Best Art Galleries London And Museums

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London is one of those cities in the world where you can find almost anything. If you are one of those people who like visiting museums then you can find all kind of museums in this city and if you are interested in “visiting art galleries London” then this city of full of mind blowing art galleries too. There are so many museums and art galleries London that covering all of them in one blog post/ article is not possible. However, we will try to make thing easier for you and only share information about some of the museums and art galleries London that are worth visiting.

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List of Art Galleries London

Art Gallery # 1 : The Barbican

This art gallery is situated within the impressive Barbican Centre and this gallery represents a mix of different photography techniques, design, fine art and architecture as well. The art works displayed in this art gallery are from the artists of 20th and 21st century. The art works are divided into different categories which are based on the names of artists and the messages portrayed by the paintings as well. If you have not visited The Barbican so far, you must visit it soon because this is one of those art galleries London that will take your breath away.

Barbican Centre London Photo

Barbican Centre London

Photo Credit: urban75

Barbican Centre London Timing

Monday 9:00 am – 11:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am – 11:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am – 11:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am – 11:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am – 11:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sunday 12:00–11:00 pm

Barbican Centre London Address

Silk St, London EC2Y 8DS

Phone: 020 7638 4141

Barbican Centre London Map

Barbican Centre London Map

Barbican Centre London Website

Barbican Centre London Website

Art Gallery # 2 : The Courtauld Gallery, London, UK

When we talk about the most finest small museums and art galleries around the world, the name of The Courauld Gallery always comes to mind. If you have some idea about impressionist and post-impressionist paintings then The Courauld Gallery is the place where you can find such paintings and satisfy the craving of your mind.

The Courtauld Gallery Photo

The Courtauld Gallery

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The Courtauld Gallery Timing

Monday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

The Courtauld Gallery Address

Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN

The Courtauld Gallery Map

The Courtauld Gallery Map

The Courtauld Gallery Website

The Courtauld Gallery Website

Art Gallery # 3 : The National Gallery, London

If you want to see the national paintings ranging from 13th century to 20th century then The “National Arts Gallery” is the place where you need to be. If you are interested in just seeing the art after 1900 then you will have to visit the Tate Modern gallery that is situated at South Bank. You will find a huge collection of oil and abstract paintings in this gallery.

There are more than 2,300 paintings in this gallery as of now and all these paintings are owned by the British Public. If you want to get access to the main collection, there are no charges but if you want, you can give donations to the gallery so it can have more funds to offer you better services. The donation box is kept inside the gallery.

The National Gallery London Photo

The National Gallery London

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The National Gallery London Timing

Monday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

The National Gallery London Address

Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN

Phone: 020 7747 2885

The National Gallery London Map

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The National Gallery London Website

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Art Gallery # 4 : Hayward Gallery | Southbank Centre

In order to find one of the most “famous art galleries London“, head towards South Bank. The Hayward Gallery is not like other art galleries that we have discussed so far. This gallery hosts temporary exhibitions of paintings and artworks from different artists. Recently, the gallery has become inclined towards the work of new artists but in past this gallery used to show paintings and artworks from old artists like Leonardo Da Vinci as well. If you ever get a chance, you must visit this art gallery to take a look at some of the finest paintings that are available in the world.

There are so many other art galleries London that we can discuss but it will be difficult for you to digest all this information. For now, I will leave you with above art galleries and museums and once you are done visiting them, we will share information about some more galleries and museums too.

Hayward Gallery London Photo

Hayward Gallery London

Photo Credit: southbankcentre

Hayward Gallery London Timing

Monday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Hayward Gallery London Address

Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd, London SE1 8XX

Phone: 020 7960 4200

Hayward Gallery London Map

Hayward Gallery London Map

Hayward Gallery London Website

Hayward Gallery London Website

Art Gallery # 5 : Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) Gallery

ICA (Institute of Contemporary Arts) Gallery is one of the “most famous art galleries London” not only because it is one of the oldest galleries in the city but also because, they showcase high quality works. The gallery was opened in 1948 and since that time, it has maintained a reputation for being one of the best and exclusive art galleries London. In this gallery, you will often find experimental painting, abstracts and also the new media works. In short, the gallery is open to any kind of artwork that is available out there.

ICA Gallery Photo

ICA Gallery Photo

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ICA Gallery Timing

Monday Closed
Tuesday 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am – 11:00 pm

ICA Gallery Address

The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH

Phone: 020 7930 3647

ICA Gallery Map

ICA Gallery Map

ICA Gallery Website

ICA Gallery Website

Art Gallery # 6 : Lisson Gallery

Lisson Gallery is also one of the “oldest art galleries London“. It was founded in 1967 and one more thing famous about this art gallery is that, it is one of the most famous small number of pioneering galleries in UK as well. Not only this gallery is offering its high quality services in London, UK but the branches of the same gallery are present in Europe and USA too.

The gallery not only exhibits the artistic works of various famous artists from around the world, but it has also helped many artists earn international fame too. Some of the names that made their way into artistic world from this gallery are; Robet Mangold, Sol LeWitt, Dan Graham, Ean Flayin, Donald Judd, Lawrence Weiner, Carl Andre and John Latham. There are many other names that can be mentioned here.

Lisson Gallery Photo

Lisson Gallery Photo

 Photo Credit : a2swhk

Lisson Gallery Timing

Monday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday Closed

Lisson Gallery  Address

52-54 Bell St, London NW1 5DA

Phone: 020 7724 2739

Lisson Gallery Map

Lisson Gallery Map

Lisson Gallery Website

Lisson Gallery Website

Art Gallery # 7 : British Museum London – UK

The British Museum has a collection of more than seven million objects and this collection is also considered as the biggest collection in the world. By visiting this museum, you will get to know about the rich history of human race and how we have evolved over the years. There is no doubt that British Museum is one of the best museums in the world.

British Museum Photo

British Museum Photo

British Museum Timing

Monday 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am – 8:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Sunday 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

British Museum Address

Great Russell St, London WC1B 3DG

Phone: 020 7323 8299

British Museum Map

British Museum Map

British Museum Website

British Museum Website

Art Gallery # 8 : The National Portrait Gallery

Those people who have been searching for such art galleries London that host more than 10,000 portraits should know about The “National Portrait Gallery”. This art gallery has a huge collection of portrait paintings starting from medieval time to the present time. You can find the paintings that were made during the time of Henry VII to the present Queen as well. There are some notable portraits in this gallery that are always the center of attraction for people; Henry VIII, Rudyard Kipling, William Shakespeare and William Ewart Gladstone.

National Portrait Gallery Photo

National Portrait Gallery Photo

 Photo Credit: london-attractions

National Portrait Gallery Timing

Monday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

National Portrait Gallery Address

St Martin’s Pl, London WC2H 0HE

Phone: 020 7306 0055

National Portrait Gallery Map

National Portrait Gallery Map

National Portrait Gallery Website

National Portrait Gallery Website

If you really want to enjoy visiting different art galleries London then you will have to free up and entire day. However going to these art galleries on Weekend can be a bad decision because in that case, you will not be able to get a better look at paintings due to a lot of people coming there at the same day.