Whether you love Old Masters or modern art, contemporary sculpture or Impressionist paintings, London has an art gallery to satisfy your cultural cravings.
Check out the latest exhibitions, find iconic works in famous London galleries, or explore the city's smaller art galleries for treasures.
Whether you're into fine art, sculpture, photography, contemporary works or arty events, you will find hidden gems in one of the capital's many intimate art spaces.
Find out which area of the city each gallery is in with this London attractions map.
Tate Modern * Free
Sitting grandly on the banks of the Thames is Tate Modern. Britain's national museum of modern and contemporary art has a unique design due to the building's previous life as a power station. Inside, you'll find temporary exhibitions by top artists from Damien Hirst to Gauguin and restaurants offering fabulous views across the city.Read More *: Tate Modern *
Walk through the gates off Piccadilly to the Annenberg Courtyard and into the Royal Academy of Arts. Founded in 1768, it's home to an ever-changing programme of exciting blockbuster exhibitions. Highlights include Queen Victoria's paintbox and the only Michelangelo sculpture in the UK.Read More *: Royal Academy of Arts *
Tate Britain * Free
From Pre-Raphaelite paintings to landscapes by Turner and Francis Bacon's distorted nudes, there's lots to look at in Tate Britain. The gallery is home to the largest collection of British art in the world. Eat at the gallery's restaurant and study the famous Rex Whistler mural between mouthfuls!Read More *: Tate Britain *
From acclaimed architects to Turner prize-winning artists, as well as stars of design and photography, the Barbican Art Gallery presents major exhibitions by leading international figures. You should also check out the Barbican's Curve, home to an exciting series of new art commissions created for the space.Read More *: Barbican Art Gallery *
Saatchi Gallery * Free
Chelsea's Saatchi Gallery is all about contemporary art, with work by young artists or international artists rarely exhibited in the UK. It will be renamed the Museum of Contemporary Art, London upon the retirement of owner Charles Saatchi, who has donated the gallery's collection to the nation.Read More *: Saatchi Gallery *
Small but perfectly formed, the Serpentine Galleries sit in the middle of Hyde Park. The galleries' free exhibitions showcase international modern and contemporary art by world-famous artists such as Andy Warhol and Chris Ofili. In summer, don't miss the annual architectural pavilion commission.Read More *: Serpentine Galleries *
The Whitechapel Gallery champions contemporary art. Founded in 1901 to bring art to the people of east London, it is now internationally acclaimed for its exhibitions, education and event programmes. In the past, the gallery premiered artists such as Frida Kahlo, Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko.Read More *: Whitechapel Gallery *