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Southbank Centre

Southbank Centre

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The Southbank Centre is a world-famous arts centre on the South Bank of the Thames. Created in 1951 for the Festival of Britain, Southbank Centre draws on its heritage as a festival site, with art and activities inside and outside. 
Southbank Centre occupies a 21- acre site in the midst of London’s vibrant cultural quarter on the south bank of the River Thames. Southbank Centre includes Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room, the Hayward Gallery and the Poetry Library. 

Our hop-on, hop-off River Thames sightseeing cruise departs from nearby Festival Pier to St Katharine's Pier (Tower of London).

View our Thames cruise timetable and latest ticket offers and tourist attraction packages.