One of Europe’s first cities for art events, London offers a wide range of beautiful museums and galleries. From world-renowned institutions to independent collections, its endless list of art venues makes the British capital the perfect location for a cultural trip through modern artworks. We’ve selected 5 top places to visit during your stay.
Home to Turner’s powerful paintings and Henry Moore’s curvaceous sculptures, the Tate Britain shows both classic and modern masterpieces.
Tate Modern’s older brother also boasts outstanding architectural features such as its marbled black-and-white staircase, standing as a work of art in itself.
Nestled in the heart of Kensington Gardens, the Serpentine Gallery welcomes colourful performances from emerging and established modern artists, be they painters, poets, musicians or sculptors.
A treat for the whole family!
The Soho temple for photography was the first public venue in London to show the early work of the likes of Robert Capa and Juergen Teller.
Today, the 6-storey, brick building offers a vast selection of expos that presents subjects like the debut of photography as well as the representation of women in the media.
Opened in 1985, the Saatchi Gallery aims to present the innovative work of the contemporary art scene’s newcomers in its contrasting, Palladian-style building.
The venue’s neat and orderly gardens set a great backdrop for a post-expo walk.
Last but not least , Barbican Art Gallery overlooks The City with its eclectic line-up, mixing art exhibitions, live theatre and all things cultural.
A great place to bring your kids, this large venue aims to attract young visitors by offering competitive prices.