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Saatchi Gallery

Art, Galleries Chelsea
5 out of 5 stars
(19user reviews)
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Time Out says

Charles Saatchi's gallery, which opened after numerous delays in October 2008, has three floors, providing more than 70,000sq ft of space for temporary exhibitions. Given his fame as a promoter in the 1990s of what became known as the Young British Artists – Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas et al – it surprised many that the opening exhibition was of new Chinese art. Since then Saatchi Gallery – housed in the historically significant Duke of York HQ – has continued its mission to provide a platform for unknown, young, contemporary artists both homegrown and international.



Address: Duke of York's HQ
Duke of York's HQ
King's Rd
Transport: Tube: Sloane Square
Price: Free
Opening hours: 10am-6pm Mon-Sun
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  • Until Sunday May 3 2020

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I often come here on Sunday mornings to enjoy the art collections. Entrance is free and there is not many visitors at that time, so I get to appreciate the art and the space. Some of the exhibits are interesting and some of them are a bit 'out there' but hey that's why they are called contemporary art. You can find paintings, crafts, objects, photography, and computerized art work here, The gallery is not huge but you can easily spend 2 hours exploring it. 


I love this gallery. It's free and has some really interesting collections. Most are quirky and thought provoking. It's a good size, not too big, allowing you to go through it in less than an hour. The gift shop is also pretty cool selling items which would make unusual gifts. It's easy to get to - being so close to Sloane Square tube station. I recommend it if you are spending a day in Chelsea. 


A bright, airy, abundant space for hosting thought-provoking art. The endless white walls can feel a bit like a dystopian hospital, but the curation is top-notch. The location is also great, in an area with excellent restaurants.


One of the most interesting museums in town, not only because contemporary art is continuously evolving and changing itself but also because the gallery hosts a good variety of expositions and unexpected events. One of the latest was "Calder on paper", showing a less known (than his sculptures) aspect of the artist's work: paintings and colour experiments. Further, the gallery gives unknown young artists and gallerists the opportunity to expose their work and stand on the side of it, and the visitors to interact directly with them, which I find amazing! The paths inside the gallery are quiet clear and easy to follow and the building itself is a grade II listed building, which enhances the contrast with the exposed pieces of art. Great cultural activity, go to visit it!


This gallery is located in the posh area of Sloane Square in an elegant building. They frequently change the exhibitions and you can visit them for free. If you register to the newsletter you will also be invited to previews, sometimes in the presence of the artist.


I visited the Saatchi Gallery for the first time at the weekend, I cannot believe I have lived in London all my life, and did not visit sooner. All of the rooms across the 3 floors are immaculate and full of space, it's a dream to visit, the fact that it is free to astounds me. They change up the exhibitions every couple of months so I will be back on a regular occurrence now. If you haven't been I would highly recommend it!


Home this year, to the infamous London fashion weekend. The Saatchi Gallery in chelsea always has some of the most interesting installations or events going on. LFW in particular is a great chance to stock up on some sample sale bargains and collect the annual designer tote. Set in a great location, there is plenty to see and do afterwards including shopping along kings road or dining at one of the many restaurants in Duke of York Square. 


After 3 visits here, it's still a firm favourite for me. Set in Duke of York square and split over the 3 floors, Saatchi Gallery is a spacious, modern exhibition space showcasing art and sculpture from young, contemporary artists. It's free 7 days a week too, which is another bonus being in the capital city. You don't have to be an art expert to appreciate this place. Walk through a bright and relaxed gallery at leisure without being rushed or interrupted. It's never overly busy which is nice and the Saatchi store is fantastic - buy artwork, books, cards, stationary, postcards etc. 

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Great location, big space, not cluttered, easy to move around. Hosts the best exhibitions and for free. What else would i want? They recently started hosting London  Fashion Weekend and that was an event perfect for the style of the gallery. So fashion forward.

One of the most wonderful contemporary art spaces in the UK and it's Free to enter - absolutely fabulous!


One of my favorite galleries for modern art. Always has interesting displays and really close to heart of chelsea.


This is the gallery that made me fall in love with art. I have never been particularly drawn to art. I have always found it interesting but assumed I just didn't 'understand' it. It was in Saatchi Gallery that I learned that art is personal, and you don't have to feel the same way everyone does about it. The exhibitions are small and intimate so not as overwhelming as a museum. I have yet to go when it's crowded, which makes the experience seem even more personal. Also, i find that the exhibitions themselves have a bit of everything, contemporary and modern. Not only is the art great, but so are the venue and the location. It is located in the Duke of York square, which has a very serene ambiance to it, and although it is located right by Sloane Square station, nothing about it seems pretentious, but rather extremely relatable. 

My favourite contemporary gallery in London! Apart from the arts, they also have a lovely restaurant with beautiful terrace!


I'm not really into art galleries but I thought I'd check this one out and I was pleasantly surprised. Set over 3 floors, it is light and spacious and not at all crowded. The perfect place the step away from hustle and bustle of London life and appreciate different and unusual contemporary art. The Pangea II exhibition is really interesting, especially Jean-Francois Boclé's 'Everything must go' installation featuring a sea of 97.000 blue plastic bags! What's refreshing is that there are no security ropes to keep people back so you can really get up close and see the art. The gallery is not too massive so it doesn't feel like a bore going from room to room- just a cool place to spend an hour or two. And it's free!

Amazing gallery! The only issue I had was the amazingly realistic old lady ball of yarn which scared me to the point of not being able to enjoy it. You will understand when you see it

Brilliant. Fantstic feeling of space to absorb and appreciate all kinds of art and sculpture. No railings or ropes - as long as you dont touch, you can view as close as you like. Went on a bank holiday w/end and was totaly uncrowded. Some thought provoking choices too AND ITS FREE !

I love this place, situated a stones throw from the Kings road and Sloane square tube...always stunning work being exhibited in a huge space

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