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BFI Southbank

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Belvedere Road South Bank | Waterloo, London SE1 8XT, England
+44 20 7928 3232
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See movies eat drink and shop.

The location of this splendid building is one of the best in London. It is a place where film... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rattlesden, United Kingdom
Great venua

Went to BFI to see the Captain Underpants release. Great venue, loads of seat room and very... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good20%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“british film” (4 reviews)
“great cinema” (4 reviews)
Belvedere Road South Bank | Waterloo, London SE1 8XT, England
+44 20 7928 3232
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location of this splendid building is one of the best in London. It is a place where film lovers can see rare and good cinema. the cafe offers very good and reasonably priced food and drinks. Don't forget to visit the shop.

Thank AliAsad1110
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to BFI to see the Captain Underpants release. Great venue, loads of seat room and very comfortable.. Staff were very friendly. Short walk from Waterloo underground and near the London eye.

Thank LatchG
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went there for a drink. It was very well done. I also like the atmosphere. Unfortunately there was a mouse running around the tables and then stopped under a sofa. I said it to a waiter, he just said something like: really? Then he...More

Thank Luigi T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying at Elephant and Castle, and decided to go and see a film at the IMAX theatre. The size of the screen is astonishing - Spider-Man was amazing!

Thank rwalkerphl
Reviewed 16 July 2017

This is a cultural jewel of London with so many unusual film festivals on offer. In BFI you get to watch anything from the 1930s (or even earlier) up until today. The cinema shop is a fabulous place to spend some time looking for favourite...More

Thank Lilly L
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Spent a lazy Sunday morning watching Spider-Man before heading along the southbank. I have been to this cinema before and the seats and screen are fantastic. Staff are also very friendly and helpful even on a Sunday morning!! Love the little personal Announcement before the...More

Thank David R
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Wandered into the restaurant here while strolling the South Bank. The outside tables are great for watching the world go by. Nice quality wines and good staple fare on the menu - nachos, squid and other tasty starters while we went for the pulled pork...More

Thank Ian M
Reviewed 2 July 2017

Passed by and noticed a buzz about the place. Was met and welcomed by two young women at the entrance and another at the top of the stairs! Decided to investigate and then to watch the final film of the Indian Film Fest and was...More

Thank Gakeitse
Reviewed 29 June 2017

We decided to eat here before watching a play at the National. The bar/cafe was busy. We ordered fish and chips, just to play safe. It was the worst plate of fish and chips I have ever had. It tasted as if it had been...More

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 4 June 2017 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
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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