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Royal Festival Hall, London | Tourist Information

Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre
London, United Kingdom SE1 8XX

020 7960 4200

Royal Festival Hall stands at the heart of Southbank Centre complex. Opened in 1951 as part of the Festival of Britain, the Hall is one of the world’s leading performance venues. As well as the auditorium, the building contains The Clore Ballroom, Southbank Centre Shop, several places to eat and drink, and the Saison Poetry Library.

Event Venue Near Royal Festival Hall

The Yard
Distance: 1.4 mi Tourist Information
4 Durham Street
London, SE11 5JA

Etc Venues One Drummond Gate
Distance: 1.3 mi Tourist Information
one drummond gate
London, SW1V 2Q

020 7989 0390

Altitude London
Distance: 1.0 mi Tourist Information
29th Floor, Millbank Tower 21 - 24 Millbank London
London, SW1P 4QP

0845 500 2929 or from outside the UK +44 207 592 7900

An uninterrupted, breathtaking, 360° view of London, stretching for miles, is just one of many unique features to be found at Altitude London. Housed in the historic Millbank Tower, the tallest Riverside building on the Thames, Altitude hosts a luxury suite of five event spaces with a total area of 4,000m2. Ideally placed and designed to suit a range of events, Altitude helps the world's leading companies hold fantastic meetings and events every day. Not only that, watch out for offers on high rise private parties, unforgettable weddings and our own incredible and exclusive experiences.

Lobster London
Distance: 1.0 mi Tourist Information
Millbank Tower, 21-24 Millbank
London, SW1P 4

+44 (0) 207 592 7618

On the 28th floor of Millbank Tower, Lobster London offers gourmet food while the eyes feast on stunning 360-degree panoramas of London. This warehouse-style establishment is London’s tallest riverside restaurant and cocktail bar, promising a unique dinner in the sky. With reclaimed wooden floors, exposed brick walls, and wall-length windows, Lobster London restaurant sets the scene for an unforgettable dining experience. Mood lighting and music create a chilled ambience which complements the dramatic cityscape backdrop. Contemporary British art and interiors adorn the dining room, and attentive diners will spot the Banksy graffiti replicas. At the heart of Lobster London restaurant is the bar, where guests can enjoy classic cocktails while nestled in plush window booths. Highlights of the Lobster London menu include grilled fresh lobster dishes and a range of 10oz burgers - like the pulled pork burger - or the lobster tower sharing platter for 3-4 people. All dishes are served on a wooden board, with crunchy French fries and fresh salad. For dessert, the choices range from a classic banoffee pie to a chocolate extravaganza, or even a Guinness milkshake. With unobstructed views of landmarks such as the Houses of Parliament, The Shard, The Gherkin and Canary Wharf, Lobster London in Westminster is just a 10-minute walk from Pimlico Tube Station.

The London Sky Bar
Distance: 1.0 mi Tourist Information
21 - 24 Millbank 29th Floor
London, SW1P 4

0845 500 2929

Perched high at the top of The Millbank Tower in the heart of London. This sexy and spacious new watering hole will be a must visit addition to the Capitals social scene. THE LONDON SKY BAR is the proud winner of the Best New London Bar in the London Bar & Club Awards

Royal Horticultural Halls
Distance: 1.1 mi Tourist Information
Elverton Street
London, SW1P 2QW

020 7821 3650

The Lindley Hall
Distance: 1.1 mi Tourist Information
80 Vincent Square
London, SW1P 2PE

St John’s Smith Square
Distance: 0.8 mi Tourist Information
Smith Square
London, SW1P 3HA

Box Office: 020 7222 1061

With over 300 years of history from its original conception in 1710, St John’s Smith Square is one of London’s finest classical music concert venues and the UK’s only baroque concert hall. This current 2016/17 season features over 300 concerts by internationally renowned musicians, emerging young artists, and amateur ensembles. We are delighted to continue our partnership with Southbank Centre, hosting performances by their residences orchestra, the International Chamber Music Series, and the International Piano Series.

