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Nowadays, upon searching the ‘London Art Scene,’ you will find an array of articles not just appreciating its worth, but principally comparing it to New York. London has become one of the main players on the global art scene, consistently growing in its dedication to contemporary art and in its international perspective.
You will find some of the city’s best contemporary art galleries in the West End. These galleries include works from both local and international artists. Here, you will find gems like The Pace Gallery, The Photographer’s Gallery, and the Scream Gallery. For a great contemporary art gallery that is both cutting edge and free to the public, the South London Gallery is a popular institution of the city. It is a red-bricked building on Peckham Road displaying- famously- works of artists from minority backgrounds.
As an art enthusiast, you can’t visit London without poking your head into some of its famous museums. Tate Modern sits highly on Uart’s recommendations as one of the best modern art museums in London. Situated on the South Bank, Tate Modern showcases a fabulous permanent
collection alongside innovative exhibitions, AND it’s free entry. Find out more here.
If you’d rather spend the day outside, London is home to arguably one of the biggest and best street art collections in the world. Stencil works from ‘Banksy’ have appeared all around London for over a decade now, alongside quirky uncommissioned sculptures and murals from talented other street artists. As well as this, London’s memorial street art is well worth a visit. Paying tribute to some of the world’s most iconic musicians, you will find poignant memorials to Amy Winehouse, David Bowie, Prince, and George Michael. We recommend wandering around Croyden or Shoreditch
to explore some of the best street art, however if you want to make sure you don’t miss anything, you’re best taking a tour. This one is free, see here.
Finally, London Art Fair is returning for its 30th anniversary this year. London Art Fair provides access to some of the best modern and contemporary art, as well as giving expert insights into the changing and current market. Tickets are under twenty pounds each a whole day, and well worth it considering the large and quality exposure. You can find out more and buy tickets here.
If you are visiting London anytime soon, please feel free to explore Uart for trip-planning purposes. You don’t want to miss out on some of the best art galleries, museums, and hotels the city has to offer!