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The National Theatre is one of the collection of arts buildings that make up the South Bank Centre. The London Television Centre tower can be glimpsed at left.
The National Theatre is one of the collection of arts buildings that make up the South Bank Centre. The London Television Centre tower can be glimpsed at left.
A later example of Brutalist architecture, the appearance of the National Theatre remains controversial, and it was once likened to a "nuclear power station" by Prince Charles.
A later example of Brutalist architecture, the appearance of the National Theatre remains controversial, and it was once likened to a "nuclear power station" by Prince Charles.
This article is about the area of London called "South Bank". For other similarly named areas see Southbank

The South Bank is the area in London on the southern bank of the River Thames near Waterloo station that houses a number of important cultural buildings/institutions. It was the site of the 1951 Festival of Britain, for which the Royal Festival Hall, now part of the South Bank Centre arts complex, was built. The area is split between the boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark. Download high resolution version (800x638, 198 KB)The National Theatre, London, seen from Waterloo bridge. ... Download high resolution version (800x638, 198 KB)The National Theatre, London, seen from Waterloo bridge. ... The Royal National Theatre from Waterloo Bridge The Royal National Theatre of Great Britain is a building and theatre company on Londons South Bank, located immediately east of the southern end of Waterloo Bridge. ... The South Bank Centre showing elevated terraces and walkways. ... The South Bank Centre showing elevated terraces and walkways. ... Brutalism is an architectural style that spawned from the Modernist architectural movement and which flourished from the 1950s to the 1970s. ... The Royal National Theatre from Waterloo Bridge The Royal National Theatre of Great Britain is a building and theatre company on Londons South Bank, located immediately east of the southern end of Waterloo Bridge. ... There is also a Southbank (of the Brisbane River) in Brisbane, Queensland, and a South Bank (of the River Thames) in London, United Kingdom. ... London is the capital city of the United Kingdom and of England. ... The Thames (pronounced /temz/) is a river flowing through southern England and connecting London with the sea. ... The main entrance of Waterloo Station. ... 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... The Festival of Britain was a national exhibition which opened in May 1951 in London. ... The Royal Festival Hall is a concert, dance and talks venue within the South Bank Centre in London. ... The South Bank Centre is a complex of arts buildings located on the south bank of the River Thames beside the Hungerford Bridge. ... The London Borough of Lambeth is a London borough in inner southwest London. ... The London Borough of Southwark is a London borough, located on the south side of the River Thames. ...


Since then, the Queen Elizabeth Hall and Purcell Room were opened in 1967, the Hayward Gallery in 1968, and the National Theatre in 1976. Nearby are the National Film Theatre (NFT), and the British Film Institute which also has opened an IMAX cinema. The Queen Elizabeth Hall (QEH) is a music venue on the South Bank in London, which hosts daily classical, jazz, and avant-garde music and dance performances. ... The Purcell Room is a concert and performance venue which forms part of the South Bank Centre, one of central Londons leading cultural complexes. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Hayward Gallery, London The Hayward Gallery is an art gallery within the South Bank Centre, situated on the South Bank of the River Thames, in central London, England. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... The Royal National Theatre from Waterloo Bridge The Royal National Theatre of Great Britain is a building and theatre company on Londons South Bank, located immediately east of the southern end of Waterloo Bridge. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... The used book sale in front of the National Film Theatre The National Film Theatre is located on the South Bank of the river Thames in London. ... The British Film Institute (BFI) is a charitable organisation established by Royal Charter to encourage the development of the arts of film, television and the moving image throughout the United Kingdom, to promote their use as a record of contemporary life and manners, to promote education about film, television and... An IMAX dome in Guayaquil, Ecuador IMAX (for Image Maximum) is a film projection system that has the capacity to display images of far greater size and resolution than conventional film display systems. ...


