Royal Festival Hall

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Royal Festival Hall , Belvedere Road, Southbank SE1
Work 0844 875 0073

Opening times and price

Opening hours:
10 AM to 11 PM
Visiting hours are subject to change

Getting to Royal Festival Hall

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The Royal Festival Hall is the main concert venue in London’s Southbank Centre.

Classical music recitals are always on the agenda, with regular performances by the Philharmonic and London Philharmonic. You can also find many jazz, ballet and world music pieces.

History of the Royal Festival Hall

The building was opened in 1951 as part of the Festival of Britain complex. The stark exterior has been much derided by architects, but the spacious interior houses a 3,000 seat auditorium.

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If you enjoy this then try: Barbican Hall (walk it in 28 mins or catch a train from Waterloo to Barbican Hall); Cadogan Hall (catch the tube from Waterloo to Cadogan Hall); London Coliseum (you can walk it 10 mins); Royal Albert Hall (catch the tube from Waterloo to Royal Albert Hall) and Royal Opera House (walk it in 12 mins or catch a train from Waterloo to Royal Opera House).

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