Underbelly Festival  

 
 
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Jubilee Gardens, South Bank, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX
 
 
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May to Sep
 

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Underbelly FestivalEach summer, from May to September, a Speigeltent (from the Dutch for 'mirror tent') is set up in the shadow of the Southbank Centre, to host the wierd and wonderful Udderbelly Festival circus and cabaret acts. Adjacent to the river Thames, the Speigeltent is part of a site which includes fairground rides, bars and a programme of international cabaret, music and fringe theatre. In its inaugural year in 2012 the London Wonderground festival drew over 800,000 visitors, and presented 277 different performances from 46 different acts, and following its repeated success in 2017 it returns, in a slightly different guise, as the Underbelly Festival.

 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Waterloo Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Lambeth North Tube Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Waterloo Railway Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Waterloo East Railway Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Union Car Park
 
13 minutes walk
 
Library Street NCP
 
13 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Park Plaza County Hall Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £99  29% off
1 Addington Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from Underbelly Festival
Close to Waterloo, the 4 star Park Plaza is - as the name suggests - just behind County Hall. Near to the Thames, it's also convenient ... More
 
 
 
The Royal Horseguards - A Guoman Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £146  29% off
2 Whitehall Court, SW1A | 6 minutes from Underbelly Festival
Emulating the style of a French chateau, this grand Victorian residence, built in 1884, occupies a prime location within Westminster. It's worth staying at the Grade ... More
 
 
 
Corinthia Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £325  21% off
Whitehall Place, SW1A | 6 minutes from Underbelly Festival
With 294 bedrooms, multi-level penthouse suites and terraces offering spectacular views of the River Thames, Trafalgar Square and Whitehall - the £300 million restoration of the ... More
 
 
 
 
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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
National Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
South Bank, South Bank, , South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Underbelly Festival
Each year the three superb venues in the National Theatre put on a significant proportion of the world's best productions. From intimate character studies in the ... More
 
 
 
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National Theatre: Dorfman
London > Entertainment > Theatres
South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Underbelly Festival
In place of the National Theatre's Cottesloe Theatre, which closed in 2013, the Dorfman Theatre offers a greater capacity, more comfortable seats, better sightlines and enlarged ... More
 
 
 
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National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
National Theatre, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Underbelly Festival
Replacing the National Theatre's Cottesloe Theatre, which closed in 2013, the Dorfman Theatre offers a greater capacity, more comfortable seats, better sightlines and enlarged foyer spaces. ... More
 
 
 
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Southbank Centre
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Underbelly Festival
London's hub of cultural arts, The Southbank Centre announced in March 2013 that it's set for a £100 million revamp that will see the 1960s design ... More
 
 
 
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Southbank Centre: Purcell Room
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Underbelly Festival
Housed in the same modernist block as the Royal Festival Hall and sandwiched between it and the Hayward Gallery, the Purcell Room has a 372-seat auditorium, ... More
 
 
 
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Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall
London > Entertainment > Live Music
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Underbelly Festival
Located by the River Thames, with sweeping views of the capital from the London Eye to St Paul's Cathedral, the Southbank Centre is a unique metropolitan ... More
 
 
 
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London > Events > Theatre  Dates: Tuesday 22nd and Wednesday 23rd January 2019 - 7.45pm
Underbelly Festival, Belvedere Road, SE1 | Same location as Underbelly Festival
Focus & Chaliwate presents a powerful message about climate change through physical theatre and low-tech wizardry....More
 
 
 
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Follies
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 14th February to 26th March 2019
Underbelly Festival, South Bank, SE1 | 2 minutes from Underbelly Festival
After a sold-out run, Follies, winner of the Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival in 2018, returns to the National Theatre in 2019. Joanna Riding takes ...More
 
 
 
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Evelyn Mok: Farts In Progress
London > Events > Comedy  Dates: Wednesday 23rd January 2019 - 8.15pm
Underbelly Festival, 10 Leake Street, SE1 | 5 minutes from Underbelly Festival
Sharp-wit from the Swedish comedian as she tests out new material....More
 
 
 
