BFI Southbank

BFI Southbank
South Bank
+44 (0)20 7928 3232
Public transport:
Tube/Rail: Waterloo


If you love film, head to BFI Southbank for classic and contemporary film screenings, film festivals, events and talks.

Make an afternoon or an evening of it with a meal or drink at one of the venue's three all-day restaurants and bars.

When going to see a film at BFI Southbank, don't forget to pop into the BFI Shop where you can buy film merchandise, DVDs, books, postcards and more.

What's on at BFI Southbank?

The BFI London Film Festival takes place every October at BFI Southbank (as well as other cinema venues across London). During the festival, you can see world film premieres, as well as talks and Q&A sessions.

BFI Southbank runs special film seasons and screenings throughout the year. Check the BFI Southbank website to find out what's on.

How to get to BFI Southbank

BFI Southbank is located on the south bank of the river Thames, close to the National Theatre. The nearest train station is Waterloo. You can also use Embankment or Charing Cross stations. Several bus routes serve the area.

What time is the BFI Southbank open?

BFI Southbank is open from 11am to 11pm Sunday to Thursday, and 11am to 11.30pm on Friday and Saturday.

Opening Times

Prices vary so please check the website before your visit.

Opening Times

Open daily.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday: 11:00 - 23:00

Friday - Saturday: 11:00 - 23:30

Film times vary so please check the website for the latest information.

Facilities & Accessibility


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