Royal Festival Hall
The Royal Festival Hall is a world-famous concert hall and arts venue. Its foyers are open all day, every day, which makes its cafes and bars a popular meeting place.
The concert hall is the permanent legacy of the post-war Festival of Britain held on the South Bank in 1951
The Festival Hall reopened in the summer of 2007 after an extensive refurbishment and work to improve the difficult acoustics of the main concert hall.
News & features about Royal Festival Hall
- Birthday honours for Tate's Nick Serota and NT's Nick Starr (15 Jun 2013)
- Heatherwick's Garden Bridge could link South Bank to Embankment (13 Jun 2013)
- Community choirs to perform Tippett's A Child of Our Time (14 May 2013)
- Southbank Centre launches summer-long Festival of Neighbourhood (8 May 2013)
- Festival Wing: plans revealed for transformation of Queen Elizabeth Hall and Hayward Gallery (6 Mar 2013)
- Feliks Topolski's South Bank memoir to become cafe-bar (5 Mar 2013)
- Police eject pensioner protesters from Royal Festival Hall (13 Feb 2013)
- ASBO bans notorious illegal trader from South Bank and Westminster Bridge (7 Feb 2013)
- Balancing conservation and commercialism on the South Bank (20 Jan 2013)
- Pedal powered Christmas lights on the South Bank (21 Dec 2012)
- Architects chosen for Queen Elizabeth Hall and Hayward revamp (4 Oct 2012)
- Ex-Dragon Richard Farleigh installed as LSBU chancellor (3 Aug 2012)
- Arts Council awards £20 million to South Bank arts institutions (31 Jul 2012)
- Giant red ball appears on Golden Jubilee Bridge (27 Jun 2012)
- Borough Market and Real Food Market to open daily during Olympics (11 Jun 2012)
- Jubilee Gardens reopens just in time for crucial weekend (2 Jun 2012)
- Southbank Centre and National Theatre open riverside box office (17 May 2012)
- Southbank Centre plans £43 million makeover of Queen Elizabeth Hall and Hayward Gallery (29 Mar 2012)
- South Bank Skylon could make a comeback - in Hereford (24 Feb 2012)
- Southbank Centre launches Valentine's gifts incorporating honey from RFH hives (3 Feb 2012)
- Christmas market now open on the South Bank (20 Nov 2011)
- Queen Elizabeth Hall and Hayward Gallery on international list of 'endangered' buildings (6 Oct 2011)
- Temporary gardens created in South Bank street (16 Sep 2011)
- Festival of Britain's floral bicycle parade recreated on the South Bank (28 Aug 2011)
- Globe Mysteries at Shakespeare's Globe (11 Aug 2011)
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Restaurants, pubs & bars close to Royal Festival Hall
- Canteen (36 yards)
- Riverside Terrace Cafe (42 yards)
- Feng Sushi (44 yards)
- Le Pain Quotidien (44 yards)
- Caffe Vergnano (44 yards)
- Skylon (50 yards)
- Las Iguanas (58 yards)
- Ping Pong (58 yards)
- Strada (64 yards)
- Wagamama (68 yards)
- Giraffe (72 yards)
- Yo! Sushi (72 yards)
- Eat (76 yards)
- The Archduke (98 yards)
- Concrete (124 yards)
- Pizza Express (140 yards)