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Hayward Gallery

Belvedere Road | South Bank Centre, London SE1 8XZ, England
+44 20 7921 0813
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TA Visitor announcement: The gallery is re-opening 2018

If you go along you will see workmen, and the cafe and entrance boarded up. A new and... read more

Reviewed March 8, 2017
Midsomer Norton, United Kingdom
An example of “Brutalist” style

As a part of the South Bank Centre, the gallery was designed as an example of the “Brutalist” style... read more

Reviewed October 11, 2016
Rijeka, Croatia
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This London gallery offers a changing program of national and international exhibits along with educational activities, tours, lectures and workshops related to each showing.
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  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
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Belvedere Road | South Bank Centre, London SE1 8XZ, England
+44 20 7921 0813
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Reviewed March 8, 2017

If you go along you will see workmen, and the cafe and entrance boarded up. A new and rejuvenated Gallery will open 2018

1  Thank Brian-Snellgrove
Reviewed October 11, 2016

As a part of the South Bank Centre, the gallery was designed as an example of the “Brutalist” style by a group of young architects in 1968 and named after Sir Isaac Hayward, the former leader of the London City Council. It is one of...More

1  Thank Borzov
Reviewed October 1, 2016

I've been a fan of the Hayward Gallery for more than thirty years! Some of the exhibits have been fabulous, including such as Renoir, Gilbert and George, Andy Warhol, and Rodin. And of course there have been the more "modernistic" avant garde genre represented! Unfortunately...More

Thank JuneBug1939
Reviewed January 5, 2016

A gallery which I always love to visit! I went here regularly when I lived in London and there are many great exhibitions I saw here. During my last visit in London in August 2015 I was fortunate enough to be able to see the...More

Thank Natalie S
Reviewed September 27, 2015

I have been visiting this gallery since the early 1980s. It is a constituent part of the Southbank Centre. Because of its 'Brutalist' architecture it has been reviled by many because of its appearance but 'Brutalism' derives from the French for 'raw', and this building...More

Thank WMIM
Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

Fantastic small gallery in a prime position on the south bank. Go there for the best cutting edge exhibitions and extra special retrospectives.

Thank Valentina d
Reviewed September 1, 2015

If you have not been to see the Carsten Holler exhibition at the Hayward Gallery I suggest you rush over now. It ends next weekend. Even if you 'hate' contemporary art I urge you to go. This could well be the exhibition that opens your...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed August 30, 2015 via mobile

A great 90 minutes of immersive, engaging and interactive art. So memorable, striking installations (recommend wandering around at least twice to see what you missed) this is something different that will stay with you for a long time, from the entrance to the exit! Really...More

Thank LKW9
Reviewed August 27, 2015

If you want to spend hours queuing to experience the 'artworks' which are a complete flop, then this is the perfect exhibition for you. The work seemed to be masquerading as something much more intellectual than it actually was. The best bit about this exhibition...More

Thank Harriet_E17
Reviewed August 26, 2015

Before going to the Carsten Holler exhibition this summer, I'd read several reviews really praising this exhibition, people saying how fun it was. It was fun, well, a couple of parts were. The dark tunnels was fun, but definitely not suitable for anyone who doesn't...More

Thank miss_bex_boo
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