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20 Attractions to Explore Near Hayward Gallery

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

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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.

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London Eye
London Eye0.42 KMs away 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 Aquarium0.53 KMs away 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 Museum0.76 KMs away 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 Ben0.88 KMs away 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 Gallery0.94 KMs away 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 Westminster0.98 KMs away 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.

Churchill War Rooms
Churchill War Rooms1.06 KMs away from Hayward Gallery

The museum comprises the Cabinet War Rooms, a historic underground complex that housed a British government command centre throughout the Second World War, and the Churchill Museum, a biographical museum exploring the life of British statesman Winston Churchill.

Westminster Abbey
Westminster Abbey1.12 KMs away from Hayward Gallery

Gothic abbey church which is the traditional place of coronation and burial site for English and, later, British monarchs. It is the burial site of more than 3,300 persons, usually of prominence in British history (including at least sixteen monarchs, eight Prime Ministers, poets laureate, actors, scientists, military leaders, and the Unknown Warrior).

St James's Park
St James's Park1.40 KMs away from Hayward Gallery

This 23-hectare (57-acre) park has a small lake, St James's Park Lake, with two islands, West Island and Duck Island, the latter named for the lake's collection of waterfowl. A resident colony of pelicans has been a feature of the park since a Russian ambassador donated them to Charles II in 1664.

St. Paul's Cathedral London
St. Paul's Cathedral London1.46 KMs away from Hayward Gallery

Located on Ludgate Hill at the highest point of the City of London. One of the most famous and most recognizable sights of London. Its dome, framed by the spires of Wren's City churches, has dominated the skyline for over 300 years. At 365 feet (111 m) high, it was the tallest building in London from 1710 to 1967.

The British Museum
The British Museum1.67 KMs away from Hayward Gallery

Dedicated to human history, art and culture. Its permanent collection of some eight million works is among the largest and most comprehensive in existence, having been widely sourced during the era of the British Empire. It documents the story of human culture from its beginnings to the present. It was the first public national museum in the world.

Royal Academy of Arts
Royal Academy of Arts1.73 KMs away from Hayward Gallery

Institution to to promote the creation, enjoyment and appreciation of the visual arts through exhibitions, education and debate. The Royal Academy has an important collection of books, archives and works of art accessible for research and display.

Museum of London
Museum of London1.82 KMs away from Hayward Gallery

Documents the history of London from prehistoric to modern times. The museum is the largest urban history collection in the world, with more than six million objects.

Tate Britain
Tate Britain1.88 KMs away from Hayward Gallery

National gallery of British art from 1500 to the present day. Houses a substantial collection of the art of the United Kingdom since Tudor times, and in particular has large holdings of the works of J. M. W. Turner. It is one of the largest museums in United Kingdom.

Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace1.90 KMs away from Hayward Gallery

Symbol and home of the monarchy of the United Kingdom. The palace has 775 rooms, and the garden is the largest private garden in London. The staterooms, used for official and state entertaining, are open to the public each year for most of August and September and on some days in winter and spring.

The Shard
The Shard2.01 KMs away from Hayward Gallery

Standing 309.6 metres (1,016 ft) high, the 95-storey Shard is the tallest building in the United Kingdom. The glass-clad pyramidal tower has 72 habitable floors, with a viewing gallery and open-air observation deck on the 72nd floor, at a height of 244 metres (801 ft).

Monument to the Great Fire of London
Monument to the Great Fire of London2.09 KMs away from Hayward Gallery

202 feet (62 m) in heigh, the monument commemorates the Great Fire of London. It stands at the junction of Monument Street and Fish Street Hill, 202 feet west of the spot in Pudding Lane where the Great Fire started on 2 September 1666.

HMS Belfast
HMS Belfast2.36 KMs away from Hayward Gallery

Town-class light cruiser that was built for the Royal Navy, now permanently moored as a museum ship. Commissioned in early August 1939 shortly before the outbreak of the Second World War, Belfast was initially part of the British naval blockade against Germany.

Tower of London
Tower of London2.74 KMs away from Hayward Gallery

Historic castle founded towards the end of 1066. A grand palace early in its history, the Tower has served variously as an armoury, a treasury, a menagerie, the home of the Royal Mint, a public record office, and the home of the Crown Jewels of England. The Tower is a complex of several buildings set within two concentric rings of defensive walls and a moat.

Tower Bridge
Tower Bridge2.78 KMs away from Hayward Gallery

A combined bascule and suspension bridge built between 1886 and 1894. The bridge consists of two bridge towers tied together at the upper level by two horizontal walkways, designed to withstand the horizontal tension forces imposed by the suspended sections of the bridge. The bridge deck is freely accessible to both vehicles and pedestrians, whereas the bridge's twin towers, high-level walkways and Victorian engine rooms form part of the Tower Bridge Exhibition, for which an admission charge is