Perched way up on top of the roof of the Queen Elizabeth Hall at the Southbank Centre is an opportunity not to be missed. The innovative design fusing the creative genius of artist Fiona Banner and David Kohn Architects gives the public the chance to spend the night overlooking the Thames in a truly iconic location. The result of the competition ‘A Room for London’, this boat structure design came up trumps above the 500 other artists and architects from around the world who submitted ideas. The installation will host two guests every night throughout 2012, encouraging them to fully explore the crafted timber interior, record their thoughts and feelings and enjoy the view of the spectacular nightline. The structure also has poetic poignancy as it is named ‘Roi des Belges’ – the same name as the riverboat that Joseph Conrad captained in the Congo, which inspired him to write his celebrated novel ‘Heart of Darkness’. Bookings for January to June 2012 have already sold out but tickets for July to December 2012 go live on January 19. Sasha Gallick
For info, see A Room for London listing.