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The Alternative Guide to the UniverseThe Hayward Gallery gives visitors an insight into 'outsiders' this summer with an exhibition of contemporary works in a variety of media created by artists who map cities of the future, inventors of new languages and architects who design imaginary technologies. The Alternative Guide to the Universe promises to prompt us to re-examine social and cultural conventions through art works which present a departure from traditional thinking. Prepare to enter a parallel universe.

About The Hayward Gallery

The Hayward Gallery has been the originator or host of influential exhibitions since 1968. It mounts temporary exhibitions of contemporary and historical art. The gallery, named after the late Sir Isaac Hayward, the former leader of the London County Council, is also responsible for National Touring exhibitions and for the Arts Council Collection, which it manages on behalf of the Arts Council of England. More about The Hayward Gallery

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The Alternative Guide to the Universe† Guo Fengyi, Human Energy Channel Decomposition (1991) © the artist. Courtesy Long March Space †

The Alternative Guide to the Universe - Guo Fengyi, Human Energy Channel Decomposition (1991) © the artist. Courtesy Long March Space

The Alternative Guide to the Universe Guo Fengyi, Human Energy Channel Decomposition (1991) © the artist. Courtesy Long March Space†


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Union Car Park
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Park Plaza County Hall Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £99† 30% off
1 Addington Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from The Alternative Guide to the Universe
Close to Waterloo, the 4 star Park Plaza is - as the name suggests - just behind County Hall. Near to the Thames, it's also convenient ... More
The Royal Horseguards - A Guoman Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £130† 30% off
2 Whitehall Court, SW1A | 7 minutes from The Alternative Guide to the Universe
Emulating the style of a French chateau, this grand Victorian residence, built in 1884, occupies a prime location within Westminster. It's worth staying at the Grade ... More
Corinthia Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £325† 39% off
Whitehall Place, SW1A | 7 minutes from The Alternative Guide to the Universe
With 294 bedrooms, multi-level penthouse suites and terraces offering spectacular views of the River Thames, Trafalgar Square and Whitehall - the £300 million restoration of the ... More
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Valia Calda
London > Events > Concerts †Dates: Friday 20th January 2017 - 1pm-2pm
The Alternative Guide to the Universe, Belvedere Road, SE1 | 1 minute from The Alternative Guide to the Universe
The five-piece band, formed in London by Thodoris and Nikos Ziarkas, performs contemporary Greek folk music....More
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Nofit State Circus: Bianco
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 23rd November 2016 to 22nd January 2017
The Alternative Guide to the Universe, Belvedere Road, SE1 | 1 minute from The Alternative Guide to the Universe
Bringing their silver spaceship Big Top to Hungerford Car Park leading circus troupe NoFit State, present a new version of Bianco, an all-consuming, spellbinding concoction of ...More
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Dare To Live: Live Purposefully, Live Mindfully
London > Events > Exhibitions †Dates: Friday 20th January 2017 - 6.30pm-8pm
The Alternative Guide to the Universe, 2 Savoy Place, WC2R | 6 minutes from The Alternative Guide to the Universe
Literary & Education, Lecture....More
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Southbank Centre
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from The Alternative Guide to the Universe
London's hub of cultural arts, The Southbank Centre announced in March 2013 that it's set for a £100 million revamp that will see the 1960s design ... More
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Southbank Centre: Purcell Room
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from The Alternative Guide to the Universe
Housed in the same modernist block as the Royal Festival Hall and sandwiched between it and the Hayward Gallery, the Purcell Room has a 372-seat auditorium, ... More
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Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall
London > Entertainment > Live Music
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from The Alternative Guide to the Universe
Located by the River Thames, with sweeping views of the capital from the London Eye to St Paul's Cathedral, the Southbank Centre is a unique metropolitan ... More
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near The Alternative Guide to the Universe
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The Hayward Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as The Alternative Guide to the Universe
The Hayward Gallery has been the originator or host of influential exhibitions since 1968. It mounts temporary exhibitions of contemporary and historical art. The gallery, named ... More
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The Poetry Library
London > Attractions > Museums
Level 5, Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from The Alternative Guide to the Universe
The most comprehensive and accessible collection of poetry from 1914 in Britain, The Poetry Library within the Southbank Centre contains 90,000 items and is still growing. ... More
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South Bank
London > Attractions >
South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from The Alternative Guide to the Universe
This stretch along the Thames is one of the cultural and social hubs of London with the Southbank Centre - which includes Royal Festival Hall, Queen ... More
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Foyles Royal Festival Hall
London > Shopping > Books
Riverside, Level 1, Royal Festival Hall, South Bank Centre, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from The Alternative Guide to the Universe
The family-run Foyles book shop has been in the book selling business since 1906. Around 30,000 books are stocked at this branch on a broad range ... More
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Konditor & Cook
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
22 Cornwall Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from The Alternative Guide to the Universe
Konditor & Cook specialise in the creation of amazingly tasty cakes which are also sold on to some of the finest restaurants in the city. This, ... More
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Oxo Tower and Gabriel's Wharf
London > Shopping > Arts and Crafts
Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from The Alternative Guide to the Universe
As you stare across the river at this bustling, stylish, multi-faceted venue, it’s hard to believe that this riverside warehouse was once a reprocessing plant for ... More
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Benugo Bar & Kitchen
