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Nearly all of London's major public galleries are completely free so you know you're not compromising on quality by choosing the cheaper option. Lots offer free talks and tours if you time your visit cleverly. Some special exhibitions do attract an admission fee but there's more than enough in each gallery to keep you well and truly absorbed without having to pay to visit these.

 
 

Saatchi Gallery

Charles Saatchi's relocated gallery champions younger artists and is still free to all

Duke of York's Square, King's Road, Chelsea, London, SW3 4SQ

Tube: Sloane Square Station

 
 

The Saatchi Gallery re-opened on 9th October 2008 in the former military barracks of the Duke of York's Headquarters. The 70,000 square feet represents a significantly larger space than its previous 40,000 occupancy at County Hall. Ousted from the Southbank site in 2005, the re-location of the gallery had long been speculated upon and hotly anticipated. The former ad man Charles Saatchi made the transition to the art world in the 1990s, championing young artists and buying in bulk the works of Young British Artists like Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin. In keeping with this trait, the gallery includes a dedicated space for emerging artists from the Saatchi Online website.

 
 

Events at Saatchi Gallery

Pangaea II: New Art from Africa and Latin America OngoingFree Event Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

4th March to 6th September 2015 | Free

 
Pangaea II: New Art from Africa and Latin America Saatchi Gallery 2015-03-042015-09-06 Where:
Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York's Square, King's Road London, SW3 4SQ
Category: Art Galleries
Richard Wilson: 20:50
OngoingFree Event

1st January 2014 to 31st December 2016 - Various Times | Free

 
Richard Wilson: 20:50 Saatchi Gallery 2014-01-012016-12-31 Where:
Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York's Square, King's Road London, SW3 4SQ
Category: Art Galleries
Scoop
On SoonFree Event

2nd, 3rd and 4th August 2015 - 9.30am-4pm | Free

 
Scoop Saatchi Gallery 2015-08-022015-08-04 Where:
Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York's Square, King's Road London, SW3 4SQ
Category: Art Galleries
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National Gallery

This art collection belongs to the British public and is free to visit

Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London, WC2N 5DN

Tube: Charing Cross Station, Leicester Square Station, Embankment Underground Station, Piccadilly Circus Station, Covent Garden Station

 
 

The National Gallery dominates over London's Trafalgar Square as it dominates all other galleries in the city in terms of world renown. Some of the finest examples of European art, ranging from 1260 to 1900, are included among the 2300 paintings filling its halls and rooms. Holbein's 'The Ambassadors', 'The Hay Wain' by Constable, and Jan Van Eyck's 'Arnolfini Marriage' are just some of the major attractions. Works on display also include those of Botticelli, Monet, Constable, Van Gogh and Rembrandt. This really is the place to come for top quality artwork spanning a wide spectrum of styles and periods. From the Early Renaissance to the Post-Impressionists, every significant stage in the development of painting is represented in its collection, often by masterpieces. Originally established by Parliament in 1824, the collection belongs to the British public and every effort is made to encourage the public to visit, view and experience the art: free entry, free events, free talks and free tours support this ethos of encouragement and enthusiasm. Regular weekend activities include: guided tours at 11.30am, 2.30pm with extra tours at 12.30pm and 3.30pm on Saturdays, lunchtime talks on Saturdays at 1am, and Art Through Words sessions for visitors with a visual impairment at 11.30am on the last Saturday of the month.

 
 

Events at National Gallery

Take One Picture
OngoingFree Event

5th June to 20th September 2015 - Various Times | Free

 
Take One Picture National Gallery 2015-06-052015-09-20 Where:
National Gallery, Trafalgar Square London, WC2N 5DN
Category: Art Galleries
Art In Dialogue: Duccio
OngoingFree Event

13th June to 8th November 2015 - Various Times | Free

 
Art In Dialogue: Duccio National Gallery 2015-06-132015-11-08 Where:
National Gallery, Trafalgar Square London, WC2N 5DN
Category: Art Galleries
Frames in Focus: Sansovino Frames OngoingFree Event Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

1st April to 13th September 2015 | Free

 
Frames in Focus: Sansovino Frames National Gallery 2015-04-012015-09-13 Where:
National Gallery, Trafalgar Square London, WC2N 5DN
Category: Art Galleries
Soundscapes On SoonFree Event Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

8th July to 6th September 2015 | Adult 10, student 5.50, children under 12 Free

 
Soundscapes National Gallery 2015-07-082015-09-06 Where:
National Gallery, Trafalgar Square London, WC2N 5DN
Category: Art Galleries

Bringing together music and art, Soundscapes sees a number of acclaimed musicians and sound artists create pieces in response to the paintings in the National Gallery, encouraging visitors to 'hear' the paintings and 'see' the ...more

Van Gogh: Two Crabs: Talk
On Soon

Saturday 11th July 2015 - 10.30am-1pm | 35, concs 26

 
Van Gogh: Two Crabs: Talk National Gallery 2015-07-112015-07-11 Where:
National Gallery, Trafalgar Square London, WC2N 5DN
Category: Art Galleries

An in-depth look at a single painting from the collection, revealing what is often overlooked or unseen at first glance.