Windout Barn
Distance: 0.7 mi Tourist Information
Windout Farm, Tedburn St Mary
Exeter, EX6 6DR

01647 61446

Ministery Of Sound - Discoteche Of London
Distance: 0.9 mi Tourist Information
103 Gaunt Street
London, SE1 6DP

The Horse & Stables
Distance: 0.5 mi Tourist Information
124 Westminster Bridge Road
London, SE1 7RW


> An extensive selection of Beers: Belgian Specialties, Rare Brands, 4 Rotating Cask Ales on Tap > Over 20 Excellent Brands of Whiskey! >Large Function Room, with Private Bar available to hire for your next party > Big Screens and Projectors to watch your favourite Sport Events live > Lunch and evening menus feature excellent Traditional English Grub and International Favourites > Sunday Roast > Dog Friendly Pub > Award-winning Budget Accommodation Upstairs

Central Hall Westminster Storey's Gate London, Westminster, London
Distance: 0.7 mi Tourist Information
1 Storey's Gate, Westminster. SW1H 9NH London
London, SW1H 9NH

Central Hall Westminster Official
Distance: 0.7 mi Tourist Information
Storey's Gate
London, SW1H 9

+44(0)207 222 8010

As central London's largest Conference Venue, we create a spectacular atmosphere for your small and large events. Our clients value the remarkable range of flexible event spaces, stunning decor and natural light flooding our portfolio of 22 rooms. With a 100 year history in hosting events and overlooking London's most famous landmarks, this spacious Grade II listed venue is set to leave a lasting impression.

Methodist Central Hall Westminster
Distance: 0.7 mi Tourist Information
Storeys Gate
London, SW1H 9NH

0044 20 7654 3809

QEII Centre
Distance: 0.6 mi Tourist Information
Broad Sanctuary, Westminster
London, SW1P 3EE

020 7798 4426

The venue offers world class facilities for high profile conferences, conventions, exhibitions and corporate events with capacity of up to 2,500 – hosting over 400 national and international events a year. Situated in the shadow of Big Ben and Westminster Abbey, the Centre is served by outstanding transport links providing easy access to everything London has to offer and is within an hour’s transfer from five international airports. Leith’s, our award winning in-house caterers can design tailored menus and suggest creative ways to accommodate special dietary requirements for your delegates. Our experienced in-house AV and IT teams can advise on as well as implement your technical requirements. The centre has free Wi-Fi throughout and offers a brand new state-of-the art IPTV system. The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, your venue partner in London.

Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre
Distance: 0.6 mi Tourist Information
Broad Sanctuary, Westminster
London, SW1P 3EE

The Queen Elizabeth II Centre is in the City of Westminster, London, close to the Parliament of the United Kingdom.HistoryThe site now occupied by the Queen Elizabeth II Centre was previously occupied by several buildings. At the northern end of the site were the headquarters of the Stationery Office which had originally been the "Parliamentary Mews" built in 1825 by Decimus Burton and converted in 1853-5. The southern side was occupied by the Westminster Hospital built by W & H W Inwood in 1831-4 and expanded later that century and in 1924. The previous buildings became surplus to requirements in 1950 and were demolished; designs were drawn up by Thomas Tait for building a new Colonial Office on the site; however only the foundations had been built by the time progress was halted in 1952.DesignIn 1958 it was decided that there would be an open space on the southern edge of the site by Broad Sanctuary, and an architectural competition for a conference hall and government offices was held in 1961. The competition was won by William Whitfield but the scheme was not progressed due to the plans for redeveloping Whitehall drawn up by Leslie Martin in 1965. The site remained in limbo until a feasibility study for the conference centre was drawn up in 1975. The centre as eventually built was designed by Powell Moya & Partners and constructed by Bovis Construction with work starting in 1981; it was opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 1986.

Distance: 0.4 mi Tourist Information
Arches 228-232 Station Approach Road
London, SE1 8SW

020 8983 5459

Proud to be a part of House of Vans, at The Wall SE1 we aim to provide a space for all to sit, relax, recharge, energise, fraternise and generally enjoy themselves; whether for a quick pit stop or a leisurely morning, The Wall's team will provide. The Wall SE1 was set up in as the food and drink operation within House of Vans London, which opened August 2014. It provides food and drink for skaters, member of the public, for the array of events that take place within the space, and for special guests like the Foo Fighters, to Tony Alva, to Julian Casablancas, to Christian Hosoi. Inspired by the New York brunch scene and London life, we’ve created a menu to showcase American style with British ingredients and flair. We hope to share our love of big flavours, seasonal ingredients, lip-smacking and finger-dripping dishes with you. We plan to do this alongside cookery classes for kids (our very own 'skate 'n bake') and anything we can think of that will engage the members of our HOV community.

