White Cube Gallery
White Cube Gallery
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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The area
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Neighborhood: Southwark
Even before the arrival of the instantly iconic Shard, the riverside scene in Southwark had moved well beyond any up-and-coming phase of development. For quite some time, locals and out-of-towners alike have loved browsing the boutiques of Bermondsey High Street, foraging through the bounteous stalls at centuries old foodie haven Borough Market, and flocking to the banks of the Thames to enjoy some of Britain's biggest attractions such as Tate Modern and Shakespeare's Globe. Despite Southwark's many popular draws, instant calm can be achieved easily by turning down almost any side street. For more urban buzz, a quick stroll across famed bridges like the pedestrianized Millennium Bridge or the ever photogenic Tower Bridge yields access to the very core of Central London. And with London Bridge Station as this neighborhood's main transportation hub, getting across town (or to anywhere in England for that matter) is a relative breeze.
How to get there
  • London Bridge • 8 min walk
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4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles146 reviews
Excellent
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Very good
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Average
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lassie64
London257 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
We went to see the Gursky exhibition. and impressed it was free to get in, what is free in life these days! Didn’t take very long to get round as White Cube is a vast space but with minimal artwork on display. Exhibition was good though and some impressive images on display.
Written June 23, 2022
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curlytail55
Cleethorpes, UK419 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
The gallery is large and definitely worth a visit. If the exhibits are of interest to you the size of the display area allow you to concentrate solely on the pieces and not other art around. The streets surrounding the museum are interesting too as many are converted warehouses that look attractive.
Written March 15, 2020
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bsandrs
Portsmouth, UK23,078 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
It is quite difficult to report on the White Cube In Bermondsey Street, for any review should really be about the experience of the gallery itself, not of a specific showing. The building is large scale and it should be born in mind that this is a commercial selling enterprise, not designed as a visitor attraction. The fact that the public are given access, free of any charge is a bonus. Therefore the best advice is to check which artists are being shown and, if they interest you, pop in. We were surprised at the lack of any interaction between the staff and visitors, especially in the bookshop, which presumably has some commercial function.
Written April 4, 2019
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mike j
London, UK266 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Couples
popped in on the off, always fresh and interesting, exhibition of raqib shaw and Christine ay tjoe , did not disappoint , I like this place, it has a nice feel about it, another good visit
Written August 11, 2016
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stephen m
London, UK226 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
This gallery is a bit off the beaten track, but worth making the effort to go.
The gallery well laid out with few spaces and a screening room show film footage of current artist works.
I just caught the last few days of The Real / Three Propositions exhibition
And all three artists have their own tale to tell, though I liked Des Lawrence artworks
The first one of 1960s model and topless dancer Christine Keeler (who's antics with various high profile people, it has been said brought down the then Conservative government down) This artwork is enamel on aluminium.
The 2d image was of Des was a homage to 'Wanda Ferragamo' who died at 96 years of age & reigned over family luxury business - Salvatore Ferragamo, founded on shoes. Another artwork in Enamel on aluminium.
And my last choice was his image of Farrah Fawcett one of the original 'Charlies Angels' model & actress. A four-time Emmy Award nominee & six-time Golden Globe awards nominee & was hair style icon from 1976-81 that millions of females copied her look
The other 2 artist were equally as good, but Des was my story
Written August 31, 2019
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Maťa
London, UK30 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Friends
We tried to get into this gallery THREE TIMES this week and it was always closed. Opening hours are until 6 pm.

First, we went there on Tuesday around 3 pm. Closed because of some exhibition they were preparing and it was supposed to be open from 6 to 8 pm. On Wednesday we went there at 7 pm thinking it might be the whole week like that or something. Closed (but understandable this time).
Today (Friday) we went there again around 3 pm, it was closed. No sign anywhere, explaining why, opening hours there were normal. We were really angry and dissapointed and not planning to go there ever again.
Written April 19, 2019
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Elis S
Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium22 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
Very good expo. But why they don’t give a wifi code, that stil stays a riddle. The bookshop was crap. The space was very white p, so good for art.
Written March 9, 2019
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Ian C
London, UK23,970 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Solo
Sometimes art can be so simple, but so moving - at the White Cube Gallery in Bermondsey, the floor of the south gallery has been paved in stone, on which 300 names of victims of the immigration crisis appear and disappear in an atmosphere of hushed silence. In 'Palimpsest, names are spelt out in sand (for those who died prior to 2010), on top of which other names are spelt out in water (for those who died from 2011-16).

Columbian artist Doris Salcedo took five years to research the victims and their remaining families who still mourn for them, before including their names in this astonishingly moving installation.

In the north gallery, the first impression is of 5 old kitchen tables, scattered across the gallery. But, look closer, the tops of the tables have been cut and scarred and the legs have cracks all over them from when they have been smashed and put back together as best they can. Saledo is using these red tables as a metaphor for victims of sexual (and indeed any) violence, who get on with their lives afterwards, yet are scarred and damaged from the experience.

Elsewhere, in the tall 9x9x9 gallery, German artist Anselm Kiefer has created a vitrine with a parachute trying to escape upwards through the glass and the gallery roof, yet tethered to a rusty old bicycle at the bottom, representing the struggles, constraints and conflicts of life.

One of an ongoing and changing programme of international art.
Written October 20, 2018
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Swetrat
Portsmouth, UK841 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Couples
We visited earlier in the year to see the predictably provocative Gilbert and George exhibtion which we greatly enjoyed. The gallery is slightly off the beaten track at the far end of Bermondsey Street from London Bridge. However, the trek there is worthwhile and Bermondsey Street itself is a full of interesting shops, bars and restaurants in a resurgent corner of London.
Written July 23, 2018
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ry99999
London, UK106 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Couples
Extremely tasteless modern art installations! Makes one wonder how some people can make a career of creating such monstrosities! I was (un)fortunate to attend one where only profanities were printed across 5 walls.. Enough said. Avoid, if you have 'good' taste! And certainly don't even think about bringing children to this trashy venue with it's utterly nonsensical installations!!!
Written January 27, 2018
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