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Journey Through London Part X
LONDON FOR FREE I
FREE LONDON GALLERIES
Since we are all conversant-ed with the economic situation ,I decided to write you where to have fun in London but for free.Making the most of what London has to offer can be easy and economical if you know where to look.Nearly all of London's major public galleries are completely free so you know you're not compromising on quality by choosing the cheaper option.
SAATCHI GALLERY - ( Sloane Square Station) Charles Saatchi's relocated gallery champions younger artists..The gallery includes a dedicated space for emerging artists from the Saatchi Online website.
NATIONAL GALLERY - ( Piccadilly Circus Station )This art collection belongs to the British public .The Hay Wain' by Constable, and Jan Van Eyck's 'Arnolfini Marriage' are just some of the major attractions. Works on display also include those of Botticelli, Monet, Constable, Van Gogh and Rembrandt.The collection belongs to the British public and every effort is made to encourage the public to visit, view and experience the art: free entry, free events, free talks and free tours support this ethos of encouragement and enthusiasm.
NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY - ( Embankment Underground Station ) 10,000 portraits of everyone from statesmen to showbiz stars.This isn't the place to come for serious works of exceptional artistic merit - the overriding aim of the National Portrait Gallery is to reflect the status of the sitter, not the artist - but where else in London could you hope to find The Beatles, Henry VIII, Sir Richard Branson and JK Rowling all hanging out together?Look out for the only surviving portrait of Shakespeare taken from life in The Ondaajte Wing, the Hans Holbein cartoon of Henry VIII, the anamorphic portrait of Edward VI, and the sculpture of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in medieval costume. Photographs, caricatures, drawings and sculpture are included in the collection which also boasts 250,000 archived images.
SERPENTINE GALLERY - ( Lancaster Gate Station) Home of the long-running Summer Pavilion.The Serpentine provides a platform for contemporary artists, both British and international, with changing exhibitions. There's a permanent work comprising eight benches, a tree-plaque, and a carved stone circle by artist and poet Ian Hamilton Finley in the grounds of the gallery which is dedicated to the Serpentine's former Patron Diana, Princess of Wales.
TATE BRITAIN - ( Pimlico Station) One of four Tate galleries in the UK .The collection has expanded to include works from Blake, Rossetti, Spencer and Stubbs. It also hosts the Turner Prize - the contemporary art world's premier award.
TATE MODERN- ( Blackfriars Station) Europe's most popular art gallery. Full of the jokey eccentricities of contemporary art, it's one of the few art galleries that children and teenagers will enjoy, but it also offers the full set of iconic twentieth century artists, from Matisse to Moore, Dali to Picasso. Justifiably the most popular art gallery in Europe.
WALLACE COLLECTION- ( Bond Street Station) Art classes, workshops, talks and tours .Free art classes and workshops, talks and tours, bring alive to visitors the varied works of art on display in Hertford House.
THE WAPPING PROJECT- ( Wapping Station (East London line closed. Bus service operates)
Power station turned exhibition space is one of London's most unique art experiences.What makes this east London venue so interesting is that, as well as featuring newly commissioned, ever-changing works by visual artists, choreographers, composers, writers, poets, designers and film makers, it still boasts much of the original hydraulic equipment and machinery.Bathed in atmospheric pools of natural light, pressure pipes, rusty chains, huge hooks, valves and bare brick walls form the backdrop for changing exhibitions of paintings, photographs and performances.
WHITE CUBE HOXTON SQUARE -( Old Street Station) cutting edge art in hipster East London. A leading part of the ferociously fashionable East London art scene, the first of White Cube's two galleries is invariably filled with some of the world's most cutting-edge art.
I went to all these galleries & if are currently in London, here are the dates when these galleries are open:
Saatchi Gallery: 21st November 2012 to 24th February 2013 | Free
National Portrait Gallery: 3rd October 2012 to 3rd February 2013 | Free
Tate Britain: 6th November 2012 to 17th February 2013
Tate Modern: 9th November 2012 to 17th February 2013 | Free
If you ask me I'd recommend you all of these but mostly The Wapping Project & Tate Modern.
If you ever visit London , dont forget to visit some of these galleries, for free !
Next part of ''Journey through London'' coming soon
Hope that you enjoyed