No trip to London would be complete without a visit to at least some of the iconic winter art galleries that the city is home to.
London has an esteemed reputation for being a top art destination, with many of the world’s most famous pieces situated in galleries and museums here. If you’re visiting London this winter, there are numbers of museums and exhibitions to add to your bucket list if you’re on the hunt for fine art and ground-breaking installations.
After an afternoon strolling around museums and gazing at the work of talented artists, your room at the Montcalm Hotel Marble Arch is a luxurious sanctuary in which to unwind. If you’re not feeling tired just yet, get ready in your room and then head out on the town, which is busy and festive at this time of year.
Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN
Situated in Trafalgar Square, the National Gallery is a London landmark that houses a collection of over 2,300 paintings dating from the mid-13th century to 1900. Here you’ll find works from a number of leading painters including Van Gogh, da Vinci and Botticelli.
Exhibition: Monochrome: painting in black and white
If you’re a fan of black and white painting, make this exhibition your first port of call. It includes more than 50 works painted on a wide range of different materials including glass, vellum ceramic silk and wood. The exhibition explores the traditions of painting in black and white over the last 700 years, ranging from the Middle Ages to Renaissance art in the 21st century.
After spending the afternoon getting lost in all of the exceptional pieces at the National Gallery, make your way back to your room at our luxury accommodation London. A hot bath and comfortable bed, not to mention fine dining and a glamorous bar, will help you ease into your stylish, cultural city break.
Duke of York’s HQ, King’s Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 4RY
Situated in upmarket Chelsea, the Saatchi Gallery is the place to go if you’re a fan of contemporary art. With work by young artists and artists that are rarely exhibited in the UK, it’s a great place to pass a few hours if you fancy getting away from mainstream pieces and seeing something slightly more unusual. Be sure to check out BRICKLIVE Christmas while you’re visiting this season, a fantastic exhibition that explores Lego and offers a unique experience with plenty of activities and interactive art workshops based on the beloved brick.
The little ones will love this exhibition, and they’ll also love the room you’ve booked at Montcalm Hotel Marble Arch, so take them back, tuck them in and enjoy a night with your family.
Kensington Gardens, London W2 3XA
It may be smaller than the other galleries in London, but that by no means makes Serpentine Gallery, situated in Hyde Park, any less great or worthy of a visit. Here you’ll be able to visit a number of free exhibitions that showcase modern and contemporary art by world-famous artists including Andy Warhol and Chris Ofili.