Hidden on a back rampart of the vital nonprofit Southbank Centre, it hosts terrific blockbuster shows, which have included Ansel Adams, Roy Lichtenstein, 1920s Surrealism, and a 60-artist panorama of modern African art. Always modern, never staid, and a recent multi-year renovation put it back on London's art A List—make an advance booking. It also takes itself quite seriously, which can be good for a laugh
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd., SE1
Our Rating Hours Wed–Mon 11am–7pm; Thurs 11am–9pm Transportation Tube: Waterloo Phone 020/3879-9555 Prices £11 to £20 Web site Hayward Gallery
MapSouthbank Centre, Belvedere Rd., SE1 London
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