Museums & Galleries

Advanced Graphics London,
32 Long Lane, Borough, SE1 4AY
Displays original prints by artists working in Advanced Graphics own studio. Site features online mailing list application portal.

Alan Cristea Gallery,
31 & 34 Cork Street, London W1S 3NU.
The largest publisher of limited editioned prints and multiples in Europe.

The Animation Art Gallery
13-14 Great Castle Street, London W1W 8LS
The Animation Art Gallery provides a welcome filler for the ‘gap in the market’ for that wonderful art form, animation. Video screens provide continual entertainment while there are cartoon ‘cells’, paintings and other movie memorabilia for sale.

Anthony Hepworth Fine Art Dealers Ltd
1 Campden Street, Kensington Church Street, London W8 7EP
Fine art dealers and specialists in modern British and Irish art.

Beardsmore Gallery
22 – 24 Prince of Wales, London NW5 3LG
Site features online mailing list application portal.

Ben Uri Gallery
108a Boundary Road, St Johns Wood.
London’s gallery of Jewish art. It runs exhibitions on contemporary artists and their site is linked with Jewish gallery sites all over Europe.

Blain Southern
4 Hanover Square, London W1S 1BP.
This contemporary art gallery in the heart of London has showrooms in New York and Berlin.

British Library
96, Euston Road.
In addition to its incomparable collection of books, the Library hosts foyer exhibitions, lectures and other events throughout the year.

British Museum
The British Museum, near Russell Square, houses the controversial Elgin Marbles. But don’t let these lovely rocks blinker your vision to the artifacts from every stage of the history of mankind; Mayan statues, Egyptian mummies, the Rosetta stone, Japanese swords, African masks, carved Indian elephants and much, much more. The Museum holds at least two major annual exhibitions.

Broadbent Gallery
25 Chepstow Corner, Chepstow Place, London W2 4XE
A contemporary art gallery, specialising in abstract painting and sculpture. Site features online mailing list application portal.

Cadogan Contemporary
87 Old Brompton Road, London SW7 3LD
Describing itself as ‘English in sensibility, we have international appeal’.

Celia Purcell Contemporary
4 Torbay Road, London NW6 7DY
Promoting contemporary artists, striking paintings, prints and sculpture. Site features online mailing list application portal.

(The) Clink
Clink Street, London
Explore the history of imprisonment in the capital in this old prison site, a genuinely scary and moving experience. A charge applies.

Courtauld Institute of Art Gallery
Somerset House, The Strand, London.
This gallery is famous for its impressionist and post-impressionist paintings. It also hosts three exhibitions, usually derived from its collection of drawings, throughout the year.

Crane Kalman Gallery

Curwen Gallery
34 Windmill Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T 25R
This site has an online forum for discussing its featured artists, and also a database of links to other galleries and artists.

Daniel Blau
51 Hoxton Square, London N1 6PB

Design Museum
Shad Thames, London SE1 2YD
The Design Museum has a vibrant exhibition space dedicated to all the facets of design history.

Dulwich Gallery
Gallery Road, SE21 7AD
The oldest public gallery in England, it marks its 200th anniversary in spring 2011.

Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art
39a Cannonbury Square, London N1 2AA
This beautiful space holds paintings by the futurist painters, and also hosts exhibitions of modern art throughout the year.

Enid Lawson Gallery
11 New Cavendish Street, London W1G 9UD
Contemporary art. Site features online subscription portal.

Flowers East
82 Kingsland Road, London E2 8DP
21 Cork Street, London W1S 3LZ
There is also a gallery in New York. Flowers features paintings and installations by contemporary artists.

Flying Colours Gallery
6 Burnsall Street, Chelsea, London SW3 3ST
The Flying Colours Gallery is just 20 yards off the King’s Road. It shows the work of contemporary Scottish Artists.

Francis Kyle Gallery
9 Maddox Street, Mayfair, London W15 2QE
Paintings by contemporary artists.

Geffrye Museum
Kingsland Road, London E2 8EA
The Geffrye Museum is the home from home of all museums. Here you can trace the genesis of home interiors from Tudor times to the present day. A lottery grant has provided the Geffrye with an exhibition gallery and a fully restored herb garden.

Grant Museum of Zoology & Comparative Anatomy
21 University Street, London WC1E 6DE
This is the only remaining university zoological museum in England. A stuffed gorilla, the skeleton of a Tasmanian tiger, a pickled hedgehog – and a host of other, wonderful fossils. What more can museum visitors ask for?

