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BFI Southbank

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

A great theatre with the most comfortable, plush seats. Lots of interesting events if you like film.

Reviewed 1 week ago
London, United Kingdom
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Visit for London Film Festival

Really enjoyed our visit here. It’s a nicely arranged space. Good cafes and shop. The cinema chairs... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good21%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Belvedere Road South Bank | Waterloo, London SE1 8XT, England
+44 20 7928 3232
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great theatre with the most comfortable, plush seats. Lots of interesting events if you like film.

Thank Merriwell11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit here. It’s a nicely arranged space. Good cafes and shop. The cinema chairs are very comfy and well arranged for screen viewing. I’ve been to the iMax at Waterloo but I never knew this treasure was lurking in the shadows. We...More

Thank Lotpot3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This american styled diner is Ideally located within the BFI Southbank. Efficient staff serve generous portions of well cooked and presented food. This is a casual style dining experience so don't expect 5 star food or service. However it's great value and has a busy,...More

Thank Martin W
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Firstly I love cinema and films and it was a dream to come here! The venue is lovely, great layout and nice polite staff. My only reason for not giving 5 is that our seats were horrible. With the curved screen it made people's faces...More

Thank Briony G
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Lovely place to go for some culture, coffee and grub. The cinemas are comfortable and the bars are in the perfect location to enjoy everything that the Southbank has to offer. The gift shop also has some potential Christmas presents ideas so the BFI is...More

Thank Ajl12no
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

BFI is short for British film institute and is a large cinema complex that specialises in classics and independent film makers. Also includes gallery space, shop, and a bar and restaurant. Located right by Waterloo bridge in London.

Thank rayrest
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

The perfect place for all things cinematic free viewings, film shops , festivals, cafes , training sessions and much much more Abso loved it

Thank Niliben
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

First...you have to find the tunnel to enter the bfi! Look closely and you will find it. We've watched Stephen Kings "it" and it blew our minds. The sound was great, picture amazing and crystal clear. The staff was so friendly. On the downside: it's...More

Thank Marc E
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

I love the BFI. Here for a screening of God's Own Country. Food before hand Steak(ha ha) Sandwich £13. 3 minuscule bits of meat in each half - thought it was a bit of cavolo nero & they'd forgotten to put the steak in. Sent...More

Thank dizzyrex
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We didn't have time to sample any of the films at this excellent venue. We visited after enjoying a look around the second hand book stalls outside on a sunday morning. The best feature of this venue are the booths where you can watch old...More

Thank james c
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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Briony G
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Response from Niliben | Reviewed this property |
You can sit and watch films there you dont have to be a member . To take films/books home you have to be a member .