South Bank’s Brutalist Architecture in Photos

South Bank's Brutalist architecture. National Theatre, Purcell Rooms, Hayward Gallery, Royal Festival Hall,

Love it or hate it, South Bank‘s iconic Brutalist architecture has proved to be a sure-fire tourist magnet over the years. This landmark arts and culture complex almost seems to be a kingdom within itself because of these peculiar, blocky buildings designed in the 1960s by London’s avante garde architects. And talking of kingdom, some of the buildings almost look like castles against the skyline.

Here’s some of the most eye-catching amongst the numerous cultural institutions. Which ones do you recognise?

Also read A Closer Look at South Bank’s Brutalist Architecture

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Eddie Saint-Jean

Eddie Saint-Jean is an arts reviewer with a background in art theory, film and theatre.

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