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National Portrait Gallery

10,000 portraits of everyone from statesmen to showbiz stars

St Martin's Place, London, WC2H 0HE

Tube: Leicester Square Station, Charing Cross Station, Piccadilly Circus Station, Embankment Underground Station, Covent Garden Station

 
 

This isn't the place to come for serious works of exceptional artistic merit - the overriding aim of the National Portrait Gallery is to reflect the status of the sitter, not the artist - but where else in London could you hope to find The Beatles, Henry VIII, Sir Richard Branson and JK Rowling all hanging out together? The appeal of this gallery (opened in 1856) rests simply in its comprehensive commemoration of British history from the late 15th century to the present day through the medium of portraiture. The sense of progression and the feeling of familiarity with many subjects are what make the gallery so appealing. Having said that, critically acclaimed self-portraits by William Hogarth, Sir Joshua Reynolds and other notable British artists are also displayed alongside the 10,000 portraits of everyone from statesmen to showbiz stars and media barons. The collection represents Britain and is arranged thematically, starting with the Tudors and ending with present day politicians and pop stars. Look out for the only surviving portrait of Shakespeare taken from life in The Ondaajte Wing, the Hans Holbein cartoon of Henry VIII, the anamorphic portrait of Edward VI, and the sculpture of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in medieval costume. Photographs, caricatures, drawings and sculpture are included in the collection which also boasts 250,000 archived images. The National Portrait Gallery also hosts the annual Portrait Prize competition alongside ever-changing collections of contemporary work.

 
 

Events at National Portrait Gallery

BP Portrait Award 2015 OngoingFree Event Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

18th June to 20th September 2015 | Free

 
BP Portrait Award 2015 National Portrait Gallery 2015-06-182015-09-20 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place London, WC2H 0HE
Category: Art Galleries
Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon Ongoing Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

2nd July to 18th October 2015 | Adult 9, Concession 7.50

 
Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon National Portrait Gallery 2015-07-022015-10-18 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place London, WC2H 0HE
Category: Art Galleries
On Belonging: Photographs Of Indians Of African Descent
OngoingFree Event

13th April to 31st August 2015 - Various Times | Free

 
On Belonging: Photographs Of Indians Of African Descent National Portrait Gallery 2015-04-132015-08-31 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place London, WC2H 0HE
Category: Art Galleries
Jack Smith: Abstract Portraits
OngoingFree Event

18th March to 31st August 2015 - Various Times | Free

 
Jack Smith: Abstract Portraits National Portrait Gallery 2015-03-182015-08-31 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place London, WC2H 0HE
Category: Art Galleries
Old Titles And New Money: American Heiresses And The British Aristocracy
OngoingFree Event

24th November 2014 to 1st August 2015 - Various Times | Free

 
Old Titles And New Money: American Heiresses And The British Aristocracy National Portrait Gallery 2014-11-242015-08-01 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place London, WC2H 0HE
Category: Art Galleries
The Artist's Cause At Heart: Marion Harry Spielmann, Collector And Donor
OngoingFree Event

18th November 2014 to 1st August 2015 - Various Times | Free

 
The Artist's Cause At Heart: Marion Harry Spielmann, Collector And Donor National Portrait Gallery 2014-11-182015-08-01 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place London, WC2H 0HE
Category: Art Galleries
Favourites: Art And Power, 1600-1800
OngoingFree Event

9th August 2014 to 1st September 2015 - Various Times | Free

 
Favourites: Art And Power, 1600-1800 National Portrait Gallery 2014-08-092015-09-01 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place London, WC2H 0HE
Category: Art Galleries
Hidden: An Unseen Portrait Of Oliver Cromwell
OngoingFree Event

10th July 2014 to 19th October 2015 - Various Times | Free

 
Hidden: An Unseen Portrait Of Oliver Cromwell National Portrait Gallery 2014-07-102015-10-19 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place London, WC2H 0HE
Category: Art Galleries
Pictured & Seen
OngoingFree Event

9th August 2014 to 30th November 2015 - Various Times | Free

 
Pictured & Seen National Portrait Gallery 2014-08-092015-11-30 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place London, WC2H 0HE
Category: Art Galleries
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Photographers' Gallery

Relocated, reopened and still committed to free admission

16-18 Ramillies Street, Soho, London, W1F 7LW

Tube: Oxford Circus Station

 
 

The Photographers' Gallery reopened in Spring 2012 as Britain's leading centre for contemporary photography continues to run various projects in the meantime, most notably the Deutsche Borse Prize, the photographer's equivalent of the Turner. Now in its new location on Ramillies Street, visiting the exhibition is free and, for those into photography, it's a must-see. A cultural oasis in the centre of the city, with a commitment to continued free admission.

