The capital is blessed with amazing art galleries, many of which are free. Tate Britain, Tate Modern, the National Gallery and the Royal Academy are just a few. But they all have special exhibitions throughout the year that require tickets. See our 2FOR1 deals on exhibitions.
As well as the big hitters there are many smaller specialist collections that are worth your time.
Penniless artist? No worries - we’ve got 2FOR1 entry on all of them when you travel by train.
In a listed villa in Islington is this collection of Italian modern art. The internationally-renowned collection is based around Futurist works as well as painting and sculpture from 1895 to the 1950s and includes works by Giorgio Morandi and Amedeo Modigliani.
House of Illustration
Founded by one of the UK’s most famous illustrators, Quentin Blake, this is the UK’s only public gallery dedicated to illustration. Housed in King’s Cross Granary Square there are all sorts of illustration to enjoy; from adverts to animation, picture books to political cartoons and scientific drawings to fashion design.
The giants of British comic arts and cartoons are all here. From Steve Bell and Matt to Hogarth and Gillray, Giles and Heath Robinson, Ronald Searle to Manga to favourite characters such as Dennis the Menace, Dan Dare and Watchmen. Something for everyone including a shop full of funny books and cards.