london art scene

Wanderguide by

Viktor Grasztity

london art scene

if you're into art, then london is the destination for you. not only does the city offer a wide range of museums and galleries from classical art to the present day, but most of these places are free, so you could spend your entire holiday looking at famous masterpieces

QR code
Use QR code to view online version
Powered by Travelade

oldschool

Image - The British Museum
Place
The British Museum
Viktor:the british museum exhibits world art and artefacts, but its fascinating glass roof makes a visit worth it in itself. one day is not enough to see everything, you'll definitely want to come back for more
QR code
Image - Tate Britain
Place
Tate Britain
Viktor:british art from 1500 to the present day
QR code
Image - National Portrait Gallery
Place
National Portrait Gallery
Viktor:the most extensive collection of portraits in the world from the 16th century to the present day
QR code

modern&contemporary

Image - Tate Modern
Place
Tate Modern
Viktor:you cannot go to london without visiting the tate modern. not only is the building exciting with its industrial architecture, but inside one can find one of the best collections of international modern and contemporary art in the world. recently the building was augmented with the Tanks with its impressive interior design and theatre halls for art performances, doubling the exhibition spaces of the museum
QR code
Image - Institute of Contemporary Arts
Place
Institute of Contemporary Arts
Viktor:arts in the plural, because in addition to art exhibitions, the ica also hosts performances, concerts, keynote lectures and a cinema
QR code
Image - Somerset House
Place
Somerset House
Viktor:contemporary arts and culture centre in a large neoclassical building overlooking the thames
QR code
Image - Chisenhale Gallery
Place
Chisenhale Gallery
Viktor:also commissions contemporary artists to produce new works, which are then exhibited in the gallery
QR code
Image - Barbican Centre
Place
Barbican Centre
Viktor:one of the world's leading art centres houses 2 art galleries, 2 theatres, 3 cinemas and a tropical plant conservatory
QR code
Image - Hayward Gallery
Place
Hayward Gallery
Viktor:located in the southbank centre, the hayward gallery is a landmark of brutalist architecture
QR code
Image - Gagosian
Place
Gagosian
Viktor:3 locations in london: 20 grosvenor hill, 6–24 britannia street, 17–19 davies street
QR code
Image - Maureen Paley
Place
Maureen Paley
Viktor:promotes great and innovative artists in all media
QR code
Image - Lisson Gallery
Place
Lisson Gallery
Viktor:one of the longest-running international contemporary art galleries in the world, which has pioneered some of the most famous minimalist and conceptual artists, and british sculptors
QR code
Image - White Cube Bermondsey
Place
White Cube Bermondsey
Viktor:one of the world's leading contemporary art galleries in south east london
QR code
Image - White Cube Mason's Yard
Place
White Cube Mason's Yard
Viktor:one of the world's leading contemporary art galleries in central london
QR code
Image - Whitechapel Gallery
Place
Whitechapel Gallery
Viktor:from modern masters to contemporaries
QR code
Image - Saatchi Gallery
Place
Saatchi Gallery
Viktor:exhibits the collection of charles saatchi, advertising executive and art patron
QR code
Image - Serpentine Gallery
Place
Serpentine Gallery
Viktor:presents interdisciplinary and collaborative work across art, architecture, design, fashion and digital
QR code
Image - Serpentine Sackler Gallery
Place
Serpentine Sackler Gallery
Viktor:the building was designed by the late dame zaha hadid
QR code

design

Image - Victoria and Albert Museum
Place
Victoria and Albert Museum
Viktor:the world's leading museum of art and design
QR code
Image - Design Museum
Place
Design Museum
Viktor:covers product, industrial, graphic, fashion and architectural design
QR code
Image - Gallery Fumi
Place
Gallery Fumi
Viktor:exhibited objects are usually hand made by the designer, in a small workshop context, or in small batch production by specialist crafts practitioners
QR code

niche

Image - LUX
Place
LUX
Viktor:one-of-a-kind moving image arts centre
QR code
Image - Plus One Gallery
Place
Plus One Gallery
Viktor:dedicated to hyperrealism
QR code
Image - Graffik Gallery London
Place
Graffik Gallery London
Viktor:allegedly the very first street art gallery in london
QR code

Wanderguide map

  1. The British Museum
  2. Tate Britain
  3. National Portrait Gallery
  4. Tate Modern
  5. Institute of Contemporary Arts
  6. Somerset House
  7. Chisenhale Gallery
  8. Barbican Centre
  9. Hayward Gallery
  10. Gagosian
  11. Maureen Paley
  12. Lisson Gallery
  13. White Cube Bermondsey
  14. White Cube Mason's Yard
  15. Whitechapel Gallery
  16. Saatchi Gallery
  17. Serpentine Gallery
  18. Serpentine Sackler Gallery
  19. Victoria and Albert Museum
  20. Design Museum
  21. Gallery Fumi
  22. LUX
  23. Plus One Gallery
  24. Graffik Gallery London

Like these tips?
High Five Viktor