Busy day? Get a haircut while you contemplate works of art at DKUK, a colourful salon that doubles as a gallery in Peckham, founded in 2014 by hairdresser-turned-artist Daniel Kelly. Mirrors have been replaced by art, allowing clients a good long stare at the ever-changing walls – a captive audience if ever there was one. Kelly estimates that 70 percent of their visitors don’t usually go to galleries, so he’s using the familiar, welcoming atmosphere of the salon to help art take root.
DKUK. Peckham Rye Overground. Free.
The best things come in small packages - and sometimes quite surprising ones too. That's certainly the case when it comes to London's art galleries. While there's no short supply of famous institutions and independent hotspots to visit (not to mention the annual flowering of outdoor sculpture parks), the keenest of gallery-goers need to know about the quirkiest, most unusual exhibition spaces. So whether you're wandering through the park, stopping for a haircut or waiting for a train, here's where you can also see some brilliant art.