Sitting Thames-side, London's great cathedral to international modern art used to be a power station. Inside Tate Modern, you'll find temporary exhibitions by top artists such as Rachel Whiteread, Frida Kahlo, Martin Kippenberger, Mark Rothko and Kandinsky. And thanks to its riverside setting, the gallery's restaurants offer fabulous views across the Thames.
From romantic Pre-Raphaelite paintings to landscapes by Turner and Francis Bacon's distorted nudes – you'll find much to gaze in awe at within Tate Britain, another of London's great art galleries. If you eat at the gallery's renowned restaurant, make sure you study the world-famous mural by Rex Whistler between mouthfuls!
The National Gallery
The crowning glory of the Trafalgar Square piazza, London's National Gallery is a vast space, filled to the rafters with Western European paintings. In this London art gallery, you can expect to find works by masters such as Van Gogh, da Vinci, Cézanne, Constable, Caravaggio, Canaletto, Titian and Stubbs.
Royal Academy Of Arts
Walk through the gates off Piccadilly, to the Annenberg Courtyard, where outdoor exhibitions are often held, and into the grand Royal Academy of Arts; one of London's major art galleries. It's home to an ever-changing programme of exciting, blockbuster exhibitions.
The Queen's Gallery
Constructed 40 years ago out of the bomb-damaged ruins of the former private chapel, the Queen's Gallery at Buckingham Palace provides a year-round display space for works of art from the Royal Collection. In addition to the Treasures of the Royal Collection there are temporary exhibitions themed around pieces within the collection
The Wallace Collection
The Wallace Collection is a national museum, displaying superb works of art in an historic London town house. The collection was acquired principally in the 19thC by the third and fourth Marquesses of Hertford and Sir Richard Wallace, the illegitimate son of the fourth Marquess. The twenty eight rooms present collections of French 18thC painting, furniture and porcelain together with paintings by Titian, Canaletto, Rembrandt and Gainsborough. Collection of arms and armour, miniatures, French and Italian sculpture.
Courtauld Institute Of Art Gallery
Famous for its Impressionist and Post-impressionist masterpieces as well as outstanding earlier paintings and drawings, The Courtauld Gallery is one of the finest small museums in the world. Ranging from Botticelli, Cranach and Rubens to Monet, Gauguin, Cézanne and Van Gogh, this magnificent collection is displayed in the elegant 18th century setting of Somerset House.