Best Art Galleries in London

If you are an art lover and thinking of visiting a city that can offer the best treat for your artistic buds, then there can be none better place than London. Being the cultural capital of Europe, the capital city of UK has one of the most vibrant art scenes in the world. World-renowned art galleries like The National Gallery, Tate Modern Gallery and Saatchi Gallery grace its shores. From the legendary paintings by Old Masters like Da Vinci and Botticelli to famous modern painters like J W Turner, the art galleries in London has an astounding collection of art pieces.

Feeling overwhelmed by the numerous choices! Here are the best ones in the city where you can quench your thirst of artistic endeavours. Book the best accommodation in London near these art galleries and savour their artistic riches.

The National Gallery
Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN
The National Gallery boasts the finest collection of European art works. From Leonardo Da Vinci to Vincent Gogh, this gallery has an unparalleled range of artworks.  Along with the art pieces, if you have hidden talent for painting, you can also draw your own masterpieces as the art museum hosts workshops for visitors. This gallery hosts a number of concerts every week and the best part, all this is free.

While you are at this gallery, do not forget to pay a visit to ‘Virgin of the Rocks’. Considered the mellowed down version of Leonardo Da Vinci’s original art-piece ‘Madonna of the Rocks’, it is said that this version has significant deviations from the original one. Visit this museum when in London and see whether you can find out those differences or not.

National Portrait Gallery
St. Martin’s Pl, London WC2H 0HE
As the name suggests, National Portrait Gallery houses numerous portraits of famous figures from the late 15th century to present. There are over 190,000 portraits in this gallery with the most famous ones being of The Beatles, Henry VIII, Sir Richard Branson and JK Rowling. When you are at this gallery, do make sure you see the only surviving portrait of Shakespeare taken by The Ondaajte Wing. In addition to this, the sculpture of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in medieval costumes is another alluring attraction.

The most outstanding thing about this gallery is the collection and its presentation. It has been arranged in such a manner that it represents Britain systematically starting from Tudors to the present day politicians, pop stars and movie stars.

Dulwich Picture Gallery
Gallery Road, Dulwich Village, SE21 7AD
Dulwich Picture Gallery is world’s first purpose-built art gallery. Designed by Sir John Saone (famous London architect), this museum hosts one of the most celebrated collections of Old Master works in Europe. Art pieces by Rubens, Poussin, Van Dyck, Rembrandt, Watteau and Gainsborough adorn the premises of this picture gallery. Most of the paintings here belong to the late 17th and early 18th century. In addition to the paintings, the art gallery also hosts a number of critically-acclaimed exhibitions throughout the year.

London art galleries are truly a delight to watch. Include them into tour itinerary to the city and get enchanted by their alluring collections of art pieces.
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