PIN The Royal Festival hall

Plenty going on at the RFH

The beating heart of the Southbank Centre complex is Royal Festival Hall. The architecture is relatively modern and was opened in 1951 as part of the Festival of Britain. The Grade I listed Hall is one of the world’s leading performance venues and has a global reputation. The building comprises the auditorium, The Clore Ballroom, the Saison Poetry Library, (including Blue, White and Yellow Rooms) Southbank Centre Shop, Riverside Terrace Cafe, Central Bar and Skylon restaurant.

There is always something happening at the Royal Festival Hall from theatrical productions to afternoon tea dances. It is always worth ‘popping-in’ so that weary traveller can recharge their cultural batteries whilst navigating the Southbank.


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Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Rd, London, SE1 8YR (View on Google Maps)

Recent Reviews

"On the balcony"

Great place for a view over the River & an evening drink

Reviewed by Peter 5 years ago