See world-class exhibitions and visit top London Art Galleries for free with the London Pass
London’s art culture is second to none and the city is home to world class collections and exhibitions, dating back hundreds of years, to the present day. There’s a wide range of themes and topics from 21st century installations, to Renaissance sculptures on show for art aficionados to enjoy.
Some of the best London art galleries and collections are the Queen’s Gallery at Buckingham Palace which displays the Royal Collection, including priceless historic paintings and portraits, period furniture, precious stones and jewellery and other royal treasures. No visit to the Queen’s Gallery will be the same as the pieces are on rotation from the Royal Collection.
Another of London’s most popular art galleries is the Courtauld Gallery in the beautiful 18th century Somerset House. This Art Institute displays works of art dating from the early Renaissance into the 20th century and features a stunning collection of applied arts, painting and sculpture by world renowned artists from the Impressionists, to the Old-Masters.
The Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art is one of the lesser known London art galleries – but well worth a visit. Championing important pieces of Italian art from the 20th century, you can see works of art by the Futurist Umberto Boccioni and famous sculptor Medardo Rosso, among others. The Estorick Collection is a significant gallery at highlighting the importance of modern Italian art in European art and culture. If you want to get involved, why not join in with the gallery’s workshops for both adults and kids.