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Hayward Gallery

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Address: Belvedere Road | South Bank Centre, London SE1 8XZ, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7921 0813
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Mon 12:00 - 18:00
Tue - Wed 10:00 - 18:00
Thu - Fri 10:00 - 20:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 18:00
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This London gallery offers a changing program of national and international...

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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An example of “Brutalist” style

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 October 2016
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Rijeka, Croatia
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Rijeka, Croatia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 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 the most important galleries for contemporary art in London, but it is closed until next... More 

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Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 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 the Hayward Gallery, Purcell Room and Queen Elizabeth II Hall are closed for two years... More 

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 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 exhibition "Decision" by Carsten Holler, which was so much fun! Unfortunately, due to the weather... More 

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 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 with its raw concrete finish and lack of aesthetic refinements and ornamentations is a prime... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 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.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 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 eyes to the wonder of contemporary art. There is also a 'work' of exquisite beauty... More 

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St Albans
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 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 like the hour slots so queues were no longer than 20 mins. Highly recommend.

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 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 was the entrance down the dark tunnel, but it was all downhill after that. Even... More 

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London
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 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 like dark or small spaces. The slide was great fun, but ladies - don't wear... More 

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2015

An absolute piss take!,, rubbish that absolutely anyone could have cobbled together. As bad as some of the exhibits at the summer exhibition at the Royal Academy, the grey triangle and the piece of roof were stand out crap there!,,,

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