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10 Free Art Galleries in London

Are you visiting or you live in or near London? Are you an art lover? Are you on a budget or would like to save some money for other activities?

If you answered YES to the above questions then keep reading, you are in for a treat. We have selected for you some of the best art galleries in London, the best thing about them?

They are free. So get out there and enjoy some art - you have no excuse ;)



1- The National Gallery

   From early Renaissance to post-impressionism periods.


2- Whitechapel Gallery

   Modern and contemporary art, also free film screenings, poetry readings and music.


3- The Photographer’s Gallery

   First independent gallery in Britain devoted to photography.


4- Tate Britain / Tate Modern



   TM: Modern artwork from abstract, to expressionism, minimalism, cubism and pop art
   TB: Historical Contemporary British art from 1500 to present.


5- The Brick Lane Gallery

   Contemporary art is by British and International artists.


6- Saatchi Gallery

   Contemporary art.


7- Barbican Art Gallery

A dynamic mix of art, architecture, design and photography.


8- The Courtauld Gallery

   Paintings, drawings, sculptures and others from medieval to modern times.
   Special focus on French Impressionism and Post-Impressionism.


9- The British Museum

   13 million items of historical interest including Egyptian antiquities such as the Rosetta Stone.


10- The V&A

   4 million items over 5000 from every continent.
   Everything from costumes, to ceramics, prints, photographs, drawings amongst others.

   By Sonia DoubleG