London Museums and Galleries You Can’t Miss – United Kingdom
BARBICAN ART GALLERY
Multi-arts venue. To 25 Jun: The Japanese House: Architecture and Life after 1945. A look at Japanese architecture. Check for times. Barbican Centre, Silk St, EC2Y 8DS. T: 020-7638 4141. www.barbican.org.uk. Station: Barbican. D10.
GUILDHALL ART GALLERY
Paintings collected by the City of London. It also displays Shakespeare’s First Folio. Mon-Sat 10am- 5pm; Sun noon-4pm. Admission free; charges for special exhibitions. Guildhall Yard, off Gresham St, EC2V 5AE. T: 020-7332 3700. www.cityof london.gov.uk. Station: St Paul’s/Bank. D10.
THE NATIONAL GALLERY
One of the world’s great galleries, with works by Great Masters from Monet to da Vinci. To 21 May: Cagnacci’s Repentant Magdalene. Witness Cagnacci’s masterpiece, which has not been seen in this country for more than 30 years. To 25 Jun: The Credit Suisse Exhibition: Michelangelo & Sebastiano. Discover the relationship between the masters. Sat-Thur 10am-6pm; Fri 10am-9pm. Admission free; charges for special exhibitions. Trafalgar Square, WC2N 5DN. T: 020-7747 2885. www.national gallery.org.uk. Station: Charing Cross. E7.
NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY
Panorama of the British people in paintings. To 29 May: Gillian Wearing and Claude Cahun: Behind the Mask, Another Mask. Work by both the French Surrealist and the British contemporary artist. Sat-Wed 10am-6pm; Thur & Fri 10am-9pm (regular Late Shift special events). Admission free; charges for special exhibitions. St Martin’s Place, WC2H 0HE. T: 020-7312 2463. www.npg.org.uk. Station: Leicester Square. E7.
NEWPORT STREET GALLERY
Damien Hirst’s huge new gallery exhibits work from his extensive art collection. To 20 Aug: Ashley Bickerton. Varied mixed-media works by the contemporary artist. Tue-Sun 10am6pm. Admission free. Newport St, SE11 6AJ. T: 020-3141 9320. www.newportstreetgallery. com. Station: Vauxhall/Lambeth North. G8.
THE PHOTOGRAPHERS’ GALLERY
London’s largest gallery devoted to photography. To 11 Jun: Deutsche Börse. Images from the famous international photography competition, now in its 21st year. Mon-Sat 10am-6pm; Thur 10am-8pm; Sun 11.30am6pm. Admission free before noon, then £4. 16-18 Ramillies St, W1F 7LW. T: 020-7087 9300. www.thephotographersgallery.org.uk. Station: Oxford Circus. D7.
THE QUEEN’S GALLERY
Treasures from the Royal Collection. From 19 May: Canaletto & the Art of Venice. Selection of art depicting 18th-century Venice. Daily 10am-5.30pm. Adult £10.30; child £5.30. Buckingham Palace, SW1A 1AA. T: 0303-123 7301. www.royal collection.org.uk. Station: Green Park/Hyde Park Corner. F7.
ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS
RA Collection works in all media, including architecture. 4-7 May: The London Original Print Fair. Prints for sale. Daily 10am-6pm; Fri 10am-10pm; check for regular special events and free lunchtime concerts. Adult £3, charges for special exhibitions. 6 Burlington Gardens, Piccadilly, W1J 0BD. T: 020-7300 8000. www.royal academy.org.uk. Station: Green Park. E7.
Important space for groundbreaking modern art. To 30 May: From Selﬁ e to Self-Expression. The history of the selﬁe. Daily 10am-6pm. Admission free; charges for special exhibitions. Duke of York’s HQ, King’s Rd, SW3 4RY. T: 020-7811 3070. www.saatchigallery.co.uk. Station: Sloane Square. G5.
The nation’s leading collection of British art. To 29 May: David Hockney. See works by one of the most popular British artists. To 1 Oct: Queer British Art 1861-1967. Exhibition marking the 50th anniversary of the decriminalisation of male homosexuality. Daily 10am-6pm. Admission free; charges for special exhibitions. Millbank, SW1P 4RG. T: 020-7887 8888. www.tate.org.uk. Station: Pimlico. G8.
See international modern art and installations in a converted power station. To 7 May: The Radical Eye: Modernist Photography from the Sir Elton John Collection. A rare chance to see this great private collection of photography. Sun-Thur 10am-6pm; Fri & Sat 10am-10pm. Admission free; charges for special exhibitions. Bankside, SE1 9TG. T: 020-7887 8888. www.tate.org.uk. Station: Southwark. E9.
Inﬂuential gallery of contemporary art. To 25 Jun: Alicja Kwade: Medium Median. Works by the Berlin artist. Fri-Sun 11am-6pm; Thur 11am-9pm. Admission free; charges for special exhibitions. 77-82 Whitechapel High St, E1 7QX. T: 020-7522 7888. www.whitechapel.org. Station: Aldgate East. Off map.