A Room for London has landed! Get in quick to stay aboard

30 November 2011

A Room for London has landed on the Queen Elizabeth Hall's roof at the Southbank Centre.

The one-bedroom boat, for which Max Fordham designed the mechanical and electrical services, has been lifted to its perch and will be ready for its first visitors before the year is out.

Overnight stays at the venue are expected to sell-out when tickets go on sale in January, following a massive response for the first half of 2012. A Room for London booked out immediately for dates in January through to June 2012 after going live on 8 September. 

A Room for London was designed by David Kohn Architects together with the artist Fiona Banner and will stay on top of the roof throughout the year as part of the London 2012 Festival.

It aims to offer guests a place of refuge and reflection amidst the flow of traffic at this iconic London location. The idea evolved from narratives of travel and displacement in literature, in particular Joseph Conrad’s novella ‘Heart of Darkness,’ a story that begins beside the River Thames.

Alongside public booking, the Room will play host to ‘thinkers-in-residence’ – artists, writers and cultural commentators invited to stay and muse on the city.

A Room for London is a collaboration between Living Architecture and Artangel, in association with Southbank Centre and the London 2012 Festival.

Online bookings for July to December 2012 opens on 19 January 2012. Prices start from £120 (for up to two people).

For more information and bookings, visit the A Room for London website.