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The Hayward GalleryThe 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. The building itself has been much derided over the years as an ugly concrete block typical of the sixties. It has been largely left as it was created by the GLC Department of Architecture as part of the South Bank Arts Centre, led by Geoffrey Horsefall, with Hubert Bennett as the principal designer. A group of young architects including Dennis Crompton, Warren Chalk and Ron Herron executed the design. Now that it is one of the few remaining buildings of this style it has been embraced as one of our idiosyncratic national buildings.

 

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Park Plaza County Hall Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £113  32% off
1 Addington Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from The Hayward Gallery
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
 
 
 
Corinthia Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £450  26% off
Whitehall Place, SW1A | 7 minutes from The Hayward Gallery
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
 
 
 
Sea Containers London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
20 Upper Ground, SE1 | 8 minutes from The Hayward Gallery
London landmark Sea Containers House, situated between the OXO Tower and Blackfriars Bridge on the South Bank, was transformed into the Mondrian London in 2014 before ... More
 
 
 
 
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Somerset House: Embankment Galleries
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 6 minutes from The Hayward Gallery
Opened on 24th April 2008, the Embankment Galleries at Somerset House offer 750 square metres of exhibition space where the Hermitage Rooms used to be. Exhibitions ... More
 
 
 
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The Courtauld Institute Of Art
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Somerset House, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 6 minutes from The Hayward Gallery
Manet's 'Bar at the Folies-Bergeres', Van Gogh's 'Self-Portrait with a Bandaged Ear' and Renoir's 'La Loge' are just a few of the celebrated ... More
 
 
 
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The Store Studios
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
180 The Strand, WC2R | 8 minutes from The Hayward Gallery
A creative space and broadcast studios housed in a Brutalist building, Store Studios, 180 The Strand launched in October 2016 with 'The ... More
 
 
 
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Southbank Centre Beach
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Queens Walk, SE1 | 1 minute from The Hayward Gallery
Every summer, from the end of May until the beginning of September, the Southbank Centre brings the beach to ... 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 Hayward Gallery
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 Hayward Gallery
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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Stewart Lee: Snowflake/Tornado
London > Events > Comedy  Dates: 1st, 2nd and 3rd July 2020 - 8pm
The Hayward Gallery, Belvedere Road, SE1 | 1 minute from The Hayward Gallery
The deep-thinking, anti-comedian returns to debate his role in the modern-day comedy marketplace....More
 
 
 
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No Comply: Skate Culture and the Community
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 11th June to 18th August 2020
The Hayward Gallery, Strand, WC2R | 6 minutes from The Hayward Gallery
Through a display of works by leading filmmakers, photographers and designers, No Comply at Somerset House explores the popularity of skateboarding and the impact it has ...More
 
 
 
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Local Hero
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 18th June to 22nd August 2020
The Hayward Gallery, 103 The Cut, SE1 | 8 minutes from The Hayward Gallery
Bill Forsyth's 1980s comic drama, Local Hero, receives a stage adaptation at the Old Vic Theatre in 2020. The musical adaptation comes courtesy of Forsyth and ...More
 
 
 
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Southbank Centre
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from The Hayward Gallery
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 Hayward Gallery
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 Hayward Gallery
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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Foyles Royal Festival Hall
London > Shopping > Books
Riverside, Level 1, Royal Festival Hall, South Bank Centre, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from The Hayward Gallery
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
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
22 Cornwall Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from The Hayward Gallery
Konditor specialises in the creation of amazingly tasty cakes which are also sold on to some of the finest restaurants in the city. This, the first ... 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 Hayward Gallery
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 Hayward Gallery
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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Jimmy's Lodge On The River
London > Restaurants >
Thames Path, outside Queen Elizabeth Hall, SE1 | 1 minute from The Hayward Gallery
Dine in your own personal snow globe alongside the Thames this winter. The four glass igloos are part of Jimmy's Lodge On The River created by ... More
 
 
 
