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There’s no shortage of venues to see art in London – from imposing major spaces such as Tate Britain and Tate Modern to East End galleries clustered around Shoreditch and Bethnal Green. But not all galleries are purpose-built white cubes or in central locations. Gallerists, like artists, are creative and enterprising people (many are or were artists themselves), so if there’s a vacant shop, an empty office or a disused basement it’s likely to be taken over and used to host exhibitions and events. These spaces may be off the beaten track, hidden from view and sometimes temporary but they’re well worth seeking out as they’ll often be showing art and artists that you won’t see anywhere else.