Of all the London art galleries none surpass the massive five million visitors that the Tate Modern greets each year. This is world class modern art at it's best! The building that houses the Tate Modern collection is an attraction in it's own right and was designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott. You'll know when you've found the Tate Modern!
The Tate Britain lost half of it's collection to the newer Tate Modern museum when it opened in 2000. It hasn't slowed down though. The Tate Britain is one of the art galleries London treasures the most and it is home to the largest collection of British art in the world. Galleries display works from the last five centuries.
|Royal Academy Of Arts
The Royal Academy is a great place to visit for some free art. It was founded in 1768 and is home to some fantastic exhibitions. The biggest famous being the Summer Exhibition where works are submitted by the public and dwindled down to a select thousand pieces. When your finished, cross the road to Fortnum & Mason for high tea or shopping.
Situated at the amazing Trafalgar Square London's National Gallery is an elaborate gallery covering a vast space. Housed within the gallery are works by some of the most famous Western European artists - names such as Van Gogh, da Vinci, Botticelli and Constable to name a few.
|National Portrait Gallery
Just off Trafalgar Square is the National Portrait Gallery. There's a stunning collection of portraits created in all forms of art. This gallery pleases the more 'arty' crowd as well as the mainstream looking for an interesting art experience. So while you're at Trafalgar Square, pop in and take a look around.
|The Saatchi Gallery
Soon to be renamed the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Saatchi Gallery in Chelsea was opened in 1985 when the art collection of owner Charles Saatchi was donated to the nation. The gallery is known for displaying risque pieces and show casing relatively unknown artists.