Hayward Gallery

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Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, Southbank SE1 8XX
Work 0207 960 4200

Opening times and price

Opening hours:
10 AM to 6 PM (Sun-Wed); 10 AM to 8 PM (Thu-Fri)
Ticket cost:
Adults £16.00; Children £7.25 (12–); Infants free entry (under-12)
Visiting hours and entry charges are subject to change
Time required:
A typical visit to Hayward Gallery lasts 45-60 mins (approx)

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Exterior view of the Hayward Art Gallery Hayward Gallery

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The Hayward Gallery was designed by Hubert Bennett in 1968, and named after the leader of the GLC – Sir Isaac Hayward.

It is perhaps the grimmest of the Southbank Centre’s concrete catastrophes (one architect accused it of having a quite frightening ugliness), but don’t let the depressing shell keep you from the inside – where you’ll find major art exhibitions by the world’s leading artists.

Art exhibitions at the Hayward

The Hayward Gallery focuses mainly on contemporary British art, but has ever-changing exhibitions by international artists. They feature a wide range of paintings, sculpture and photography. Admissions rates vary, depending on what’s on.

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  • glenking – “If you think the building looks good then you will probably think the art inside looks good too, but if you are a normal person who thinks that the building is about as good looking as a multi-storey car park, then give the stuff inside a miss and go to a proper gallery like the national instead because t is much better. The problem with this place is that the stuff they show is never as good as the tate modern, which gets all the good stuff, and they charge you to go in and see all the Decent exhibitions as well. I could just about stomach tracey emin if it was free, but when I have to pay through the nose to get in, when I know that a short walk along the river is the tate filled with top-quality modern art which I can go and see for free, in a building which is ten times better, then it is no contest.”

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Events at Hayward Gallery

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Check out our complete list of art exhibitions in London where you can find exhibitions today, tomorrow and at the weekend. We also have a list of art exhibitions in December, January and February

If you enjoy this then try: Institute of Contemporary Arts (walk it in 14 mins or catch a train from Waterloo to Charing Cross); Saatchi Gallery (catch the tube from Waterloo to Sloane Square); Serpentine Gallery (catch the tube from Waterloo to South Kensington); Southbank Centre (you can walk there in less than 1 min) and Tate Modern (walk it in 14 mins or catch a train from Waterloo to Southwark).

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