Getting here & around

How to get to Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room and Hayward Gallery.

our address

Southbank Centre
Belvedere Road
London SE1 8XX

By tube

Waterloo (Northern, Bakerloo, Jubilee and Waterloo & City lines) is a five minute walk

Embankment (District & Circle lines) is a seven minute walk

By bus

Routes 1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 243, 521, N1, N68, N171 and N343 stop on Waterloo Bridge (two minute walk)

Routes 76, 77, 211, 341, 381, 507, N381 and N76 stop on York Road (five minute walk)

by train

The nearest stations are Waterloo, Waterloo East, Charing Cross and Blackfriars

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by river

Join the Circular Cruise service between Westminster – St Katharine’s and alight at Festival Pier.

find timetables and fare details

Or, take the River Bus RB1 route and alight at London Eye Pier, which depart every 20 minutes on weekdays. River Buses are operated by Thames Clippers and accept Oyster cards.

visit TfL for more information

by bike

Bicycle parking is located in Southbank Centre Square, off Belvedere Road. There are Cycle Hire stands on Concert Hall Approach, over the road from Southbank Centre Square.

by road

There is a drop-off on the slip road outside Southbank Centre Square. We encourage travel by public transport as parking in the local area is very restricted.



There are four Blue Badge parking spaces available for visitors located on the Queen Elizabeth Hall slip road off Belvedere Road (between Royal Festival Hall and Hayward Gallery). Spaces are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, and use of them is free. You are required to display your Blue Badge as you enter the site and vehicles that do not display a Blue Badge are refused entry.

Free parking in the National Theatre car park and APCOA Cornwall Road Car Park is available to Blue Badge holders visiting Southbank Centre. Please note: on Sunday when the National Theatre building is closed there is no step-free access from the car park.

find out more about parking, facilities and access

Alternatively, connects drivers with parking space owners to pre-book parking near Southbank Centre. Southbank Centre visitors can redeem the discount code ‘SOUTHBANKCENTRE20’ to obtain a 20% discount on their website. Please contact YourParkingSpace for any issues or enquiries.


(Please note, Southbank Centre does not endorse and is not connected in any way to the website above and is not responsible for the content on their website.) 

Congestion Charge

Southbank Centre is inside the congestion charge zone and the ULEZ. The daily charge applies between 7am – 6pm, Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays.

find out more about the congestion charge


Coach bays for free drop off and collection only are available by the London Eye (pre-booked spaces only), on the Upper Ground Slip Road off Waterloo Road behind the National Theatre and on the slip road opposite the National Theatre leading up to Waterloo Bridge.

For more long stay or drop off/pick up bays along London’s South Bank check the TfL website.

get information for coach drivers

1st4coaches offers a 20% discount to groups visiting Southbank Centre if you book using the code SBGE09. Telephone on 0800 193 3400 to book