Top 5 Art Exhibitions & Galleries in London

Arts Council England has found that visiting art galleries makes you happy! Even more reason to take a relaxing, slow-pace tour and take in the sublime art of London art galleries

Tate Modern

Tate Modern houses the United Kingdom’s national collection of international modern and contemporary art

Tate Britain

Formally the National Gallery of British Art & just Tate Gallery, Tate Britain is another member of the Tate Group with a focus on British artists

National Gallery

Founded in 1824, the National Gallery holds over 2,000 famous paintings from the 13th to the 20th century overlooking Trafalgar Square

Royal Academy of Arts

Founded in 1768 in Piccadilly, it remains an independent active institution for aspiring artists, run by eminent artists in age old tradition

IWM Churchill War Rooms

See what life could was like during the anxious days of the Second World War by strolling the top-secret hallways of Churchill War Rooms


Tate Modern

Tate Modern

As the name suggests, the Tate Modern houses the nation’s collection of modern and contemporary art by current respected international, thought-provoking artists

Including a kitchen & bar (along with obligatory gift shop!), the Tate Modern offers more entertainment than just their exhibitions, but a whole morning or afternoon of cultural entertainment

While entry is free, some exhibitions are charged for and it is advised you book your slot ahead of time to make sure you don’t miss out!

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Bankside, London SE1 9TG

Hours

Weekdays – 10am to 6pm
Weekends – 10am to 6pm

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Tate Britain 2

Tate Britain

Also part of the Tate Group, Tate Britain focuses more on the works of British artists & traditional art

You will find more famous and historical art works here than the larger Tate Modern from more, dare we say, mainstream and established artists

Again, general entry is free although some revolving exhibitions are charged and you’ll want to secure your tickets in advance!

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Address

Millbank, London SW1P 4RG

Hours

Weekdays – 10am to 6pm
Weekends – 10am to 6pm

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National Gallery

National & Portrait Gallery

The National Portrait Gallery is now back open after 3 years, located within the National Gallery itself!

Located proudly overlooking Trafalgar Square & Nelson’s Column, the National Gallery makes a perfect location for some quiet reflection

Aside from the truly vast collection on show, they also offer some creative sessions and courses, although some of these require a fee

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Address

Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN

Hours

Weekdays – 10am to 6pm
Weekends – 10am to 6pm

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Royal Academy of Arts 2

Royal Academy of Arts

For artists and art enthusiasts, by artists, this institution has promoted the creation and appreciation of visual arts since 1786!

As well as the collections which it hold, the architecture of the building itself is a sight to behold, making a visit here a truly immersive experience. You can finish your experience with a relaxing drink & snack in the Courtyard Café

As an ongoing centre for the development of art and young artists, there’s an ever-changing display, so check out what’s showing right now!

Again, general entry is free although some revolving exhibitions are charged and you’ll want to secure your tickets in advance!

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Address

Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BD

Hours

Tues to Sun – 10am to 6pm
Mondays – Closed

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Churchill War Rooms London

Churchill War Rooms

One of the Imperial War Museum’s five locations, the Churchill War Rooms is a museum in London. The Cabinet War Rooms, a historic underground complex that served as a command centre for the British government during World War II, and the Churchill Museum, a biographical museum devoted to the life of British statesman Winston Churchill, are both included in the museum.

The Cabinet War Rooms were built beneath the Treasury building in Westminster’s Whitehall neighbourhood beginning in 1938. On August 27, 1939, one week before Britain declared war on Germany, they were completely operational. The War Rooms remained in operation throughout the Second World War, ultimately being abandoned in August 1945 with the surrender of Japan.

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Address

King Charles St, London SW1A 2AQ

Hours

Weekdays – 9:30am to 6pm
Weekends – 9:30am to 6pm

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