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Hayward Gallery

Closes in 14 min: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Always worth a visit

Tucked away near the bfi southbank and the national theatre is the equally brutal concrete of this... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Adrian B
Bakewell, United Kingdom
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Great gallery space

Went to see the Lee Bul exhibition and loved the gallery space - 4 inter-connected levels, which... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2018
Auckland Central, New Zealand
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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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Hayward Gallery Belvedere Road | South Bank Centre, London SE1 8XZ, England
+44 20 3879 9555
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I was extremely disappointed by this exhibition, it struck me that although there were a few excellent photographs the vast majority were mediocre and in my humble opinion, the emperor is in fact naked.

Thank Craig E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tucked away near the bfi southbank and the national theatre is the equally brutal concrete of this major contemporary art space. From an iconic Warhol exhibition in 1989 to "Shape Shifters" in 2018, there is always something of interest here. I've been many times in...More

Thank Adrian B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Recently refurbished, the exhibitions are now better than ever. Over the summer we had Korean artist Lee Bul and, now, Shape Shifters transports you into new perspectives where nothing you see is quite real. Full of optical illusions, reflections, and changing perspectuves with artistic performances,...More

Thank Ian C
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Going to the Gursky exhibition was great since we saw a lot of new and different photography. The exhibition was very spread out, over multiple floors and we had plenty of space to fully admire the photos.

Thank DevarshiDhillon
Reviewed 18 August 2018

Went to see the Lee Bul exhibition and loved the gallery space - 4 inter-connected levels, which adequate small which makes the gallery seems spaciously intimate. Staff were helpful, has a cafe (which I didn't visit) and a shop (which seemed well-stocked). Situation in the...More

Thank DBbonjour
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

I happened to find time to visit the Hayward Gallery to see the Nelson Mandela Centenary exhibition which is currently on display there (with free admission) until 19 August. The exhibition itself is well laid out - splitting his life into 6 different categories which...More

Thank Luke_Sweeney_Todd
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

I didn't realise that the whole gallery is dedicated to one artist but the Lee Bul exhibition was really excellent. It's got a lovely cafe as well. I thought it was on the expensive side, especially considering there are so many amazing free museums and...More

Thank In-Yong H
Reviewed 20 July 2018

We were told that the exhibitions by the Korean artist, Lee Bul, and the Taiwanese artist, Yuan Goang-ming, were worthwhile. Unfortunately, my wife and I found both exhibitions rather boring and self-absorbed. Lee Bul has done a number of different projects. For me the most...More

Thank Bruce J
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Great! Pay to enter. Pay to check large bags. Go if you are interested in their exhibits. Easy to walk to from Waterloo station.

Thank mabeyta
Reviewed 20 June 2018

The Andreas Gursky exhibition itself was truly excellent, exploring four decades of his work. The huge photographs of landscapes, crowd scenes and structures were fantastic. What I did not enjoy was navigating the building. While the exhibition spaces were large, well-lit and the photographs well...More

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Gillian E
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Wow! No need to be rude about it. Have a spiffingly wonderful day!