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from The Alternative Guide to the Universe
Benugo is a high class chain of cafes selling handmade sandwiches, salads and desserts. What makes it stand out from the over-crowded coffee shop market is ... More
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Eat Cafe
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
South Bank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from The Alternative Guide to the Universe
Food to go in its simplest form. Freeshly baked bread for hand-made made sandwhiches; home made soups; simple salads. Another high street option for fresh. fast ... More
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Strada
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
Unit 6, Royal Festival Hall Riverside, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from The Alternative Guide to the Universe
Strada has started something of a pizza revolution. The chain has blossomed thanks largely to its focus on fresh, high quality ingredients, and efficient, friendly service. ... More
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 6 minutes from The Alternative Guide to the Universe
The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
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Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 11 minutes from The Alternative Guide to the Universe
The award-winning Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, designed by Irish architects O'Donnell + Tuomey and awarded the RIBA London Building of the Year Award in 2014, ... More
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 13 minutes from The Alternative Guide to the Universe
The London Film School is the oldest-established international school of film technique in the world. The school has contributed significantly to ... More
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Bernie Spain Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Upper Ground, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from The Alternative Guide to the Universe
Located between Oxo Tower Wharf and Gabriel's Wharf, Bernie Spain Gardens is a pleasant green space to stop off on a riverside walk along the South ... More
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London Marriott Hotel County Hall Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from The Alternative Guide to the Universe
Fancy detoxing in the building where the Greater London Council used to run the city? The Spa at the London Marriott County ... More
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Jubilee Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
3 Belvedere Road, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from The Alternative Guide to the Universe
The concrete promenade along the South Bank greatly benefits from this large patch of green grass for striders, strollers and sightseers to relax on. Not ... More
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King's Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
25 Roupell Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from The Alternative Guide to the Universe
A short walk from the South Bank Centre, The Old Vic and The National Theatre this traditional old watering hole is a good place to have ... More
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The Thirsty Bear
London > Nightlife > Pubs
62 Stamford Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from The Alternative Guide to the Universe
If you're the kind of drinker who gets thirsty, very thirsty, and you don't have the time or patience to queue for at a very busy ... More
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The Anchor & Hope
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
36 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 minutes from The Alternative Guide to the Universe
The Anchor & Hope is a gastropub that takes both parts of its name seriously, and you can certainly have a good evening just popping in ... More
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Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden
London > Nightlife > Bars
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from The Alternative Guide to the Universe
Designed by the Eden Project, the Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden is the place to be on a summer's evening for stunning sundown views over the ... More
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Oxo Tower Bar & Brasserie
London > Nightlife > Bars
Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from The Alternative Guide to the Universe
Boasting one of the best views in town, the Oxo Tower Bar is perfect for combining a spot of leisurely (if static) sightseeing with some classy ... More
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Gordon's Wine Bar
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
47 Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 7 minutes from The Alternative Guide to the Universe
Home to Samuel Pepys in the 1680s, the building housing Gordon’s is now home to a regular, thriving crowd of drinkers of all ages and all ... More
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Skylon
London > Business > Venue Hire
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from The Alternative Guide to the Universe
The Royal Festival Hall's refurbishment has done away with 'The People's Palace', the marvellously 1950s restaurant that used to occupy this space, and replaced it with ... More
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Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from The Alternative Guide to the Universe
Located by the River Thames, with sweeping views of the capital from the London Eye to St Paul's Cathedral, the Southbank Centre is a unique metropolitan ... More
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The Deck at the National Theatre
London > Business > Venue Hire
South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from The Alternative Guide to the Universe
The Deck is a modern roof-top venue with stunning views over the Thames, available for hire at the National Theatre, part of the Southbank Centre which ... More

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Inspired by a true story and based on the 2005 British film of the same name, Cyndi Lauper and Harvey ...More

 
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Vaudeville Theatre 3 minutes walk from The Alternative Guide To The Universe

An all-star cast which includes Katherine Parkinson (famous for The IT Crowd and Humans), Ralf Little (The Royle Family, Two ...More

 
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Cambridge Theatre 3 minutes walk from The Alternative Guide To The Universe

The Royal Shakespeare Company's multiple award-winning musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's celebrated children's book Matilda is a big hit at ...More

 
The Lion King
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The Lyceum Theatre 3 minutes walk from The Alternative Guide To The Universe

The Lion King tells the story of Simba - the epic adventure of his battles, his friendships, his dreams and ...More

 

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