Your Ultimate Guide to The Underbelly Festival at Southbank

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London’s original pop-up festival, The Underbelly Festival returns to the Southbank again in 2019 much to the delight of locals and visitors who flock to the city to enjoy everything that this weird and wonderful event has to offer.

Returning for its eleventh year, Underbelly offers short and sweet performances in comedy, circus antics and live entertainment and is suitable for all ages and tastes, so here is our ultimate guide to this iconic London festival.

What’s on offer?

Underbelly is famous for its eclectic mix of entertainment, so visitors staying at the Montcalm London are sure to find something to pique their interest.

From live cabaret, comedy and variety clubs for kids to the Underbelly lates featuring adult-only comedy and live music, there really is something for everyone.

The addition of the all-new Family Fest at Underbelly this year is making the festival more accessible than ever for families staying at the Montcalm Royal London House, so bring the little ones along to join in the fun this year.

When does the event start?

The Underbelly festival started at the beginning of April 2019 and runs right through until the 29th of September, so there’s still plenty of opportunities to catch some of the event’s best acts during your stay at the Montcalm London.

Ticket prices vary, and you can even catch a few free performances during your visit to make your spending money go even further if you’re enjoying one of our Montcalm spa deals, so make sure you check out which free performances are scheduled for your visit.

Where’s the best place to stay?

If you’re seeking excellent accommodation with easy access to the Southbank, then the Montcalm Royal London House is an excellent choice for couples, groups and families looking to make the most of the Underbelly festival.

Taking the nearest Tube to the hotel gets you to the Southbank in just under half an hour, or if you’re feeling energetic, the venue for the majority of the action is located just under two miles away with a stroll over the river.

To make the most of your London city break budget, why not check out our luxurious Montcalm spa deals? They not only offer great value accommodation in the heart of the city but also offer some much needed R&R in the hotel’s tranquil urban spa.

Top performance picks

Some of the most notable performances worth catching during your stay at the Montcalm London include the family-friendly Showstopper’s Kids Show, an interactive adventure where the audience chooses the story and the lead characters including Peppa Pig and Harry Potter.

Another must-see performance available throughout the festival is the Little Death Club, an outrageous, darkly funny and award-winning cabaret show for adults only. This is sure to be a sell-out performance throughout the festival, so make sure you book your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.