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“stunning glass and steel roof”
Review of Hay's Galleria

Hay's Galleria
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Royal Observatory and Thames River Cruise in London
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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“stunning glass and steel roof”
Reviewed 14 April 2014

Converted from a wharf for tea clippers this is a beautiful structure to visit and sit and enjoy a coffee there is a huge metal and moving water sculpture in the centre and the roof is truly amazing and with a nice mix of shops and cafes it is worth visiting if you are walking along the south bank

Visited April 2014
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“Amazing Christmas Lights”
Reviewed 1 December 2013

Right now is the time to visit Hay's Galleria, the lights are beautiful and the pictures come out amazing.

They have a wonderful Christmas tree up and lights going up all the pillars. A few shops and café's around the outside then straight onto the waterfront, you could ask no more at Christmas time in the evening!

Visited November 2013
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“A bit dull”
Reviewed 6 November 2013

I don't want to downplay the historical significance of this area. On this spot, on Hay's Wharf, the tea clippers from Asia moored and unloaded their precious cargo in the old times when London's harbor was booming. When the trade through Hay's wharf ended, after some time of neglect, the warehouses were restored and the wharf became the Galleria. However, the wharf buildings are occupied now by "the usual suspects", large food, drinks and clothing chains, starting with the ever present American coffee outlet. Make one round through the Galleria, have a pint in the pub on the corner and continue your walk.

Visited November 2013
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Reviewed 20 October 2013

Good points - Nice to visit when there is an event on ie an art and craft market and at Christmas time when the Christmas tree is there, they also have a place to play boules if you are out with friend.

Bad points - There are are too many chains around and the small carts there sell lots of foreign made and unoriginal tat. The Bagel shop doesn't offer Gluten Free bagels and make no effort to try.

There are very busy noisy pubs nearby and it must be a job to near each others conservations. If there i no event going on there, we normally walk past there quickly. It can be very nice if there was some originality there. Some art galleries would be nice round there.

Not sure where the cycle racks are

Visited October 2013
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“Worth a Stop Off”
Reviewed 6 September 2013

Have visited several times when in the area. On the South Bank between Tower and London Bridges, this is worth a visit if you are walking along the river or visiting The View at The Shard or other attractions in the area. Magnificently restored Victorian building, once the place where tea clippers docked and now home to a few shops and cafes with plenty of inside space to wander and admire the architecture and central sculpture. Information panels explain the history of the area and the galleria opens out onto a terrace overlooking the Thames with wonderful close up views of Tower Bridge and HMS Belfast.
An oasis of calm in central London to relax for a while and recharge before moving on

Visited August 2013
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