A relatively new London ‘must see’ is the Saatchi Gallery, opened in 2008 with the mission to bring contemporary art to the widest possible audience.
The collection is housed in the former military barracks of the Duke of York’s headquarters, set back from the King’s Road and extends over 70,000 square feet of exhibition space. It is renowned as a platform for unknown or emerging artists who are in search of greater exposure and who often launch their careers from exhibiting in this experimental gallery space.
Now considered among the top London tourist sights, the Saatchi Gallery receives over 600,000 visitors each year and provides incredible artwork housed in a beautifully high-ceilinged, light and airy building. Artists are encouraged to exhibit and sell their work from a dedicated space and with a bookshop, restaurant and bar available this makes a pleasant interlude in your busy sightseeing schedule.