The Circus Bar At Southbank Centre

Launched in Winter 2018 and back for 2019, The Circus Bar is our exclusive pop-up, housed in several magnificent circus showman tipis along The Southbank Centre.

Come in out of the cold and warm yourself up in style in one of the capital’s most festive outings.


If you are a party of 6 or more and want to book out a table for you and your friends, please do drop us an email or give us a call with the contact details below.

We have plenty of space for walk-ins as well, so feel free to come and grab a drink from our outdoor Naked Tipi Bar or sit by the cosy firepit in The Circus Bar.

Corporate pACKAGES

Unlimited Drinks Package


Completely unlimited mulled wine, house red, house white, beer and soft drinks, served and topped up at the table when your glasses are running low!

2-hour booking slot in designated area of mixed seating and standing.

Add a festive glass of prosecco for £7pp.

All prices exclude VAT

The Hungry Package

Street food package with the addition of Jimmy’s Asturias charcuterie boards, olives and crudités on arrival.

All prices exclude VAT

The Sharer Package

Charcuterie boards of chorizo, lomo, cecina and jamon all imported from Jimmy’s home region of Asturias with accompanying olives, pickles, crudités, breads, fried halloumi fingers and grilled corn on the cob platters.

All prices exclude VAT

Street Food Package

A choice of:

  • Flat iron steak on the Ofyr, blistered tomatoes, sautéed potatoes and chimichurri.
  • Spiced cauliflower steak, baked potato, chimichurri.
  • Hot smoked salmon, lemon crème fraîche, potato and herb salad.
  • One of our baguettes and loaded crispy-on-the-outside-soft-on-the-inside potatoes.

All prices exclude VAT

Make a Booking

Please drop our bookings team a message below

Where are we?

The Circus Bar is located directly in front of the Royal Festival Hall. Just a 4 minute walk from Waterloo, head towards the Hall from Waterloo Station and look out for the tipis.

Opening Hours

9th November – 27th December

Monday to Thursday
Opening 12pm – Closing 10pm
(last bookings for 8pm)

Friday to Saturday
Opening 11am – Closing 11pm
(last bookings for 8pm)

Opening 11am – Closing 10pm
(last bookings for 8pm)

Last bar orders taken 15 minutes before the venue closes.


The Circus Bar,
Upper Terrace,
Southbank Centre,

email us


0203 176 9825

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