As you traverse some of the prettiest streets in London, take time out and discover what it feels like to be a true collector of great art. You may not be able to buy every single piece you love – but it’s comforting to know that when you need to be inspired, it’s right here waiting for you. Modern, contemporary and fine art as well as independent galleries – you’ll find it all here.
Passion for the arts
Set in Pimlico road, London’s premier design district, Haynes Fine Art has been a long-time resident. Born to extremely humble beginnings, Tony Haynes was self-educated, always preferring to escape into the world of art for sanctuary. The love of the discipline was down to his son, Tony Jr who continued the tradition. Today, they are the largest provincial fine art dealer in the UK of quality 19th to 21st century paintings, outside of London. For information on current shows, visit www.haynesfineart.com. 70 Pimlico Road, Belgravia, London SW1W 8LS.
This gallery has shown innovative work from internationally recognised artists and talented newcomers since its founding as a gallery in 1998. The showroom carefully curates a selection of pieces, which are available to buy, as well as offering a range of specialist services including art consultancy and off site curation. For information on current shows, visit www.marsdenwoo.com 227b Ebury Street, London SW1W 8UT
Stories to see
A gallery focussing on art and rare books of 20th and 21st centuries, this is a place for bookworms everywhere with collectible books covering the worlds of art, design photography, poetry, fiction and non-fiction. They also curate a rolling series of exhibitions and artists which will tantalise the mind as much as the eye – and combine intriguing stories with exceptional work. For information on current shows, visit www.cassiusandco.com 63 Kinnerton Street, London, SW1X 8ED
Keeping it real
Osborne Studio Gallery specialises in sporting and equestrian art and represents key leading names in figurative, landscape and bronze work by leading contemporary artists, with an emphasis on horse racing. A resident of Motcomb Street for over 20 years, it hosts changing exhibitions each year and is tireless in its search for talented artists that remain true and constant in the face of fashion. For information on current shows, visit www.osg.uk.com 2 Motcomb Street, London SW1X 8JU
Encourage your spirit
Let your heart roam free as you meander through our open air gallery, discovering extraordinary work. This exquisite art trail that takes you on a journey through Belgravia is a unique way to explore London outdoors. Get up close and personal with original works by international artists and get the inspiration you want, whenever you want. www.wanderart.mayfairandbelgravia.com
Throw yourself in
Studio Pottery in London is a light-filled ceramics studio which will send your creative spirit soaring. As well as being a place to visit where you can learn the art of pottery – from the very basics all the way up to the expert level – there is also a space, which regularly showcases contemporary ceramics as well as the world of premium potter, Gregory Tingay. Uniquely, the work is shown within a working studio space – described by artist Edmund de Waal as a place of ‘extraordinary beauty’. For information on current shows, visit www.studio-pottery-london.com 29 Eccleston Place, London SW1W 9NF