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South Bank London | What's On

EDF Energy London Eye

See London from a different perspective

Take a London Eye River Cruise and see London from a different perspective. Enjoy a unique 40 minute circular sightseeing cruise on the River Thames with fascinating live commentary.

0871 781 3000

OXO Tower Restaurant

Afternoon Tea with a twist

OXO Tower’s pastry chef and Bar Team create tasting dessert plates consisting of four mini desserts, each paired with matching cocktails.

020 7803 3888

Hayward Gallery

British artist David Shrigley at Hayward Gallery

British artist David Shrigley is best known for his humorous drawings that make witty and wry observations on everyday life.

020 7960 4200

National Theatre

Funny and fascinating tribute to Eastern European immigrants

Following Vincent in Brixton and The Reporter, Nicholas Wright’s new play is a funny and fascinating tribute to the Eastern European immigrants who became major players in Hollywood’s golden age

020 7452 3000

Hayward Gallery

Influential artist at Hayward Gallery

A hugely influential artist for much of the past two decades, Turner Prize winner Jeremy Deller has helped to rewrite the rules of contemporary art in many respects.

020 7960 4200

National Theatre

Errol John’s Moon on a Rainbow Shawl at National Theatre

Errol John’s vibrant and deeply moving story of shattered dreams and survival, set in Trinidad 1947.

020 7452 3000

Royal Festival Hall

See five double-sided prints (shown recto and verso) in response to work by Gertrude Stein, HD, Mary Wollstonecraft, Emmy Hennings and Valerie Solanas.

0844 875 0073

National Theatre

A new play by John Hodge at the National Theatre

Alex Jennings plays Bulgakov and Simon Russell Beale plays Stalin in John Hodge's blistering new play.

020 7452 3000

The Old Vic

Eve Best returns to The Old Vic

Eve Best returns to The Old Vic in John Webster's great Jacobean tragedy, The Duchess of Malfi, directed by Jamie Lloyd.

0844 871 7628

EDF Energy London Eye

Make your London Eye experience sparkle

Enjoy a glass of champagne served by your host while you relax and enjoy the sublime views of London.

0871 781 3000

BFI Southbank

Film season at BFI Southbank

A major survey of the director's bold excursions in the musical and the melodrama.

020 7928 3232

Park Plaza Westminster Bridge

Pamper yourself at Park Plaza Westminister Bridge

Choose from any 50-minute massage followed by Afternoon Tea in the Atrium Executive Lounge.

0207 620 7300

With an excellent programme of internationally renowned artists it's full cream ahead as E4 Udderbelly Festival returns to South Bank.

0844 875 0073

IWM London

A free exhibition at IWM London

Through the eyes of the Allpress family, A Family in Wartime tells the story of how ordinary people braved the challenges of life on the home front during the Second World War. FREE

020 7416 5439

Royal Festival Hall

Musical Entertainment at the Royal Festival Hall

A celebration of everyone's favourite tunes using seven mouths, seven mics and no instruments!

(0)20 7960 4200

Young Vic

The worldwide best-seller on stage at Young Vic

Through the eyes of one fiercely courageous family, Wild Swans takes us on a journey from the early days of Communist hope and struggle, through the chaos and confusion of Mao's Cultural Revolution to the birth of a superpower. 

020 7922 2922

National Theatre

Galway Arts festival production by Enda Walsh

Cillian Murphy returns to the London stage in Enda Walsh’s play, direct from a New York run.

020 7452 3000

National Theatre

Join in the Festival!

As we approach a summer of unprecedented festivity, images from the Corbis archive will take you into the pop-up worlds of the vibrant, the sacred and the very, very odd. FREE

020 7452 3400

National Theatre

New work by Hilary Rosen at the National Theatre

An exhibition of new work by the artist Hilary Rosen. FREE

A luxury dining experience at Gillray’s Steakhouse & Bar

See Wrath of the Titans at BFI IMAX

Jonathan Liebesman's sequel to the 2010 blockbuster smash, Clash of the Titans, is not to be missed in IMAX 3D on Britain's biggest screen.

020 7199 6000

BFI Southbank

A tribute to the most popular French movie star of the pre-war era.

020 7928 3232

Download May Free Events

Find out everything that's free around South Bank this month!

Real Food Market at Southbank Centre

The Real Food Market is on every Friday, Saturday ,Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays. It brings the best food and drink producers together to Southbank Centre Square.

