Southbank Centre is a diverse cultural centre along the Thames, where both permanent and temporary events ranging from music to food festivals are held.
The Southbank Centre area has a wide variety of cultural displays, like concerts, theatre plays and the film institutions main office. British Film Institute's (BFI) IMAX theatre is a few minutes away. In the summer, the area has many different events weekly. One of the main events of 2019 was Neil Rodgers' Meltdown festival in August, during which the centre had a wide selection of live music shows.
The area also has many restaurants where you can relax after a long day of sightseeing.
Southbank Centre is located between the Waterloo and Charing Cross train stations. Both are about 5 minutes away from the centre. There is a bridge connecting the Southbank Centre to Charing Cross.
Right next to Southbank is the London Eye, so you should consider visiting both when at Southbank.