 
 

Events at Photographers' Gallery

Shirley Baker: Women, Children And Loitering Men
On SoonFree Event

17th July to 20th September 2015 - Various Times | Free

 
Shirley Baker: Women, Children And Loitering Men Photographers' Gallery 2015-07-172015-09-20 Where:
Photographers' Gallery, 16-18 Ramillies Street London, W1F 7LW
Category: Art Galleries
Street Photography Workshop
On Soon

Saturday 25th July 2015 - 10am-5pm | 120

 
Street Photography Workshop Photographers' Gallery 2015-07-252015-07-25 Where:
Photographers' Gallery, 16-18 Ramillies Street London, W1F 7LW
Category: Art Galleries

Learn how to take photos of people with photographer Matt Stuart.

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Serpentine Gallery

Home of the long-running Summer Pavilion, the Serpentine is free all year round

Kensington Gardens, South Kensington, London, W2 3XA

Tube: Lancaster Gate Station

 
 

The Serpentine provides a platform for contemporary artists, both British and international, with changing exhibitions. There's a permanent work comprising eight benches, a tree-plaque, and a carved stone circle by artist and poet Ian Hamilton Finlay in the grounds of the gallery which is dedicated to the Serpentine's former Patron Diana, Princess of Wales. In July, the annual Summer Party is a highlight on the party circuit, attracting celebrities, fashionistas and models showing the latest designer dresses. Rather more artistically important is the Summer Pavilion; each year a distinguished architect is invited to build a temporary structure which sits alongside the gallery for the summer months. Often controversial and always a talking point, the Summer Pavilion is arguably one of the most interesting exhibitions that the Serpentine presents.

 
 

Events at Serpentine Gallery

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2015: SelgasCano OngoingFree Event Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

25th June to 18th October 2015 | Free

 
Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2015: SelgasCano Serpentine Gallery 2015-06-252015-10-18 Where:
Serpentine Gallery, Kensington Gardens London, W2 3XA
Category: Art Galleries
Lynette Yiadom-Boakye: Verses After Dusk
On SoonFree Event

2nd June to 13th September 2015 - 10am-6pm | Free

 
Lynette Yiadom-Boakye: Verses After Dusk Serpentine Gallery 2015-06-022015-09-13 Where:
Serpentine Gallery, Kensington Gardens London, W2 3XA
Category: Art Galleries
SelgasCano
On SoonFree Event

25th June to 18th October 2015 - 10am-6pm | Free

 
SelgasCano Serpentine Gallery 2015-06-252015-10-18 Where:
Serpentine Gallery, Kensington Gardens London, W2 3XA
Category: Art Galleries
Bertrand Lavier: Fountain
On SoonFree Event

25th December 2014 to 4th October 2015 - 10am-6pm | Free

 
Bertrand Lavier: Fountain Serpentine Gallery 2014-12-252015-10-04 Where:
Serpentine Gallery, Kensington Gardens London, W2 3XA
Category: Art Galleries
All events at Serpentine Gallery
 
 
 

Tate Britain

One of four Tate galleries in the UK and home of the Turner Prize

Millbank, Westminster, London, SW1P 4RG

Tube: Pimlico Station

 
 

Overlooking the River Thames, Tate Britain was originally founded through the philanthropy of the sugar magnate Sir Henry Tate. The Tate legacy now encompasses three other galleries around the UK, including Tate Modern also in London. Dedicated to showcasing Britain's artistic talent, Tate Britain is home to the greatest collection of British art from 1500 to the present day. Since it opened in 1897, the collection has expanded to include works from Blake, Rossetti, Spencer and Stubbs. It also hosts the Turner Prize - the contemporary art world's premier award. Turner's Gallery (another tribute to the artist himself) is a virtual reconstruction of the room in which Turner showed his own paintings.

 
 

Events at Tate Britain

Artist-Led Workshops: Summer 2015, Tate Britain
Now OnFree Event

18th Jun, 22nd Jun, 25th Jun, 29th Jun, 2nd Jul, 6th Jul and 9th Jul 2015 - Various Times | Free

 
Artist-Led Workshops: Summer 2015, Tate Britain Tate Britain 2015-05-112015-07-09 Where:
Tate Britain, Millbank London, SW1P 4RG
Category: Art Galleries

Gain an enjoyment and understanding of art.

