Topolski Gallery and Bar

 
 
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Concert Hall Approach (behind the Royal Festival Hall), South Bank, London SE1 8XU 
 
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Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 8.00am-11.00pm; Thursday 8.00am-12.00 midnight; Friday 8.00am-1.00am; Saturday 10.00am-1.00am; Sunday 10.00am-10.00pm
 

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Beneath the railway which runs along Hungerford Bridge in the Victorian arches behind the Royal Festival Hall is a large gallery and now bar dedicated to the works of Polish artist and Royal Academician Feliks Topolski. The Topolski Gallery is an eyewitness record of the twentieth century, as seen by Feliks who worked in a neighbouring arch below the Festival Hall administration building at the time of the Festival of Britain. The warehouse-style gallery houses his works on panels and paintings which depict the iconic historic figures and events Topolski chronicled over a period of ninety years, until his death in 1989. The collection is divided into themes including pre-war Europe and post-independence India. Appointed as an official war artist in 1940, he documented wartime Europe and travelled to nearly every major battle front on three continents. The bar offers tasty polish inspired platters and snacks, infused vodkas and an assortment of pickles. Get there between 6pm and 7pm to join the "Kanopki Klub" with free mini open sandwiches and 2-4-1 on selected drinks. The atmospheric venue also has live music on most nights so there is plenty to keep you entertained!


 

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Waterloo Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Lambeth North Tube Station
 
9 minutes walk
 
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Waterloo Railway Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Waterloo East Railway Station
 
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Union Car Park
 
12 minutes walk
 
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