For centuries London has been the central hub of art and culture in the UK. It has also been the birthplace of many iconic artistic movements and trends. Throughout the years, hundreds of talented and revolutionary artists have taken up residence in London and have exhibited their work in the famous galleries and art houses around the city.
If you’re a fan of modern and contemporary art, you’ll be like a kid in a candy store when you explore London’s art scene. See what the city’s finest artists have to offer by booking a luxury suite at one of our discount hotels in West End London. There’s a lot to choose from when it comes to art in London so we’ve put together this handy guide to show you some of the best places to see modern art.
Gloucester Street, London
For over 35 years this wonderland of contemporary art has offered a place for travellers and art enthusiasts to get inspired. The October Gallery has featured work from some of the country’s most renowned artists including Aubrey Williams and Gerald Wilde. It was the first gallery to exhibit contemporary artwork from international artists and since 1979 has continued to lead the way in London’s alternative art scene. Take a trip from the Piccadilly London West End hotels and head over to Bloomsbury to browse one of the most prolific contemporary collections in London.
Burlington Gardens, London
The Pace Gallery is famous worldwide for providing a platform to upcoming artists and promoting the best new discoveries. The flagship gallery in Burlington Gardens is a treasure trove of alternative modern art. This truly is a must-see for those who think outside of the box. There are a number of exhibits that use the power of light and sound to create wondrous effects and creative pieces of modern art.
The Photographer’s Gallery
Ramillies Street, London
Any budding photographers or long time SLR veterans will not want to miss out on a trip to this iconic art house. The Photographer’s Gallery was the very first gallery in Britain to showcase photographs and remains today as London’s largest public photography gallery. Many famous British photographers kicked off their career and gained a lot of recognition after their work was displayed at The Photographer’s Gallery. Take a trip down and browse the collection of work by British and international artists.
Eastcastle Street, London
Only those on the forefront of London’s modern art scene will have heard of this edgy art gallery. Scream has a very unique and obscure style and the organisers have very strict criteria when it comes to choosing artwork. Each piece in the Scream Gallery is handpicked to match the style of the unique art house. As you browse the collections you’ll find works from artists around the world featuring paintings, neon lights, drawing, ceramics, stickers and metals.