Availability and Booking
A Room for London will be staying at the Southbank Centre for 2014. The first wave of nights (January to March 2014) are now available via a ballot. The closing date for the ballot is 12 midnight (London, GMT) on 18 December 2013. Do sign up to our newsletter to get updates on future A Room for London ballots, and other news from Living Architecture.
Enter the ballot here.
Entries will be selected randomly, in accordance with the terms and conditions of the ballot.
A Room for London – questions and answers
Q: Why have you chosen to use a ballot to sell nights?
A: We received so much interest for nights in 2012-13 that we could have sold the nights many times over. We have always tried to make the process as fair as possible, and have listened to feedback. At the beginning, we operated on a first-come first-served online booking basis, but - due to the fact that the nights sold out in just a few minutes, and not everyone can be on a computer at the exact time the booking system opens - we concluded that a ballot would be the fairest method going forward.
Q: How are people selected in the ballot?
A: Entries will be selected randomly, in accordance with the terms and conditions of the ballot.
Q: Will A Room for London be staying up for 2014? Where will it be in the future?
A: A Room for London was originally intended to be on the Queen Elizabeth Hall for one year (2012). It proved so overwhelmingly popular that Living Architecture discussed with the Southbank Centre the possibility of it remaining in place for longer, and we are delighted that A Room for London will be staying for 2014. The ballot for January–March 2014 nights will open on Wed 11 December 2013.
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We are hoping A Room for London will travel. We are considering other future options, and have been approached about possible locations in London and outside London. We are working to find a future location that provides great views and makes for a stimulating experience. If you know of any places that may be interested in hosting the boat, and have good access and a vantage point, do let us know – we’d love to hear from you.