We appreciate so many of you will have missed the art and culture that our capital city has to offer. Not just for tourists, there is so much to experience and explore right in the heart of the West End. From internationally-renowned art galleries to expert dealers and unique cultural experiences, discover below where best to visit in St James’s to get your culture vulture fix this summer.
Stern Pissarro Gallery
This gallery specialises in Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary art as well as the work of Camille Pissarro and his descendants. The gallery will also be taking part in the inaugural edition of London Gallery Weekend, a collaboration between galleries across London, held over the weekend of 4-6 June 2021. Find out more here
Royal Academy of Arts
The RA is a cultural institution. The pride of Piccadilly, its doors will reopen from the 18th May and you can make a head start on planning your visit by booking tickets for the upcoming Michael Armitage: Paradise Edict and Summer Exhibition 2021. Also on sale, tickets to Tracey Emin / Edvard Munch: The Loneliness of the Soul and David Hockney: The Arrival of Spring, Normandy. Find out more here
The Koppel Project Exchange
The Koppel Project Exchange will be reopening with a new exhibition entitled ‘Loading…’ which will explore the dynamic intersections between humanity and technology. The collaboration will feature Claire Luxton's vivid photographs exploring technological dreaming during lockdown. Installations by Ben Cullen Williams will also be on show, looking at the dialogue between technological experience and landscape. Events and performances by Dr Merritt Moore and her dance partner Baryshnibot can also be booked. Open by appointment only - appointments can be booked by emailing: email@example.com
Jermyn Street’s The Sladmore Gallery specialises in nineteenth and twentieth century European sculpture. It will be celebrating it’s reopening as well as the animal form with an exhibition on the horse as a sculptural icon. Find out more here
The London Library
Since 1841 The London Library has been one of the world’s leading literary institutions. With over 1 million books and periodicals in the middle of St James’s, the hushed halls feel miles away from the bustling streets below. Find out more here
Lots of our galleries will be continuing to showcase their artworks online too, visit the St James’s Directory here to see the full list of our cultural destinations.