London art events, art museums and attractions

London art events and attractions, art museums, galleries, music and theatre: an index of websites

Arts de Londres/Arts di Londra/Kunst in London

See also: London art galleries and London art museums

Art dealers, galleries, curators, gallery organizations *

Artist, exhibition and gallery guides

Art galleries and dealers in London.
An index of art galleries in London, listed under area.

Art dealers and galleries in London.
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Art and artists in London. 
Art London, an art marketplace
An international art portal for artists seeking opportunities.

Common Practice
Common Practice, founded in 2009, is an advocacy group working for the recognition and fostering of the small-scale contemporary visual arts sector in London.

Exhibitions of contemporary art.
A calendar of gallery openings and exhibitions around London.

Art and artists in London. 
Art London, an art marketplace.

Gitoon is a London-based community of talented individuals who have the opportunity of getting their work reviewed, improved and published.The professional review service enables emerging artists around the globe to request (for a reasonable fee) professional feedback from established artists, curators, critics, and educators.

Kings Place
Kings Place is a hub for music, art, dialogue and food in London’s Kings Cross.

London Art
London Art sells and auctions paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, photographs and installations by international artists.

London Art Fair
A contemporary art fair where collectors at all levels of experience can browse and mingle.

London Evening Standard
Exhibitions, with reviews by Brian Sewell and others.

Time Out art and gallery news.

The British Museum ShopThe British Museum is a museum dedicated to human history, art, and culture, located in the Bloomsbury area of London. Its permanent collection, numbering some 8 million works, is among the largest and most comprehensive in existence and originates from all continents, illustrating and documenting the story of human culture from its beginnings to the present.


The British Museum online shop – selling books, authentic replicas, high quality fine art prints, stunning jewellery and more, including the latest exhibition gifts

. Delivery 

The British Museum online shop is able to offer a worldwide delivery service, and free UK delivery on BMP books.


Andipa Gallery is a specialist dealer in modern and contemporary art.

Based in London but working across Britain and beyond, Artangel commissions and produces exceptional projects by outstanding contemporary artists. Over the past two decades, the projects have materialized in a range of different sites and situations and in countless forms of media.


The Barbican
The Barbican is Europe’s largest multi-arts and conference venue presenting a diverse range of art, music, theatre, dance, film and education events. It is also home to the London Symphony Orchestra

The British Museum
The British Museum is dedicated to human history and culture. Its permanent collection, numbering some 8 million works, is among the largest and most comprehensive in existence.

British Museum Google Art Project
A virtual visit to the British Museum: zoom in on high-resolution images of paintings and artefacts.


City & Guilds of London Art School website.

Concerts in London *

Classical Music Guide for London

London Music Guide

The Barbican

Classical Music Guide for London

London Music Guide

Royal Albert Hall


Corporation of London Library and Art Gallery Electronic COLLAGE website. 
This image database of over 20,000 prints, drawings, maps, paintings and photographs specialises in London material and offers online purchase of prints and digital files, as well as providing more detailed information about the holdings at Guildhall Art Gallery.

The Courtauld Institute
The Courtauld Institute of Art is one of the world’s leading institutes for teaching and research in the history of art and conservation.

The Crafts Council
The Crafts Council’s goal is to make the UK the best place to make, see, collect and learn about contemporary craft.

Cumberland Art Gallery, Hampton Court
Works from the Royal Collection, including paintings by Rembrandt, Caravaggio, Holbein, van Dyck and Canaletto.


Dealers. Society of London Art Dealers

Dairy Art Centre
A new not-for-profit contemporary art space in london, launched by collectors Frank Cohen and Nicolai Frahm.

The Dulwich Picture Gallery


Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art

Events *

Events in London, an alphabetical listing.
The London Event Guide

An excellent visitor guide to London.

Things to do in London, London events, exhibitions, concerts, theatre and music.

Exhibitions *

Exhibitions of contemporary art.
A calender of gallery openings and exhibitions around London.

Galleries in London, a guide.
A list, organised by area.

London Evening Standard
Exhibitions, with reviews by Brian Sewell and others.


The Fairfax Gallery. Contemporary art.

The Foundling Museum
Britain’s original home for abandoned children and London’s first ever public art gallery, with an extensive collection of artworks.

The Freize Art Fair
The Frieze Art Fair is held every October in Regent’s Park, London. It features over 160 of the most exciting contemporary art galleries in the world. As well as these exhibitors, the fair includes specially commissioned artists’ projects and an ambitious talks programme. 


Gagosian Gallery

Gallery and museum directories *

Galleries in London
A list, organized by area.

Exhibitions of contemporary art, London. 
A calendar of gallery openings and exhibitions.

Galleries. London Galleries, by area. A web directory.

Guides to London *

An excellent visitor guide to London.

View London, an arts and theatre events guide.

The Timeout arts and events guide.

Visit London arts events guide.



The Hayward Gallery
One of London?s most important spaces for displaying contemporary art.


The Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA)
The Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) is an artistic and cultural centre on The Mall in London, just off Trafalgar Square. It contains galleries, a theatre, two cinemas, a bookshop and a bar.

Kings Place
Kings Place is a hub for music, art, dialogue and food in London’s Kings Cross.


Leighton House Museum
The former studio-house of the great Victorian artist Frederic, Lord Leighton (1830-1896). Built to designs by George Aitchison, it was extended and embellished over a period of 30 years to create a private palace of art.

Libraries in London

London Arts Council (see area list)

London Arts Council Facebook

The London Book Fair

London Art College

London’s Artist Quarter, East London
London’s Artist Quarter is a hub designed to assist your practice, encourage your creativity and keep you informed of all the exciting things going on in the area.

