The Royal Festival Hall

Interval and Terrace bars

As part of an on-going programme at the RFH the long bars on either side of the auditorium and the river-front terrace bar now have a mix of original and new furniture, also a mix of scale and use: small tables and large sharing groups, stools to move easily and oversized sofas for serious comfort and to divide the space, quiet corners and wide city views. These are busy rooms and furniture is easily reconfigured for daytime use, rush-hour intervals, orchestra meetings, private parties or special feasts, and new pieces are carefully chosen to work with the building fabric. Jill chairs by Alfredo Häberli are a perfect fit, a new design that seems to have been made especially for the Royal Festival Hall.

Southbank Centre SE1


Photography Gareth Gardner



RFH interval bar Jill chairs
RFH Interval Bar counter
RFH Interval Bar black wall detail
RFH Interval Bar
RFH Interval Bar Montis sofas
RFH Interval Bar London Eye
RFH long bar