The Barbican, London


A selection of the best galleries from around the world. More galleries and museums can also be found on each city guide here.

Gropius Bau ︎︎︎

Berlin, Germany

This building was designed by the great uncle, Martin Gropius, of Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius. It’s beautiful and plays host to incredible exhibitions.

Hamburger Bahnhof ︎︎︎

Berlin, Germany

An old railway station turned contemporary art gallery. Some of the best exhibitions in Berlin.

Gülsün Karamustafa at Hamburger Bahnhof

Hayward Gallery ︎︎︎

London, United Kingdom

An incredible example of brutalist architecture. This contemporary art gallery sits along the south bank of the River Thames and exhibits work from some of the best artists in the world. 

Palais de Tokyo ︎︎︎

Paris, France

A highlight of any trip to Paris. Eclectic contemporary exhibitions in a lovely spot along La Seine.

Sammlung Boros ︎︎︎

Berlin, Germany

The Boros Collection is a private contemporary art collection on display in an impressive bunker in the centre of Berlin. To visit you must book a tour a few months in advance. The collection changes over every 4 years.

Sammlung Hoffmann ︎︎︎

Berlin, Germany

Another private collection in Berlin. The Hoffmann’s began collecting art in the 1960s and moved to an old factory in Berlin in the 90s. You can now visit said factory and their lived-in collection in their home each Saturday. Booking a tour is essential.

Studio Olafur Eliasson

Tate Modern ︎︎︎

London, United Kingdom

Arguably the best modern and contemporary art gallery in the world. A vast ex power station, the permanent collections are free to explore and the exhibitions are world-class.

The Barbican ︎︎︎

London, United Kingdom

A wonderful spot for brutalist architecture and this arts and learning center has an insanely rich events calendar as well as a jaw dropping conservatory.

Wellcome Collection ︎︎︎

London, United Kingdom

A free museum and library with excellent exhibitions full of curiosities.

White Cube Bermondsey, London

White Cube ︎︎︎

London, United Kingdom

With three locations – two in London, one in Hong Kong – the White Cube put on world-renowned contemporary shows from some of the biggest names in art.