30 Minutes On Henry Moore: Talk
OngoingFree Event

15th June to 31st August 2015 - 1.15pm | Free

 
30 Minutes On Henry Moore: Talk Tate Britain 2015-06-152015-08-31 Where:
Tate Britain, Millbank London, SW1P 4RG
Category: Art Galleries
Fighting History
OngoingFree Event

9th June to 13th September 2015 - 10am-6pm | 10.90, concs 9.50, under 12s Free

 
Fighting History Tate Britain 2015-06-092015-09-13 Where:
Tate Britain, Millbank London, SW1P 4RG
Category: Art Galleries
Barbara Hepworth Ongoing Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

24th June to 25th October 2015

 
Barbara Hepworth Tate Britain 2015-06-242015-10-25 Where:
Tate Britain, Millbank London, SW1P 4RG
Category: Art Galleries
Barbara Hepworth: Sculpture For A Modern World
OngoingFree Event

24th June to 25th October 2015 - Various Times | 16.30, concs 14.50, under 12s Free

 
Barbara Hepworth: Sculpture For A Modern World Tate Britain 2015-06-242015-10-25 Where:
Tate Britain, Millbank London, SW1P 4RG
Category: Art Galleries
Tate Britain Commission 2015: Christina Mackie
OngoingFree Event

24th March to 18th October 2015 - Various Times | Free

 
Tate Britain Commission 2015: Christina Mackie Tate Britain 2015-03-242015-10-18 Where:
Tate Britain, Millbank London, SW1P 4RG
Category: Art Galleries
BP Spotlight: New Brutalist Image 1949–55
OngoingFree Event

24th November 2014 to 4th October 2015 - Various Times | Free

 
BP Spotlight: New Brutalist Image 1949–55 Tate Britain 2014-11-242015-10-04 Where:
Tate Britain, Millbank London, SW1P 4RG
Category: Art Galleries
BP Spotlight: Spaces Of Black Modernism: London 1919-39
OngoingFree Event

13th October 2014 to 4th October 2015 - Various Times | Free

 
BP Spotlight: Spaces Of Black Modernism: London 1919-39 Tate Britain 2014-10-132015-10-04 Where:
Tate Britain, Millbank London, SW1P 4RG
Category: Art Galleries
BP Spotlight: Tracey Emin And Francis Bacon
OngoingFree Event

10th April 2015 to 30th June 2016 - 10am-6pm | Free

 
BP Spotlight: Tracey Emin And Francis Bacon Tate Britain 2015-04-102016-06-30 Where:
Tate Britain, Millbank London, SW1P 4RG
Category: Art Galleries
BP British Art Displays: A Walk Through British Art
OngoingFree Event

14th May 2013 to 31st December 2016 - 10am-6pm | Free

 
BP British Art Displays: A Walk Through British Art Tate Britain 2013-05-142016-12-31 Where:
Tate Britain, Millbank London, SW1P 4RG
Category: Art Galleries
David Tremlett: Drawing For Free Thinking
OngoingFree Event

19th September 2012 to 31st December 2016 - Various Times | Free

 
David Tremlett: Drawing For Free Thinking Tate Britain 2012-09-192016-12-31 Where:
Tate Britain, Millbank London, SW1P 4RG
Category: Art Galleries
Art In Focus: George Stubbs' Mares And Foals In A River Landscape: Talk
On SoonFree Event

2nd to 30th July 2015 - 1.15pm-1.30pm | Free

 
Art In Focus: George Stubbs' Mares And Foals In A River Landscape: Talk Tate Britain 2015-07-022015-07-30 Where:
Tate Britain, Millbank London, SW1P 4RG
Category: Art Galleries

An informative talk.

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Tate Modern

Europe's most popular art gallery is free to visit

Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, Bankside, London, SE1 9TG

Tube: Blackfriars Station

 
 

Housed in the former Bankside Power Station, Tate Modern pays homage to art from 1900 to the present day. Located along the banks of the River Thames, the gallery opened to great acclaim in 2000 and has since welcomed millions of visitors through its imposing doors. If you are visiting for the first time, you should approach from Blackfriars station, crossing Norman Foster's 'Blade of Light' footbridge walking towards this spectacular modernist masterpiece with the dome of St Paul's Cathedral behind you. The awesome Turbine Hall creates a stunning entrance and a vast space, used to display temporary installations on a grand scale. There are three levels of galleries enclosed by a spectacular two-storey glass roof that provides fantastic views of London and a great cafe. Full of the jokey eccentricities of contemporary art, it's one of the few art galleries that children and teenagers will enjoy, but it also offers the full set of iconic twentieth century artists, from Matisse to Moore, Dali to Picasso. Justifiably the most popular art gallery in Europe.

 
 

Events at Tate Modern

Coloured Rhythms: Experiments In Abstraction: Course
Now On

8th June to 13th July 2015 | 150

 
Coloured Rhythms: Experiments In Abstraction: Course Tate Modern 2015-06-082015-07-13 Where:
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street London, SE1 9TG
Category: Art Galleries

This practical six week course takes inspiration from Tate Modern's exhibition of the influential avant-garde artist Sonia Delaunay and her vibrant abstract compositions and designs.

