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London is a reassure trove of art with hundreds of museums, galleries and installations featuring some of the most renowned work in the world. Whether you’re a fan of classical artwork or contemporary creations, London has it all. Artists and enthusiasts from all over the world race to the city every day to see some of the amazing work on display.
The best way to experience the artistic wonder of the city is by enjoying a break at our luxury hotels in London City centre. You’ll find yourself at the heart of the most vibrant culture in the world surrounded by all kinds of hidden artistic gems. There’s always something happening on the art scene in London so we’ve put together this guide in order to help you plan your trip.
Canaletto and the Art of Venice
Queen’s Gallery: Until Nov 12
Venice is a city known for its historical contributions to the world of art and culture. The Renaissance played a huge part in the evolution of art and helped generate some of the most renowned painters and creators in history. This insightful exhibit at the Queen’s Gallery will take you on a journey through the history of art in Venice. With work from masters such as Marco Ricci, Pietro Longhi and Sebastiano you’re in for a treat when you head over from The Marble Arch By Montcalm London to see this unique exhibition.
Basquiat: Boom for Real
Barbican Art Gallery: 21 Sep – 28 Jan
Works by one of the rawest and most inspiring talents from New York will be put on display at the Barbican this month in an exhibition that promises to be a major highlight of the year. Since gaining critical acclaim in America with his graffiti street art in 1978, Jean-Michel Basquiat has become one of the most popular artists around the world and has drawn the attention of enthusiasts and art lovers everywhere. This is a unique opportunity for you to see never before seen work from his unique collection of drawings and illustrations. Be sure to head over to the Barbican and check out this unique exhibit during your stay at our luxury hotels in London City.
California: Designing Freedom
Design Museum: Until Oct 15
If you look at the products you carry around with you on a daily basis- such as mobile phones, gadgets and clothing- you’d be surprised how many of them were designed, conceived or inspired in California. The Golden State is known for its unique way of thinking, which has helped it become a launch pad for all kinds of revolutionary ventures and projects. This unique exhibit is a celebration of the culture and creativity of California. From social hippie movements in the 60s to the technological revolution that produced the iPhone, this display of artefacts and memorabilia will take you on a journey through the history of America’s most influential state.