Waterloo Bridge And The Southbank During The Olympics

September 2012

A panorama featuring from left to right: Waterloo Bridge, The National Theatre, The Southbank Centre, Shell Centre, Golden Jubilee Bridge and The London Eye.

Southbank Centre is a complex of artistic venues. It comprises three main buildings (the Royal Festival Hall, the Queen Elizabeth Hall and the Hayward Gallery), and is Europe’s largest centre for the arts. It attracts more than three million visitors annually. Nearly a thousand paid performances of music, dance and literature are staged at Southbank Centre each year, as well as over 300 free foyer events and an education programme, in and around the performing arts venues. In addition, three to six major art exhibitions are presented at Hayward Gallery yearly, and National Touring Exhibitions reach over 100 venues across the UK.

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