London is home to many museums, art galleries and cultural institutions which are free to enter. There is something for everyone at the art galleries and museums in London. Visit these top-visited tourist attractions when you are in London, UK.
Royal Academy of Arts ( Visit Site )
Housed in the Burlington House, The Royal Academy of Arts enjoys a unique identity of being a privately funded institution led by reputed artists and architects whose purpose is to encourage new talents and artists. The establishment promotes the medium of visual arts through exhibitions, debate and education. Founded in 1748 by George III, it was sponsored by 34 prominent artists that included names like Sir Joshua Reynolds and Sir William Chambers. Both temporary and permanent exhibitions are organised over here regularly. It also contains an art school and an upmarket restaurant run by acclaimed restaurateur Oliver Peyton.Address Piccadilly site: Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BD, United Kingdom
Riflemaker Gallery ( Visit Site )
As the name points out, Riflemakers Gallery is located in a past gun maker's workshop. You can feel how it must have been during the 17th century. As you make your way down the stairs in the dimly lit place, you will be able to see works of some talented upcoming artists. Debates, discussions, talks, events, and art workshops are arranged regularly, where visitors can share and suggest their ideas.Address: 79 Beak Street Regent Street London W1F 9SU, United Kingdom
Stephen Wiltshire Gallery ( Visit Site )
Stephen Wilshire is an artist who is well known for his ability to draw detailed cityscapes after seeing it just once. His paintings have gained worldwide popularity and are featured in various publications, newspapers, exhibitions and galleries. His permanent gallery at the Royal Opera Arcade in London highlights all his finest works until date, for which he has been awarded various medals, prizes and recognition. Wilshire was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 2006 for his outstanding contribution in the field of arts.Address: 22 Palace Ct, Bayswater, London W2 4HU, United Kingdom
The Mall Galleries ( Visit Site )
Championing the cause of contemporary art, the Mall Galleries is the venue of three main galleries and home of the Federation of British Artists (FBA). The federation consists of eight of the UK's foremost art societies, all of whom jointly organise their annual exhibition at the Mall Galleries. With more than 500 artist members, the gallery enjoys an uninterrupted supply of talent through exhibitions all year round. Besides the societies work, The Mall Galleries also hosts several drawing competitions such as The Threadneedle Prize and the ING Discerning Eye.Address: The Mall (near Trafalgar Square), London SW1, United Kingdom
Daniel Katz Ltd
This art gallery belongs to European sculpture connoisseur Daniel Katz who has been in the process of collecting and dealing in rare and precious pieces of European art since 1968. Located on Old Bond Street in the upmarket area of Mayfair, many known art dealers have a strong, professional bonding with Daniel Katz.
Hauser & Wirth ( Visit Site )
Address: 23 Savile Row, Mayfair, London W1S 2ET, United Kingdom.
Chris Beetles Gallery ( Visit Site )
Address: 8 & 10 Ryder Street, St James's, London SW1Y 6QB, United Kingdom
White Cube ( Visit Site )
Address: 25-26 Masons Yard, St. James's, London SW1Y 6BU, United Kingdom.
Colnaghi Gallery ( Visit Site )
Address: 26 Bury St, St. James's, London SW1Y 6AL, United Kingdom.