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near Underbelly Festival
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The Poetry Library
London > Attractions > Museums
Level 5, Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Underbelly Festival
The most comprehensive and accessible collection of poetry from 1914 in Britain, The Poetry Library within the Southbank Centre contains 90,000 items and is still growing. ... More
 
 
 
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South Bank
London > Attractions >
South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Underbelly Festival
This stretch along the Thames is one of the cultural and social hubs of London with the Southbank Centre - which includes Royal Festival Hall, Queen ... More
 
 
 
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The Hayward Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from Underbelly Festival
The Hayward Gallery has been the originator or host of influential exhibitions since 1968. It mounts temporary exhibitions of contemporary and historical art. The gallery, named ... More
 
 
 
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Foyles Royal Festival Hall
London > Shopping > Books
Riverside, Level 1, Royal Festival Hall, South Bank Centre, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Underbelly Festival
The family-run Foyles book shop has been in the book selling business since 1906. Around 30,000 books are stocked at this branch on a broad range ... More
 
 
 
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Konditor & Cook
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
22 Cornwall Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Underbelly Festival
Konditor & Cook specialise in the creation of amazingly tasty cakes which are also sold on to some of the finest restaurants in the city. This, ... More
 
 
 
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Lower Marsh Market
London > Shopping > Markets
Lower Marsh, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from Underbelly Festival
On weekdays a street food market runs along Lower Marsh displaying a diverse range of global food for all tastes, from Italian ... More
 
 
 
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Eat Cafe
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
South Bank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Underbelly Festival
Food to go in its simplest form. Freeshly baked bread for hand-made made sandwhiches; home made soups; simple salads. Another high street option for fresh. fast ... More
 
 
 
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Strada
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
Unit 6, Royal Festival Hall Riverside, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Underbelly Festival
Strada has started something of a pizza revolution. The chain has blossomed thanks largely to its focus on fresh, high quality ingredients, and efficient, friendly service. ... More
 
 
 
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Giraffe
London > Restaurants > International restaurants
Unit 1, Royal Festival Hall Riverside, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Underbelly Festival
If you happen to be with the kids on the South Bank this summer this is a great little eatery in which to recharge their batteries. ... More
 
 
 
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 7 minutes from Underbelly Festival
The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
 
 
 
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Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 12 minutes from Underbelly Festival
The award-winning Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, designed by Irish architects O'Donnell + Tuomey and awarded the RIBA London Building of the Year Award in 2014, ... More
 
 
 
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 13 minutes from Underbelly Festival
The London Film School is the oldest-established international school of film technique in the world. The school has contributed significantly to ... More
 
 
 
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London Marriott Hotel County Hall Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Underbelly Festival
Fancy detoxing in the building where the Greater London Council used to run the city? The Spa at the London Marriott County ... More
 
 
 
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Jubilee Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
3 Belvedere Road, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Underbelly Festival
The concrete promenade along the South Bank greatly benefits from this large patch of green grass for striders, strollers and sightseers to relax on. Not ... More
 
 
 
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Bernie Spain Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Upper Ground, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Underbelly Festival
Located between Oxo Tower Wharf and Gabriel's Wharf, Bernie Spain Gardens is a pleasant green space to stop off on a riverside walk along the South ... More
 
 
 
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King's Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
25 Roupell Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Underbelly Festival
A short walk from the South Bank Centre, The Old Vic and The National Theatre this traditional old watering hole is a good place to have ... More
 
 
 
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The Sherlock Holmes
London > Nightlife > Pubs
10 Northumberland Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 7 minutes from Underbelly Festival
Thirsty Sherlock Holmes fans look no further than this homage to the great detective himself and to original Victorian pubs. While you indulge in a soothing ... More
 
 
 
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The Thirsty Bear
London > Nightlife > Pubs
62 Stamford Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 minutes from Underbelly Festival
If you're the kind of drinker who gets thirsty, very thirsty, and you don't have the time or patience to queue for at a very busy ... More
 
 
 
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Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden
London > Nightlife > Bars
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Underbelly Festival
Designed by the Eden Project, the Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden is the place to be on a summer's evening for stunning sundown views over the ... More
 
 
 
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Bassoon Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Corinthia Hotel London, Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 6 minutes from Underbelly Festival
The cocktails in the Bassoon Bar are very good, expensive, yes, but very, very good. Not only that but the bar has a piano which is ... More
 
