Although the summer is coming to an end, there’s still plenty to see for art lovers visiting London this September.
The city is packed full of world-class galleries showcasing the work of established and up and coming new artists alike, but this September there’s some excellent opportunities to see a number of amazing outdoor art installations including an evening of live sculptural creation. Many of them are a stone’s throw from our boutique hotel London Paddington. Read on to discover which three galleries you shouldn’t miss this month.
The Serpentine Gallery and Lake
Literally across the street from our boutique hotel London Paddington is the Serpentine Gallery, nestled within beautiful Hyde Park.
This September, Christo presents The London Mastaba at both the gallery and on Serpentine Lake itself with an imposing 40-metre long floating art installation created using over 7,500 stacked barrels in various colours.
The exhibition is the first outdoor piece of work by Christo to reach the UK and works in synergy with the exhibition at the Serpentine Gallery to celebrate the work of his late wife, Jeanne-Claude.
National Portrait Gallery
Pop meets classical and contemporary art in this unusual exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery.
Up until the 21st October 2018, artwork inspired by pop legend Michael Jackson is on show to the public and includes various paintings, sculptures, pottery and photographs to celebrate the life and career of this sadly departed musical icon.
The collection has been compiled using pieces from over fifty artists from all over the world, so there’s plenty to see and experience.
Staying in one of our hotels close to Bayswater Tube Station makes the journey to the National Portrait Gallery a short twenty-minute ride. You’ll also be able to enjoy everything else London has to offer thanks to the accommodation’s close proximity to the city’s excellent public transport links.
Victoria & Albert Museum and Gallery
Art lovers may well have heard about the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, an artist born in 1907 who took her inspiration from the nature and artefacts of her home country.
Admirers of her work have put together a colourful and highly engaging exhibition at the V&A museum which has its own gallery space dedicated to art and design showcasing not only some of the work of the late artist, but also many garments from her wardrobe in an exhibition titled ‘Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up’.
Visitors can gain a fresh perfective on the life of Frida and learn more about her compelling life story and testament to her suffering and spirit as an artist. If you’re staying in one of our hotels close to Bayswater Tube Station, you won’t have far to travel back to your room after spending a few hours perusing some of the intimate and colourful pieces of this exhibition.
London really is a mecca for art this autumn, so plan your visit in advance and enjoy some of the varied artistic exhibitions the capital has to offer.