0844 875 0073

National Theatre

Lisa D’Amour’s brutal, hilarious play at National Theatre

Ben and Mary welcome their new neighbours, Sharon and Kenny, who have moved in to the long-empty house next door. Fuelled by backyard barbecues and booze, their sudden friendship rapidly veers out of control.

020 7452 3000

A new amusement ground at Southbank Centre

A brand-new amusement ground for the capital. A world of circus, sideshows and strange curiosities full of unusual surprises and daring thrills presented by the team who brought you Udderbelly and Southbank Centre.

0844 875 0073

A free exhibition at gallery@oxo

Handmade in Britain is presents a unique selling exhibition showcasing some of the best British designer-makers. FREE

gallery@oxo

Three artists' work at gallery@oxo

Showcasing the work of three artists, each of whom celebrate the art of Shona sculptures by combining ancient cultural heritage with aspects of contemporary life. FREE

17 May 12

Florence Nightingale Museum

A lecture by Dr Lynn Mc Donald at the Florence Nightingale Museum

Art focused on the animal

Animal Art Fair will showcase world renowned artists in an event marquee and external sculpture garden. All the art will focus on the animal in both figurative and abstract form. The Animal Art Fair will host a fantastic cross section of celebrated artists and new talent - a vibrant mix of styles and mediums. FREE

+44 (0)208 144 5979

The Old Vic Tunnels

Raise money for the The Big Issue Foundation at the Old Vic Tunnels

The Big Issue will be taking over The Old Vic Tunnels underneath Waterloo Station to help raise funds for the Big Issue Foundation.

Participants will sleep out in The Old Vic Tunnels – a unique and magical venue perfectly suited to host The Big Sleep Out.

0845 217 9023

Urban Adventure Race at Waterloo Station

Soldier Challenge is an urban adventure race on Saturday 19 May. Launched from the event village Waterloo International Terminal challengers will tackle as many of the 35 Army-themed checkpoints as they can, completing military-inspired challenges along the way.

0845 5046351

Young Vic

A musical play at Young Vic

In the dusty heat of a 1950s South African township, a young worker returns home to find his wife in bed with her lover. The lover escapes, leaving behind his suit. The only revenge the husband takes is to instruct his wife to treat the suit as an honored guest. But how long can she endure this cruel and pitiless sentence?

020 7922 2922

National Theatre

Antigone at National Theatre

Sophocles' Antigone in a new version by Don Taylor at national Theatre.

020 7452 3000

Park Plaza Westminster Bridge

An indulgent spa package in honour of the Diamond Jubilee and London Pride

Treat yourself or someone special with three treatments, a glass of champagne, a Mandara gift set and use of the spa, pool, sauna, steam room and gym facilities. Open 9am - 7pm.

0207 620 7300

A ground breaking sci-fi mythology directed by Ridley Scott

Prometheus is a groundbreaking sci-fi mythology, in which a team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race. Directed by Ridley Scott. Digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX 3D Experience.

The World Food and Wine Festival at Southbank Centre

The World Food and Wine Festival will be a fantastic celebration of gastronomic and cultural diversity, incorporating international street food, live demos and a high profile speaker programme during a weekend

0844 875 0073

Royal Festival Hall

Summer festival at Southbank Centre

An urban beach with a twist, the largest ever UK poetry festival and the chance to work with and learn from the world’s leading artists – this festival has it all. 

0844 875 0073

OXO Tower Restaurant

Special ‘sports-themed’ cocktail selection and OXO Bar Olympics!

020 7803 3888

Royal Festival Hall

Summer Festival at Southbank Centre

Africa Utopia explores where the continent can lead the world through a series of performances, talks, debates and films.

0844 875 0073

National Theatre

Summer festival at the National Theatre

A packed festival programme will bring a flavour of what normally goes on inside the building onto the riverside terraces and squares.

020 7452 3400

Hollywood Classics at BFI Southbank

A showcase of some of the most-loved Hollywood classics, including The Apartment, Some came Running and Bonnie and Clyde.

020 7928 3232

BFI Southbank

Japanese Cinema at BFI Southbank

A fresh look at two close collaborators and icons of Japanese cinema.

020 7928 3232

Celebrate in style at OXO Tower Restaurant

Whilst the entire country enjoys their four day weekend, OXO will be celebrating with a series of special events to mark each stage of the festivities including live screening of the Buckingham Palace concert, an OXO style street party and an Epsom-inspired 'Royal Enclosure'.

