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  • booboo2402
    Dunstable, UK75 contributions
    Jurassic World exhibition : My great nephew age 9 really enjoyed it. The large dinosaurs were brilliant. Just could have been a bit longer and the merchandise a bit cheaper. Great venue very easy to get too.
    Written 11 September 2022
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  • nigel p
    Swindon, UK6 contributions
    It took a while to suss things out once we had things were good message to the woman who pushed in front of me while I was cueing to get serve I hope I see you next year we will have a conversation

    Written 7 August 2022
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  • Mikael F
    Helsinki, Finland26,594 contributions
    Southbank Centre is a complex of artistic venues located on the Southbank.

    You can find here the following: Royal Festival Hall, Hayward Gallery, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room, National Poetry Library, and Southbank Centre Archive Studio.

    The outdoor spaces also provide art while you are eating and drinking at the food market and pop-ups.
    Written 10 July 2022
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  • sheepygold
    london5,135 contributions
    I have been here for exhibitions before but years ago. The exhibition this time was about Shackleton's I'll fated expedition to the Antarctic. The story is amazing and the photos are outstanding and beautiful. I can recommend this exhibition to anyone.
    Written 17 February 2022
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  • Martin Bell
    Boroughbridge, UK776 contributions
    The BDC is a good venue located in Islington so good train and tube access if coming from outside London

    Not huge but big enough so creates a more intimate feel and varied levels in the hall which breaks up the space nicely

    Jacks cafe and nearby seating is an excellent anchor point to meet people, especially when your legs are weary

    Only downside? The cloakroom check in is awful. They have digitised a process that I expect used to take seconds and using Chexology (?) software made it slow with massive queues. Really slow. Phone number, picture, card payment, and then there are those who insist on a receipt for a pound so email needed for that. As I was at a technology conference this stuck out for me as a classic poor example

    Good venue 👍
    Written 19 March 2022
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  • Steve O
    Luton, UK194 contributions
    Had my first visit to this conference venue, its location is great and you are surrounded by history, history and more history... but also tourists so if you look like you might know anything about London be prepared to act as a guide 🤔
    Generally I couldn't fault the location, facilities and especially the people, but just one thing to consider when going there... plan toilet visits because when 750 delegates have a break the toilets are gender neutral and some of us take longer!
    Written 14 June 2019
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  • Valerie
    Folkestone, UK53 contributions
    We had booked lunch for 12.30 as a treat whilst attending The Ideal Home Exhibition. We arrived at 12 noon just so that we were sure where we were going. It wasn't easy to find. The restaurant with probably over 100 tables was completely empty and the young lady who greeted us offered us to eat immediately. We said "OK" but were amazed when she showed us to the meanest table in the room, tucked behind a pillar. When I asked for us to be seated elsewhere, she was unhelpful to the point of being antagonistic stating that all the tables were booked! Strange as when we left 40 minutes later ( having been grudgingly seated elsewhere) only a handful of tables were occupied. The meal was pleasant but not outstanding and the service from her other colleagues was charming. But where was the parmisan in the crushed parmisan potatoes and where was the orange in the chocolate orange? What a shame that the "meeter and greeter" created such a poor first impression!
    Written 28 March 2016
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  • TraxTrax
    Oxshott, UK787 contributions
    Ok good things first
    It’s a really fantastic building, appeared really well organised - no lines to get in, easy to get drinks/food
    My negative points were that it was hard to see the stage and I can’t believe I’m saying this but I didn’t think the music was loud enough
    I really liked the timing of the event I went to - got there are 4pm - place was already busy and left around 10pm - which made it easy to get out of the place
    Written 29 April 2022
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  • futtock21
    London, UK11,349 contributions
    It’s the perfect antidote to the sheer overwhelming vastness of nearby Frieze, a small compact fair of no more than about twenty galleries in a uniquely gungy but atmospheric space in the bowels of the University of Westminster building in the Marylebone Road. Each year a single institution is invited to exhibit prints in the balcony space. This year the Glasgow Print Collective. There’s coffee, beer, salads and cakes at a space to the rear of the main exhibition space. And unlike Frieze which has a staggeringly large admission price of around £40 including online charges this exhibition is free.
    Written 17 October 2019
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  • Pamela S
    Vienna, Austria2 contributions
    Having such a knowledgeable and entertaining guide, as Ian Fagelson, brought to life the events and people, including Shakespeare, who had been involved with this beautiful and historic building,

    Ian offers other tours and having been on two of them, I would highly recommend him as a guide - all the sites are so interesting
    Written 10 May 2022
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  • Lee Arms
    London, UK2 contributions
    Like the other reviewer of Kachette, I have walked past this building hundreds of times and wondered what was inside. I managed to score tickets last weekend to an exclusive launch party put on by Adidas and Sneakersnstuff. The venue is amazing, exposed brick walls, great sound system and friendly staff. Got talking to one of the bar staff and they mentioned that the venue also hosts birthday parties and weddings!
    Written 27 June 2019
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  • wingate
    London, UK2,400 contributions
    Came here today for Open House.It is a Grade 11 listed building.The hall dates from 1925/6,and the 100 chairs are all original.Worth visiting.
    Written 21 September 2019
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  • Aban Sheer
    West Bengal, India337 contributions
    I was here with my boss for an official meeting with one of our clients. The service by the waiters and attendants was excellent. The grass was lush-green and the easy-chairs added to the charm. However there was no shade for protection from the bright sunlight.
    Written 26 September 2018
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  • Kelly M
    Lagos, Nigeria267 contributions
    High School students participated in Theatre workshops during the daytime, here. The space upstairs near the bar was perfect for our purpose. The space was big enough, with lovely windows, a hardwood floor, and special lighting.
    Written 18 October 2019
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  • shackleston
    Redcar, UK743 contributions
    Nice venue good food awful staff. That is it in a nutshell. There for a business award event. Beef and dessert were superb, the beef the best ever. However the opportunity to network was rudely halted by the staff who were pretty aggressive it felt like we were undesirables being evicted, spoilt what had been a good day.
    Written 15 September 2022
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