On Air Now
The Classic FM Concert with John Suchet 8pm - 10pm
This image appears in the gallery:
The history of the London Symphony Orchestra in pictures
One of the Southbank's most iconic venues, Royal Festival Hall, originally was the source of much in-fighting and competition between several London orchestras, all desperate to make themselves the orchestra in residence. In the end, it was decided that the LSO would share it with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the Philharmonia.