The Royal Festival Hall can be found in the South Bank Centre complex which is also home to The Clore Ballroom, Saison Poetry Library, auditorium and Southbank Centre Shop amongst several food and drink outlets. The South Bank Centre has been home to some of the most prestigious performances since its opening in 1951 and is still showcasing a high level of talent to this day.
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The Royal Festival Hall and the South Bank Centre are situated on the south bank of the Thames, not far from the BMI IMAX cinema and the Jubilee Gardens where the London Eye is.
The closest underground station is at London Waterloo, where you can catch the Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern and Waterloo & City lines. This is also where you can catch mainline trains into and out of London. From the hotel, if you want to take public transport, there are a few buses that run along Fleet Street and over Waterloo Bridge and you’ll want to alight at the end of Waterloo Bridge, when you get near the IMAX.
The bus numbers to note are the number 4, 172 and 76. Walking to the South Bank Centre is also an option and as it only takes twenty minutes, it doesn’t take much longer than catching the bus. To walk, you’ll need to head south down to and across Blackfriars Bridge, then follow Upper Ground road until you reach the South Bank Centre.