Royal Festival Hall

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Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, Southbank SE1
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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 nearest train station to Royal Festival Hall is Waterloo
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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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  •  Guest – “I am travelling by train from hatfield, going to kings cross. What stations to festival hall after that, please.”
  • Admin – “I would get Piccadilly line to leicester square and then change to the Northern line to waterloo (you can’t get the Northern line straight from kings cross because it’s on the wrong branch)‍transport/‍train-journey.php?From=kings-cross-st-pancras&to=waterloo. If you get off at embankment instead then you can have a nice view of it as you cross over the river. Walking distance is about the same.”

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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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