020 7803 3888

Enjoy lunch, tea and champagne onboard KPMG Thames Clippers

A drinks reception, quintessentially British lunch and afternoon tea will be served with a champagne toast to the Queen on the passing of Tower Pier. Limited tickets remaining.

Celebrate the Diamond Jubilee on the London Eye Barracuda

Go back in time at this beautiful vintage river cruiser with Art Deco interior styling.

0871 781 3000

Street party to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

0871 781 3000

A Fringe First Winner

Gbolahan Obisesan (director of Sus) returns to the Young Vic with this stunning new play – a lyrical and timely examination of what it means to be a man today.

020 7922 2922

Russian play with English surtitles

Strip clubs, underground raves and gay pride parades pulse beneath the surface of a city where sexuality is twisted by oppression.

A love letter to a home that exiles those willing to fight for it, Minsk, 2011 celebrates and mourns a land that has lost its way.

020 7922 2922

Made in Brunei 2012: Journeys Fuelled by Ideas at Bargehouse

Join the best graduating talent in Design and Engineering at Made in Brunel 2012: Journeys Fuelled by Ideas at the Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf.

020 7021 1686

gallery@oxo

Roger Hooper photography exhibition at gallery@oxo

An exhibition of Roger Hooper’s photographs highlighting his vision of Art in the Wild.

020 7021 1650

Coin Street Festival 2012 at Bernie Spain Gardens

A free annual festival to celebrate the arts and culture of Refugee communities in London.

020 7021 1600

Royal Festival Hall

Celebration of poetry at Southbank Centre

This week-long celebratory gathering will see poets being invited from each of the 204 competing Olympic nations.

0844 875 0073

Young Vic

A Doll’s House built for the 21st century.

Nora’s world seems ideal: beautiful children, elegant home, adoring husband. But her life is shot through with lies and delusion. When the truth bursts into the open, Nora is shocked to discover how radically her life has to change.

020 7922 2922

Bargehouse

The annual exhibition at Bargehouse

Balance shows the work of theatre designers, sonic artists, musicians and technicians and presents a fresh look at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama.

020 7021 1686

London's arts festival created by and for older people.

020 7021 1600

National Theatre

Watch this Space Festival at the National Theatre

Head along to Theatre Square for theatre, fire, circus, juggling, music, dance and street performance.

0207 452 3000

Christopher Nolan's Batman Triology at BFI Imax

Marking the epic showdown of Christopher Nolan's Batman triology at BFI IMAX. A selection of Nolan's films will also be shown at BFI Southbank.

020 7199 6000

National Theatre

Timon of Athens at the National Theatre

Simon Russell Beale plays Timon as part of World Shakespeare Festival.

0207 452 3000

Fine Art print exhibition at gallery@oxo

The Raging Storm is an exhibition of Fine Art prints taken from original artwork of album covers for rock'n'roll bands such as Muse or Pink Floyd.

020 7021 1650

Park Plaza Westminster Bridge

Themed cocktails at Park Plaza Westminister Bridge

gallery@oxo

Art celebrating sport at gallery@oxo

Art at the Edge CIC will be showing a collection of 30 bronze sculptural studies by 30 artists of 30 different Olympic and Paralympic sports. FREE

BFI Southbank

A three-month season celebrating the cinematic genius of Hitchcock with screenings, an exhibition and special events.

020 7928 3232

Young Vic

A new version by Benedict Andrews

Trapped on a remote military outpost, Olga, Masha and Irina yearn for the fulfilment of big city living. The courage it takes to defy convention and find happiness is at the heart of Chekhov’s timeless masterpiece.

020 7922 2922

Young Vic

A new play by Nathaniel Martello-White

This hilariously biting satire by Nathaniel Martello-White, directed by Young Vic artistic director David Lan, exposes the highs and lows of making it as a black actor – a ‘blackta’.

020 7922 2922

Indulge at the Marriott County Hall Spa

Spend a day in the comfort of the hotel spa with a range of pampering treatments and services to choose from.

020 7902 8023

Explore BFI Southbank's film archive

A wealth of BFI archive film, documentary and tv footage is at your fingertips. FREE

The Lord Ashcroft Gallery is a new major permanent gallery at Imperial War Museum London

This new gallery houses the world’s largest collection of Victoria Crosses alongside the 48 VCs and 31 George Crosses already held by the Museum. Find out the stories behind the medals in this interactive exhibition. FREE

London Duck Tours

A unique way to see the sights of London with London Duck Tours

Jump aboard a piece of British history, and experience the thrill of driving from the road straight into the Thames.

