The Hayward Gallery
The Hayward Gallery might not be as high profile as the neighbouring Tate Modern or the monumental Victoria & Albert Museum, but within its concrete walls are some of the most adventurous and... Read More
The Hayward Gallery might not be as high profile as the neighbouring Tate Modern or the monumental Victoria & Albert Museum, but within its concrete walls are some of the most adventurous and challenging pieces of modern art you'll find in any metropolis. Part of the newly-ish developed, Escher-esque Southbank Centre (placed somehow on top of, next to, and behind the British Film Institute), the Hayward has spent the last five years curating exhibitions by some of Britain's most thrilling enfant terribles: Tracy Emin, David Shrigley, and Anthony Gormley have all represented their home team, so to speak, on the Hayward's international arts landscape, while Andy Warhol, Ernesto Neto, and Brigitte Kowanz have all wowwed in their own mediums. The Hayward Gallery is truly the youngest sibling in London's family of dazzling galleries – the one who's able to get away with anything.
London, SE1 8XX
- Best Attractions & Activities: "Fuel up for your Hayward day at Concrete, their bar/cafe with a Soviet, Brutalist-cool edge and tasty pizzas."
- Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: It rivals the Tate Modern for all things inventive and cutting-edge.