9 Intimate Galleries

Art galleryYou’ve seen van Goch and da Vinci at The National Gallery, you’ve seen portraits of the Queen and Shakespeare at the National Portrait Gallery. What next? If you are looking for some inspiration, or just something a little different, check out these smaller art galleries.

The Brick Lane Gallery

Contemporary fine art gallery on Brick Lane.


Art gallery in Deptford focusing on, and nurturing, emerging talent.

GV Art London

Contemporary gallery in Marylebone which explores the relationship between art and science.

Calvert 22 Gallery

The UK’s only gallery devoted to art from Russia and Eastern Europe.

The Estorick Collection

Italian Art from 1890 to 1950s.

Antique textBanner Repeater

Located on platform one of Hackney Downs station this tiny gallery focuses on text based art and prints and runs regular talks and discussions.

Large Glass

Part shop, part gallery and part museum this relatively new gallery brings together a number of art forms including visual, music and films and even ‘tastings’. One for the trendy crowd.

The Old Police Station

Calling itself a ‘Do-it-yourself arts centre’ this gallery is a mix of studios, social spaces and a radio station. Housed mainly in the Old Police Station there are also shipping containers in the courtyard which house artists and a small gallery.

Camden Arts Centre

Focusing on contemporary art exhibitions and education this arts centre firmly places itself at the heart of the community. Whether you want to see world class artist’s exhibitions or get your child on the potter’s wheel there is something for everyone at this family friendly gallery.