Peter Laszlo Peri: The Sunbathers


See a work of sculpture newly rescued and restored to Royal Festival Hall after having been lost for decades.

dates & times

5 July – 30 August 
Open daily, 10am – 11pm


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Since making a public call for missing works of public art last year, Historic England made a remarkable discovery. Originally created for the Festival of Britain, Peter Laszlo Peri’s The Sunbathers is being rescued and restored. This summer it is once again on show at Southbank Centre, a stone’s throw away from where the figures originally greeted Festival visitors in 1951.

Most of the art created for the Festival of Britain has sadly been lost or destroyed, but with the public's help, The Sunbathers was tracked down to the garden of The Clarendon Hotel in Blackheath, London.

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