Infuse your weekend with culture and creativity. Art requires you to spend time with it and get to know it, seeing whether you can connect to a piece or not. It’s a fun process and can reveal many things about yourself. It will inspire your visual imagination, depict words which are portrayed through visuals, create conflicting opinions and allow you to see the world through a different perspective.

Experience different emotions from viewing Artwork and see how they make you feel. Discover a new side of yourself you might not know existed.

1. Royal Academy Of Arts

Contemporary art from renowned international Artists and new talent is what makes this creative hub so special. There are free displays, new shops and drinks and lovely spots for a bite to eat.

Every year the Royal Academy of Arts has a Summer exhibition, which is the the largest open-submission art exhibition in the world. The Art exhibited is for sale whereby purchases help raise money for the Academy’s non profit activities including educating Artists within the Royal Academy Schools.

Royal Academy of Arts

2. Barbican

This world class leading Arts and learning organisation is one which pushes the boundaries and working on projects which involve elements from beyond your imagination!

From Summer workshops and masterclasses to unique galleries filled with gorgeous Art and Design, there is something to suit every individuals needs.


3. Design Museum

A museum which covers graphic, product,  fashion, industrial, and a wide scope of architectural work from modern and contemporary to an international style.

After having a wonder around the exhibitions, head to the shop where you’ll find a selection of beautiful and cutting edge books, furniture & objects.

Design Museum

4. Saatchi Gallery

Saatchi gallery tends to present work which by international, unknown or young artists who have never exhibited in the uk.

The art work is varied and often there to test your imagination and to see how far you can use your creative thinking to perceive what is being exhibited in front of you.

Saatchi Gallery

5. The National Gallery

The gallery is situated in the heart of London, in Trafalgar square where there is free access to over 23,000 paintings with someone for everyone.  Escape the city into the world of paint and discover new creations through getting into great art and taking some time out. Find exclusive gifts and prints of every painting and enjoy a coffee of glass of one at one of the cafes.

There are also regular concerts at the gallery as well as talks, guides and tours.

The National Gallery

6. Whitechapel Gallery

The independent has said that Whitechapel Gallery is “the place to promote a new belief in the good of Art.”

A touchstone for international contemporary art, having featured the likes of Picasso, Frida Kahlo, Mark Wallinger and many other modern masters.

Whitechapel Gallery

7. Hayward Gallery

This striking brutalist building was designed in 1968 by a group of young architects. This space was designed purely for social interaction and learning.

As described by the Sunday Time, the Hayward gallery is “a genuine independence of vision: a sense that the crowd is being led, not followed. Hayward shows don’t preach, accuse or bang the drum. They dart about the perimeters of art, making clever connections and delightful observations.”

Hayward Gallery

8. The Tate Modern

The Tate’s mission is to increase creative education through the understanding of British Art from the 16th century to the present day. This includes international modern and creative art.

One of the world’s leading publishers on visual arts. If you are a photographer or film-maker, find the best spots to shoot within the gallery & get inspired.

Tate Modern

9. The Victoria & Albert Museum

Housing some of the best collections from studies of architecture, furniture, fashion, textiles, photography, sculpture, painting, jewellery, glass, ceramics, book arts, Asian art and design, theatre and performance, this is the world’s leading museum of Art & Design.

This museum is constantly evolving within its collections and the public’s interpretation of Art & Design.

The V&A wants to inspire people wherever they live enriching people and attracting new audiences.

V&A Museum

10. White Cube, Bermondsey Street

This gallery space is spread over two floors, housing a series of group and solo exhibitions from international artists.

White Cube