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 proven to be a cultural favourite and a hit with tourists over the years. This landmark arts and culture centre comes across as a fortress or kingdom within itself because of those bulky, blocky buildings designed in the 1960s by avant-garde London architects. And talking of fortresses and kingdoms, some of the buildings almost look like castles against the skyline.

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

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

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Eddie Saint-Jean is a London writer and editor whose editorials cover arts, culture, current affairs and politics.

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