london art scene

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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

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Image - The British Museum
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
Image - Tate Britain
Tate Britain
Viktor:british art from 1500 to the present day
Image - National Portrait Gallery
National Portrait Gallery
Viktor:the most extensive collection of portraits in the world from the 16th century to the present day
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Image - Tate Modern
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
Image - Institute of Contemporary Arts
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
Image - Somerset House
Somerset House
Viktor:contemporary arts and culture centre in a large neoclassical building overlooking the thames
Image - Chisenhale Gallery
Chisenhale Gallery
Viktor:also commissions contemporary artists to produce new works, which are then exhibited in the gallery
Image - Barbican Centre
Barbican Centre
Viktor:one of the world's leading art centres houses 2 art galleries, 2 theatres, 3 cinemas and a tropical plant conservatory
Image - Hayward Gallery
Hayward Gallery
Viktor:located in the southbank centre, the hayward gallery is a landmark of brutalist architecture
Image - Gagosian
Viktor:3 locations in london: 20 grosvenor hill, 6–24 britannia street, 17–19 davies street
Image - Maureen Paley
Maureen Paley
Viktor:promotes great and innovative artists in all media
Image - Lisson Gallery
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
Image - White Cube Bermondsey
White Cube Bermondsey
Viktor:one of the world's leading contemporary art galleries in south east london
Image - White Cube Mason's Yard
White Cube Mason's Yard
Viktor:one of the world's leading contemporary art galleries in central london
Image - Whitechapel Gallery
Whitechapel Gallery
Viktor:from modern masters to contemporaries
Image - Saatchi Gallery
Saatchi Gallery
Viktor:exhibits the collection of charles saatchi, advertising executive and art patron
Image - Serpentine Gallery
Serpentine Gallery
Viktor:presents interdisciplinary and collaborative work across art, architecture, design, fashion and digital
Image - Serpentine Sackler Gallery
Serpentine Sackler Gallery
Viktor:the building was designed by the late dame zaha hadid


Image - Victoria and Albert Museum
Victoria and Albert Museum
Viktor:the world's leading museum of art and design
Image - Design Museum
Design Museum
Viktor:covers product, industrial, graphic, fashion and architectural design
Image - Gallery Fumi
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


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

Wonderguide 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

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