Distance: 0.6 mi Tourist Information
1 Great George Street
London, SW1P 3AA

0207 665 2323

The meeting and conference facilities available offer flexible space for a range of events. Whether you simply need one boardroom or a large plenary with smaller breakouts; every event at One Great George Street is allocated a dedicated event co-ordinator. From the traditionally decorated rooms to the purpose-built theatres, your business event can also easily be combined with social entertaining. As a well-established London wedding venue, the team at One Great George Street know just how to help make your day that extra special occasion. With a dedicated Wedding Co-ordinator and meticulous attention to detail you can be assured that your wedding reception will run perfectly!

One Great George Street, Westminster.
Distance: 0.6 mi Tourist Information
1 Great George Street
City of Westminster, SW1P 3AA

Central Hall Westminster, LONDON
Distance: 0.6 mi Tourist Information
1 Storey's Gate, Westminster. SW1H 9NH London
London, SW1H 9NH

020 7654 3809

Cafe del Marsh
Distance: 0.4 mi Tourist Information
44 Lower Marsh
London, SE1 7


County Hall, London
Distance: 0.3 mi Tourist Information
Riverside Building
London, SE1 7

+44 20 7981 2550

County Hall is a building in London that was the headquarters of London County Council and later the Greater London Council . The building is on the South Bank of the River Thames, with Westminster Bridge being next to it, heading south. It faces west toward the City of Westminster and is close to the Palace of Westminster. The nearest London Underground stations are and.Today, County Hall is the site of businesses and attractions, including the London Sea Life Aquarium, London Dungeon and a Namco Station amusement arcade. The London Eye is next to County Hall, and its visitor centre is inside the building. There is also a suite of exhibition rooms which was home to the Saatchi Gallery from 2003 to 2006. Other parts of the building house two hotels, several restaurants, and some flats. Various spaces are available for hire for functions, including the council chamber at the heart of the building. Until January 2010 the Dali Universe was also in the building but this has now closed and will be reopening in another venue soon.

Absolute Party Cruises (London)
Distance: 0.4 mi Tourist Information
Festival Pier
London, SE18XZ


Absolute party cruises London is home to MV Royalty, One of the oldest vessels on The River Thames. And guess what? She is available for you to hire, day or night... at really affordable prices! We love throwing a party and can help you plan your event on the Thames and guarantee a party to remember. Our captains will be seen daily behind on This Morning so give them a wave! Take a look at our website for more information and like our page for tickets, news and competitions! Have a good day!

Moonraker Studios
Distance: 0.8 mi Tourist Information
1 Pocock Street
London, SE1 0FN


Westminster Party Boats
Distance: 0.3 mi Tourist Information
8 Westminster Pier, Victoria Embankment
London, SW1A 2JH

0207 839 3424

Inn The Park
Distance: 0.6 mi Tourist Information
St James Park
London, SW1A 2BJ


Nestled among the plants and ponds of St James's Park, Inn the Park is an innovative cafe restaurant that blends seamlessly into its surroundings to offer a natural oasis right in the heart of London. RESERVATIONS Contact us: Call: 020 7451 9999 BOOKING FORM Address: Inn the Park, St James's Park, London, SW1A 2BJ LOCATION MAP Opening hours: Weekdays 08.00-11:00 Breakfast 12.00-15.00 Lunch 15.00-17.00 Afternoon tea Weekends 09.00 - 11.00 Breakfast 12.00 - 15.00 Lunch 15.00 - 17.00 Afternoon tea Click here to visit the website for The Royal Parks Click here to visit the website for The Royal Parks Early risers can enjoy the tranquillity of its setting with hearty (or healthy) breakfast from 8am, while mid-morning lovers can settle in for lazy coffees and homemade cakes after the morning rush whilst watching the wildlife from our beautiful terrace. From midday our Restaurant lunch menu offers inspired seasonal dishes made from the finest British produce. We also have a self-service cafe, offering handmade treats with floor-to-ceiling windows providing picturesque views of the lush surroundings.