Lifting The Fog: Conservation Of Agnes Martin's Morning

Monday 6th July 2015 - 6.30pm-7.30pm | 13

 
Lifting The Fog: Conservation Of Agnes Martin's Morning Tate Modern 2015-07-062015-07-06 Where:
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street London, SE1 9TG
Category: Art Galleries

Conservator Rachel Barker discusses the technical and aesthetic characteristics of the painting, and talks about the restoration project with images of the process.

Sonia Delaunay OngoingFree Event Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

15th April to 9th August 2015 | 16 (Adults), 14 (Concs), Free (Children under 12)

 
Sonia Delaunay Tate Modern 2015-04-152015-08-09 Where:
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street London, SE1 9TG
Category: Art Galleries
The EY Exhibition: Sonia Delaunay
Ongoing

15th April to 9th August 2015 - Various Times | 14.50, concs 12.70

 
The EY Exhibition: Sonia Delaunay Tate Modern 2015-04-152015-08-09 Where:
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street London, SE1 9TG
Category: Art Galleries
Agnes Martin Ongoing Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

3rd June to 11th October 2015 | Adult 12, concession 10.50

 
Agnes Martin Tate Modern 2015-06-032015-10-11 Where:
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street London, SE1 9TG
Category: Art Galleries
Artur Zmijewski
OngoingFree Event

17th January to 11th October 2015 - Various Times | Free

 
Artur Zmijewski Tate Modern 2015-01-172015-10-11 Where:
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street London, SE1 9TG
Category: Art Galleries
Nam June Paik
OngoingFree Event

3rd November 2014 to 31st December 2015 - Various Times | Free

 
Nam June Paik Tate Modern 2014-11-032015-12-31 Where:
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street London, SE1 9TG
Category: Art Galleries
Vanessa Bell And Saluoa Raouda Choucair
OngoingFree Event

24th May 2014 to 23rd August 2015 - Various Times | Free

 
Vanessa Bell And Saluoa Raouda Choucair Tate Modern 2014-05-242015-08-23 Where:
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street London, SE1 9TG
Category: Art Galleries
Abstraction And The Sublime
OngoingFree Event

28th May 2014 to 31st December 2015 - Various Times | Free

 
Abstraction And The Sublime Tate Modern 2014-05-282015-12-31 Where:
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street London, SE1 9TG
Category: Art Galleries
Alexander Brodsky And Ilya Utkin
OngoingFree Event

27th May 2014 to 31st December 2015 - Various Times | Free

 
Alexander Brodsky And Ilya Utkin Tate Modern 2014-05-272015-12-31 Where:
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street London, SE1 9TG
Category: Art Galleries
Elegies
OngoingFree Event

28th May 2014 to 31st December 2016 - Various Times | Free

 
Elegies Tate Modern 2014-05-282016-12-31 Where:
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street London, SE1 9TG
Category: Art Galleries
Niki De Saint Phalle And Richard Serra
OngoingFree Event

28th May 2014 to 31st December 2016 - Various Times | Free

 
Niki De Saint Phalle And Richard Serra Tate Modern 2014-05-282016-12-31 Where:
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street London, SE1 9TG
Category: Art Galleries
Surrealism And Beyond
OngoingFree Event

28th May 2014 to 31st December 2016 - Various Times | Free

 
Surrealism And Beyond Tate Modern 2014-05-282016-12-31 Where:
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street London, SE1 9TG
Category: Art Galleries
Around Abstract Art 1920-1935
OngoingFree Event

27th May 2014 to 31st December 2016 - Various Times | Free

 
Around Abstract Art 1920-1935 Tate Modern 2014-05-272016-12-31 Where:
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street London, SE1 9TG
Category: Art Galleries
Arte Povera And Anti-Form
OngoingFree Event

27th May 2014 to 31st December 2016 - Various Times | Free

 
Arte Povera And Anti-Form Tate Modern 2014-05-272016-12-31 Where:
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street London, SE1 9TG
Category: Art Galleries
Beyond Painting
OngoingFree Event

27th May 2014 to 31st December 2016 - Various Times | Free

 
Beyond Painting Tate Modern 2014-05-272016-12-31 Where:
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street London, SE1 9TG
Category: Art Galleries
Beyond Surrealism
OngoingFree Event

27th May 2014 to 31st December 2016 - Various Times | Free

 
Beyond Surrealism Tate Modern 2014-05-272016-12-31 Where:
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street London, SE1 9TG
Category: Art Galleries
Bill Viola
OngoingFree Event

27th May 2014 to 31st December 2016 - Various Times | Free

 
Bill Viola Tate Modern 2014-05-272016-12-31 Where:
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street London, SE1 9TG
Category: Art Galleries
Charlotte Posenenske
OngoingFree Event

