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Hay's Galleria

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Address: 1 Battle Bridge Lane, London SE1 2HP, England
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Handy covered stopover in a central location

Hay's Galleria dominates the south side of the Thames on one of my favourite embankment walks. There is so much history on the doorstep, the favourite of which for me is HMS... read more

Reviewed December 20, 2016
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Poole, United Kingdom
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Poole, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 20, 2016

Hay's Galleria dominates the south side of the Thames on one of my favourite embankment walks. There is so much history on the doorstep, the favourite of which for me is HMS Belfast moored just off. There are places to eat, we like Café Rouge, and drink. Some curio shops too. The Galleria is dominated by the quirky "The Navigators"... More 

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March, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 9, 2016

A bustling area with lots of shops, eateries and drinking places plus several side stalls. Great sculptures to admire also. Continuing on from there are plenty of side stalls offering all sorts of merchandise and food heading towards Tower Bridge.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 20, 2016

On our way from the Greenwich Tunnel to the London Eye and the Hay Galleria is just the place to get a coffee, admire the cathedral-like spaciousness of the building and study the rather clever 'steam punk' fountain with all its quirkiness. A small market area sells a range of trinkets.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

Hay's Galleria is a great spot to relax and grab a coffee or a bit to eat when exploring the South Bank. It has some great coffee shops!

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 29, 2016

This is a nice stopping off point to recharge your batteries if walking along the south bank of the Thames from Tower Bridge to the London Eye. There are several restaurants and a couple of small shops with an interesting fountain in the middle. It's light and airy with a bowed glass roof reminiscent of a railway station with views... More 

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Reviewed October 4, 2016

Stopped in for a spot of tea while strolling along the river. There is a totally cool fountain which is worth a look see if in the area. There are several places to grab a drink or a bite to eat as well as a few vendors set up selling leather bags, scarves, and jewellery.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 30, 2016

The restaurants, cafes, and shops are available here. It is a good stop for having meal before continuing your London exploration! I believe you will get an amazing experience by having meal at bank of River Thames.

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Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

You're right in the heart of most of the attractions on River Thames were sight seeing and hanging out area's.

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Maldon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 10, 2016

I stopped off for a drink on my way to City Hall. It's tucked away and lots of people do not realise where it is. There are a few shops and restaurants and it offers a lovely break from the hustle and bustle of London Bridge and the South bank.

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Reviewed September 9, 2016

A short stroll from London Bridge takes you to this wonderful, open galleria with an abundance of shops, cafes, restaurants etc. Do not hesitate to walk to the riverside where you can walk to Tower Bridge and on to St Katherines Dock. What a tourist day out! Lots of places to eat and shops to browse in, too much to... More 

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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.
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