.  more »
  • Great location with lot's going on. Numerous buildings. Go early if your going for a show so you find the correct place. Nearest station is Waterloo which is a five minute walk. Lot's of eateries....  more »

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