27th May 2014 to 31st December 2016 - Various Times | Free

 
Charlotte Posenenske Tate Modern 2014-05-272016-12-31 Where:
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street London, SE1 9TG
Category: Art Galleries
Chen Zhen And Leonilson: Objects For Mending
OngoingFree Event

27th May 2014 to 31st December 2016 - Various Times | Free

 
Chen Zhen And Leonilson: Objects For Mending Tate Modern 2014-05-272016-12-31 Where:
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street London, SE1 9TG
Category: Art Galleries
Constructionism
OngoingFree Event

27th May 2014 to 31st December 2016 - Various Times | Free

 
Constructionism Tate Modern 2014-05-272016-12-31 Where:
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street London, SE1 9TG
Category: Art Galleries
Cubism
OngoingFree Event

27th May 2014 to 31st December 2016 - Various Times | Free

 
Cubism Tate Modern 2014-05-272016-12-31 Where:
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street London, SE1 9TG
Category: Art Galleries
Cy Twombly
OngoingFree Event

27th May 2014 to 31st December 2016 - Various Times | Free

 
Cy Twombly Tate Modern 2014-05-272016-12-31 Where:
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street London, SE1 9TG
Category: Art Galleries
Elements Of Chance
OngoingFree Event

27th May 2014 to 31st December 2016 - Various Times | Free

 
Elements Of Chance Tate Modern 2014-05-272016-12-31 Where:
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street London, SE1 9TG
Category: Art Galleries
Ellsworth Kelly
OngoingFree Event

27th May 2014 to 31st December 2016 - Various Times | Free

 
Ellsworth Kelly Tate Modern 2014-05-272016-12-31 Where:
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street London, SE1 9TG
Category: Art Galleries
Everyday Alchemy: Contemporary Sculpture
OngoingFree Event

27th May 2014 to 31st December 2016 - Various Times | Free

 
Everyday Alchemy: Contemporary Sculpture Tate Modern 2014-05-272016-12-31 Where:
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street London, SE1 9TG
Category: Art Galleries
Giorgio De Chirico And Jannis Kounellis
OngoingFree Event

27th May 2014 to 31st December 2016 - Various Times | Free

 
Giorgio De Chirico And Jannis Kounellis Tate Modern 2014-05-272016-12-31 Where:
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street London, SE1 9TG
Category: Art Galleries
Henry Wessel
OngoingFree Event

27th May 2014 to 31st December 2016 - Various Times | Free

 
Henry Wessel Tate Modern 2014-05-272016-12-31 Where:
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street London, SE1 9TG
Category: Art Galleries
Homeworkers
OngoingFree Event

27th May 2014 to 31st December 2016 - Various Times | Free

 
Homeworkers Tate Modern 2014-05-272016-12-31 Where:
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street London, SE1 9TG
Category: Art Galleries
Leon Golub & Hrair Sarkissian: Facing History
OngoingFree Event

27th May 2014 to 31st December 2016 - Various Times | Free

 
Leon Golub & Hrair Sarkissian: Facing History Tate Modern 2014-05-272016-12-31 Where:
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street London, SE1 9TG
Category: Art Galleries
Minimalism
OngoingFree Event

27th May 2014 to 31st December 2016 - Various Times | Free

 
Minimalism Tate Modern 2014-05-272016-12-31 Where:
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street London, SE1 9TG
Category: Art Galleries
New Images Of Man
OngoingFree Event

27th May 2014 to 31st December 2016 - Various Times | Free

 
New Images Of Man Tate Modern 2014-05-272016-12-31 Where:
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street London, SE1 9TG
Category: Art Galleries
Nicholas Hlobo
OngoingFree Event

27th May 2014 to 31st December 2016 - Various Times | Free

 
Nicholas Hlobo Tate Modern 2014-05-272016-12-31 Where:
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street London, SE1 9TG
Category: Art Galleries
Pino Pascali
OngoingFree Event

27th May 2014 to 31st December 2016 - Various Times | Free

 
Pino Pascali Tate Modern 2014-05-272016-12-31 Where:
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street London, SE1 9TG
Category: Art Galleries
Realisms
OngoingFree Event

27th May 2014 to 31st December 2016 - Various Times | Free

 
Realisms Tate Modern 2014-05-272016-12-31 Where:
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street London, SE1 9TG
Category: Art Galleries
Russian Revolutionary Posters
OngoingFree Event

27th May 2014 to 31st December 2016 - Various Times | Free

 
Russian Revolutionary Posters Tate Modern 2014-05-272016-12-31 Where:
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street London, SE1 9TG
Category: Art Galleries
The Reclining Nude
OngoingFree Event

27th May 2014 to 31st December 2016 - Various Times | Free

 
The Reclining Nude Tate Modern 2014-05-272016-12-31 Where:
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street London, SE1 9TG
Category: Art Galleries
Thomas Hirschhorn And Germaine Richier
OngoingFree Event

