Ten Great Art Galleries of London

From the numerous art galleries and museums in London, many of the best ones are free to enter and house some fabulous collections and exhibitions of the world’s finest art.

The National Gallery

The National Gallery, located in the piazza of Trafalgar Square, was founded in 1824 and houses a stunning collection of more than 2,000 Western European works with masterpieces from the 13th to the 18th century.

The National Portrait Gallery

Observe pictures of aristocracy throughout the years in the National Portrait Gallery located at St Martins Place.

The Tate Modern

The building of the Tate Modern on Bankside is amazing and well worth a visit to appreciate its architectural structure alone.

The Tate Britain

The Tate Britain London art gallery housing the UK's collection of British art from 1500 to the present day and hosting special exhibitions and events. Like the National Gallery, it is home to some truly beautiful art.

The Serpentine Gallery

You might like to pop into the Serpentine Gallery while on your way through Kensington Gardens.

The Guildhall Art Gallery

The Guildhall Art Gallery houses a collection of art collected by the Corporation of London dating from 1670 as well as the ruins of a Roman Amphitheatre which was rediscovered in 1988 by archaeologists.

The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection is a London museum with a world famous collection of fine and decorative European arts and artefacts from the 15th to 19th centuries including porcelain, paintings and furnishings.

The Whitechapel Gallery

The Whitechapel Gallery was founded in 1901 and is located on Whitechapel High Street. This modern art gallery in East London presents contemporary and 20th century art.

The Foundling Museum

The Foundling Museum in Brunswick Square is London’s first ever public art gallery and Britain’s first home for abandoned children. The refurbished building still features original Rococo interiors from the first Foundling hospital built in 1741.

The Wellcome Collection

The Wellcome Collection, a museum on Euston Road where you can explore a unique mix of exhibits including medical artefacts and artwork focused on the connection between life, medicine and art.