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BFI Southbank

Belvedere Road South Bank | Waterloo, London SE1 8XT, England
+44 20 7928 3232
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Great food

This is a great place to meet friends by the River. The setting is lovely, the food simple but... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
mike c
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
An important link to Britains' cinematic heritage and culture

The BFI Soutbank is somewhat an institution, but a very important part of Britain's cinematic... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
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Belvedere Road South Bank | Waterloo, London SE1 8XT, England
+44 20 7928 3232
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place to meet friends by the River. The setting is lovely, the food simple but excellent. Highly recommended.

Thank mike c
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The BFI Soutbank is somewhat an institution, but a very important part of Britain's cinematic heritage. Yes the BFI provides a great venue to see yesteryear's successes, but also to see the best overseas films which often don't make general release. We have recently joined...More

Thank LindiBoy2
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Of course we visited the BFI to watch Beauty and the Beast, biggest screen in Europe, brilliant experience! Would be wonderful to see Star Wars here :D

Thank TheExploringShoes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Bfi Southbank is an amazing place to watch movies - it contains three main screens and also the Studio Screen. They vary in size and as a result the programming of films is often allocated due to the releases they are showing. All screens are...More

Thank mltmedia
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Visited on Good Friday, the staff were very friendly including the surprise Mini Eggs when we left. The Screen is massive and the layout very nice. As a special place to see a special film you could do no better.

Thank LS B
Reviewed 15 April 2017

We attended a wonderful Radio Times & BFI event here. The IMAX theatre was very comfortable & the facilities were very good. The coffee shop was very pleasant. The staff throughout the venue were extremely helpful & friendly

Thank angelenewright
Reviewed 5 April 2017

as a venue for a day out its perfect.it is situated on the south bank so you have to cross waterloo bridge if you are coming from trafalgar square or if you are already south of the river-the Bfi is in belvedere road close to...More

Thank D1027LEanthonyw
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

I enjoy coming here with friends a great location and a wonderful atmosphere good choice of films always something going on to cater for all Can relax in the bar or cafe before seeing s film Looking forward to going back soon

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Me and my partner always go to the BFI's annual film festivals. There is the London film festival sometime in September-October and the LGBT film festival in February-march time. These are both amazing with so many different amazing films to watch that you don't get...More

Thank Alexandra H
Reviewed 28 February 2017

I highly recommend coming to this cinema here if you are looking to see something in IMAX or one of the big budget features. The experience is second to none and has perhaps one of the best theatre screens in Europe. I'd book in advance...More

Thank Sean W
Big time attractions such as the London Eye and a
thriving theatre scene (compliments of the National
Theatre and the Young Vic) are but a few of the
reasons that Southbank is such a collectively
cherished part of town. With plenty of family friendly
activities and venues lined up along a pedestrianized
river bank between Westminster Bridge and Waterloo
Bridge, visitors can always expect a casual and
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