London is known to be one of the most vibrant cities of the world. It welcomes and charms its visitors with its varied and colourful character. Every part of London has its a unique character, and that what keeps its visitors as well locals in awe of this city. This what makes them fall in love with London and makes them come visit this buzzing city again and again. This city has something to offer to everyone.
If you are an art lover travelling to London, it is ideal to book your stay in central parts of London city. This where more you will find the best art galleries, exhibitions, events, museums and other gigs.
To stay central, you can book your stay at the luxurious Grand Royale London Hyde Park. Located in the heart of the city, this hotel is moments away from public transport links and some famous London attractions. Here you will enjoy a luxurious and comfortable whether you are travelling for a holiday with family, a weekend getaway, work or are simply exploring the art and culture of this city.
If you are staying in this Bayswater hotel, here are a few must-do places for seekers of art in London:
The Estorick Collection of Modern Italian
The only British museum dedicated to Italian art, this place is a haven for art lovers. It offers some of the finest and prestigious works created by renowned Italian artists during the first half of the 20th century. It opened its gate in London in 1998 and has been displaying exclusive Italian art since then. Beautifully set-up in a Georgian Town House, renovations have helped open a bookshop and café here along with upgrading its 6 galleries and the art library. Here you can witness some futurist works, figurative art and sculpture from 1890 to 1950s. Plus, you can check their website to see the latest exhibition happening here and plan your trip accordingly.
Where: 39a Canonbury Square, London N1 2AN
Wednesday to Saturday: 11.00 – 18.00
Sunday:12.00 – 17.00
Closed Mondays and Tuesdays
Note: The Estorick Collection will close on 22 December 2017 until 17 January 2018.
Dulwich Picture Gallery
One of the popular galleries of South London, it is the first purpose-built art gallery. This gallery is home to the significant collection of 17th and 18th century European Old Masters by Sir John Soane which was founded in 1811 by Sir Francis Bourgeois RA. The gallery is a vibrant art and culture that hosts exhibitions, public events, practical art and community engagement.
Where: Gallery Road, Dulwich SE21 7AD
Tuesday- Sunday: 10am-5pm
Camden Arts Centre
From learning to displaying, this place is like a canvas that an art lover can admire and indulge in. This centre is home to many galleries, exhibitions, events, bookshop, cafes, gardens and residencies.
Where: Arkwright Rd, London NW3 6DG
Tuesday- Sunday: 10am-6pm
Wednesday: 10am- 9pm
South London Gallery
This cool gallery has been free and open to the for years now. It’s a great place to see some magnificent art and that too for free. Here you can witness contemporary art exhibitions, films, events and integrated education projects for children, young people and adults. Checkout their website to see what’s on when you are visiting London.
Where: 65-67 Peckham Rd, London SE5 8UH
Tuesday- Sunday: 10am-6pm
Wednesday: 10am- 9pm
Guildhall Art Gallery
If you are in London and a true lover of art, you can’t and shouldn’t miss the Guildhall Art gallery. At these galleries you can witness, the Guildhall art galleries, the Roman amphitheatre, the Guildhall library, the art and heritage galleries, exhibitions, St. Lawrence Jewry, the London Police Museum, Guildhall Great Hall and the City Centre.
Where: Guildhall Yard, London EC2V 5AE
Monday- Saturday: 10am- 5pm
Sunday: 12pm- 4pm
This gallery hosts a varied and extensive range of exhibitions and events in the heart of London City. Here you can attend many exhibitions and events throughout the year. You can even hire the venue for exhibitions, book launches, arts and culture events, filming or photo-shoots.
Where: Euston Rd, Kings Cross, London NW1 2BA
Monday-Sunday: 10am-4pm (Timings can vary according to the events on)
The Photographer’s Gallery
The first ever gallery in London dedicated solely to photography is an exceptional experience for art lovers. This six-storey gallery is a delight for the people who appreciate the magic of capturing art and beauty with a creative lens. This place always has fun things indulge in along with a nice café to chill.
Where: 16-18 Ramillies St, Soho, London W1F 7LW
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 10am- 6pm
Thursday: 10am- 8pm
A pioneer in contemporary art, this gallery is great for seekers of modern art. This gallery hosts exhibitions, events, workshops, events and even has a shop where you can arty stuff. These are two of a kind in London. One is the White Cube Bermondsey and the other is White Cube Mason’s Yard.
Where: White Cube Bermondsey
144 – 152 Bermondsey Street
White Cube Mason’s Yard
25 – 26 Mason’s Yard
Tuesday – Saturday
10am – 6pm
12pm – 6pm
The Wallace Collection
One of the most beautiful galleries of London, it is free for all and located in the heart of the city. Here you can witness an extensive collection of fine and decorative arts from the 15th -19th century. The most stunning are the French 18th century paintings, furniture, arms and armour, porcelain and the Old Master paintings beautifully arranged into 30 galleries. Plus, this place has a shop and a fine restaurant.
Where: Hertford House, Manchester Square, Marylebone, London W1U 3BN
Monday-Sunday: 10am – 5pm
Except 24th- 26th December
This place hosts, exhibitions, events and art galleries through out the year and admission to this place is free.
Where: Autograph ABP, Rivington Place, London, EC2A 3BA
Tues, Wed, Fri 11am – 6pm
Thurs 11am – 9pm,
Sat 12 – 6pm
The gallery is closed on Sundays, Mondays and Public Holidays.
Pump House gallery
Set in the beautiful Battersea Park by the lake, this lakeside gallery is great for exhibitions, events, talks, workshops, film screenings and more.
Where: Battersea Park, London SW11 4NJ
Monday & Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday- Sunday: 11am- 4pm
The Old Police Station
This abandoned cop shop has been creatively used to provide DIY spaces for artists to display their creations and use the platform for their art.
Where: 114 Amersham Vale, London SE14 6LG
Sunday, Monday & Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday- Saturday: 12pm-4pm