27th May 2014 to 31st December 2016 - Various Times | Free

 
Thomas Hirschhorn And Germaine Richier Tate Modern 2014-05-272016-12-31 Where:
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street London, SE1 9TG
Category: Art Galleries
Joseph Beuys: Artist Rooms
OngoingFree Event

24th May 2014 to 30th December 2016 - Various Times | Free

 
Joseph Beuys: Artist Rooms Tate Modern 2014-05-242016-12-30 Where:
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street London, SE1 9TG
Category: Art Galleries
Heather & Ivan Morison: Skirt Of The Black Mouth
OngoingFree Event

19th October 2012 to 30th September 2015 | Free

 
Heather & Ivan Morison: Skirt Of The Black Mouth Tate Modern 2012-10-192015-09-30 Where:
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street London, SE1 9TG
Category: Art Galleries
Artist-Led Workshops
On SoonFree Event

17th June to 26th August 2015 - Various Times | Free

 
Artist-Led Workshops Tate Modern 2015-06-172015-08-26 Where:
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street London, SE1 9TG
Category: Art Galleries
Art School 2014–15
On SoonFree Event

16th June to 26th August 2015 - Various Times | Free

 
Art School 2014–15 Tate Modern 2015-06-162015-08-26 Where:
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street London, SE1 9TG
Category: Art Galleries
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Wallace Collection

Art classes, workshops, talks and tours all on offer for free

Hertford House, Manchester Square, Marylebone, London, W1U 3BN

Tube: Bond Street Station

 
 

Free art classes and workshops, talks and tours, bring alive to visitors the varied works of art on display in Hertford House - the original family home of The Marquesses of Hertford and Sir Richard Wallace. European paintings, miniatures and sculpture, French 18th-century furniture, Sevres and Meissen porcelain, goldsmiths' work and Oriental and European arms and armour combine to form one of the finest collections of art amassed by one family. Sir Richard Wallace - the illegitimate son of the 4th Marquess of Hertford - built up the original collection left to him by his father. Several Old Master paintings, notably 'The Laughing Cavalier', works by Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Reynolds, Rubens, Gainsborough, Titian and Romney make this gallery a worthy rival of others in the city. Renovations to the town house, which uniquely occupies the whole side of a garden square, include a glass-roofed courtyard - home to Oliver Peyton's brasserie - four new galleries and educational facilities. The acquisitions, bequeathed to the nation by Wallace's widow in 1897, are all free to view. There are regular tours during the week and weekend tours take place on Saturdays at 11.30am and Sundays at 3pm.

 
 

Events at Wallace Collection

The Samurai And Their Swords: Lecture
Free Event

Monday 6th July 2015 - 1pm-2pm | Free

 
The Samurai And Their Swords: Lecture Wallace Collection 2015-07-062015-07-06 Where:
Wallace Collection, Hertford House, Manchester Square London, W1U 3BN
Category: Art Galleries

With lecturer Victoria Coleman.

Treasure Of The Month: Thomas Lawrence, Margaret Countess Of Blessington, England, 1822: Talk
On SoonFree Event

Tuesday 7th and Wednesday 22nd July 2015 - 1pm-2pm | Free

 
Treasure Of The Month: Thomas Lawrence, Margaret Countess Of Blessington, England, 1822: Talk Wallace Collection 2015-07-072015-07-22 Where:
Wallace Collection, Hertford House, Manchester Square London, W1U 3BN
Category: Art Galleries

An informative talk from Hayley Flynn.

Brief Encounter: The Countess Of Blessington: Frame Conservation: Lecture
On SoonFree Event

Wednesday 8th July 2015 - 1pm-1.20pm | Free

 
Brief Encounter: The Countess Of Blessington: Frame Conservation: Lecture Wallace Collection 2015-07-082015-07-08 Where:
Wallace Collection, Hertford House, Manchester Square London, W1U 3BN
Category: Art Galleries

An informative talk.

On Ugliness: Images Of The Grotesque At The Wallace Collection: Lecture
On SoonFree Event

Friday 10th July 2015 - 1pm-2pm | Free

 
On Ugliness: Images Of The Grotesque At The Wallace Collection: Lecture Wallace Collection 2015-07-102015-07-10 Where:
Wallace Collection, Hertford House, Manchester Square London, W1U 3BN
Category: Art Galleries

An informative talk.

Andrew Roberts: Napoleon The Great: Talk
On Soon

Friday 10th July 2015 - 6.30pm-8.30pm | 12.50 inc wine

 
Andrew Roberts: Napoleon The Great: Talk Wallace Collection 2015-07-102015-07-10 Where:
Wallace Collection, Hertford House, Manchester Square London, W1U 3BN
Category: Art Galleries

An informative talk about the French emperor.