1901 Arts Club
Distance: 0.3 mi Tourist Information
7 Exton Street
London, SE1 8UE

+44 (0)2076203055

Since opening in 2007 the 1901 Arts Club has turned into the lively hub of London's artistic community that Joji Hattori envisaged when he started the project. Used as an events venue and a central and beautiful space to rehearse and make music, it's frequented by chamber music ensembles, soloists, orchestras and societies. Located on the vibrant South Bank of the Thames, the 1901 Arts Club is a unique venue dedicated to supporting artistic expression and bringing together musicians, artists and persons who share an appreciation for the arts. Inspired by Europe's salon culture, the Club seeks to foster conversation, collaboration, and the exchange of ideas in an intimate setting... and now on Facebook. The Club is an elegant venue that can be hired exclusively to host single or regular events, providing a private atmosphere not only conducive to informal gatherings, but also business meetings, public recitals, corporate entertainment and private parties. We offer bespoke packages for celebrations, recitals or small conferences that include mouthwatering catering, fine hospitality and entertainment, should you require. Built in 1901 as a schoolmaster's house, the building maintains its late Victorian exterior while the Club's beautifully decorated rooms re-create the intimate ambience of a private salon. With a performance space, meeting room, terrace and bar among its facilities, the venue offers opportunities to make music with colleagues and friends, to meet with like-minded people, and to enjoy gatherings of all genres.

The Mall, London
Distance: 0.8 mi Tourist Information
The Mall
London, SW1A 1

The Mall is a road in the City of Westminster, central London, between Buckingham Palace at its western end and Trafalgar Square via Admiralty Arch to the east. Before it terminates at Whitehall it is met by Horse Guards Road and Spring Gardens where the Metropolitan Board of Works and London County Council were once based. It is closed to traffic on Sundays, public holidays and on ceremonial occasions.HistoryThe Mall began as a field for playing pall-mall. In the 17th and 18th centuries it was a fashionable promenade, bordered by trees.The Mall was envisioned as a ceremonial route in the early 20th century, matching the creation of similar ceremonial routes in other cities such as Berlin, Mexico City, Oslo, Paris, Saint Petersburg, Vienna and Washington, D.C. These routes were intended to be used for major national ceremonies. As part of the development – designed by Aston Webb – a new façade was constructed for Buckingham Palace, and the Victoria Memorial was erected.

Overseas Development Institute (ODI)
Distance: 0.6 mi Tourist Information
203 Blackfriars Road
London, SE1 8NN

+44 (0)20 7922 0300

Landmark and Historical Place Near Royal Festival Hall

Jewel Tower
Distance: 0.6 mi Tourist Information
Abingdon Street
City of Westminster, United Kingdom SW1P 3JY

+44 (0) 20 7222 2219

The tower was originally built in 1365 to store the personal treasures of King Edward III. It was used by his successors up until the reign of Edward VI, before it was given to Parliament in the 1500s to house the records for the House of Lords. The tower was later handed over to the Government, when the Department for Weights and Measures used it as their base. The imperial measurements were all standardised here, including the infamous Great British Pint, that all pints still conform to today. Come visit us today, to see a remarkable medieval survival in the heart of Westminster.

Sea Life London Aquarium
Distance: 0.3 mi Tourist Information
County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road
London, United Kingdom

Sea Life London Aquarium – placówka turystyczno-edukacyjna, londyńska kolekcja gatunków flory i fauny morskiej i słodkowodnej prezentowana w zabytkowym budynku London County Hall, w bezpośrednim sąsiedztwie London Eye – jedna z największych, obok London Eye, Madame Tussauds i London Dungeon, atrakcji turystycznych Londynu.Akwarium zarządzane przez County Hall Entertainment zostało otwarte w marcu 1997 roku pod nazwą London Aquarium. W maju 2008 roku zostało wykupione przez Merlin Entertainments, a rok później włączone do programu ochrony zasobów morskich działającego w sieci Sea Life i przemianowane na Sea Life London Aquarium. Pod koniec 2010 roku kolekcja zebrana w londyńskim akwarium liczyła ponad 500 gatunków zwierząt zgrupowanych w 14 strefach tematycznych prezentowanych w zbiornikach o łącznej pojemności ponad 2 mln litrów. Jest jedną z największych w Europie kolekcji gatunków organizmów morskich i słodkowodnych, od małych bezkręgowców, przez błazenki, cyruliki, mureny i piranie, po żółwie morskie, rekiny i płaszczki. Oprócz komercyjnej działalności placówka zajmuje się też ochroną gatunków zagrożonych. Wśród podopiecznych londyńskiego akwarium znajduje się para krytycznie zagrożonych wyginięciem krokodyli kubańskich (Crocodylus rhombifer).

