Art Museums in London


For any lover of art, London is the perfect city to head to in the UK. From modern to classical, and all in between, there are plenty of museums which hold some of the greatest pieces of work within them. With this in mind, we have compiled a list of some art museums which you must visit on your next trip to London.


Artsdepot really is a hub of all things artistic. From a 395 seat theatre to a 148 seat studio theatre, bar, studios and gallery, to name but a few, this Arts Council funded space has so much to offer and has been a much loved spot since it opened back in 2004.

Vibrant is the perfect word to described artsdepot and with performances for the whole family, including the internationally loved The Gruffalo’s Child, comedy from the likes of Stephen K Amos, and Persian music from Mahsa & Marjan Vahdat, artsdepot has so much to offer for the perfect day out for all.

Make sure to catch British abstract artist, Lisa Traxler’s exhibition which will be taking place at artsdepot from July 16th 2015. Inspired by her time in the Isle of Wight, the exhibition will feature a variety of acrylic paintings and steel painting sculptures.

Bankside Gallery

Just further along from the Tate Modern is the wonderful Bankside Gallery. Opened by the Queen in 1980, it is the Gallery of the Royal Watercolour Society and the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers.

The Bankside Gallery is the ideal gallery for those who appreciate watercolours and future exhibitions include the entries of the RWS Contemporary Watercolour Competition and Watercolour Etcetera: RWS Spring Exhibition.

Canada House Gallery

For a fascinating insight into the arts, films and music of Canada, head to Canada House Gallery which stages a variety of temporary exhibitions.

From historical and contemporary Canadian paintings, to various crafts, sculptures, photography and drawings, there is so much for everyone to be enthralled in within this gallery based in Trafalgar Square.

Barbican Centre

The Barbican Centre, similarly to artsdepot, offers such a wide variety of art forms that there really is something for everyone. As a large performing arts centre, which also happens to be home to the London Symphony Orchestra, there is so much to see and do, from theatre productions, film screenings and a variety of art exhibitions.

From February 12th until May 25th 2015, the Barbican Centre will be home to Magnificent Obsessions: The Artist as Collector, which focuses on personal collections from post-war and contemporary artists.

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