Hayward Gallery


Hayward Gallery, part of Southbank Centre on the South Bank of the Thames, has a long history of presenting work by the world’s most adventurous and innovative artists.

In addition to putting on major exhibitions and commissioning new artworks in the gallery, the Hayward also organises projects, installations and talks inside and outside other venues across Southbank Centre.

It is the only gallery in the world created in the Brutalist style of architecture – a striking concrete form that Londoners either love or hate.

Hayward Gallery has hosted striking exhibitions by Antony Gormley, Dan Flavin, Roy Lichtenstein, Tracey Emin as well as surveys of the Arts Council Collection.

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Important information

The Hayward Gallery is currently closed until September 2017 for major refurbishments.

Venue Details & Map

Hayward Gallery

Belvedere Road
+44 (0)20 7960 4200
Public transport:
Underground and Rail Stations: Waterloo, Embankment, Charing Cross, Waterloo East. Buses stop on Waterloo Bridge, on York Road, on Belvedere Road and on Stamford Street.


Accessible Bathroom Facilities
Designated wheelchair accessible public toilet
Some toilets with handrails
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Level access, ramp or lift to dining area
Level access, ramp or lift to restaurant or cafe
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Hearing loop system
Information available in audio format
Information available in braille
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Assistance dogs welcome
Emergency evacuation procedures for guests with disabilities
Staff available to assist
Staff disability awareness trained
Wheelchairs available free of charge
Access into the Building
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Full, non-assisted wheelchair access
Ramps from parking area to entrance
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Level access, ramp or lift from entrance to reception
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Blue badge parking available
Drop-off point for guests available outside main entrance
Public car park available within two hundred metres of main entrance
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Accessible lift
All routes suitable for pushchairs or prams
Effective lighting throughout for visually impaired users
Lift buttons with raised numbers or letters
Lift with spoken announcements on arrival at each floor
Ramps with handrail within building
Ramps within building
Some routes suitable for limited mobility users
Some routes suitable for wheelchair users
Some routes with tactile features for visually impaired users
Steps with handrail within building
Steps within building
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Coach parties accepted
Group bookings accepted
Catering Facilities
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Halal options on menu
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Nut-free option on menu
Outdoor dining / Beer garden
Picnic site
Private Dining
Set price menu
Theatre menu
Vegetarian options on menu
General Facilities
On site parking
Good views
Wi-Fi access
Payment Facilities
Credit cards accepted
Debit cards accepted
Free entry
Group rates available
Yelp Reviews

4.5 out of 5 based on 37 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Hayward Gallery

4.0 out of 5 15 September 2015
by Daniel F.

I recently went here for the Carsten Holler exhibition and it's a wonderful space. Quite tucked away to be honest but nice big space in side for exhibits.more

5.0 out of 5 8 September 2015
by Stefan P.

I like the Haywood though it is slightly hidden amongst the other South Bank institutions. Perhaps that's its charm. Like the Whitechapel it isn't afraid to stage exhibitions which are most definitely out of the ordinary. We went to see Carsten Holler which is the only time I've exited an exhibition via a slide attached to the side of the building! Because the Haywood has no permanent...more

3.0 out of 5 5 September 2015
by Elizabeth W.

I've only ever visited to go to the Carsten Holler Decision exhib. Was interesting, weird but queues were quite long!more

5.0 out of 5 19 June 2015
by Jonathan V.

Love it! The exhibitions they present is always modern and though provoking. Yes you have to pay entry but for the quality in show I believe it is a bargain.

The building is located conveniently close to transport links and there is also many dining options around.more

5.0 out of 5 14 March 2015
by Sarah F.

As a gallery space, I love the hayward and its concrete loveliness (yes I did mean concrete and lovely in the same sentence!) The space is interesting and multisensory with some great views across london without even needing to look at any art. The exhibitions are normally contemporary but in an interesting and thought provoking in ways that other galleries don't seem to be.

If you like art...more

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