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Saatchi Gallery

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Address: Duke of York's HQ, King's Road, London SW3 4SQ, England
Phone Number: +44 (0) 207 811 3070
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Description: Contemporary art from unknown designers and artists from all over the world

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You may not understand all that is on exhibition here, but a great experience in an amazing building and it's free......

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Cheshire, uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

You may not understand all that is on exhibition here, but a great experience in an amazing building and it's free......

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

During a recent trip to London, we stayed nearby and, after an initial visit to see some of the intriguing works in the permanent exhibits, we returned a second time to see a show called "Flaner", which is French for "strolling". Sponsored by the Hermes company, the exhibit was an assembly of installations, using articles from Hermes' long history to... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I am not usually a fan of contemporary art, particularly visual arts, but did enjoy the couple of hours spent here. We commenced on the top floor and worked our way down. There were interesting exhibits throughout. The mirror lake on the bottom floor was preceded by its smell of oil, but a clever play on reflections. Lots of students... More 

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Lille, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This gallery is always looking for new artists and their curatory work is great. Free entrance, great spaces, it is just a must of contemporay art.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

A curious blend of ingenious exhibits, disturbing pieces and some ridiculous stuff too. All in all, worth a couple of hours of anyone's time and will certainly get you talking. The fact that entry is free is admirable; all that's needed is an open mind.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Love love love this gallery!!! Soo many out of this world exhibits and amazing for art students to gather unique inspiration!!!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

After visiting art/exhibition temples like the National Gallery, the Tate Britain or the Albert & Victoria (to name just some), you may be willing to see what happens at the other end of the spectrum ... I found the pieces shown at the Saatchi gallery certainly engaging, at times negatively in a disturbing way, but certainly giving a flavor the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

My wife is keen to learn more about art and fashion so I was roped into visiting the Saatchi gallery whilst there was an exhibition on display from the designer brand, Hermes. I know nothing about art or fashion and yet I managed to have a great evening. The gallery is well set out, the rooms are inviting and so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Split over three floors, and changing its exhibits about every three months this is easily the best contemporary art gallery I've been to. Definitely a place worth returning to. It is also worth noting that there ample sitting & quiet areas which are excellent for reading if you are visiting on your own. If you are visiting there on a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

What a wonderful Hermes exhibit at the Saatchi. Hope you have a chance to experience it. Not at all what I had expected. Lovely permanent art as well, very nice shop.

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