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Patch & Picnic
London > Restaurants >
Thames Path, outside Royal Festival Hall, SE1 | 1 minute from The Hayward Gallery
The South Bank is a lovely spot for a Thames-side stroll in summer but if you want to turn an outing into a special ... More
 
 
 
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 6 minutes from The Hayward Gallery
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 Hayward Gallery
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 Hayward Gallery
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 Hayward Gallery
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 Hayward Gallery
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 Hayward Gallery
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 Hayward Gallery
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 Hayward Gallery
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 Hayward Gallery
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 Hayward Gallery
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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Somerset House Terrace
London > Nightlife > Bars
Somerset House, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 6 minutes from The Hayward Gallery
For summer 2019 the riverside terrace next to Somerset House is partnering with San Miguel beer to offer a summery menu of Spanish-inspired ... More
 
 
 
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Proud Embankment
London > Nightlife >
8 Victoria Embankment, WC2R | 6 minutes from The Hayward Gallery
Baz Luhrmann meets Cirque du Soleil at Proud Embankment, an immersive cabaret-dining experience and the largest club of its kind in ... More
 
 
 
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Skylon
London > Business > Venue Hire
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from The Hayward Gallery
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 Hayward Gallery
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 Hayward Gallery
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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Stewart Lee: Snowflake/Tornado
Comedy | Until 3rd July 2020 

Southbank Centre 1 minute walk from The Hayward Gallery

The deep-thinking, anti-comedian returns to debate his role in the modern-day comedy marketplace....More

Underbelly Festival
Underbelly Festival
Theatre | Until 27th September 2020 

Underbelly Festival 1 minute walk from The Hayward Gallery

The unrivalled Underbelly Festival presents over 70 shows for five months of comedy, cabaret and children's shows. In a temporary ...More

 
Witness For The Prosecution
Witness For The Prosecution
Theatre | Until 13th September 2020 

The Debating Chamber, County Hall 6 minutes walk from The Hayward Gallery

Set the Debating Chamber of London's County Hall - a room which resembles a courtroom in every way - Lucy ...More

 
No Comply: Skate Culture and the Community
No Comply: Skate Culture and the Community
Exhibitions | Until 18th August 2020 

Somerset House 6 minutes walk from The Hayward Gallery

Through a display of works by leading filmmakers, photographers and designers, No Comply at Somerset House explores the popularity of ...More

 
Sunday in the Park with George
Sunday in the Park with George
Theatre | Until 5th September 2020 

Savoy Theatre 7 minutes walk from The Hayward Gallery

Jake Gyllenhaal returns to the West End in summer 2020 to star in Sunday in the Park with George at ...More

 
A Doll's House
A Doll's House
Theatre | Until 5th September 2020 

Playhouse Theatre 7 minutes walk from The Hayward Gallery

Two-time Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain will make her West End debut in 2020, starring in Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's ...More

 
Local Hero
Theatre | Until 22nd August 2020 

Old Vic Theatre 8 minutes walk from The Hayward Gallery

Bill Forsyth's 1980s comic drama, Local Hero, receives a stage adaptation at the Old Vic Theatre in 2020. The musical ...More

Nightingale in 200 Objects: Leader, Icon And Pioneer
Exhibitions | Until 7th March 2021 

Florence Nightingale Museum 8 minutes walk from The Hayward Gallery

Exhibitions & Art, Multimedia....More

Magic Goes Wrong
Magic Goes Wrong
Theatre | Until 30th August 2020 

Vaudeville Theatre 8 minutes walk from The Hayward Gallery

Mischief Theatre, creators of The Play That Goes Wrong, join forces with master magicians Penn & Teller to conjure an ...More

 
Mamma Mia!
Mamma Mia!
Theatre | Until 19th September 2020 

Novello Theatre 8 minutes walk from The Hayward Gallery

Through the story-telling magic of the songs of ABBA, we meet Donna, a feisty forty-something single mum, who recalls the ...More

 
 
 
 
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