 
 
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Gordon's Wine Bar
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
47 Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 6 minutes from Underbelly Festival
Home to Samuel Pepys in the 1680s, the building housing Gordon’s is now home to a regular, thriving crowd of drinkers of all ages and all ... More
 
 
 
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Skylon
London > Business > Venue Hire
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Underbelly Festival
The Royal Festival Hall's refurbishment has done away with 'The People's Palace', the marvellously 1950s restaurant that used to occupy this space, and replaced it with ... More
 
 
 
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Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Underbelly Festival
Located by the River Thames, with sweeping views of the capital from the London Eye to St Paul's Cathedral, the Southbank Centre is a unique metropolitan ... More
 
 
 
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The Deck at the National Theatre
London > Business > Venue Hire
South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Underbelly Festival
The Deck is a modern roof-top venue with stunning views over the Thames, available for hire at the National Theatre, part of the Southbank Centre which ... More
 
 
 

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Backup
Theatre | Until 23rd January 2019 

Southbank Centre

Focus & Chaliwate presents a powerful message about climate change through physical theatre and low-tech wizardry....More

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Southbank Centre

To mark the centenary of the birth of W.S. Graham, Southbank Centre's National Poetry Library presents a new exhibition exploring ...More

Hadestown
Theatre | Until 26th January 2019 

National Theatre: Olivier Theatre 2 minutes walk from Underbelly Festival

Rachel Chavkin directs the UK premiere staging of the off-Broadway musical, which reimagines the story of Orpheus and Eurydice through ...More

When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other
When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other
Theatre | Until 4th March 2019 

National Theatre 3 minutes walk from Underbelly Festival

Cate Blanchett makes her debut at the National Theatre in January 2019 starring in the world premiere of Martin Crimp's ...More

 
I'm Not Running
I'm Not Running
Theatre | Until 31st January 2019 

National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre 3 minutes walk from Underbelly Festival

The world premiere of David Hare's new play I'm Not Running stars a strong cast which includes Doctor Foster actress ...More

 
When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other: 12 Variations On Samuel Richardson's Pamela
Theatre | Until 2nd March 2019 

National Theatre: Dorfman 3 minutes walk from Underbelly Festival

Cate Blanchett makes her National Theatre debut alongside Stephen Dillane in Martin Crimp's provocative drama, which uses Samuel Richardson's novel ...More

Rainforest Adventure: SEA LIFE London
Rainforest Adventure: SEA LIFE London
Exhibitions | Until 24th March 2019 

Sea Life London Aquarium 4 minutes walk from Underbelly Festival

Opening to the public on 24th March 2018, just in time for the Easter holidays, Rainforest Adventure brings the UK's ...More

 
Witness For The Prosecution
Witness For The Prosecution
Theatre | Until 1st September 2019 

The Debating Chamber, County Hall 4 minutes walk from Underbelly Festival

Set the Debating Chamber of London's County Hall - a room which resembles a courtroom in every way - Lucy ...More

 
Opal Fruits
Theatre | Until 27th January 2019 

The Vaults 5 minutes walk from Underbelly Festival

Holly Beasley-Garrigan's tongue-in-cheek solo show which questions the broader implications of faux-working-class cultural trends....More

Juniper & Jules
Theatre | Until 27th January 2019 

The Vaults 5 minutes walk from Underbelly Festival

Clamour presents a play exploring bisexuality and polyamory and what it means to fall in love....More

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Royal Institution of Great Britain

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3 Little Pig Tails
3 Little Pig Tails
Theatre | From 20th February 

Little Angel Studios

A new take on the classic story of the Three Little Pigs, this funny French ...More

 
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The Boy and the Mermaid
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Little Angel Studios

Join three shanty singing fishermen as they weave a tale of musical merfolk, menacing monsters ...More

 
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Royal Observatory Greenwich

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Royal Opera House

Richard Jones's production of Janacek's intense opera, conducted by Edward Garnder, about an unhappily married woman enticed by another man. Sung in Czech with English surtitles....More

The Monstrous Child
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Concerts | From 21st February 

Linbury Theatre

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Prince Charming
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Little Angel Theatre

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