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The Wapping Project

Power station turned exhibition space is one of London's most unique art experiences

Wapping Hydraulic Power Station, Wapping Wall, Tower Hamlets, London, E1W 3ST

Tube: Rotherhithe Overground Station

 
 

Built in 1890 and originally used to power machinery using steam and later electricity, this unique space is now a thriving centre for the arts. After its closure as a pumping station in 1977, it emerged as a multi-purpose exhibition and performance space. What makes this east London venue so interesting is that, as well as featuring newly commissioned, ever-changing works by visual artists, choreographers, composers, writers, poets, designers and film makers, it still boasts much of the original hydraulic equipment and machinery. The Wapping Project - unlike the Tate Modern which removed all of its turbines - has made a feature of its inheritance. Bathed in atmospheric pools of natural light, pressure pipes, rusty chains, huge hooks, valves and bare brick walls form the backdrop for changing exhibitions of paintings, photographs and performances. The original square boiler house, with its cracked, crumbling walls makes a refreshingly real gallery space. A restaurant and bar are also open in the Engine and Turbine Houses, while the historic pub The Prospect of Whitby can be found on the other side of the road.

 
 
 

White Cube Hoxton Square

Free-to-view, cutting edge art in hipster East London

48 Hoxton Square, Hoxton, London, N1 6PB

Tube: Old Street Station

 
 

A leading part of the ferociously fashionable East London art scene, the first of White Cube's two galleries is invariably filled with some of the world's most cutting-edge art. Owner Jay Jopling is as A-list as the artists he collects. Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Antony Gormley, Jake & Dinos Chapman, Gilbert & George and his former wife Sam Taylor-Wood are all represented and their works shown at the two galleries and beyond. Together with the second gallery (at Mason's Yard, Piccadilly), White Cube has over 1,000 square metres of exhibition space. Head down to either gallery for the opening nights of new shows to enjoy free beer with the cream of London's starving young artists.

 
 
 

Whitechapel Gallery

Britain's first purpose-built arts gallery

77-82 Whitechapel High Street, Tower Hamlets, London, E1 7QX

Tube: Aldgate East Station, Aldgate East Underground Station, Aldgate Station

 
 

Designed in a distinctive Arts and Crafts architecture style by Charles Harrison Townsend, the Whitechapel, Britain's first purpose-built arts gallery, is renowned both for the beauty of its light, airy space and for embracing the local community in its work. Founded in 1901, extensive refurbishment saw the gallery double in size when it reopened in April 2009. The gallery does not have a permanent collection, preferring instead to host a constantly evolving programme of works and there is always something free to see. Community projects and retrospective exhibitions now rest alongside landmark examples of contemporary work. The Pop Art 'This is Tomorrow' exhibition of 1956 is often hailed as the gallery's most iconic event, although there are a number of other exhibitions worthy of note. Picasso's 'Guernica' was displayed here in 1938, Jackson Pollock had work exhibited at the gallery in the 1950s, David Hockney's first show was held here in 1970 and Lucian Freud had a major exhibition in 1993. With its pillared supports and high ceilings, The Lower Gallery, in particular, is a fantastic exhibition space.

 
 

Events at Whitechapel Gallery

Athens Now
Now On

3rd to 9th Jul 2015

 
Athens Now Whitechapel Gallery 2015-07-032015-07-09 Where:
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High Street London, E1 7QX
Category: Art Galleries
Corin Sworn: Max Mara Art Prize For Women On SoonFree Event Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

20th May to 19th July 2015 | Free

 
Corin Sworn: Max Mara Art Prize For Women Whitechapel Gallery 2015-05-202015-07-19 Where:
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High Street London, E1 7QX
Category: Art Galleries

See Corin Sworn's winning piece from the Max Mara Art Prize for Women 2013-2015, inspired by the rich history and elaborate costumes of the 16th century Commedia dell'Arte plays. Featuring a dramatic stage set with ...more

Children's Commission 2015: Rivane Neuenschwander: The Name Of Fear
On SoonFree Event

23rd June to 30th August 2015 - Various Times | Free

 
Children's Commission 2015: Rivane Neuenschwander: The Name Of Fear Whitechapel Gallery 2015-06-232015-08-30 Where:
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High Street London, E1 7QX
Category: Art Galleries
A Utopian Stage: Festival Of Arts Shiraz-Persepolis
On SoonFree Event

21st April to 4th October 2015 - Various Times | Free

 
A Utopian Stage: Festival Of Arts Shiraz-Persepolis Whitechapel Gallery 2015-04-212015-10-04 Where:
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High Street London, E1 7QX
Category: Art Galleries
Luminous Latitude: Artists Film Touring Programme
On Soon

Thursday 9th July 2015 - 6.30pm

 
Luminous Latitude: Artists Film Touring Programme Whitechapel Gallery 2015-07-032015-07-09 Where:
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High Street London, E1 7QX
Category: Art Galleries
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