Jeppe Hein Benches

Photo credit: Takis Zontiros © Jeppe Hein

Have a seat on Jeppe Hein’s witty reinventions of the park bench, each one different from the next

Hein’s series of Modified Social Benches are based on research into ‘personal space’ and inspired by New York benches

There are lots of opportunities to bump into art across our site, so why not take a pew on one of Jeppe Hein’s Modified Social Benches?

You'll find them dotted around outside our buildings from Queen's Walk on the riverfront to Mandela Walk. The benches challenge the amount of space and distance we place between one another.

Since they were first installed in 2016, thousands of visitors have taken the time to sit, climb and ponder on them, providing photo opportunities aplenty!

Don't forget to share your bench selfies with us when you visit, just tag @southbankcentre.