The Royal Festival Hall
> The Royal Festival Hall hosts classical orchestral concerts as well as jazz, rock and world music. The building is sound-
> The only remaining building from the Festival of Britain in 1951, the Festival Hall is Grade I listed.
> The Festival Hall's light appearance (1) comes from the use of Derbyshire limestone; the green of the roof (2) from weathered copper. Designed by a team of young architects working at London County Council, their objective was to build a modernist concert hall that was welcoming and accessible to everyone, and to get away from the 19th-
> The canopies and stairs (3) are a recent addition that now connect the Festival Hall entrance with the lower-
> Carpets in the Skylon restaurant (4) are among the interior features that have been kept in the original style.
> The auditorium has 'assisted resonance' -
> The Royal Festival Hall website can be seen here.