Grosvenor Gallery
21 Ryder Street, London SW1Y 6XP
Features the work of twentieth century artists. Past exhibitions include stellar subjects like Malevich, Matisse and Picasso. Site features online subscription portal.

GX Gallery
43 Denmark Hill, London SE25 8SR
Features work by contemporary artiast. Online subscription portal.

The Handel House Museum,
25 Brook Street, W1.
The Museum celebrates Handel’s life and works. Frequent music rehearsals, weekly concerts and special musical events in addition to regular displays and exhibitions bring Handel’s world to life.

Hauser & Wirth
196A Piccadilly, W1J 9DY
This contemporary art dealer has showrooms in London, New York and Zurich.

Haunch Of Venison
Burlington Gardens, W1

Hayward Gallery
South Bank, London
The Hayward Gallery is part of the South Bank arts complex. This innovative exhibition space lends itself to interaction between viewer and exhibits.

Horniman Museum
100 London Rd, Forest Hill, London, SE23 3PQ
This free, family-friendly museum in south-east London has exhibits from all over the world, including an African Worlds gallery, Centenary gallery and galleries devoted to music and natural history.

House of Illustration
2, Granary Square, King’s Cross, London N1C 4BH
This public gallery is dedicated to the art of illustration, with a main exhibition area and seasonal exhibitions. There is an admission charge.

Ibid Projects
35 Hoxton Square, N1 6NN

Imperial War Museum
Lambeth Road, SE1
The Imperial War Museum is unique in its coverage of conflicts. It is proud to be regarded as one of the essential sights of London.

Institute of Contemporary Art
The Institute of Contemporary Art is situated on the Mall, not far from Buckingham Palace. The gallery is known for its exhibitions of contemporary paintings and its two cinema screens show art house movies.

John Soane Museum
Lincoln’s Inn Fields
John Soane designed this house to live in, but also as a setting for his antiquities and his works of art. Having been deeply disappointed by the conduct of his two sons, one of whom survived him, he determined to establish the house as a museum to which ‘amateurs and students’ should have access.

Kings Road Gallery
436 King’s Road, Chelsea, SW10 0LJ
Contemporary gallery featuring European, Asian and Indian art. Online subscription portal. It is also a consultancy.

Kingston Museum
Wheatfield Way, Kingston upon Thames.
The Museum has three permanent galleries: Ancient Origins, Town of Kings and Eadweard Muybridge, and there is an Art Gallery for temporary exhibitions.  The Local History Room holds a large and growing collection of local history research material.

La Galleria Pall Mall
30, Royal Opera Arcade, London, SW1 4UY

London Film Museum

London Transport Museum
Covent Garden
The museum boasts a cornucopia of social and transport history. Lots of information on the site, including an online poster collection.

Mark Barrow Fine Art
Wimbledon, London SW19 1SP
Featuring twentieth century British, international and contemporary art. It is also a consultancy.

The Musical Museum
399 High Street, Brentford, Middlesex, TW8 0DU.
The Musical Museum contains one of the world’s foremost collections of automatic instruments.   From the tiny clockwork Musical Box to the self playing ‘Mighty Wurlitzer’, the collection embraces an impressive and comprehensive array of sophisticated reproducing pianos, orchestrions, orchestrelles, residence organs and violin players

National Gallery
Trafalgar Square, London
The ‘National’ is THE London gallery. It houses a comprehensive collection of works, dating from the stirrings of the Renaissance to the late nineteenth century. In addition to the permanent collection, a significant exhibition takes place at least once a year. It is open seven days a week.

National Maritime Museum
Romney Road, SE10 9NF
Explore Britain’s encounter with the world at sea from the 16th to the early 20th centuries.

National Portrait Gallery
Trafalgar Square, London
The ‘Portrait’ is sister gallery to the National Gallery. The entrance is in St Martin’s Place, to find a collection of portraits of famous people by well-known artists. In addition to the permanent collection, there are several exhibitions in progress.

Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road, SW7
From dinosaurs, to volcanoes, to evolution, entrance to this ‘child friendly’ museum is free. This is THE museum to learn about natural history.

Nortcote Gallery Chelsea
253 Kings Road, London SW3 5EL

Nortcote Gallery Battersea
110 Northcote Road, London SW11 6QP
These two galleries specialise in modern British and contemporary international paintings and sculpture.

