Visit London Asks: What’s Your Favourite Smaller London Art Gallery?

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Camden Arts CentreLast week, we brought you news about exciting forthcoming exhibitions at the Courtauld, the Wallace Collection, and the Dulwich Picture Gallery.

London is packed with smaller art galleries: the choice is fantastic.

From the Wapping Project in East London to the South London Gallery, to the Camden Arts Centre, London’s art offerings are many and varied. There’s the Serpentine in Kensington Gardens, the Gagosian on Britannia Street, the brilliantly named Haunch of Venison, and the Parasol Unit, to name but a few. In East London alone, you can tour more than 100 galleries for free as part of Time Out’s First Thursdays campaign.

We want your recommendations.

When the queue snakes around the corner at the Royal Academy, and you don’t feel like pushing through the crowds at the V&A, Tate Modern or the National Portrait Gallery, which are the smaller London galleries that get your vote?

Let us know!


  1. londonlover says:

    I really like the Serpentine. They put on great shows there. Havent been to the Wapping Project yet, but its def on my list!

  2. Hannah says:

    I want to explore the Wapping Project too. Camden Arts Centre is one of my current favourites!

  3. Adam says:

    The Timothy Taylor Gallery is excellent. I saw the new Bridget Riley exhibition there this weekend, and it’s really worth a visit.

  4. Julie says:

    I love the Haunch of Venison. It’s located at the back of the Royal Academy on Burlington Gardens and shows frequently changing exhibitions in amazing rooms.

  5. lovelondoner says:

    I love ‘small art’ – like the ones recently offered by the godfather of Pop Art – Sir Peter Blake!
    Entitled “I LOVE LONDON” and “I LOVE RECYCLING” they are part of his Art for All series begun in 1967 with “Babe Rainbow” (the same year he did Sgt Peppers album cover for the Beatles.
    Not only that, they are available on recycled tin, (small carbon footprint) and for a very small price…only £30.00 each or £60 the set (plus p&p)) from !
    London’s best kept secret a limited edition of 5,000 worldwide!