One of the most difficult aspects of moving here from America is searching flats. Between outrageous prices, small accommodations and determining which neighborhoods one wants to live a decision must be made. For those moving to London and art aficionados there are many wonderful and world famous art galleries and museums in the city with easy access from just about any neighborhood.
Regardless of what kind of art one likes, whether they want to study the classics or new up-and-comers, there is a place in London that features exactly the right artwork. Below is a list of popular and lesser known art galleries across the great city of London that are easily accessible from just about all London flats.
Royal Academy of Arts – Located on Piccadilly in the West End of the city the Royal Academy of Arts is the city’s oldest fine arts establishment. It is home to many exhibits and some of the most valuable treasures in all of the United Kingdom.
National Gallery – The main attraction of Trafalgar Square, the National Gallery is a Renaissance art lover’s dream come true. Art work calling the National Gallery home includes pieces from such masters as Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt, Botticelli, and Van Gogh.
Whitechapel Art Gallery – Located on Whitechapel Street in East London the Whitechapel Art Gallery began in 1901 to bring art to the East End of London. Today it is home to contemporary pieces from artists such as Frida Kahlo and Jackson Pollock. It is free to the public and leads in educational programs for all ages.
Serpentine Gallery – Situated in Hyde Park art patrons visiting this establishment can view modern and contemporary art from greats like Andy Warhol and Cindy Sherman.
Saatchi Gallery – Very soon this Chelsea gallery will be renamed the Museum of Contemporary Art. The pride and joy of Chelsea’s contemporary art scene it features works by brand new artists as well as international artists with whom most of the UK is unfamiliar.
These are a few of London’s premier art galleries. Located within the winding streets of London’s neighborhoods and boroughs are more treats for the art lover whether one’s taste be Contemporary, architectural, or classics by the Old Masters. This city has art for every palette. Rather than fretting over access to great art when trying to decide between flats one should begin searching for lesser known galleries in whichever neighborhood one lands.