Moving to London will change your life. It’s the opportunity to live and work in one of the world’s most culturally exciting cities. London has a long tradition of being home to art such as sculpture and painting. If you have the time and you’re in the mood, why not use the time to explore the galleries dotted around the city and all that they have to offer.
An obvious first stop for those wishing to explore London’s art offerings is the Tate Modern. The Tate, which is situated in a former power station in Central London, holds the honour of being the most visited modern art gallery in the world. Don’t forget to visit the Turbine Hall, a space which is five stories tall and, contains the world’s largest collection of weird and wonderful artworks and installations.
Another gallery for you to meander through is the enormous National Gallery on Trafalgar Square. Entry is free so you have absolutely no excuse for leaving it off your “Getting to Know London Itinerary” is. Besides being absolutely gratis, the National also has amongst its collection works from classic names like Da Vinci and Rembrandt.
Add The Somerset House Galleries to your list of must-visits as they have a fine collection of classic art on display as well as having something else to offer you. In the summer, the courtyard regularly features performances from bands (some major ones on occasion) as well as performance of classical music. Added to that, roundabout Christmas, the gallery’s courtyard is converted into an ice-rink, which has just openend so you’ll have the option of skating around the rink and then relaxing afterwards with a stroll around the exhibits, which sounds like a very ideal way of spending a chilly November day.
The art galleries and museums in the centre of London are a perfect way to get to grips with the transport system, the history of the city and everything that goes into making Britain Great after your relocation.