020 7928 3132

Go backstage at Britain's largest theatre complex and discover the secrets behind bringing productions to the stage. 

0207 452 3000

Experience a journey in 4D at the London Eye

A ticket for the London Eye now comes with the 4D experience, a mesmerizing film with wind, bubbles, snow and more!

0871 781 3000

A war tour with London Duck Tours

In a lively, entertaining and informative tour suitable for the whole family, professional character tour guides will take you around London’s most important Second World War sights.

0)20 7928 3132

Park Plaza Westminster Bridge

Visit the only Mandara Spa in Europe at Park Plaza Westminster Bridge

Inspired by the exciting modern lines of the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, the spa mirrors the feel of the hotel with a contemporary twist, whilst maintaining the luxurious touch of Asia.

020 7620 7300

Afghanistan stories at IWM London

The War Story display will offer visitors a unique chance to discover the soldiers' compelling stories of their Afghanistan experience through their own eyes. FREE

020 7416 5439

Live jazz with your food at OXO Tower

Enjoy live jazz every evening, and Saturday and Sunday lunchtime in the Bar and Brasserie.

Enjoy a tradition afternoon tea at the London Marriott County Hall

Enjoy a traditional Afternoon Tea in this beautiful hotel setting with stunning river views.

020 7928 5200

Unlimited hop-on hop-off travel with Thames Clippers

A River Roamer ticket allows passengers unlimited hop-on, hop-off travel for a day on the Thames. Under-5s go free on Thames Clippers.

0207 001 2222

Riverboat installation on Queen Elizabeth Hall

A Room for London is a major new collaboration between Artangel and Living Architecture, in association with Southbank Centre. It is a one-bedroom architectural installation in the form of a riverboat.

0844 875 0073

Amazing artefacts at Florence Nightingale Museum

From Florence’s slate she used as a child, her pet owl Athena, to the Turkish lantern used in the Crimean War, the Museum's collection spans the life of Florence Nightingale, the Crimean War and Florence’s nursing legacy up to the present day.

020 7620 0374

Free live music at Park Plaza Westminster Bridge

Enjoy free live music every night at Primo Bar at Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel from blues and jazz to funk, soul and salsa. FREE

020 7620 7282

See feeding time at the Aquarium

Plan your visit to coincide with a feeding frenzy. With ray feeds, rainforest feeds and even shark feeds there's loads to see!

0871 663 1678

Florence Nightingale Museum

Go on a journey through the life and times of Britain's most famous nurse.

Explore the life and times of one of the most influential figures in nursing through interactive exhibits, art installations and a stethoscope audio tour.

020 7620 0374

A Bond tour with London Duck Tours

Prepare to be shaken and stirred with a fun-filled tour through the capital from road to river. Take in many central London locations used in the classic film series and launch into the river Bond-style alongside MI6! The tour runs on the third Sunday of the month.

020 7401 0906

A permenent Exhibition at the Imperial War Museum

The Holocaust Exhibitionuses historical material to tell the story of the Nazis' persecution of the Jews and other groups before and during the Second World War. 

020 7416 5439

Go behind the scenes at SEA LIFE London Aquarium

You can team up with expert aquarist guides to go deep behind the scenes and discover how the Aquarium cares for over 600 marine and fresh-water species.

0871 663 1678

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 devices at the London Eye

EDF Energy London Eye capsules are now complete with state of the art Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 devices, displaying bespoke content created exclusively for the London Eye.

0871 781 3000

A major new visitor attraction at SEA LIFE London Aquarium

A major new area has opened at SEA LIFE London Aquarium welcoming 16 awesome new sharks!

0871 663 1678

Bank Holiday Monday in images

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things you can do on a Bank Holiday Monday (No.1)

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TODAY'S BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY, BECAUSE OF JESUS http://t.co/3yqDjk3o

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Bank Holiday Monday in videos

Planet London Radio

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Scoobysnakks: PLR is LIVE for Bank Holiday Boogie + Mellow Monday! Come have a toke! + + ht...

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A bank holiday Monday treat! Have a look, a laugh and then - please share it! :)

A Doll House : Trailer

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Unsure of what new adventure you might undertake this miserable bank holiday monday? Dust of your ushanka and...

Bank Holiday Monday in sites

Service update now | Transport for London

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The Morgana Show | Gilbert's Breakfast | Channel 4

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