London is a city of love for art. It has numerous art galleries and museums. Most of these provide free admission to the visitors. However, the visitors may donate funds for the art galleries. Special exhibitions are regularly organized by the management where admission charges are applied. Among the free Art galleries following are very famous.
- National Portrait Gallery
- National Gallery
- Tate Modern
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The National Gallery is present at Trafalgar Square and it hosts the most important collections of European paintings. There are more than 2000 paintings from the 13th century to the latest date. Remember, the building of National Gallery is considered a landmark in the Trafalgar Square.
National Portrait Gallery:
This is the next gallery which founded in 1856, this gallery is known to collect the portraits of men and women with considerable fame in London. Visitors can see the portraits from the 16th century to the latest day.
Tate Britain is a famous national gallery which is known to have portraits from the 15th century. This gallery has the best collections making it proud in the world. It holds the artworks of Gainsborough, Epstein, Blake, Constable, Gilbert and George, Hirst, Hatoum, Hogarth, Hockney, Moore, Stickers, Rossetti, Stubbs, Tuners, Sickert, and Spencer. This art gallery is at the distance of 10 minutes from the famous River Thames.
This gallery is present in the area of Southwark. It is considered a modern art gallery which contains the latest collections of art from the 19th century to date. It has a collection of major works by Rothko, Matisse, Dali, Picasso, and Warhol. Visitors can also see the work products related to Susan Hiller, Dorothy Cross, Gilbert, and George. This gallery is close to River Thames in the old power station. It is also close to the St. Paul’s Cathedral and Shakespeare’s Globe.
The Wallace Collection:
This is a famous collection centre present in the Off Oxford Street having French furniture, porcelain and Old Master Paintings. No doubt, this gallery is far from the famous art galleries but is close to the main shopping street in London.
This is an interesting place close to Kensington Gardens. This gallery displays the work of contemporary artists. However, it has the display of permanent work by Poet Ian Hamilton.
Art galleries with admission charges:
Royal Academy of Arts:
No doubt, there are admission charges but it is a famous place where people love to go whenever they visit London. It has a big name in the field of awareness creation, educating the art lovers and art debates.
It has an everlasting album of Dali’s work. This place is present in the centre of London. It is famous because of the jewellery, watercolours, and furniture collections.
Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA):
The gallery started in 1947 and initially called “Naughty Boy” of galleries in London. It has a history of creating challenges for art forms with traditional notions.
This is present in the area of Sloane Square and it is a modern gallery and manages by the Saatchi Brothers. They continuously advertise events happening at Saatchi Gallery. It is the best place for the famous national and international artists in the UK.