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Hay's Galleria

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Address: 1 Battle Bridge Ln, London, London SE1 2HP, England
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Interesting mini shop/eating venue

Walked thro-several cafes and eateries. Mini stalls e.g. Silver, leather, gold stalls. A interesting fish/boat sculpture in the middle! Wrap up tho-it's chilly! Near to London... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Suffolk UK
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Suffolk UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Walked thro-several cafes and eateries. Mini stalls e.g. Silver, leather, gold stalls. A interesting fish/boat sculpture in the middle! Wrap up tho-it's chilly! Near to London Bridge station and HMS Belfast

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Walking the Southbank we stumbled across the Hays Galleria by chance. Initial impressions very good, stunning arcade of shops and cafes outdoors but under cover. Was extra special with the festive lights and busker. We enjoyed the Xmas stalls, a coffee and sear whilst listening to the busker. Great way to spend a stop off break before we continued our... More 

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Chatham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

We visited the Hay’s Galleria on a Sunday visit to London to see the festive lights. The Galleria is located in Tooley Street just across the road from London Bridge main line railway station. For this visit we had walked from Blackfriars along the South Bank to look at the Christmas stalls and chose to pass through the Galleria to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

The Galleria is a wonderful outdoor galleria with a selection of retail stores and cafes/restaurants. It a great place to take a break from visiting the nearby attractions including the Shard, London Bridge, or Borough Market. The covered arcade comes alive at night with its lights, particularly during the holiday season. The centerpiece is "The Navigators" an eclectic fountain. It... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Hay's Galleria dominates the south side of the Thames on one of my favourite embankment walks. There is so much history on the doorstep, the favourite of which for me is HMS Belfast moored just off. There are places to eat, we like Café Rouge, and drink. Some curio shops too. The Galleria is dominated by the quirky "The Navigators"... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

A bustling area with lots of shops, eateries and drinking places plus several side stalls. Great sculptures to admire also. Continuing on from there are plenty of side stalls offering all sorts of merchandise and food heading towards Tower Bridge.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

On our way from the Greenwich Tunnel to the London Eye and the Hay Galleria is just the place to get a coffee, admire the cathedral-like spaciousness of the building and study the rather clever 'steam punk' fountain with all its quirkiness. A small market area sells a range of trinkets.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Hay's Galleria is a great spot to relax and grab a coffee or a bit to eat when exploring the South Bank. It has some great coffee shops!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

This is a nice stopping off point to recharge your batteries if walking along the south bank of the Thames from Tower Bridge to the London Eye. There are several restaurants and a couple of small shops with an interesting fountain in the middle. It's light and airy with a bowed glass roof reminiscent of a railway station with views... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Stopped in for a spot of tea while strolling along the river. There is a totally cool fountain which is worth a look see if in the area. There are several places to grab a drink or a bite to eat as well as a few vendors set up selling leather bags, scarves, and jewellery.

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Even before the arrival of the instantly iconic Shard, the riverside scene in Southwark had moved well beyond any up-and-coming phase of development. For quite some time, locals and out-of-towners alike have loved browsing the boutiques of Bermondsey High Street, foraging through the bounteous stalls at centuries old foodie haven Borough Market, and flocking to the banks of the Thames to enjoy some of Britain's biggest attractions such as Tate Modern and Shakespeare's Globe. Despite Southwark's many popular draws, instant calm can be achieved easily by turning down almost any side street. For more urban buzz, a quick stroll across famed bridges like the pedestrianized Millennium Bridge or the ever photogenic Tower Bridge yields access to the very core of Central London. And with London Bridge Station as this neighbourhood's main transportation hub, getting across town (or to anywhere in England for that matter) is a relative breeze.
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