October Gallery
24 Old Gloucester Street, London WC1 3AL
The first London gallery to exhibit cutting-edge, contemporary art from all cultures around the planet and leading pioneer of the transvangarde shape of things to come. It has its own education program and press releases are available as PDFs.

Parasol Unit
14 Wharf Road, London N1 7RW
Foundation for contemporary art.

Premier Animation
This is an animation art gallery specialising in original animation cells and drawings from all major studios with over 1000 images to choose from including Disney prints, pop art and fine art .

Royal Academy of Arts
Burlington House, Piccadilly.
The Royal Academy is the oldest art institution in the country. It is famous for, among other events, the Summer Exhibition of the work of contemporary artists. Throughout the remainder of the year there are other exhibitions.

Science Museum
Exhibition Road, South Kensington.
For education and entertainment, science doesn’t get better than this.

Scream London
34 Bruton Street, London W1J 6QX
Works by twentieth century and contemporary artists, including Picasso, Banksy and Damien Hirst.

Serpentine Gallery
The Serpentine Gallery is a beautiful little building, situated between Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens. It holds two to three exhibitions throughout the year, mostly of an avant garde nature.

Sheridan Russell Gallery
16 Crawford Street, London W1H, 1BS
Sculpture and painting by contemporary artists.

Skylark Galleries
Studio 5, Gabriel’s Wharf, 56 Upper Ground, London SE1 9PP
Unit 1.09, Oxo Tower Wharf, London SE1 9PH
Contemporary art. Blog portal for featured artists, and online subscription portal.

Stanley Picker Gallery
Kingston University, Knights Park, Kingston Upon Thames, KT1 2QJ.
Showcase for the students and graduates of the Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture of Kingston University.

Tate Galleries
The Tate Britain is a gracious lady who resides on Millbank, alongside the Thames. Her permanent exhibition includes the finest set of PreRaphaphaelite paintings in the country, and encompasses the Clore Gallery, which houses an extensive collection of the paintings of JMW Turner. In addition to the permanent collection are several exhibitions each year. Her younger sister, the Tate Modern, resides downriver at Bankside, a restored Art Deco building. Here, you can see a retrospective of every ‘ism’ from Impressionism onwards; Expressionism, Futurism, Fauvism, Vorticism and so on.

2 Temple Place
London, WC2R 3BD
A sumptuous mock-gothic house near The Strand, owned by the Bulldog Trust and open for temporary exhibitions from January to April.

The Wallace Collection
Hertford House, Manchester Square, London W1V 3BA
Wallace Collection, near Oxford Street, is a treasure trove of Dutch and French paintings, furniture, china tea-set, snuff boxes, suits of armour…aaah! Leave the shopping and go inside.

Victoria And Albert Museum
Cromwell Road, SW7
It is easier to describe what the Victoria and Albert Museum is not. It does not contain the scientific, biological and technological artefacts of the nearby Science Museum and Natural History Museum. Among its treasures are Italian interiors, historic musical instruments and an incomparable collection of male and female dress from times past. It also has a collection of paintings.

Victoria Miro
16 Wharf Road, London N1 7RW
Victoria Miro is acclaimed for showing the work of established and emerging artists from the USA, Europe and Asia, and for nurturing the careers of young artists from the UK.

Wellcome Collection
183 Euston Road
The Wellcome Collection is second only to the London Dungeon in its hoard of instruments of torture.

Whitechapel Gallery
Whitechapel High Street, London E1
For over a century the Whitechapel Gallery has premiered world-class artists from modern masters such as Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock and Lucien Freud. Nowadays, the Gallery is a touchstone for contemporary art internationally, with its beautiful galleries, exhibitions, artist commissions, collection displays, historic archives, education resources, inspiring art courses, dining room and bookshop. The newly expanded Gallery is open all year round, so there is always something free to see.

White Cube
There are three galleries: Mason’s Yard, Hoxton Square, Duke Street.
Exhibits works by contemporary artists like Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Anselm Kiefer, Mona Hatoum and many, many more.

White Lodge Museum

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Richmond Park
The White Lodge Museum is a ballet resource centre. It occupies a crescent wing of White Lodge, and displays show how the house and grounds have been developed over 300 years by successive residents. Visits to the Museum are free, but must be booked in advance. Tel 020 8932 8440

Zest Gallery
Roxby Place, London SW6 1RS
Zest Gallery is London’s top destination for glass art. It includes a permanent collection of work by Adam Aaronson, whose glassmaking studio is next door.

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