The Student Room Group

Free things to do in London - Art Galleries and Exhibitions

Art installations are popping up all the time in London, and can vary from street art to interactive sculptures, but while these exhibits can be transitional there are many long-time established galleries that offer free admission, and most of them will need a couple of hours to do them justice.

The National Gallery has a collection of over 2,300 paintings dating from 1250 to 1900, and contains famous paintings by artists such as Jan Van Eyck, Hans Holbein and Vincent Van Gogh. It also runs many exhibitions that offer entrance to under 25’s for £5.

Beside the National Gallery is the National Portrait Gallery, which has recently re-opened after a complete refurbishment. There are over 1,000 portraits on display in the gallery at any one time of the most famous people in British history and culture, ranging from the 8th century to the present day.

Tate Britain displays contains 500 years of British artwork made by the biggest names in British art such as Turner, Gainsborough and Constable, through to contemporary artists such as David Hockney, Bridget Riley and Lubaina Himid.

Tate Modern is the sister museum to Tate Britain, and contains the UK’s national collection of international modern and contemporary art, including works by Pablo Picasso, Yayoi Kusama and Henri Matisse. It’s also home to the iconic Turbine Hall, which stages large-scale sculptures and installations.

What is your favourite art gallery or exhibition in London?

We've compiled more useful tips and advice for living in London as a student, on a budget on our website. There are lots of ways to enjoy the city without breaking the bank.
Original post by University of the Arts London
Art installations are popping up all the time in London, and can vary from street art to interactive sculptures, but while these exhibits can be transitional there are many long-time established galleries that offer free admission, and most of them will need a couple of hours to do them justice.

The National Gallery has a collection of over 2,300 paintings dating from 1250 to 1900, and contains famous paintings by artists such as Jan Van Eyck, Hans Holbein and Vincent Van Gogh. It also runs many exhibitions that offer entrance to under 25’s for £5.

Beside the National Gallery is the National Portrait Gallery, which has recently re-opened after a complete refurbishment. There are over 1,000 portraits on display in the gallery at any one time of the most famous people in British history and culture, ranging from the 8th century to the present day.

Tate Britain displays contains 500 years of British artwork made by the biggest names in British art such as Turner, Gainsborough and Constable, through to contemporary artists such as David Hockney, Bridget Riley and Lubaina Himid.

Tate Modern is the sister museum to Tate Britain, and contains the UK’s national collection of international modern and contemporary art, including works by Pablo Picasso, Yayoi Kusama and Henri Matisse. It’s also home to the iconic Turbine Hall, which stages large-scale sculptures and installations.

What is your favourite art gallery or exhibition in London?

We've compiled more useful tips and advice for living in London as a student, on a budget on our website. There are lots of ways to enjoy the city without breaking the bank.


What is your favourite art gallery or exhibition in London?

White Cube

Oluwatosin 3rd year student University of Huddersfield
(edited 2 months ago)

Quick Reply

Latest