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Hayward Gallery, London

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#88 of 164 in Museums in London
'One of London's most important spaces for displaying contemporary art, the Hayward Gallery is housed in an austere 1968 building that is both equally loved and derided by the majority of Londoners. Whichever camp you fall into, you'll agree that it makes an excellent hanging space for the blockbuster exhibitions it puts on.' (Lonely Planet)

Hayward Publishing - Publishing beautiful books on contemporary art. In collaboration with Hayward Gallery and the Arts Council Collection.
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  • July 23, 2017
    I call that bad press work: If a gallery is to, again, this must be communicated. But is so difficult to find as the input for me wonder, then, that the place is tight.
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  • March 8, 2017
    If you go along you will see workmen, and the cafe and entrance boarded up. A new and rejuvenated Gallery will open 2018  more »
  • October 11, 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 L...  more »
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  • Where: Hayward Gallery - London What: An art gallery How was it: It started raining and we found refuge inside Hayward Gallery. It was ok, not much to see. Perhaps they change the showcase from time to time, it just didn't feel like they had much on display when we went. Grade: Eli = 3, Serge = 3 Recommend: If it's raining and you are seeking refuge or perhaps you are interested in art galleries then yes.
  • Interesting exhibitions, almost always worth going to.
  • Multifaceted and wonderfully programmed arts space in the heart of the South Bank. Naturally your experience will vary with whatever the current exhibition is - but rarely will you be disappointed. The last two shows I've been to, Mirror City and Decisions were not only challenging and groundbreaking work, but also make brilliant use of the physical space of the gallery too. You'll also be within walking distance of the roof-top gardens and excellent food markets. Always worth checking to see what's on in advance though, as many shows are ticketed or timed entry. A must for Londoners and tourists alike.
  • Not to be missed, there's always something interesting going on there...
  • Fantastic gallery putting on a great number of excellent contemporary art exhibitions. If you're on the South Bank there is no reason not to pop in for a look.

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