New opening times
The Hayward Gallery’s opening times have changed:
Open Wednesday – Saturday, 11am – 7pm, and Sunday, 10am – 6pm; closed Monday and Tuesday.
Pre-booking online is essential
All visitors must book online before visiting. Members and Supporters go free, but need to book a time slot, too. There’s no need to print your ticket – just show your phone to our hosts on entry.
Keep others safe
You must wear a face covering during your visit, for your safety and the safety of others. Please, stay at home if you have symptoms of illness such as a cough, sore throat or fever or have been in contact in the past 14 days with someone who has coronavirus. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to refund or exchange your ticket.
when you arrive
Get here as close to your time slot as possible – you won’t be able to come into the Hayward Gallery to wait, and our other buildings are still closed for now. Our cloakroom is closed, so please leave bags over 40 x 25 x 25cm at home. Once you’re inside the Hayward Gallery, follow our one-way system, keep a safe distance from others and use the hand sanitiser provided.
Southbank Centre Food Market
Our food market reopens Friday 7 August. To make sure your visit is safe, we are taking the following measures:
- Restricted number of customers
- One-way system in place
- Dedicated entry and exit points
- Going cash-free
- Socially distanced queues
- Reduced number of traders
- Hand sanitiser stations
We’ve also achieved the official industry standard ‘We’re Good to Go’, which certifies that we’ve worked hard to follow government and industry COVID-19 guidelines. find out more
Eating & drinking
Many of the restaurants and cafes on our site are now open; check for updated opening hours.
While our other venues are closed
Our other venues remain closed but we believe that access to art, music and creativity is more important than ever, so stay connected for your regular culture fix of blogs, videos, podcasts and playlists on our website and social channels.
Hear from our Chief Executive, Elaine Bedell
Your Privacy and NHS Test and Trace
If you are visiting our venues we will collect your data and some information about you, so that we can take part in the NHS Test and Trace service and help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The government has asked organisations to do this in order to keep our visitors and employees safe.
How to get here
Located in the heart of London, the Southbank Centre is easily accessible by tube, train, bus and even by boat.
For access to the gallery, use the car park lift to the Hayward Gallery Foyer. All floors are accessible from the main foyer.
We welcome wheelchair users and guide companion dogs. Wheelchairs and gallery stools are available for visitors by speaking to a host when you arrive (subject to availability).
get in touch
We're happy to help with any questions you might have. Send us an email.