The London Group
A thriving democratic co-operative of artists practising across the visual arts. Its singular object, unchanged since its foundation in 1913 as an alternative to the Royal Academy and the New English Art Club, is “to advance public awareness of contemporary visual art by holding exhibitions annually.”

The Londonist Magazine.
News, arts, events.

Louise Blouin Foundation, Notting Hill
The foundation wants to encourage a better understanding of foreign affairs and culture beyond borders through international cooperation, exchange and dialogue for the 21st century.


Magazines, reviews, blogs *

Art in London
The art magazine for London.

London Evening Standard
Exhibitions, with reviews by Brian Sewell and others.

The Londonist magazine
News, arts, events.


Mallet art and antiques auction house, London

The Mall Galleries
The Mall Galleries is one of the few London venues to show the work of well-established British artists alongside that of up-and-coming students and young unknown painters.

Menier Gallery
The Menier Gallery provides a unique venue for exhibitions or events and is available throughout the year for hire to curators, individuals, companies and groups. The gallery is located in the historic Menier Chocolate Factory Building, a two minutes walk from London?s Borough Market and five minutes from Tate Modern.

Moretti Galleria d’Arte

Museum of London

Museums/art museums in London *

See: London art museums, a website directory

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Tate Britain
Tate Britain houses the UK’s collection of British art from 1500 to the present day. It also holds special exhibitions and events.

Tate Art Maps: find works geographical sites associated with works of art held by the Tate galleries.

The Tate

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Google Art Project virtual tour of The Tate.

Victoria and Albert Museum

V&A Museum of Childhood

The Wallace Collection

Music in London *

The Barbican

Classical Music Guide for London

London Music Guide

Royal Albert Hall

The Royal Festival Hall
The Royal Festival Hall offer a wide variety of classical music concerts, art performances, performing arts and free events.


National Gallery, London

National Museum of Photography, Film and Television

National Portrait Gallery, London. Online picture library.


Portland Gallery


is London’s first radio art station, run by the London Musicians’ Collective. It started broadcasting in 2002 to provide a radical alternative to the universal formulae of mainstream broadcasting.

Royal Albert Hall

Royal Academy of Arts

The Royal Festival Hall, London. 
The Royal Festival Hall offer a wide variety of classical music concerts, art performances, performing arts and free events.


Saatchi Gallery

Serpentine Gallery

Shine Artists
Ahine Artists in Albermarie Street features an array of emerging and recognized talent, both homegrown and international.

Society of London Art Dealers.
An online hub of art dealers in London.

Somerset House

Saatchi Gallery, London, County Hall.

Slade Art School

The Southbank Centre

Spike Island
is an international centre for the development of contemporary art and design. It invites audiences to engage directly with creative practices through participation and discussion.

Studio spaces *

Artist Studio Finder
Looking for a studio? Use their search facility. Search by size, price or location. See what is available specific to your needs then contact the studio provider directly for further details.

Bow Arts
The Bow Arts mission is to support community renewal in East London by delivering Arts and Creative Services through a financially sustainable model. Bow Arts was established in 1995 by Marcel Baettig. With the support of Marc Schimmel it soon moved into its Bow Road premises, formed of two adjoining buildings, and started providing artists’ studios on the site.

Delfina Foundation, U.K
Over the last twenty-five years, the “Delfina” brand has become synonymous with artistic development. Delfina Foundation, U.K., was established as the successor to Delfina Studio Trust, which was renowned in the international art world for nurturing and supporting many highly acclaimed artists and more than a dozen Turner Prize nominees. Founded by Delfina Entrecanales, The Delfina Studio Trust was established in 1988 as a registered charity with the aim of providing high quality studio space and related facilities for visual artists.

London’s Artist Quarter
London’s Artist Quarter web site supports and helps promote artists and arts organisations living and working together in East London.


Tate Galleries 

Theatre in London *

Albemarle London theatre agency.

Barbican Theatre

The Garrick Theatre

London Coliseum

London Theatre Bookings

London Theatre Direct
Bookings, news, reviews.

London theatres. 
A Covent Garden and Central London theatre index.

London Theatre Guide,
from The Society of London Theatre. Live updates.

National Theatre

The Old Vic Theatre

Prince Edward Theatre

Really Useful Theatres

The Royal Court Theatre
The Royal Court Theatre is a national company dedicated to new work by innovative writers from the UK and around the world.

Shaftesbury Theatre

Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre

The Theatre Monkey
What theatregoers tell you, that box office staff do not!

Theatres in London
A directory of theatres in London, with directional maps and schedules of shows and events.

Theatre Royal Drury Lane


London Theatre 1
What’s on in London West End, Off West End and Fringe Venues. London Theatre 1 have been online since 2005 and provide information about London theatre: news, reviews, interviews, articles and theatre tickets. London Theatre1 has built up a substantial online social media presence and are always happy to talk with people about theatre. Their theatre tickets are provided by a full member of the Society of Ticket agents and Retailers.

London Theatre Direct
London theatre tickets. Discount London theatre tickets, musicals, plays and attractions bookings with London Theatre Direct.

What’s On Stage (includes British theatre)

This is London. A London news site.


Urban Art Online
A web gallery of contemporary artists. Buy figurative art, realistic, abstract art and photography here.


Victoria and Albert Museum


The Wallace Collection
The Wallace Collection is home to one of Europes finest collections of works of art, paintings, furniture, arms & armour and porcelain.

Wellcome Collection
Free London venue that is a unique mix of galleries, events, and meeting, reading and eating places where you can consider what it means to be human.

Whitechapel Art Gallery

Wobbly Bridge, UK.
A free exhibition space for artists around the world and is named after the infamous Millenium bridge, linking the Tate Modern to St Pauls, London.