Panorama taken from a terrace of Queen Elizabeth Hall in London. I really liked this wavy sculpture here, which greatly improves the drab, concrete building behind it. Combined with the sky, people and other contrasts, this sculpture very much helped turn this picture into an interesting panoramic photograph.
Queen Elizabeth Hall - London visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Queen Elizabeth Hall' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Greater London.
Queen Elizabeth Hall (QEH) is part of the South Bank Centre in London and stands between the Royal Festival Hall and Waterloo Bridge on the South Bank of the River Thames. This is a music venue with a daily repertoire of classical, jazz, avant-garde and modern music as well as dance.
Queen Elizabeth Hall was built in 1967 to accompany the Royal Festival Hall which had been built earlier in 1951 as part of the Festival of Britain. The Queen Elizabeth Hall auditorium can seat over 900 people and is linked to the smaller Purcell Room which seats 370. To the rear is the Hayward Gallery which hosts three/four major temporary art exhibitions each year.
This picture shows a view from the restaurant terrace next to the famous, stainless steel 'Zerman' scuplture and a view along the River Thames. The bridge upriver with white supports is the Hungerford Bridge. Behind this rises the famous circle of the London Eye. The promenade along the Thames in front of QEH is known as 'The Queen's Walk', and runs from Westminster Bridge to Tower Bridge. There is also the Festival Pier, which is part of the River Thames ferry network. On the opposite bank of the river is Cleopatra's needle, the Victoria Embankment and Victoria Embankment Gardens. The area attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year as it is near many major London tourist attractions and several key arts centers.
Queen Elizabeth Hall South Bank Centre, London, SE1 8XX