Mayfair is home to some of London’s most refined cultural attractions. In particular, a range of superior art galleries, with something to suit all creative tastes. Here is our guide to 5 of the best.
Spectacular Georgian building.
This exciting space, located in a spectacular Georgian building on Bruton Street, is ideal for fans of contemporary art. The Halcyon is one of Europe’s finest galleries. It houses pieces from some of the best modern painters and sculptors working today.
An exciting summer exhibition.
Set in the regal setting of Lord Burlington’s London Palace, Burlington House, the Royal Academy of Arts. It is a renowned art school and a display space all at once. It has played host to artists as prestigious as Saatchi. They currently have an exciting summer exhibition running, which anyone can submit to. Giving it an element of surprise and a wonderful sense of variety.
Small but perfectly formed space.
Rossi & Rossi is perfect for anyone with an interest in Asian culture. The gallery specialises in Himalayan art, but also showcases works from China, Tibet, and many other areas. The Gagosian Gallery is a prime example of a space which is small but perfectly formed. Owner Larry Gagosian has galleries in the UK, US and Italy. He has displayed work from artists as diverse as Andy Warhol, Damien Hirst, and Jeff Koons.
A new experience every time.
This gallery is somewhat eccentric. Established by the son of Rolling Stones musician Ronnie Wood. The displays range from tradition mediums. Such as painting and sculpture to photography, video and even live art, but that is part of its charm. The curators redesign the space for every new exhibition, so visitors get a new experience every time.