South Bank London

Deals, Discounts and Special Offers

From happy hours and bottomless bunches to cut-price theatre tickets and free events, there are plenty of ways to enjoy a big day out in South Bank without stretching your wallet.

Here's our round-up of all the best local tips and tricks you need to know to take advantage of South Bank's best special offers!


Happy Hour: £6 for a cocktail of the day, Mon–Fri 5pm–7pm

Grab a seat at the friendly Italian bistro Locale on Belvedere Road behind County Hall, and indulge in a happy hour sundowner every Monday to Friday. The restaurant offers an extensive list of classic and house special cocktails (all of which have happy hour discounts on them), or for just £6 you can opt for their cocktail of the day.


Cocktail hour: Classic cocktails £7.25, premium cocktails £9.25, Mon–Wed 4pm–6pm 

One of South Bank's longest-running bars and restaurants, the Archduke and sister restaurant Black & Blue, are both located inside the atmospheric railway arches that run parallel to the Royal Festival Hall. A popular pre-concert destination, the Archduke is also a great spot for an afterwork drink.


Don't Give a Shitake: 1/2 price dim sum and cocktails (Mon–Fri 3pm–5pm) 
Lazy Sumday: All-you-can-eat Dim Sum for £26.95, kids under 12 £11.95 (all day Sunday)

Set over two floors at the Southbank Centre, this is one of the most popular branches of the dim sum restaurant brand Ping Pong. The menu lists dozens of different dim sum options with regular season specials and a buzzing cocktail bar further adds to the festive atmosphere.


Wing Wednesdays: £13 for all-you-can-eat chicken wings 
Meat Free Mondays: 2-4-1 vegan and vegetarian mains  
25% off food and drink for students (all day, every day)

The biggest bar in town, Brewdog Waterloo beneath Waterloo Station has a whopping 60 taps of draft beer, a micro-brewery, co-working spaces, secret cocktail bar, podcast recording studio, duckpin bowling lanes and even an actual slide! There are always great seasonal deals and special on offer too that are worth looking for. Take note that to take advantage of most offers you must book your table online in advance.

Art Yard Bar and Kitchen

20% off food and drink

Art Yard is the classy bar and restaurant at the art-focused boutique hotel Bankside near Blackfriars Bridge. Their fantastic 'Culture Curious' offer gives guests 20% off food and drink, provided they can show themselves to have been using their day to be 'culture curious'. Simply show a ticket from your visit to any of South Bank or Bankside's galleries, theatres or other cultural landmarks to take advantage of the offer! Note you need to present your tickets before placing orders.


2-4-1 cocktails, mocktails and pitchers (Sun–Thu all day, Fri, Sat until 7pm, then 10pm until close)

Serving a mouth-watering mix of Latin American, Indian, Spanish, Portuguese and African-influenced dishes, Las Iguanas is a colourful South American-themed restaurant at Royal Festival Hall. In the summer time their large terrace overlooking the river is a popular stop for evening sundowners and it can be difficult to get a table on those most balmy evening! Pro tip: Las Iguanas also has an app and you can score some great restaurant vouchers when you sign up for free.


2 vodka slushies for £6 (Mon–Fri 4pm–6pm) 
Mama's Lunch Deal: main course £8, with soft drink £9, served 12pm–4pm 
NHS staff receive a 20% discount all day every day

Located just off the graffiti-clad arches of Leake Street, Mamuśka! serves up traditional, hearty and delicious Polish food, beer and vodka. The staff are super friendly, portions generous and the atmosphere perfectly unpretentious, making it a great stop for a quick lunch or the starting point for a big night out with friends.


Lunch Meal Deal: sandwich, side and soft drink for £12 (Mon–Fri 12pm–2pm) 
Philly Happy Hour: Bottled beers £12 for 4, 50% off house wine, 2-4-1 on select cocktails (Mon–Fri 5pm–7pm) 

Enjoy the relaxed vibe and frank and friendly service of this all-American Philly dive bar just off Leake Street. A popular venue for American expats to come and watch the biggest sports from the US, keeping things authentic there's also the best of Philly regional cuisine on offer.


2 cocktails for £15 (Mon-Fri 4pm–8pm)

Located just behind the National Theatre and the BFI, the Green Room is perfectly located for that pre-theatre drink and boasts a larger open-air garden terrace that surrounds an elegant timber-framed indoor dining room. Not just for summer, The Green Room gets a winter makeover complete with stretch tent covering, heaters and blankets. Head down on weekdays for their four-hour happy hour where you can enjoy a wide range of 2-4-1 cocktails.


20% off tickets, food and drink for Lambeth and Southwark residents 
PwC £10 tickets

If you are a Southwark or Lambeth resident you can register to become an OV Local Member for free. Your free membership then entitles you to 20% off tickets to shows (you can purchase up to four tickets per show) and 20% off all food and drinks. Sign up to become an OV Local Member here. The PwC £10 preview offer is available to everybody, although with deals this good you need to get in line! Sponsored by PwC £10 tickets are available for the first five preview performances of every production at The Old Vic. Join the mailing list to be the first to know when £10 tickets go on sale.

A view from the stage at at the Old Vic Theatre.


£10 ticket sales open on Fridays at 1pm 

Looking for bargain-priced tickets for the National Theatre's shows? Every Friday at 1pm £10 Friday Rush tickets are released online for each of the following week’s performances. An incredible offer worth setting an alarm for! If you aren't lucky enough to reach the top of the Friday Rush queue, in the online booking portal you'll then be directed to the next cheapest tickets available, which usually start from £20 - incredible value for the opportunity to watch some of the best live theatre in the country.

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