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Hayward Gallery, South Bank, London SE1 8XZ, UK

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About Hayward Gallery

An art gallery within the Southbank Centre in central London. Its massive and extensive use of exposed concrete construction are features typical of Brutalist architecture. The Hayward does not house a permanent collection. Instead, it hosts three or four major temporary exhibitions of modern or contemporary artworks each year.

Attractions Near Hayward Gallery

London Eye
London Eye0.42km from Hayward Gallery

The structure is 135 metres (443 ft) tall and the wheel has a diameter of 120 metres (394 ft). When it opened to the public in 2000 it was the world's tallest Ferris wheel.

SEA LIFE Centre London Aquarium
SEA LIFE Centre London Aquarium0.53km from Hayward Gallery

Has over 350 species from every major environment across the globe. You can also see daily dives and feeding sessions. The glass tunnel walkway offers views from underneath a Tropical Ocean.

London Transport Museum
London Transport Museum0.76km from Hayward Gallery

Established to conserve and explain the transport heritage of London. The museum is spread into locations- in Covent Garden displaying buses, trams, trolleybuses and rail vehicles from the 19th and 20th centuries as well s the first underground electric train, from 1890. Larger exhibits are held at Acton depot location and they include a complete 1938 stock tube train as well as early locomotives from the first sub-surface and first deep-level lines.

Big Ben
Big Ben0.88km from Hayward Gallery

When completed in 1859, its clock was the largest and most accurate four-faced striking and chiming clock in the world. The tower stands 315 feet (96 m) tall, and the climb from ground level to the belfry is 334 steps. Its base is square, measuring 39 feet (12 m) on each side. Dials of the clock are 23 feet (7.0 m) in diameter.

The National Gallery
The National Gallery0.94km from Hayward Gallery

Founded in 1824, it houses a collection of over 2,300 paintings dating from the mid-13th century to 1900. It is among the most visited art museums in the world.

Palace of Westminster
Palace of Westminster0.98km from Hayward Gallery

Meeting place for the two houses of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. Contains over 1,100 rooms organised symmetrically around two series of courtyards and which has a floor area of 112,476 m2 (1,210,680 sq ft). Part of the New Palace's area of 3.24 hectares (8 acres) was reclaimed from the River Thames, which is the setting of its nearly 300-metre long (980 ft) facade, called the River Front.

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What Visitors Say About Hayward Gallery

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Nele Lenze
Nele Lenze
The gallery is amazing already because of its concrete structure but the changing exhibitions of contemporary art are also facinating. You should plan for an hour or two and then you can go next door and visit some of the cafes along the waterfront and watch people walk by.