The London Dungeon
Distance: 0.2 mi Tourist Information
The London Dungeon, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road
London, United Kingdom SE1 7PB

Situated in County Hall next to the Coca-Cola London Eye, the London Dungeon is a 110 minute journey through London's darkest history. The London Dungeon brings 1000 years of authentic London history to life with a unique mix of talented live actors, stunning special effects, edge of your seat surprises and two exciting thrill rides. Guests embark on a journey through a dramatic London landscape going back ten centuries. They are guided through ghastly plague-ridden streets, witness Guy Fawkes’ dramatic plot to blow up Parliament, travel back to Jack the Ripper’s bleak Whitechapel and walk beneath London’s foreboding medieval gates. Expect to meet Sweeney Todd, the infamous Barber, and his evil sidekick, Mrs Lovett alongside Jack the Ripper with one of his unfortunate victims Mary Jane Kelly. They will be joined by murderous monarch Henry VIII ‘virtually’ played by boisterous British acting giant, Brian Blessed, gunpowder plotter Guy Fawkes and a supporting cast of torturers, plague victims and dark jesters. Guests can also expect close encounters with non-human ‘talent’ including giant cockroaches and the Dungeon’s resident family of scurrying rats! As well as 19 shows, and innumerable unexpected surprises, the attraction will boast two state-of-the art thrill rides with high-tech surprises guaranteed to get adrenaline pumping. A fast flowing boat ride sees guests condemned by Henry VIII – played virtually by boisterous British acting legend Brian Blessed - to a turbulent journey along the dank River Thames towards execution. Whilst on a deadly dark drop ride they will literally be sentenced to ‘take the drop’ as they plunge three stories in the pitch dark. A chilling, screams-guaranteed, Whitechapel labyrinth will baffle guests as they try to escape ‘Jack’ and find their way out of the East End and a strange but fun journey through Balzelgette’s Victorian Sewer system will leave guests in a disorientated spin. At the end of your tour, join us in the Dungeon Tavern, a Victorian pub experience. Your first drink is on us!

The Cenotaph, Whitehall
Distance: 0.4 mi Tourist Information
London, United Kingdom SW1A 2BX

The Cenotaph is a war memorial on Whitehall in London, England. Its origin is in a temporary structure erected for a peace parade following the end of the First World War and after an outpouring of national sentiment it was replaced in 1920 by a permanent structure and designated the United Kingdom's primary national war memorial.Designed by Edwin Lutyens, the permanent structure was built from Portland stone between 1919 and 1920 by Holland, Hannen & Cubitts, replacing Lutyens' earlier wood-and-plaster cenotaph in the same location. An annual Service of Remembrance is held at the site on Remembrance Sunday, the closest Sunday to 11 November (Armistice Day) each year. Lutyens' cenotaph design has been reproduced elsewhere in the UK and in other countries including Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Bermuda and Hong Kong.OriginsThe first cenotaph was a wood-and-plaster structure designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens and erected in 1919. It was one of a number of temporary structures erected for the London Victory Parade (also called the Peace Day Parade) on 19 July 1919. It marked the formal end of the First World War that had taken place with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles on 28 June 1919. As one of a series of temporary wooden monuments constructed along the route of the parade, Whitehall's was not proposed until two weeks before the event. Following deliberations by the Peace Celebrations Committee, Lutyens was invited to Downing Street. There, the British Prime Minister, David Lloyd George, proposed that the monument should be a catafalque, like the one intended for the Arc de Triomphe in Paris for the corresponding Victory Parade in France, but Lutyens proposed instead that the design be based on a cenotaph.

Oxo Tower Wharf
Distance: 0.4 mi Tourist Information
Barge House Street
London, United Kingdom SE1 9PH

020 7021 1600

The iconic Oxo Tower Wharf is an award-winning, landmark building situated on the riverside walkway of London's fast moving South Bank. With its famous tower, spectacular river views and fascinating mix of design, food, shopping and art, Oxo Tower Wharf is a unique London destination not to be missed! Oxo Tower Wharf is home to some of the UK’s most innovative and internationally renowned contemporary design boutiques and studios, offering the best in contemporary art, jewellery, fashion, lighting and homeware. There are also a number of restaurants, cafes and bars, including the famous OXO Tower Restaurant, Bar & Brasserie, with its free public gallery offering breathtaking views across the river to the City and St Paul's. While visiting, don't forget to drop into the Wharf's exhibition venues [email protected] and Bargehouse, offering a changing programme of free exhibitions including art, photography, sculpture and new media. Oxo Tower Wharf is owned and managed by Coin Street Community Builders [CSCB], a social enterprise whose work seeks to make the South Bank a better place to live, work and visit. Since 1984 CSCB has transformed a largely derelict riverside site into a thriving mixed-use neighbourhood, providing parks, shopping, restaurants, festivals, galleries, homes and community facilities. This Facebook page is managed by CSCB - you can follow all our news at! You can also follow us on Twitter: #CreativeLondon

