London's top commercial art galleries exhibit works by world-famous modern artists as well as showcasing new and emerging talent. With exhibits ranging from the brilliant to the bizarre, you're sure to find something to suit your taste in one of the capital's contemporary art galleries.
As many of the galleries are in unusual suburban locations, it's also a chance to explore areas of London off the traditional tourist trail.
White Cube Gallery exhibits a range of works by internationally recognised contemporary artists, such as Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin and Marc Quinn. A larger sister gallery White Cube Bermondsey brings contemporary art to South East London.
Showcasing an ever-changing programme of contemporary art, London's Gagosian Gallery is one of 11 worldwide. The large, airy space has exhibited big names including Andy Warhol, Damien Hirst, Jackson Pollock and Roy Lichtenstein. All art is for sale.
A gallery that strives to be unconventional, Lazarides sells "outsider art" and represents photographers, sculptors and even taxidermists! With a viewing space for new works, the gallery also runs Shop at Lazarides, selling limited-edition prints, books and originals.
Established in 1977, Hamiltons Gallery in Mayfair showcases modern masters as well as up-and-coming photographers. Previous exhibitions, by artists such as Irving Penn, Helmut Newton and Tomio Seike, demonstrate the diversity of modern photography.
Founded as an artists' exhibition space, the Lisson Gallery was the first in London to promote American minimalist art in the 60s, and has always been a platform for emerging contemporary artists, as well as more established Turner Prize winners.
Phillips de Pury
One of the biggest auction houses and art dealerships in the world, Phillips de Pury also holds selling exhibitions in contemporary art and photography at its London gallery, located in a former Victorian post office.
Victoria Miro Gallery
Located in a converted Victorian furniture factory, Victoria Miro exhibits a collection of avant-garde pieces by artists such as Grayson Perry and Chris Ofili. The gallery's aim is to promote innovative artists and new talent. Look out for the unique garden.