Did You Know?
- The Meet Vincent van Gogh Experience is the largest official van Gogh exhibition outside Amsterdam
- The exhibition has travelled the globe, visiting China, Seoul and Spain before its limited stay here in South Bank
- Van Gogh has a local connection to South Bank, he lived in Stockwell, London between 1873 and 1874
- Van Gogh painted around 900 paintings and 1100 sketches in his lifetime, even though he died at the age of just 37
- Many of these paintings come to life in the exhibition as they have been digitally recreated
- You can meet Vincent and listen to him as he speaks directly to you and learn about his hope, his despair, his inspiration and his friendships in a magical and emotional journey through his life. The Experience will speak to all of your senses
van Gogh Experience
Doon Street, South Bank, London SE1 9PU
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Beautifully-styled 180-seat restaurant and bar.
Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre
Creating an inspirational neighbourhood
Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre
The neighbourhood centre contains:
- An 84-place day nursery providing childcare from 3 months to 5 years
- Out of school provision and youth clubs
- Parent and family support programmes including practical workshops
- Evening and weekend activities
- Conference, meeting and training spaces of the highest quality available for business and community hire
- Creche for parents/carers using the centre
- Access to Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital midwifery and other specialist teams
- Access to training and employment opportunities
- Access to business and social enterprise support
- Offices for Coin Street staff
- Helpdesk operating throughout the opening hours of the centre.
A free gallery space and a host of exciting events and talks all year round.
gallery@oxo showcases a varied programme of photography, contemporary design, architecture and issue-based exhibitions.
The No.1 sightseeing tour on the Thames - choose from afternoon tea, sundowner and even Elvis cruises.
Stylish river fleet, running every 20 minutes between key London piers.
Jubilee Gardens is a beautifully landscaped park situated in the heart of South Bank, behind the London Eye.
Secret bar in the BFI Southbank (behind the bookcase!)
For the more explorative of South Bank frequenters, the Drawing Room at BFI Southbank will make for an interesting and altogether more private experience. To enter, look for the secret door behind a bookcase at BFI Southbank. Find it, and you’ve found the way to the Drawing Room – an intimate cocktail bar (which is also available for private parties).
The Drawing Room is also perfect for hosting a stylish, intimate private party or event.
The internationally-renowned venue presents new writing, classics, comedies and musicals.
A four-screen cinema venue showing a huge selection of classic and contemporary films.
IWM London tells the stories of those whose lives have been shaped by war through the depth, breadth and impact of their Galleries, displays and events.
Dim Sum, cocktails and tea with exotic flowers that bloom within the cup. Ping Pong is fresh and stylish. Outdoor seating.
The menu featuring delicious dim sum dishes is extensive and highly trained dim sum chefs and cocktail experts ensure continual taste innovation and faultless preparation.
The restaurant at Southbank Centre has two floors, featuring the floating Lotus Lounge, a buzzing cocktail bar and an outside terrace.
You can now enjoy Ping Pong’s brand new rose bottomless brunch every Saturday from 12pm to 3pm latest seating. This includes 90 minutes of free-flowing beer, wine and bubbles served with a yummy dim sum menu. Sit in the Cheery Blossom Terrace or the upstairs trendy lounge, it’s the perfect spot to spend your Saturday, while enjoying some house and funk music vibes.
OXO Tower Restaurant
Relax in the OXO Restaurant whilst taking in the unparalleled views of St Paul’s .
Olivier Cafe National Theatre
Named after the world-famous actor, this cafe offers both hot and cold food and drinks.
National Theatre Espresso Bar
Ideal for a quick coffee and cake.
Grab a drink at the Long Bar in National Theatre, before a performance or after work.
Central Bar at Royal Festival Hall
Enjoy a drink at one of London's longest bars: the iconic Central Bar at Royal Festival Hall.
Central Bar at
Royal Festival Hall
This bar is not only set within a world leading arts centre (Royal Festival Hall) but it is also one of the longest bars in the capital to boot.
As it can be found in the heart of Southbank Centre, the bar is surrounded by a hub of activity - nab a good seat and you can see free events taking place in the fabulous Clore Ballroom which often showcases free music or events for the little ones.
So grab a drink and snack from the bar's extensive menu and watch the creative world of Southbank Centre pass by.
Riverside Terrace Cafe at Southbank Centre
Al fresco café at Southbank Centre, serving quick bites, snacks, fresh food in an informal setting.
Riverside Terrace Cafe
at Southbank Centre
Offering one of the best riverside views in South Bank, the Riverside Terrace Cafe at the Southbank Centre will offer you lunch on fresh seasonal produce, have you enjoy a relaxed bite before a show or simply indulge in a sweet treat from their pastry counter. The Riverside Terrace Cafe menu also offers a selection of homemade stews and daily seasonal soups to choose from.
Alternatively, take in the Thames views over a coffee and enjoy their free WiFi, as the ever-changing cultural spectacle of visitors promenading along South Bank unfolds before your eyes. Perfect for enjoying a bite before a show at the Royal Festival Hall or visiting with a group of friends and family.