Vaudeville Theatre
Distance: 0.4 mi Tourist Information
404 Strand
London, United Kingdom WC2R 0

020 7836 3191

The Vaudeville Theatre is a West End theatre on the Strand in the City of Westminster. As the name suggests, the theatre held mostly vaudeville shows and musical revues in its early days. It opened in 1870 and was rebuilt twice, although each new building retained elements of the previous structure. The current building opened in 1926, and the capacity is now 690 seats. Rare thunder drum and lightning sheets, together with other early stage mechanisms survive in the theatre.HistoryOriginsThe theatre was designed by prolific architect C. J. Phipps, decorated in a Romanesque style by George Gordon, and opened on 16 April 1870 with Andrew Halliday's comedy, For Love Or Money and a burlesque, Don Carlos or the Infante in Arms. A notable innovation was the concealed footlights, which would shut off if the glass in front of them was broken. The owner, William Wybrow Robertson, had run a failing billiard hall on the site but saw more opportunity in theatre. He leased the new theatre to three actors, Thomas Thorne, David James, and H.J. Montague. The original theatre stood behind two houses on the Strand, and the entrance was through a labyrinth of small corridors. It had a seating capacity of 1,046, rising in a horseshoe, over a pit and three galleries. The cramped site meant that facilities front and backstage were limited.

HMS Wellington
Distance: 0.4 mi Tourist Information
Temple Stairs Victoria Embankment
London, United Kingdom WC2R 2PN

020 7836 8179

HMS Wellington is a sloop, formerly of the Royal Navy. During the Second World War, she served as a convoy escort ship in the North Atlantic. She is now moored alongside the Victoria Embankment, at Temple Pier, on the River Thames in London, England, as the headquarters ship of the Honourable Company of Master Mariners, where she is known as HQS Wellington. It was always the ambition of the founding members of the company to have a livery hall. Up to the outbreak of war in 1939, various proposals were examined, including the purchase of a sailing ship,.After the Second World War, it became apparent that the possibility of building a hall in the City of London had been rendered very remote. In 1947, the Grimsby-class sloop Wellington was made available by the Admiralty. The company decided to buy her with money subscribed by the members and convert her to a floating livery hall, an appropriate home for a company of seafarers.

Distance: 0.4 mi Tourist Information
372 Strand
London, United Kingdom WC2R 0JJ

020 7379 4737

Temple, London
Distance: 0.5 mi Tourist Information
2 Temple Place
London, United Kingdom IG8 7


The Temple is an area of central London, in the vicinity of Temple Church, It is one of the main legal districts of the capital and a notable centre for English law, both historically and in the present day. The Temple area of the City of London consists of the Inner Temple and the Middle Temple, which are two of the four Inns of Court and act as local authorities in place of the City of London Corporation within their areas.The Royal Courts of Justice are just to the north and Temple tube station is located to the west in the City of Westminster. The wider Temple area is roughly bound by the River Thames (the Victoria Embankment) to the south, Surrey Street to the west, Strand and Fleet Street to the north, and Carmelite Street and Whitefriars Street to the east.It contains many barristers' chambers, solicitors' offices, as well as some notable legal institutions such as the Employment Appeal Tribunal. The International Institute for Strategic Studies has its headquarters at Arundel House.

Aldwych Theatre
Distance: 0.5 mi Tourist Information
49 Aldwych
London, United Kingdom WC2B 4


The Aldwych Theatre is a West End theatre, located in Aldwych in the City of Westminster. It was listed Grade II on 20 July 1971. Its seating capacity is 1,200 on three levels, a fairly large auditorium.HistoryOriginsThe theatre was constructed in the newly built Aldwych as a pair with the Waldorf Theatre, now known as the Novello Theatre. Both buildings were designed in the Edwardian Baroque style by W. G. R. Sprague. The Aldwych Theatre was funded by Seymour Hicks in association with the American impresario Charles Frohman, and built by Walter Wallis of Balham.The theatre opened on 23 December 1905 with a production of Blue Bell, a new version of Hicks's popular pantomime Bluebell in Fairyland. In 1906, Hicks's The Beauty of Bath, followed in 1907 by The Gay Gordons, played at the theatre. In February 1913 the theatre was used by Serge Diaghilev and Vaslav Nijinsky for the first rehearsals of Le Sacre du Printemps before its première in Paris during May. In 1920, Basil Rathbone played Major Wharton in The Unknown.