Esoteric London

No. 468: Belvedere Road, SE1

Posted in Architectural by esotericlondon on December 14, 2011

Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London, SE1. Photo © Roger Dean 2011

When it was built in 1951 the white exterior of the Royal Festival Hall contrasted starkly with the blackened city surrounding it. The large windows in the facade allowed light to stream into the building during the daytime whilst at night the internal lighting floodlit the Thames. R.D.