Adjacent to the NT is the distinctive white tower of the London Weekend Television (LWT) building, where (among other things) the long-running television Arts programme The South Bank Show is produced. Carlton Television and GMTV have also broadcast from the building since 1993, and it is now called the London Television Centre. Now known as ITV London (Weekends) London Weekend Television logo, 1978-1996 London Weekend Television logo, 1996-2004 London Weekend Television Limited (LWT) is the ITV contractor for London, Friday 5:15pm to Monday, 5:59am. ... The South Bank Show is a British television arts magazine show, presented by Melvyn Bragg and seen in over 60 countries — including Australia, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Sweden and the USA. Its stated aim is to bring both high art and popular culture to a mass audience. ... Carlton logo in cinemas Carlton Television Limited is the United Kingdom Channel 3 (ITV) licencee for London, Monday 9:25am, to Friday, 5:15pm. ... Good Morning Television (GMTV) is the national breakfast franchise of the British ITV network. ... i dont like this page. ...


Much of the area was subject to various large scale commercial development plans in the 1970's-80's, which were successfully opposed by community groups. The renovation of the Oxo Tower and development of mixed housing developments and open space by community groups have encouraged the regeneration of the community in the area. OXO Tower, London The OXO Tower is a building with a prominent tower on the south bank of the river Thames in London, in the London Borough of Southwark. ...

The British Airways London Eye on the South Bank
The British Airways London Eye on the South Bank

To the west of the RFH, beyond the railway viaduct leading up to Hungerford Bridge, is a public open space called Jubilee Gardens, separating it from nearby County Hall. By County Hall is the large observation wheel built to celebrate the 2000 Millennium, the London Eye. The British Airways London Eye on the South Bank. ... The British Airways London Eye on the South Bank. ... British Airways is the largest airline of the United Kingdom. ... The British Airways London Eye, sometimes called the Millennium Wheel, is the first-built and largest observation wheel in the world (a type of or evolution on the Ferris wheel), and has been since its opening at the end of 1999. ... Torontos Bloor Street Viaduct bridges the Don valley; road traffic uses the upper deck, rail traffic uses the lower deck. ... Hungerford Bridge is a bridge (or triplet of bridges) over the River Thames in London, between Waterloo Bridge and Westminster Bridge. ... Jubilee Gardens was created in 1977 to mark the Silver Jubilee of Elizabeth II and sits at the heart of London’s cultural centre, South Bank. ... County Hall County Hall is a building in Lambeth, London, that was the headquarters of London County Council and later the Greater London Council (GLC). ... An observation wheel is a large slowly-rotating vertically-oriented structure carrying enclosed passenger cars or pods along its circumference. ... The British Airways London Eye, sometimes called the Millennium Wheel, is the first-built and largest observation wheel in the world (a type of or evolution on the Ferris wheel), and has been since its opening at the end of 1999. ...


Further to the east is the Tate Modern art gallery. Past that on Bankside is the reproduction of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre and, near London Bridge, Borough Market. Tate Modern from the Millennium Bridge Tate Modern from St Pauls Cathedral. ... Bankside is an area in Southwark, London, on the southern bank of the River Thames. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... This article is about the Globe Theatre of Shakespeare, both the original and its modern reconstruction. ... Borough Market circa 1860 Borough Market is a wholesale and retail food market in The Borough in Southwark, South London. ...


Coordinates and maps: 51° 30′ 15″ N, 00° 07′ 00″ W


External Links

Opensouthbank.org (Community and regeneration organisations)


Southbanklondon.com (Attractions, shopping and vistor information)


Explore-London.com (Photographs)


London Eye website (Visitor information)


Coin Street Community Builders (Regeneration group)


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Education | Stand-off on the South Bank (1434 words)
In public at least, London's South Bank Centre is putting a brave face on its humiliating inability, six months after it held a high-profile international competition to find an architect to design its new concert hall, to decide which of the two firms it named as joint winners will get the commission.
The South Bank is, however, too important a piece of cultural infrastructure to abandon to its present Eastern European squalor, too vital a chunk of London's heart to condemn to another decade of semi-dereliction.
The South Bank Centre was created in 1988 from a shotgun wedding between the Hayward Gallery, previously run by the Arts Council, and a Royal Festival Hall orphaned by the abolition of the Greater London Council.
South Bank - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (310 words)
The South Bank is the area in London on the southern bank of the River Thames near Waterloo station that houses a number of important cultural buildings/institutions.
It was the site of the 1951 Festival of Britain, for which the Royal Festival Hall, now part of the South Bank Centre arts complex, was built.
Adjacent to the NT is the distinctive white tower of the London Weekend Television (LWT) building, where (among other things) the long-running television Arts programme The South Bank Show is produced.
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