Art in London
Check out the selection of art galleries in the capital
There are many galleries and exhibitions worth visiting in London.
Barbican Art Gallery
From renowned architects to Turner prize-winning painters as well as champions of art and photography, the Barbican Art Gallery offers major exhibitions by top international figures. You should also take a look at the Barbican's Curve which houses a great series of new art commissions designed for the space.
Attached to the Southbank Centre, the Hayward Gallery is a distinctive concrete building that people in the capital love or hate. The Hayward displays art exhibitions of global stature and specialises in the works of modern masters and enthralling names in contemporary art. It also plays host to talks, special days and workshops.
The set piece of Trafalgar Square, London's National Gallery is a huge space packed with Western European paintings from the 1200s to the 1800s. In this great art gallery you can discover works by artists such as Botticelli, Constable, Renoir, Van Gogh, da Vinci, Titian and Stubbs.
National Portrait Gallery
The National Portrait Gallery in Trafalgar Square is home to the world's largest collection of faces and personalities, spanning Tudor times to the present day, and one of the finest galleries in the capital. From Shakespeare to Kings and Queens, and icons of our time, it also has a photographic collection and one of the finest roof-top restaurants in the capital.